Central joins a Knox County playoff field of 11 teams

By Steve Williams A strong defensive effort lifted Central High to a 13-0 win over Gibbs Friday night and into the TSSAA state playoffs. With the shutout, the Bobcats, under first-year head coach Bryson Rosser, evened their season record at 5-5, which was a must to make post-season play. The addition of Central gives Knox […]

CAK’s Ground Game Gets Going in 42-20 Win

By David Klein On a cold, rainy Halloween night at Christian Academy, the Warriors treated their home crowd to a 42-20 victory over the Kingston Yellow Jackets. In a rarity for the pass-oriented Warriors, CAK scored more rushing touchdowns than passing touchdowns on the night, finishing with four touchdowns on the ground. Michael Thompson and […]

Veterans Outreach this Wednesday

By Mike Steely If you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran, you may want to attend the Veterans Outreach planned for Wednesday, November 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Federal, state, local and non-profit organizations will be gathering to assist veterans and their families at the Tennessee National Guard Armory at […]

Special meeting for Audit Committee called

The Knox County Commission’s Audit Committee has called a special meeting for Monday, November 10 at 1 p.m. to direct the Internal Auditor to do an audit of the Knox County School Nutrition Program.   The meeting will also be to vote to have the Internal Auditor investigate the use of credit cards within the […]


Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett have appointed a six-member search committee for the next Executive Director of the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). The search committee includes representatives of both mayors, MPC planning commissioners, and community representatives. The committee will make a recommendation to the Mayors, who will have […]

Legal and Public Notices for October 27, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Earl S. Sentell Docket Number 75485-1 Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of October, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate of Earl S. Sentell who died Aug 25, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, […]

The Golden Month of October

By Rosie Moore October is the tenth month of the year in the  Julian and Gregorian calendars and has thirty-one days. It retained its name from the Latin word, octo, meaning eight, after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had been originally created by the Romans. Hallowe’en is at the end of […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Another election cycle and I ask myself will anything change?  I keep hoping that Americans will finally wake up and “get it,” but I don’t allow myself high hopes because they’ve been dashed so many times before. Because of early voting, Americans are now going to the polls long before Election […]

Super Subs: Steve Wilson, Part III

By Ralphine Major “He definitely left a legacy of kindness in this world,” she told me. She is Carly—the daughter of the late Steve Wilson who played for Bob Dagley’s 1964-65 Eagles. Carly was only four and one-half months old when her father passed away. “I never had the chance to know my dad,” Carly said. […]

Peyton’s not just playing, he’s still making Tennessee fans proud

By STeve Williams I was wrong. And this time I’m glad I was wrong. Peyton Manning is still playing football. Boy, is he ever! In a column last February, after the Seattle Seahawks, 2½-point underdogs, overpowered Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, I speculated that could be Peyton’s last game. The […]