With player numbers up, Vikings eye Mason-Dixon title

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Barry Swafford prepares to throw a pass against the TSD defense during practice last week. Swafford was a senior quarterback for the Vikings in the fall of 1970.

With player numbers up, Vikings eye Mason-Dixon title

By Steve Williams An increase of 10 players on its 2016 squad is the best preseason news for Tennessee School for the Deaf’s football program. “We have 18 players on our roster now,” said TSD head coach Barry Swafford through interpreter and assistant coach Jordan Cooper following last Wednesday’s third practice day. “That’s good.” Now […]

Next footstep for Josh Kerr is a season-opening challenge

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Clinton High School head coach Josh Kerr addresses his players following 7-on-7 play at Powell in July. Kerr's Dragons will take on Oak Ridge in a Rivalry Thursday game on MyVLT as the 2016 season kicks off this week.

Next footstep for Josh Kerr is a season-opening challenge

By Steve Williams Josh Kerr and Clinton High’s football coaching staff have had the entire off-season to get ready for Thursday night’s game against visiting Oak Ridge and Tee Higgins, one of the nation’s top rated wide receivers. It’s a scenario that’s right down Kerr’s alley, too. “One piece of advice that my dad told […]

Knoxville Inaugural Pat Summitt Invitational at WindRiver Golf Club to Benefit Pat Summitt Foundation

Officials of The Pat Summitt Foundation announced their launch of the inaugural Pat Summitt Invitational to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016, at WindRiver Golf Club in Lenoir City, Tenn. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation’s fundraising campaign to support the establishment of The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center opening […]

Greenways Study: Build 24 miles of new trails to create connected citywide network

Greenways Study: Build 24 miles of new trails to create connected citywide network

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, greenway planners and Greenways Commission members on Thursday unveiled a detailed plan for strategically adding 24 miles of connective greenways in 13 different corridors.   The Greenway Corridor Feasibility and Assessment Study, three years in the making, is a blueprint for the most comprehensive greenways build-out in the City’s history.   […]

Battle at Bristol Trophy Unveiled At Press Conference

Battle at Bristol Trophy Unveiled At Press Conference

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Organizers unveiled the trophy for the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol on Wednesday at a press conference at Bristol Motor Speedway’s Bristol Club.   Bristol Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Caldwell, University of Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart and Virginia Tech Athletic Director […]

MPC invites public to take sector planning process survey

MPC invites public to take sector planning process survey

The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission is inviting the public to participate in a survey to assess the effectiveness of the current sector planning process. The survey should take 5 minutes to complete and is expected to remain open through the end of November. It can be found at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2791437/mpcsectorplansurvey. Results from the survey will […]

New UT students, be aware of new city parking rules

This weekend, thousands of University of Tennessee students new to Knoxville will be moving into apartments and dormitories. The City of Knoxville and Public Building Authority (PBA) officials welcome the students and remind them and their parents of new City parking enforcement regulations that took effect July 1.   As part of a comprehensive approach […]

News conference on elder abuse in Knoxville

When: 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2016   Where: John T. O’Connor Senior Citizens Center, 611 Winona St.   Who:  Mayor Madeline Rogero, District Attorney General Charme Allen, Police Chief David Rausch and U.S. Attorney Nancy Harr   The assembled officials will discuss the serious problem of elder abuse in the Knoxville community. Last year, […]

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue this weekend

Knox County Parks and Recreation’s Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue this Saturday, Aug. 13 with classic rock and cover band Kitty Wampus.   The free, family friendly concerts take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Saturday of June, July, August and September at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. […]

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