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One Tennessee. Kind Of.

By Alex Norman At the present time, Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart is one of the most unpopular people in town. Sure, his hiring of Butch…

Super Subs: Gene Cantley (Part II)

By Ralphine Major Gene Allen Cantley, the only sophomore on Bob Dagley’s 1965 Gibbs Eagles’ team, served in the United States Army, E-5, and was stationed in Germany.  It was…

Tennessee missing from the bracket and this year’s March Madness

By Steve Williams The opening day of this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament is why they call it March Madness. Thirteen hours of close games, upsets, emotion and controversy. I…

Publisher’s Position: Biting the Hand That Picked You

Publisher’s Position: Biting the Hand That Picked You

By Steve Hunley Most folks are aware that the Knox County Board of Education has been dithering about whether or not to sue the State of Tennessee, along with the…

Louisiana’s Kingfish: Huey Long’s Rise to Power

Louisiana’s Kingfish:  Huey Long’s Rise to Power

By Ray Hill Huey Long’s rise to power began with his election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission.  He ran a surprisingly strong race for the gubernatorial nomination in 1924…

Legislative Update on Education Bills

By Sally Absher With the 109th General Assembly well underway, there is good, bad, and ugly with regard to education bills. First the good: HB0036 (Dunn)/SB0285 (Briggs) removes the requirement…

The Chalk Board

By Sally Absher Year Round School. The school-wide meetings are underway regarding a proposed Year Round (or “Balanced”) Calendar. The list of meetings can be found here: http://www.knoxschools.org/domain/4273. Note that…

Powdered Alcohol

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law On March 10, 2015 the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury approved the sale…

Listening to Music

By Joe Rector Recently, I rode in a van with fellow workers back from a trip to deliver cars to Nashville. At some point, I started listening to my iPod…

Vols at the SEC Tournament

By Alex Norman The commonly held view was that Tennessee, losers of 8 of their previous 10 games, would be a quick out at the SEC Tournament. But if we…