Gibbs celebrates new middle school

Shannon CareyFeature, Northeast Knox

The shelves and walls are bare, but the new Gibbs Middle School is full of great expectations and community support. As teachers, staff, soon-to-be students and their families all gathered …

‘Ask for Tim’

Shannon CareyFeature, Halls

Let’s skip to the end of Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s speech to the Halls Business and Professional Association last Tuesday.
“If you need anything, 215-2005. Ask for Tim,” he said.
I’ve …

New friend for Yusif

Betty BeanNortheast Knox

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Gibbs Elementary School fourth grader Yusif Mahmudov pose for a selfie. Burchett had lunch with Yusif at school Wednesday.

The Burchett agenda

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

So there we were, in a receiving line to fist-bump Tim Burchett before winding our way over to the fried baloney and fixin’s for dinner last Thursday. The man ahead …

Burchett plans constituent meetings

Sandra ClarkGovernment

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will host nine constituent meetings during October to meet one-on-one with citizens. The meetings are open to all:
Monday, Oct. 2, 5:30-6 p.m., Bearden Library, 100 …

Kindness class ‘rocks’ at Halls Middle

Shannon CareyHalls

Who knew painted rocks would be such a big hit and spread fun and good vibes to so many?
Students at Halls Middle School knew when they flagged painted kindness rocks …