Fountain City Town Hall Meeting

Rev. John Gargis, Associate Pastor, Fountain City United Methodist Church, will be the speaker at the September 12 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. Rev. Gargis will provide information on “Celebrate Recovery,” a program that meets every Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m., at Fountain City United Methodist Church, […]

Large Crowd Enjoys 15th Annual Taste of Blount

Awards handed out in seven categories On a warm, beautiful late summer’s eve, a crowd of nearly 600 people gathered to enjoy some of the best food in Blount County as 21 area restaurants and grocers took part in the 15th annual Taste of Blount hosted by the Blount Partnership at the Theater in the […]

Fifth annual “Doggie Dip” slated for Sunday, Sept. 11

The Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will offer the fifth annual “Doggie Dip” on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1-6 p.m. at Inskip Pool, 4204 Bruhin Road.   It’s the end of the swimming pool season, and Inskip Pool will once again offer a dog-only swim party, sponsored by Powell Animal Hospital. Dog owners are encouraged […]

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue this weekend

Knox County Parks and Recreation’s Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove finish up the 2016 season this Saturday, Sept. 10 with cover band Vinyl Mania. They will perform popular rock cover songs.   The free, family friendly concerts will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore […]

Costs Associated With Being Arrested

By  Jedidiah McKeehan When people get arrested, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Oh no, I’m going to jail and who knows how long I’ll have to stay.” But what they often forget about is the enormous cost that can be associated just with getting arrested and going — to court even if the […]

Passing the torch

By Joe Rector I began a new job as a substitute teacher at the beginning of the school year. The first couple of days were rough as I reacquainted myself with teenaged students. I’d spent 30 years as a teacher but had been gone from the school setting and the classroom for a long time. […]

‘The Standard’

By Ralphine Major It was 1947 when an 18-year-old student graduated from Halls High School in Halls Crossroads, Tennessee.  He found his first job in downtown Knoxville at the Standard Knitting Mills.  Eugene (Gene) Harrington would spend the next 42 years at “The Standard.”  It was the only place he ever worked. “He loved the […]

Vols edge Appalachian State

By Alex Norman Well, that didn’t go as expected. The ninth-ranked Tennessee Volunteers were supposed to open the 2016 season at Neyland Stadium with a convincing win over an Appalachian State team that, on paper, doesn’t have nearly the talent level as the Vols. Instead, it was the underdog Mountaineers that outplayed their hosts for […]

Vols’ opener: A nightmare with a good ending

By Steve Williams Be honest Tennessee football fans. When you woke up Friday morning, did you feel good about how your Vols played in their season opener the night before? Coach Butch Jones told us “1-0 is 1-0” on his post-game show after the come-from-behind 20-13 overtime win over Appalachian State Thursday night at Neyland […]

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