The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass, II

The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass, II

By Ray Hill Ross Bass, for ten years a congressman from Tennessee’s Sixth District and U. S. senator for two years, was seeking to return to Congress in 1976. Bass had earlier announced he was done with politics after a disappointing defeat in 1974 for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Perhaps no politician in Tennessee’s history […]

Bearden honors Coach Eric Turner

Bearden honors Coach Eric Turner

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s soccer field has a new name. It is now Turner-Allender Field. The school honored longtime soccer coach Eric Turner during halftime of the Lady Bulldogs 3-0 victory over Morristown West Tuesday night. Turner, who coached both the boys and girls teams at Bearden until 2014, when he retired after […]

Hardin Valley is working on a volleyball masterpiece

PHOTO BY BY LUTHER SIMMONS Hardin Valley's Mandy Prescott makes a play at the net in the Lady Hawks' second win of the season over rival Farragut.

Hardin Valley is working on a volleyball masterpiece

By Steve Williams Mitzi McCurry, head coach of Hardin Valley Academy’s talented volleyball team, knows puzzles can turn into pretty pictures. And for Coach McCurry and her players, what would be prettier than a picture of the Lady Hawks hoisting the Class AAA state championship trophy at the TSSAA tournament in October? Just close your […]

Cordell Hull Day Returns with Free Family Fun

Music, crafts and storytelling to celebrate namesake of Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park   After several years, Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park is bringing back its namesake festival – Cordell Hull Day – on Saturday, Sept. 30. Guests are invited to enjoy free craft demonstrations, traditional music and dancing, and theatrical and historical storytelling at […]

Gibbs and Fountain City areas added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Gibbs area of North Knox County. In addition, a bird in the Fountain City area of North Knoxville has tested positive for WNV. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department […]

Workshop on Live Sound Mixing

  October 11 from 6-9 p.m. at The Laurel Theater As part of its community service and education programs, Jubilee Community Arts is offering a workshop which will provide an introduction to audio setup, equipment, and mixing for concerts. Designed for musicians and volunteers interested in a basic introduction to live sound mixing, this workshop […]

Mayor to host 11th annual senior appreciation picnic today

When: Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Where: John Tarleton Park, 3201 Division Street   Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will host the 11th Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic on Friday, Sept. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at John Tarleton Park.   The picnic will include lunch, live music […]

UT Saturday Morning Lectures to Explain ‘Physics for Everyone’

Are space and time intertwined? Is light a particle or a wave? What are the building blocks of the universe? UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy hopes to address some of these questions in Physics for Everyone, a fall public lecture series that debuts at 11 a.m. Saturday. “We invite the public to come to campus to hear […]

Fans Encouraged to Plan Ahead for Travel to Florida-Tennessee

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, fans traveling to Saturday’s Florida-Tennessee game are encouraged to plan ahead due to heavy traffic, high waters and gas shortages around the Gainesville area. Saturday’s game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 16. Heavy congestion is expected on the roads and fans are encouraged to […]

State high school graduation rate reaches highest on record

Graduation Rates Increased in More than Half of All Districts   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent is the highest on record for Tennessee. The statewide graduation rate is up more than half a percentage point since last year, and overall it […]

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