By Steve Hunley With the division on the Knox County Board of Education widening, fingers are being pointed at Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas for an email to members about the resolution sponsored by Amber Rountree. Rountree’s resolution seeks a waiver from the State of Tennessee to keep standardized testing from counting in teacher evaluations and […]
Photo by Mike Steely. School Board Executive Assistant Terri Coatney, seats the new vice chairperson, Amber Rountree, during Wednesday’s meeting. Newly seated Chairperson Patti Bounds is to the left.
By Mike Steely email@example.com Politics continued at the Knox County Board of Education meeting Wednesday in two incidents: a new chair and vice chair were chosen after a month’s delay and a single motion by one board member sidetracked a resolution. First a letter from Mike McMillan was read in which he withdrew his name […]
By Ray Hill During the last decade, Tennessee has become more solidly Republican with the GOP occupying the governorship, both seats in the United States Senate, seven out of nine Congressional seats and a majority in the General Assembly. Not so long ago, Tennessee was a reliably Democratic state. The father of Tennessee’s modern Republican […]
Farragut’s Anne Abernathy (11) and Madi Howell (24) react after the Lady Admirals lose a point in Thursday night’s District 4-AAA Tournament Championship Match at Hardin Valley Academy. Farragut bounced back to beat the Lady Hawks in four sets to claim a second consecutive to a second straight title.
By Ken Lay Farragut High School’s volleyball team completed the first step in a journey that it hopes will end in another trip to Murfreesboro. But it was only a first step and it didn’t come easily for the Lady Admirals, who have made three consecutive appearances in the Class AAA State Tournament. “This was […]
PHOTO BY JAMES SPEARS Gibbs defensive ends Trey Mullins (left) and Eli Mikos celebrate Mikos' interception late in the third quarter of the Eagles' 28-7 win at South-Doyle Friday night. Eli's pick set up Gibbs' final touchdown in the key Region 2-5A game.
By Steve Williams Gibbs’ magic number is one. Either a West loss at Heritage this week or a Gibbs win at West in the final week of the regular season will give the Eagles the outright Region 2-5A football championship. Gibbs clinched at least a tie for the title with a 28-7 win at South-Doyle […]
The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will host the 2016 Children’s Halloween Party on Thursday, October 27, from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Civic Center. The party is primarily for preschool and elementary aged children. Older children attending with their families are welcome. Volunteers are needed to help run carnival games, work in […]
Nearly 1,000 civic, business, and community leaders gathered yesterday to support Legacy Parks Foundation at its annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks. The event featured comments by Rick Ridgeway, the mountaineer and vice president of the apparel company, Patagonia, and announcements from Legacy Parks. It was held along the bank of the Tennessee River at UT […]
Cades Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services is proud to announce the Harvest Moon Folk Fest Concert and Silent Auction October 16th to raise awareness of seniors with Alzheimer’s. All the money from this family-friendly event helps CADES continue to fund their work as a adult day care agency, providing ‘Alzheimer’s Scholarships’ care and activities […]
Downtown North neighborhood and business stakeholders are invited to hear details about the more than $5 million combined KUB and City infrastructure upgrade of North Central Street, from north of the Old City railroad tracks (near Depot Avenue) to Woodland Avenue. What: Public meeting on two streetscape and utility upgrade projects – Central Street and […]
Judge Tim Irwin was inducted into the Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement by Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Tennessee Area Council at its annual membership meeting in Kingsport, Tennessee last month. Food City received the Tennessee C.A.R.E. (Children Are the Reason for Excellence) Award for their work with […]