A Woman of Firsts: Ruth Bryan Owen

A Woman of Firsts: Ruth Bryan Owen

By Ray Hill “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt –   Ruth Bryan Owen lived a truly remarkable life; at various times she was an author, filmmaker, lecturer, diplomat and congresswoman. She was also the daughter of one of the most famous men of the age: […]

West Haven takes first place in City youth track meet

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Chyna Mobley (right) of Cecil Webb Rec Center heads for second place in the girls' (ages 6-8) Sack Race event in the After School Program Track Meet at Austin-East High School last week. Terrilyn Hill of Dr, EV Elite won the race.

West Haven takes first place in City youth track meet

By Steve Williams There wasn’t a ball in sight, but the City of Knoxville’s After School Program Track Meet offered plenty of athletic competition Wednesday, May 10, at Austin-East High School. Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 from nine different recreation centers came together to compete in sprint races and relays, the long jump, […]

Larry Kerr and Union County Patriots good for each other

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Josh Kerr calls the signals behind the center in a spring drill at Union County High Tuesday, May 9. The former Clinton High head coach will be the offensive coordinator on his dad's coaching staff this coming fall.

Larry Kerr and Union County Patriots good for each other

‘A chance to do something special,’ says son Josh Kerr   By Steve Williams Back surgery didn’t keep Coach Larry Kerr from being with his new football team at the start of spring practice. Kerr used a John Deere Gator to make it easier for him to get around on the field at Union County […]

PK Hope Is Alive Parkinson’s Meeting

PK Hope Is Alive, your local Knoxville, Oak Ridge Parkinson Support Group, would like to thank everyone for walking, donating and supporting the 6th annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk held Saturday, April  15th at Bissell Park in Oak Ridge. The Walk was very successful and 100% of all donations will go to research funding for the six major […]

Commissioners Night Out

At Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas will be at Life House Coffee, 7545 Brickyard Road, Thursday, May 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to meet the people of the Powell community and listen to their concerns. Ed and Bob feel that going out to the citizens eases the strain on those who, […]

On-Farm Summer Camps Trade Classroom Walls for Barn Stalls

Tennessee’s on-farm summer camps give children the opportunity to trade class rooms and daycare walls for open pastures and barn stalls. Pick Tennessee Products, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s program to connect consumers to farmers, lists farms with summer camps geared to a variety of age groups and interests.   Parents often struggle to find […]

Famous Festivals and Events in This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism events are brimming with famous events like the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville, Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest in Memphis, Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass in Sevierville and the International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville, a great way to ease into a summer Made in Tennessee. For a complete list of events, visit […]

KAUL holding free MS Word 2013 class

A free MS Word 2013 class will be held at The Knoxville Area Urban League, 1514 E 5th Avenue, Tuesday and Thursday, May 16 and 18 from 8:30 a.m.- noon. Learn and/or upgrade your word processing skills for job search, work or personal use. Taught by Pellissippi State instructors, class size is limited and registration required. Call […]

North Hills Garden Club to host garden tour, art sale

What:         North Hills Garden Tour & Art Sale When:        Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where:       North Hills Neighborhood Purchase tickets and begin tour at: 3033 Fountain Park Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37917   The North Hills Garden Club is hosting a Garden Tour and Art Sale on Saturday, May 13 from […]

Writing and Cooking the South: Workshop Hosted by Knoxville Writers’ Guild

Erin Elizabeth Smith, poet, editor, publisher, teacher, shows the ingredients of great food writing that stimulates the senses, illuminates regional culture, and advances fine writing. The workshop will take place Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 am. Erin says, “Southern food has always been more than fried chicken and biscuits—it’s the story of our grandmother’s hands, […]