Tennessee and the League of Nations V

Tennessee and the League of Nations V

By Ray Hill Despite intense pressure from constituents and his own political party, Senator John Knight Shields of Tennessee remained determined to vote his convictions as the United States Senate considered the Treaty of Versailles.  John Knight Shields had been the only Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to break ranks and support the […]

Oak Ridge’s Defense Stifles Fulton

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Zenobia Dobson, Zack Dobson and Head Coach Rob Black honor the late Zaevion Dobson during Fulton High's senior night. Zaevion, a 15-year-old sophomore, was shot and killed Dec. 17, 2015, as he shielded two girls from gunfire in the Lonsdale community. Zaevion and friends were innocent victims of gang activity. His act of heroism drew national attention and recognition from President Barack Obama.

Oak Ridge’s Defense Stifles Fulton

By David Klein The old adage, “defense wins championships,” proved true Friday night in a Region 3-5A game at Fulton that decided the regular season regional championship between the Fulton Falcons and the Oak Ridge Wildcats. Both teams struggled offensively, but the Wildcats made key plays on defense and got just enough offense to prevail […]

Bearden, Seymour fall in state soccer quarterfinals

Bearden, Seymour fall in state soccer quarterfinals

By Ken Lay MURFREESBORO — Two area high school girls teams had a brief stay at the 2017 State Championships at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. Both Seymour and Bearden were eliminated in the state quarterfinals on Wednesday. The Lady Eagles dropped a 7-2 decision to White House in the first round of the Class […]

Bearden Christmas Tree Lighting Slated for November 3

~ from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods   Bearden Village Council’s Third Annual Bearden Christmas Tree Lighting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Everly Brothers Park, 4635 Kingston Pike.   There will be drinks and refreshments as well as performances by the West High School Chorus. Free parking is available in […]

The Fever that was Fatal to So Many: Deadly Epidemics in Knoxville History, from the Plague of 1838 to the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919

A Brown Bag Lecture with Jack Neely PROGRAM:   “The Fever that was Fatal to So Many”: Deadly Epidemics in Knoxville History, from the Plague of 1838 to the Spanish Flu or 1918-1919 | a Brown Bag Lecture by Jack Neely     ADMISSION:            FREE | Attendees are encouraged to bring a “brown bag” […]


The Salvation Army’s Knoxville Area Command will kick off its annual Red Kettle Campaign on Friday, November 10 across its six-county service area. This year’s goal is 8% higher than the total money raised in last year’s campaign. The Red Kettle Campaign is the organization’s largest fundraiser and drives its various local programs and services […]

Gay Street Bridge to close for month-long water line installation

  The Gay Street Bridge and Council Place will close for about a month, beginning Monday, Oct. 30. A contractor, Charles Blalock & Sons, will be installing a water line running between East Blount Avenue and Council Place as part of the Blount Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project.   A reminder to motorists: The Gay Street […]

KCC Fall Concert

The Knoxville Choral Society is proud to present the Knoxville Chamber Chorale with their ~ “Fall Concert, Gathering” on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral in Knoxville, TN.. This concert is sponsored by St. John’s Cathedral, Rush’s Music, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Clayton Foundation, the city of Knoxville, WJXB […]

Hike for Schools

On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m., Knox County Schools Partners in Education will host Hike for Schools at the greenway near West High School. The loop is a 3-mile out-and-back course that starts at West High School and turns around near Safety City. It is an untimed event and participants can show up at […]

The WordPlayers invites you to ‘See Rock City’

  Set in rural Kentucky during the pains of World War II, this Award winning play by Arlene Hutton is a tender portrayal of married life set against the backdrop of World War II, showing the best of the human spirit and its ability to overcome any and all obstacles. Oct. 26, 27, Nov. 2, […]

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