Tennessee and American Neutrality

Tennessee and American Neutrality

By 1939 Franklin Delano Roosevelt was fast approaching perhaps the biggest crisis of his presidency, aside from the Great Depression, with war looming in Europe.  Roosevelt turned to his Secretary of State, Cordell Hull of Tennessee.  Tall, stately, dignified and reserved, if not actually austere, Cordell Hull looked like a statesman, but Hull shared some […]

Oak Ridge routs Lady Hawks to claim title

Oak Ridge routs Lady Hawks to claim title

  By Ken Lay OAK RIDGE — Hardin Valley Academy’s girls basketball team made it to the Region 2-AAA Tournament Championship Game for the first time in school history Wednesday night. But things didn’t go well for the Lady Hawks at Wildcat Arena. HVA scored the first basket of the game but its offense was […]

Anticipate short-term closures on Concord Street, Tobler Lane

Over the next week and a half, Norfolk Southern Railway will be changing out the rails and smoothing out the tracks at two crossings, which will require full closures of Concord Street and Tobler Lane for short periods of time.   Work at the Concord Street railroad crossing (between Kingston Pike and Sutherland Avenue) is […]

Community College Leaders Symposium March 30-31

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will co-sponsor a regional symposium for community college leaders and educators in Appalachia who are interested in enhancing economic growth in their areas. The summit, “Leveraging Assets in Your Local […]

Mardi Growl Parade to feature hundreds of costumed dogs

Young-Williams Animal Center will celebrate the 10th annual Mardi Growl Parade and Festival downtown on Saturday, March 4.   Be sure to bring Fido – he’s been looking forward to attending Knoxville’s biggest dog party, presented by the Old City Wine Bar. But motorists also should anticipate some street closures and temporary no-parking zones associated […]

East Tennessee Endangered 8 Nominations Sought

The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 East Tennessee Endangered 8, a listing of the eight most threatened historic sites in our region. The objective of the list is to inform our communities about the real threat of losing these important sites to development, demolition or lack of maintenance […]

Tennessee To Introduce John Currie On March 2

The University of Tennessee will hold an introductory program and press conference to welcome new vice chancellor and director of athletics John Currie on Thursday, March 2, at Thompson-Boling Arena. The introductory program will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET inside Thompson-Boling Arena with a press conference following at 5 p.m. in the Ray Mears Room. […]

Pancake Fest 2017 this Friday

WHAT:      Pancake Fest 2017 WHEN:      Friday, March 3                     7 a.m. – 1 p.m. WHERE:    O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. in Knoxville COST:        $5 The O’Connor Senior Center presents the 2017 Pancake Fest, an annual fundraising event for the O’Connor Senior Center. For $5, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange […]

Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host 34th Annual Orchid Awards

  On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host the annual Orchids Beautification Awards at the Standard at 416 West Jackson Avenue from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The deadline for purchasing tickets is this Friday, March 3rd.   From 6:00 until 7:00, there will be a complimentary beer and wine reception with […]

John Currie Named Director of Athletics 

  An introductory program and press conference will take place on Thursday, March 2 at Thompson-Boling Arena. Details on timing are forthcoming.    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Beverly Davenport on Tuesday named John Currie as the school’s new vice chancellor and director of athletics. Currie currently serves as the Director of Athletics at Kansas […]

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