Sevier Co. couple find hope at Center

Sevier Co. couple find hope at Center

By Joe Rector In the blink of an eye, life can change with devastating news. Because of the Thompson Cancer Survival Center efforts, the gloom that falls on some of their patients lessens as rays of hope shine through. Just ask Ernest and Gail Wright of Pigeon Forge. In July 2012, Ernest, who worked as […]

Guy M. Gillette of Iowa

Guy M. Gillette of Iowa

By Ray Hill For modern readers it should become quite clear the voting patterns and political preferences of many states have been significantly altered over the passage of time.  One such state is Iowa, which was heavily dominated by the Republican Party for decades.  Most of the hard fought political contests in Iowa were waged […]

Northwest claims girls middle school title

Northwest claims girls middle school title

By Ken Lay Northwest Middle School girls basketball coach Ashley Young warned her team that they would have to battle for a Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference Tournament Championship. Young proved prophetic as the Lady Rangers had to fight to win a 23-18 defensive struggle over West Valley on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Karns […]

East Tennessee’s Merle FM receives two ACM nominations

East Tennessee’s Merle FM receives two ACM nominations

The staff of radio station Merle 96.7 (WMYL/Knoxville) was pleased to learn last Wednesday that it has received two nominations by The Academy of Country Music.  Merle FM is nominated for Station of the Year – Medium Market.  Jack Ryan, host of Merle’s Afternoon Drive show, is nominated for On-Air Personality of the Year. “This […]

Vols Dominate No. 25 Kentucky, 88-58

KNOXVILLE Tenn. — Tennessee posted its largest win ever against Kentucky with a 88-58 dismantling of the defending national champions before a sold-out Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday. Tennessee (14-10 overall) won its third game in a row and evened its record in the SEC at 6-6. Kentucky, playing without freshman standout Nerlens Noel, fell to 17-8 […]

Trio Leads UT To Sweep Of Vandy, 58-46

UT Sports Media NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The trio of Jarnell Stokes, Jordan McRae and  combined for 43 points as Tennessee completed a season sweep of Vanderbilt with a 58-46 win at Memorial Gym on Wednesday night. Stokes scored a game-high 17 points and corralled 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season and sixth in a […]

Ruthie Kuhlman: She promised, she delivered

When Knox County GOP Chairwoman Ruthie Kuhlman ran for the seat, she promised to give her all to advance the Knox County Republican Party. Her platform included the need to both grow and diversify the Republican Party in Knox County. She ran on it. She promised it. She delivered it- earlier this week at the […]

Candoro to serve special Valentine’s Day Dinner

The Candoro Marble Building, an architectural treasure located in South Knoxville, will be the setting for Chef Nicholas Drew’s special Valentine’s Day Dinner in memory of the late Candoro Board of Directors president and restoration architect, Charles Richmond. The four course dinner will be the first in a series of fundraiser dinners. On Thursday, February […]