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Nautical naughties a no-no It’s summer!  It’s time to pour on the sunscreen, throw on the flip-flops and crank up The Beach Boys for some fun, fun, fun in good ol’ K-town. We might not have the...
“I have no idea” You know how it is. It can be hard to remember everything in the fast-paced world of the 21st century. You’ve got to remember to drop off the kids, all those work meetings,...
FINE LINE BETWEEN GUTS AND IDIOCY  It seems that some people really, really don’t like cops. Some of them stage protests with lots of signs and the chanting of slogans. Some of them sign up to speak...
Warning: This column features descriptions of life in Knox County’s criminal underworld and therefore includes profanity as well as frequent references to crimes such as prostitution, drugs and theft. It is intended for mature audiences...
Botanophobia vs justice  Some of us are.... well, different. And that’s okay. God knows there’s plenty of room for variety in the human animal, as uncomfortable as some people may be with people who aren’t cookie cutter...
One of our most popular features has consistently been Tales of the Scruffy City, wherein we explore the deepest archives of the Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office. We do this to give...
Cardboard ride to oblivion  Once you’ve made the decision to get wasted on a Saturday night, your next choice is to decide which substance (or substances) to choose from that are available from the hundreds of...
Yes, 5 shots of Jack will get you a DUI And  what would an installment of this column be without at least one idiot catching a truly legendary buzz and then getting behind the wheel? We have...
Your brain on crack cocaine  Most of us, when we get wasted on the chemical intoxicant of our choice, actively try to avoid interacting with members of the law enforcement community. In fact, we’ll usually go...
A little “parking,” running is good exercise  Ah, youth.  While many 20th century traditions seem to be fading into obscurity, it’s good to see at least one is still being honored by kids today: finding a quiet...