Knox And Anderson County Overdoses Greatly Increased In 2021

According To The 2021 Drug-Related Death Report For Knox And Anderson Counties, Produced By The Knox County Regional Forensic Center, The Number Of Overdose Deaths In Knox County Increased By 29% And By 67% In Anderson County Last Year. These Percentages Are On Top Of A 41% Increase In Knox County In 2020 And A 81% Increase In Anderson County The Same Year.

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Former West Knox Utility District Comptroller Indicted

An Investigation By The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Has Resulted In The Indictment Of Kim Green, The Former Comptroller Of The West Knox Utility District (WKUD), Which Provides Water And Wastewater Services To More Than 27,000 Customers.

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Knox County Schools Sued Over Unequal Funding Of Girls’ Sports

Knox County Schools Is Being Sued By A Parent And Student For Gender Discrimination.The Plaintiffs Argue That Knox County Schools Is In Violation Of Title IX Because The School System “Routinely Allows The Infusion Of More Funds For Boys’ Sports As Compared To Girls’ Sports.”

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Inflation Contributing To Price Increase Of Meals In Tennessee Schools

The Rutherford County School District Has Announced That School Meal Prices Are Increasing For The Upcoming 2022-2023 School Year. The Same Story Is Being Told All Across Tennessee With Weakley And Knox Counties Already Having Made Similar Announcements. The Increase Is Due To Inflation In Food Prices And Also Because A Federal USDA Program That Helped Provide Free Breakfast And Lunch To All Students Is Ending In August.

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What Has Happened To Our America? Op-Ed By James V. Ferguson, MD

What Good Is Knowing About What Is Happening If You Are Unable To Do Anything About The Destruction? As A Student Of History, I Have Tried To Imagine What Others Have Felt As Conquering Armies Rampage Or Injustice Is Institutionalized. I Often Feel Frustrated And Angry As I Watch The Disassembly Of Our Country.
A Friend Asked Me, “What Will Happen?” I Told Him I Don’t Know, But History Teaches That Internal Rot Leads To Societal Collapse Or Violent Revolution. We May Be Spared Because We Have A Mechanism Of Altering A Destructive Course. Voting Is Crucial To Avoid The Inevitable Collapse Which Awaits Us. We Must Show Up And Tell The Progressive Democrat Socialists, “No!” But This Cannot Be Done With A 6% Voter Turnout As We Had For The Recent Knox County Primary Elections.

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Federal Appeals Court Rules That K-12 Mask Mandates Are Legal In Tennessee

The United States Court Of Appeal For The Sixth Circuit Has Ruled That Mask Mandates In K-12 Schools In Tennessee Are Legal, Contrary To A State Law Passed In November 2021.

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Knox County School System Agrees To Settlement In Mask Mandate Lawsuit

A Battle Over Masking Requirements In Knox County Schools Is Coming To An End After The School System Agrees To Pay $145,000 To Settle The Lawsuit Filed By Parents Who Opposed The District’s Decision To Remove A Mask Mandate For The Year Following The Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Knox County Taxpayers Off The Hook For Bill From San Francisco Law Firm

Knox County Taxpayers Were At Risk Of Footing The Legal Bills Of A San Francisco Law Firm Their Elected Leaders Didn’t Hire Or Approve To Fight A Judicial Mask Mandate Their Own Government Is Already Fighting On Their Dime — Until Mayor Jacobs Was Asked About It.

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State Says TN’s Proposed School Funding Formula Will Not Increase Local Taxes

Local Taxpayers Should Not Be Worried About A Large Local Tax Increase In Four Years If A New Public School Funding Formula Is Enacted, Tennessee Department Of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn Said.

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