» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
The Ledger - Est. 1978 - Knoxville Edition

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome
VOL. 41 | NO. 44 | Friday, November 3, 2017

Their main opponent: 162 years of history

No Democrat has held 2nd Congressional seat since 1855. Tough odds

Democrats Renee Hoyos and Joshua Williams, candidates in the August primary for Tennessee’s 2nd Congressional District seat, are competing for a place in state history, as well as against each other.


Medical marijuana might finally get past objections

Medical marijuana legislation is evolving, not to ease people’s debilitating pain but to help it pass the General Assembly, where it’s giving some lawmakers heartburn.

Tennessee Democrats vote to support medical marijuana

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Democrats have voted to support resolutions calling for the legalization of medical marijuana, wider health care coverage and a $15 minimum wage.

Local Weather
Knoxville, TN
Wind: Southeast at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 77%


East Tennessean of the Year. The East Tennessee Historical Society will recognize its East Tennessean of the Year, Pete DeBusk, owner and chairman of DeRoyal Industries, on Thursday. The award honors an East Tennessee history maker who is an ambassador for the region. The award recognizes a recent accomplishment or a compilation of accomplishments in history, politics, business, entertainment, education, research or humanitarian work. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $500 per ticket; $5,000 per table. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information: www.easttnhistory.org/events-programs/east-tennessean-year

more events »


Jones’ teams have never regressed, until now

Looks like Butch Jones has survived another week to coach Tennessee’s football team.


Martin named employee of year for Knoxville

Randal Martin, an equipment operator for the City of Knoxville’s Urban Forestry division, is the first recipient of the City’s new Employee of the Year award.


Cherokee Distributing buys Carter Distributing

Cherokee Distributing Company has acquired Carter Distributing Company.


Real Titans had better stand up, stay up

Back in the day, where was a TV game show called “To Tell the Truth.” On this game show, there was one person who had forged a unique accomplishment and two imposters also claiming to be this person. At the end of the show, the panel would vote, and then the real person of accomplishment would reveal themselves by standing up.

Ravens at Titans: What to watch

Let Marcus be Marcus. Mariota has not been able to run since injuring his hamstring against Houston four weeks ago. But with a bye week, Mike Mularkey pronounced him healthy and able to run again. The Titans need it to jumpstart the offense and find some consistency.


Traverse or Atlas: When a minivan won’t do

When it comes to finding a family vehicle that can do it all, a three-row midsize crossover SUV is a great place to start. You can typically expect to find room for up to eight passengers, lots of cargo space and all the latest safety features.


Getting results as a woman in male-dominated space

One. For many years, that’s the number of women in your department at work. One (you), or maybe a few more, but not many. You survived it, for sure, but times have absolutely changed since then – and in the new book “Power UP” by Magdalena Yesil, they’re still changing, even now.


Using social media in your job search

Social media isn't part of a job search. You only need a resume, business cards and a nice suit to find a job, right? This was true when you were looking for a job in 2001.