By Steve Williams The Jungle never looked better. That’s where the Powell Panthers play and their new artificial turf is ready for use. Powell is the first of 13 Knox County high schools getting artificial turf over a three-year period, thanks to a $10 million gift from the Haslam family, Pilot and Pilot Flying J. […]
Farragut senior Dylan Pacifico threw two shutouts last week to propel the Admirals to the State Tournament last week. He tossed a complete game against Karns in the region semifinals and combined with John Painter for a one-hitter against Morristown East Friday. Photo by Dan Andrews.
By Ken Lay For much of the 2016 postseason the Farragut High School baseball team has endured its share of offensive struggles. But the Admirals (37-6) saw their bats awaken a bit in a comeback win against Powell in the Region 2-AAA Championship Game. There, Farragut scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh […]
Farragut High School's baseball team celebrates a regional championship Wednesday night. The Admirals notched a 6-5 win over Powell when they scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Photo by Dan Andrews.
By Ken Lay Farragut High School baseball coach Matt Buckner watched his team struggle for six innings in the Region 2-AAA Championship game Wednesday night while Powell High saw things fall perfectly into place. But the bottom of the seventh was a different story as the Admirals overcame a 5-1 deficit to nab a comeback […]
By Mike Steely One of the things to come out of the recent retreat of members of the Knoxville City Council members is the idea of meeting earlier than the current 7 p.m. sessions. The council meets twice each month and the idea appears to be aimed at drawing more citizens. Councilman Mark Campen told […]
They may be babies, but kittens as young as 4 months and puppies as young as 5 months can get pregnant and have their first litter just two months later. “Many owners put off the procedure and wait until the puppy or kitten is 6 to 8 months old. But by then, a litter […]
Use heat-treated wood or collect on-site to protect forests Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy, is advising the public of a new policy regarding bringing firewood into parks. Beginning June 1, Tennessee State Parks will advise visitors to use certified heat-treated wood. […]
The 2015 Big BBQ Bash is set for June 24 and 25 at Founder’s Square in historic downtown Maryville, TN, located at the scenic foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The event is a professional barbecue cook-off and fundraiser for the Helen Ross McNabb Center, created as a legacy project by the Leadership Blount Class of […]
The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley’s (HSTV) 22nd annual Bark in the Park is just around the corner. Knoxville’s biggest celebration for dogs and people will be held at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn on Saturday, June 11th. Gates will open at 3 pm with a five-dollar entry donation. The festival will […]
The Knoxville Museum of Art will be closed Sunday, May 22 through Wednesday, May 25 in order to upgrade and replace the museum’s air conditioning system. The museum will resume regular public hours Thursday, May 26. According to Executive Director David Butler, “We are pleased that we are able to maintain the landmark Clayton Building […]
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform a FREE, family-friendly concert at Theatre in the Park on the Greenbelt in Maryville, TN on Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Aubrey’s Restaurant, Clayton Homes and Hickory Construction, this concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Lawn chairs and blankets are […]