When Two Congressmen Collide, III

When Two Congressmen Collide, III

By Ray Hill Tennessee Congressman Ewin L. Davis, a veteran of fourteen years, had lost his seat to freshman legislator J. Ridley Mitchell in the 1932 Democratic primary.  Mitchell’s district had been dismembered by the Tennessee General Assembly causing Mitchell to move from Crossville to Cookeville.  Mitchell, remaining the underdog for most of the campaign, […]

Halls introduces new hoops coaches to community

Halls introduces new hoops coaches to community

By Ken Lay Jonathan Smith and Tom Poisal made their first public appearances as Halls High School basketball coaches recently. Both were introduced to fans, players, parents and to the community on Monday, July 24 at a meet and greet at the school. Both replace Randy Moore, who coached both the Red Devils and Lady […]

“History Hound” Dog Costume Contest

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | Krutch Park in Downtown Knoxville 9:30 a.m.   Registration 10:15 a.m.  Judging   Have a blast with the past at the East Tennessee History Fair!  The “History Hound” Dog Costume Contest is a feature event of the 10th Annual East Tennessee History Fair being held on Saturday, August 19.  Bring your […]

NFF to honor Manning with on-campus salute at UT-Georgia game

Tennessee football legend Peyton Manning will be honored by the National Football Foundation (NFF) during halftime of the Volunteers home game against Georgia on Sept. 30 at Neyland Stadium. The midfield ceremony will serve as the NFF’s official “On-Campus Salute” of Manning’s selection to the College Football Hall of Fame. The NFF announced Manning as […]

Knox County Schools Continues Focus on Transportation Improvements

  Approximately 350 Knox County school buses travel almost 3 million miles each year, or nearly 20,000 miles each school day in rush hour traffic. According to the American School Bus Council, based on research from several federal studies, travel by school bus is the safest way for students to get to and from school. […]

TNReady high school scores improve across all subjects in second year of new assessment

TNReady high school scores improve across all subjects in second year of new assessment

Thousands of additional students now meeting or exceeding course expectations   Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that Tennessee high school students improved across all subject areas – English, math, science, and U.S. history – on the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams. Thousands of additional students are meeting course expectations compared to last year, and the […]

Knox Heritage hosting tour of Knoxville High tomorrow

On Friday, July 28, 2017 Knox Heritage is hosting a behind the scenes tour of the renovations to the Knoxville High School building located at 101 E 5th Avenue in Knoxville.  The event will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. Developer, Rick Dover, will be on hand to talk about the future of […]

Pets Without Parents Shelter to hold Adoption Event

Pets Without Parents Shelter to hold Adoption Event

Find a family pet to fulfill the love   Beginning July 1st Pets Without Parents Animal Shelter (PWP) began receiving all the county’s stray and abandoned animals when the Humane Society decided to no longer accept the county’s stray animals.  In the last two and a half weeks, besides the animals already at the shelter, […]