By Joe Rector New Years’ night, I made one of several trips outside so that Sadie could either take care of her business or so that she could sniff the ground where pesky rabbits had sat recently. The frigid temperature frosted the grass, and when I turned on the outside lights, my yard looked more […]

25 Years Ago: The Blizzard of ‘93

By Ralphine Major I am not sure if anyone saw it coming.  As I recall, there was nothing unusual about the forecast for snow during the winter of ‘93.  It will be 25 years ago this coming March since the Blizzard of ‘93 struck our nation, causing death and destruction and paralyzing everyone in its […]

Snow Days

By Dr. Jim Ferguson When I had a full time medical practice, snow-days were relaxing. My office was closed and hospital rounds were not dictated by a waiting room full of patients. How times have changed for me. Now, snow-days mean school closures and we get the “cute-ones” for the day and often more. All […]

Dormady Never Had a Chance

By Alex Norman Quinten Dormady came to Tennessee in the first week of January in 2015, an early enrollee from Boerne, Texas.  He was a 4-star recruit, considered to be one of the top 10 Pro Style quarterbacks in the nation. He had offers from Texas, TCU, Oklahoma State, and even Alabama.  But in the […]

South Knoxville riding a wave

South Knoxville riding a wave

By Mike Steely “You guys are riding a wave. You couldn’t be in a better place,” said the developer of the former Kern’s Bakery on Chapman Highway. He was speaking to the South Knoxville Alliance last week in their monthly meeting being held at Dogwood Elementary School. Oliver Smith told the gathering that the […]

Playing Games for a Cause

Playing Games for a Cause

By Mike Steely Ever play cards with a comedian, foosball with a TV personality, air hockey with a famous voice or darts with a symphony conductor? Bet you haven’t, but you can, during an evening of games, auctions, food and fun at “Game On Against Cancer” at Games and Things on Kingston Pike and […]

Tennessee Talking Horse Congressman: Dan Kuykendall

By Ray Hill Dan Kuykendall (pronounced Kirk-en-dall) was the first Republican to be elected to Congress from West Tennessee since 1882. Kuykendall was also the first Republican to represent E. H. Crump’s former domain of Memphis in the House of Representatives; Kuykendall was also the last Republican to represent the area in Congress. Kuykendall was […]

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