History professor Dr. Earl Hess retires

Nikki LockhartFeature

Dr. Earl Hess began teaching history at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in 1989 and officially retired in August 2020. During his time at LMU, he published 24 books on the …

City residents: Dial 2-1-1 for housing help

Paige M. TravisFeature

The city of Knoxville’s new COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program will assist renters and homeowners struggling to pay for housing due to income lost because of the pandemic.
The goal is to help an …

Turtle rescue is week’s highpoint

Tom KingFeature

Little things in life matter. A little thing warmed my heart on Friday morning. It was most welcomed.
Rounding a curve on Turkey Creek Road as it nears Virtue Road in …

Knox to open eight libraries on Friday

Mary Pom ClaiborneFeature

Knox County Public Library will open eight of its 19 locations on Friday, May 29, as part of the Phase Two Reopening Plan. Each library will resume its regular schedule and will …

First Horizon closes $2.1 billion in small business loans

Sandra ClarkFeature

Across its multi-state network, First Horizon National Corp helped more than 13,000 small businesses secure loans totaling approximately $2.1 billion through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. These PPP …

Methodists to keep buildings closed

Sandra ClarkFeature

As churches struggle with the decision to reopen now or later, the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church is speaking with a clear voice.
Mary “Dindy” Taylor, conference bishop, said, …