UT Abandons Fan Base

I just got off of the phone with the Development Office in The UT Athletic Department, having gone online to see if the time had been set for the kick-off of the UT/Kentucky game on Halloween. Turns out, they set it for a night game starting at 7:30pm on the[Read More…]

October 26, 2015 Letters to theEditor

Letter: Act Will Put Qualified Vets To Work

Military veterans receive some of the best medical training and experience available when serving our country. Their sacrifices, commitment to duty, and ability to get the job done in austere environments make them exceptionally well suited for working as EMTs and paramedics in our communities upon their honorable separation from[Read More…]

October 26, 2015 Letters to theEditor, Opinion

So-Called Democratic Debate

by Martha Rose Woodward The So-called Democrat Debate was a real snoozer for me. I tried to watch it, but there were so many things bad about it I found my fingers skiing channels. When I’d make the rounds and land on the channel again, some horrendous thing would happen[Read More…]

October 26, 2015 Guest, Opinion

Editorial: If the Internet Connects us, why do we feel so alone?

The world is infinitely more connected than it was even ten years ago. Right now, you can talk to a friend across the world, read or watch the news remotely at any time during the day, or order groceries online and have them delivered to you. With the increase in[Read More…]

September 17, 2015 Editorials, Opinion

Teaching Religion: Do Evil Acts Represent a Group?

The news recently has been flooded with reports of Tennessee students being “forced” to write the tenets of Islam and memorize facts about the controversial religion and other religions in schools across the state. Parents of students in the grades affected are complaining that while their Judeo-Christian beliefs are being[Read More…]

September 10, 2015 Editorials, Opinion

Vols win Loss for East TN

The VOLS may have won their game in Nashville against Bowling Green this past Saturday, but the loyal fans, businesses, and municipalities in East Tennessee showed a loss. Statistics from the Athletic Department and the University will probably never be released about the cost of moving the game to Nashville,[Read More…]

September 10, 2015 Letters to theEditor, Opinion

No Winners: The People Versus Soundbyte Culture

By Meredith Cordle Recently, some comments made by Sheriff Ron Seals at a meeting of the Sevier County Tea Party sparked hot debate amongst many in the region. The drama garnered enough attention to have Knoxville news stations clamoring for the story, with each headline or sound byte more sensational[Read More…]

September 3, 2015 Editorials, Opinion

Op- Ed: Immigrate the Legal Way

My Grandfather watched as his friendsdied in WW I…My Father watched as his friends died in WW II and Korea ….I watched and waited as my brother and friends fought for and died in Vietnam ….I watched as my friends fought and died in DesertStorm…I watched while my son and[Read More…]

July 30, 2015 Letters to theEditor, Opinion
Animal Research Saves Lives

Animal Research Saves Lives

A team of Swiss scientists recently restored sight in blind lab mice by injecting new, light-sensing cells into their eyes. They’re working to develop a cure for acquired blindness in people. Today, millions of mice are bred for medical research. Rodents make up about 95 percent of the research animals[Read More…]

July 30, 2015 Guest, Letters to theEditor, Opinion

Can Tennessee Families Afford to Lose Affordable Power?

Right now, many Tennessee families are struggling financially. And as I look around at these families in need, I wonder how many of them are prepared to pay more for their electricity after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implements a “Clean Power Plan” plan this summer to reduce carbon dioxide[Read More…]

July 23, 2015 Editorials, Opinion