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KCS Board Retreat a Lesson in Civility

By Sally Absher The Knox County School Board met at Café 4 on Market Square this past Friday evening and Saturday for their annual “extended work session” retreat.  Dawn Ford…

‘Mr. Speaker’: ‘Uncle Joe’ Cannon of Illinois

‘Mr. Speaker’: ‘Uncle Joe’ Cannon of Illinois

By Ray Hill One of the most colorful and powerful Speakers of the U. S. House of Representatives was Joseph Gurney Cannon of Illinois. Deeply conservative and thoroughly autocratic, “…

Focus on the Law: Tennessee CASA Program

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national network of more than 946 programs that recruit, train and support volunteer advocates for abused and…

Counting to Five

By Sally Absher Although the Board of Education’s Second District comprises only a little over 11% of Knox County in terms of population, the special election to replace Indya Kincannon…

BOE Policy on Public Forum in the News Again

By Sally Absher There is no news like old news, as evidenced by a September 9 article in the Knoxville News Sentinel, “School Board to Enforce Policy Addressing Members.” BOE…

Consequences

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I’m almost shamed to admit it, but I’ve stopped listening to Obama. As a Christian I can forgive him, but I cannot forget his repeated…

Gatlinburg ~ off the main road

By Mike Steely Just above the busy streets of Gatlinburg is a peaceful and memorable drive that takes you back in time and away from the tourist shops and crowds.…

This is a puzzling world

By Rosie Moore I love doing crossword puzzles. The  New York Times puzzle in News Sentinel’s Sunday paper is too hard and the other one below it, called the United…

Machine Dependence

By Joe Rector On MSNBC the other morning, Melissa Lee reported on the impact of machines and technology on our lives both now and in the future. In fact, CSNBC…

Super Subs: Charlie Ballard

By Ralphine Major Several of the players who helped Bob Dagley’s Gibbs Eagles achieve a 31-2 record in 1964-65 played a major role in several games when called upon, though…