‘Mr. Hub’ – Senator Herbert S. Walters

By Ray Hill Herbert Sanford Walters was a successful businessman and by the appointment of Governor Frank Clement, United States senator from Tennessee. A reminder of Herbert Walters to many East Tennesseans is Walters State Community College. Born November 17, 1891 in Jefferson County, Walters attended both Carson-Newman College and the University of Tennessee. UT […]

International Students Start New School Year in East TN Schools

By David Klein The Education First (EF) High School Exchange Year held their welcome orientation meeting for nine international students on Saturday, August 29. Local international exchange coordinators Lendelle and Sue Clark hosted the meeting, serving a potluck meal while discussing with the students ways to prepare for their high school year in the United […]

Strong serves net Halls big early win over Clinton

By Ken Lay Whenever Clinton and Halls tangle on the volleyball court, the stakes are always high. The two teams, it seems are always battling for position in the District 3-AAA standings. “This game is always so big for both of us,” Lady Dragons head coach Susan Zellner said after her squad dropped a 25-20, […]

Knox County Court Clerks Invite Community to Participate in First Statewide “Purple Out Day”

  Alzheimer’s disease impacts Tennessee families in every county from West to East, and this month everyone in Knox County is invited to participate in the inaugural statewide “Purple Out Day” benefitting Alzheimer’s Tennessee, a not-for-profit organization.   The “Purple Out Day” on Friday, Sept. 18 is led by Court Clerks across the state, including […]

Regal Entertainment Group Rolls Out the Red Carpet for “Goosebumps” Benefit Screening

Jack Black Scheduled to Attend Fundraiser for Variety – The Children’s Charity   Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces that Jack Black is scheduled to attend an exclusive benefit screening for Sony Pictures’ upcoming film, “Goosebumps.” Regal Cinemas […]

Knoxville Zoo Celebrates Birth of Endangered Chacoan Peccaries-Again!

  Knoxville Zoo’s peccaries are parents for the second time in 2015.  Over the Labor Day weekend, Knoxville Zoo welcomed three rare Chacoan peccaries, an endangered species native to South America.   The three siblings, known as “peclets”, were born on the morning of Sunday, September 6th to seven-year-old mother Butternut and two-year-old father Squash.  […]

SEEED STUDENTS RAISING AWARENESS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Next week, Sept. 15-22, volunteers from the local nonprofit organization SEEED (Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development) will be knocking on doors in the Morningside Park neighborhood to share tips on saving energy. Teams of students in SEEED’s Career Readiness Program will visit approximately 100 homes in the Morningside area to share energy efficiency tips and […]

Animal-assisted Therapy Program to Hold Meeting for Potential Volunteers

    Open to Anyone Interested in Volunteering with Their Dog, Cat, or Rabbit   KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A free informational meeting for those interested in becoming volunteers with Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T.), an animal-assisted therapy program, will be held at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Saturday, September 26, 2015, from […]

UT changes another brand

By Dan Andrews While much hype and news media has been about switching UT’s athletic wear from Adidas to Nike, one major change in gear has gone virtually unnoticed. University of Tennessee athletics has ditched Nikon for Canon. The “Nikon vs. Canon” debate has gone on for years with photographers. I asked Donald Page, the […]

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