New Harvest Park Farmers Market kicks off 2013 season

It’s farmers market season in Knox County! The New Harvest Park Farmers Market kicks off its 2013 season this Thursday, April 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 4775 New Harvest Lane, just past the Target shopping center on Washington Pike. This is the first farmers market to open in Knox County, and will take […]

Upcoming Civil War Talk

Come celebrate the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable’s 30th Anniversary! On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, the Roundtable will host noted author, professor and Civil War historian Brian S. Wills, Ph.D as its speaker. At 8:00 p.m., Dr. Wills will speak on the topic “Gen. George H. Thomas: As True as Steel.” In addition to the superb […]

6th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial 5k

The 6th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial 5k will be held on May 11 at 8:00 a.m. at Volunteer Landing. Proceeds of the event benefit the establishment of a law enforcement memorial in Knoxville. Runners may pre-register by visiting www.knoxlemr.com. Same-day registration will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race. […]

Welcome Home!

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have always had a sense of wanderlust.  And I have been blessed and able to exercise this passion for travel.  They say that people’s dogs often look like their masters.  My dog Jack is a feist, a terrier breed.  He really doesn’t look like me, but perhaps he has my […]

SWISH!! Give — Him — Two!

By Ralphine Major He got lots of “twos” during the 1964-65 basketball season.  His coach wishes there had been a three-point shot back then.  Leslie Spitzer, a Gibbs High senior who wore the No. 30 jersey, was one of the starting Eagles on the boys basketball team.  Former Head Coach Bob Dagley can only wonder […]

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

By Steve Williams There is still room in NCAA Division 1 basketball for the little man. We’ve seen plenty of good examples in this year’s postseason play. Diminutive guards Russ Smith, a 6-foot, 165-pounder, and Peyton Siva, also 6-0 but a little thicker, led Louisville to this year’s Final Four. Pierre Jackson, 5-10 senior point […]

The Tennessee Volunteers Baseball Team: Making a Difference

By Alex Norman It’s been a rough go of it for college athletics in recent weeks. From a Rutgers basketball coach videotaped throwing basketballs at his players heads while yelling gay slurs, to an Auburn football program once again accused of breaking the rules to win the 2010 BCS title, to the head of Pac-12 […]

A Good Neighbor

By Joe Rector I received news a few days ago that Ann Mier passed. Just today, I learned that her family wanted me to serve as a pall bearer, but I was in Nashville for my wife’s surgery and missed any communications that came to me via social media. To me, she was a wonderful […]

Publisher’s Position: Campfield bill is mean spirited

By Steve Hunley State Senator Stacey Campfield has proposed a bill cosponsored with State Representative Vance Dennis which would reduce by as much as thirty percent state assistance for those families who have a child in school who has failing grades. Campfield claims his bill is based on a similar idea in Brazil, of all […]