Draw nets soccer title for Bearden

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s girls soccer team couldn’t quite leave Hardin Valley Academy with a victory Wednesday night, but the Lady Bulldogs did depart with the 2015 District 4-AAA regular-season championship. “This has been a long time coming,” Bearden coach Ryan Radcliffe said after his team managed to salvage a 2-2 tie against […]

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans & Spouses in Knoxville

  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsor Alcoa Foundation, will host Hiring Our Heroes – Knoxville, a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.   Recruiters from more than 50 companies and service organizations have pre-registered with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. […]

Market Square Fall Concert season returns tomorrow

Market Square Fall Concert season returns tomorrow

The Market Square Fall Concert Series returns for a run of shows on Thursdays, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 29. The series, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and the Central Business Improvement District, will include a wide variety of music ­­– jazz, swing, bluegrass, pop and alternative-country folk rock. All concerts are free – […]

Suit Alleges Pattern of Illegal Segregation of Children with Disabilities by KCS and TDOE

by Sally Absher   Wednesday September 30, 2015. Three Knoxville area preschool and elementary school children and their parents have filed suit in United States District Court in Nashville against Knox County Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education. The suit alleges that children with pervasive disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, developmental delays, or […]

Three areas scheduled for mosquito spraying this week

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in three areas of Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in the affected areas to reduce the mosquito population and the risk of WNV spreading to […]

MARKET SQUARE FALL CONCERT SERIES RETURNS tomorrow

   The Market Square Fall Concert Series returns for a run of shows on Thursdays, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 29. The series, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and the Central Business Improvement District, will include a wide variety of music ­­– jazz, swing, bluegrass, pop and alternative-country folk rock. All concerts are free […]

Supporting Solar Power

  Yesterday, both Knox County and Knox County Schools held a major press conference touting a new solar powered initiative. With the solar industry becoming more mainstream, many people are starting to wonder how they can get involved in saving the environment with solar power. The good news is solar power and the use of […]

Paul Michael ‘Mike’ Beeler

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It was a big, yellow school bus that first brought us all together. One of Herb Barker’s buses made its rounds twice daily on our rural roads. It chugged down Emory, onto Stormer, then the horseshoe bend on Beeler that brought it back to Emory as it headed toward the school. […]

Winter House Arrest

By Joe Rector Summer wound down much too quickly for me. If I were in charge, the hot days of the season would bleed into those colder ones of winter. I just don’t much care for cold weather and never have, nor do I like being under house arrest when it hits. Others can have […]

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