Knox County’s Other University
Maybe you’ve never heard of Johnson University. Until early this year, it went by the name Johnson Bible College. Even by that name, it’s a mystery to most Knoxvillians, though it’s been right here for the last 118 years. It’s twice as big as it was in the 1990s, and it has a national reputation, if mainly in certain circles. Jack Neely takes us on a tour of its campus and its colorful history.
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: Continuity of Care
The state’s plan to shut down the 125-year-old Lakeshore Mental Health Institute still has to pass muster with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the General Assembly, but it’s clear there’s a lack of political will to fund a huge facility with a small, though needy, clientele in tough economic times. Mike Gibson asks what will happen to the hospital’s most troubled residents.
Jack Neely recalls a Christmastime mining disaster, 100 years ago.
Frank Cagle wonders if UT can afford not to hire a big-name coach for its football team.
Rikki Hall explains why going green is just good business.
Midpoint by Stephanie Piper
A Living World by Eleanor Scott
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: On Tour
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Local CD Review
Fifth Street Saints
Knox On Wheels by Jason Sakurai
Super Mario 3D Land