Governor Prentice Cooper Chapter IV

Governor Prentice Cooper Chapter IV

By Ray Hill Governor Prentice Cooper was seeking a third two-year term in 1942 and found himself hard pressed by his opponent, J. Ridley Mitchell. Mitchell was a wily politician and had served as the Congressman from Tennessee’s Fourth District from 1931-39, leaving office to make a quixotic bid for the United States Senate in […]

Publisher’s Position: Hypocrisy is nothing new

Publisher’s Position: Hypocrisy is nothing new

Campfield Disclosure Publicity Grab By Steve Hunley Hypocrisy in politics is nothing new.  Hypocrisy on editorial pages is nothing new for this community. I will have to give State Senator Stacey Campfield credit, as his latest publicity stunt takes the cake.  Some might think it was not only clever and funny that Campfield listed former […]

Karns rolls past Maryville to claim District 6 Little League title

Karns rolls past Maryville to claim District 6 Little League title

By Steve Williams Karns punched its ticket to the Little League State baseball tournament this year in dominating fashion. Noah Gent drove in four runs and hurled a two-hitter as Karns’ 12-year-old All-Stars overwhelmed visiting Maryville 11-0 to wrap up the District 6 tourney championship Saturday night, July 13. Karns unleashed a 16-hit attack. “That’s […]

Big Turnout for the Big Clinch River Cleanup

Seventy volunteers and 13 boats are committed to work on the first-ever Big Clinch River Cleanup on Saturday, July 20. Among them will be professional fishing guides headed by Mike Bone, who are giving up a Saturday at the height of the season to help clear discarded tires and other debris from the Clinch River below Norris Dam. […]

CITY FALL ADULT SPORTS LEAGUE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for adult fall team sports. As of today, adults interested in playing fall softball, kickball, and volleyball may sign up. The following leagues will be played at various locations around the City: SOFTBALL City softball leagues are held at the standout Caswell Park ballfield complex, located at 620 […]

Update- Mayor Rogero and her trip to China

This is the information just given to us from the Office of the Mayor. This information comes from the desk of City of Knoxville Communications Specialist Jesse Mayshark.   — Here is some info on the trip to China:   Plans are still incomplete and not confirmed.  Mayor Rogero Has been invited to participate in […]

Mayor Rogero meets with students from Beijing

On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Rogero greeted students from the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication. They are spending two weeks at the University of Tennessee this summer. During the meeting Mayor Rogero announced that she is planning on visiting China later this year. This will be an official government visit. The visit is being coordinated by […]

Read a good book

By Rosie Moore There is nothing like reading a good book on a rainy, muggy summer day, which we’ve been having a lot of lately. For the history buffs you must not miss Ken Follett’s book, “Winter of the World.” I say history buffs because this tome is a historical novel 940 pages long, you need […]