Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

PHOTO BY ALISON P. MCNABB / Tennessee Athletics Matty Moss pitches for the Tennessee softball team during the 2017 NCAA Knoxville Super Regional game against Texas A&M.

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

By Steve Williams I have taken a closer look at Tennessee team performances for men and women on the SEC and NCAA levels during the 2016-17 school year. From an overall standpoint, it’s not a pretty sight. In 2009, UT put men’s and women’s cross country and track into one program, which is currently directed […]

Old city rivals A-E and Fulton set to collide again

  By Steve Williams Jeff Phillips called Austin-East’s win at Fulton in 2016 “a signature win for our program.” The 20-13 victory over their city rival sparked the Roadrunners to a 12-2 season and a run to the Class 2A state semifinals. “Fulton was beating us like a drum a couple of years and we […]

Legal and Public N0tices for the week of September 4, 2017

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE     STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, James E. Bay and Kimberly C. Bay executed a Deed of Trust to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, Lender and John O. Rhea, Trustee(s), which was dated December 11, 2007 and recorded on December 18, 2007 in Instrument No. […]

Tennessee Valley Fair Partners with Medic Regional Blood Center

Blood donors to receive free fair admission    The Tennessee Valley Fair is once again partnering with  Medic Regional Blood Center to increase much needed blood donations in East Tennessee. Donations given during the September 5th-8th timeframe at one of Medic’s Community Drives or Donor Centers will result in a fair admission pass. The admission […]

Town Hall East’s Neighborhood Scoop postponed to Monday, Sept. 11th

Due to rain saturated grounds in Tank Strickland Park and the threat of rain this afternoon, Town Hall East has decided to postpone the Ice Cream Social to Monday, September 11th, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Tank Strickland Park next to the Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Everyone is invited to attend the September Town Hall […]

ThinkTennessee Thanks General Assembly, Secretary of State Tre Hargett for Online Voter Registration Efforts

Nonpartisan think tank supports steps to help modernize, secure state’s election systems   ThinkTennessee is celebrating the launch of online voter registration in Tennessee. The new system allows eligible Tennesseans to register to vote online and is an important first step toward securing and modernizing the state’s elections.   “For decades, technology has been used […]

VOL REPORT: Monday Night Kickoff

From UTAD KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee head coach Butch Jones held his final media availability on Friday in the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio before the Vols kick off the 2017 season against Georgia Tech.   The No. 24/25-ranked Vols’ game week officially started on Wednesday as the team made practice schedule adjustments to […]

Legacy Parks Makes a Great Event Even Better

A Night for Legacy Parks benefit concert for Legacy Parks Foundation set for August 10 has been merged into Cheers to 20 Years of WDVX music event on Sept. 1 to create one night of music to benefit both East Tennessee non-profits. Cheers to 20 Years continues WDVX’s eight year tradition of a free musical event on Market Square the Friday before Labor Day. […]

Alexander: Approval of New State Education Plan “Puts Tennesseans Back in the Driver’s Seat for Helping Tennessee Students Achieve” 

Alexander: Approval of New State Education Plan “Puts Tennesseans Back in the Driver’s Seat for Helping Tennessee Students Achieve” 

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) yesterday said that the U.S. Education Department’s approval of Tennessee’s new state education plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) means “Tennesseans are back in the driver’s seat for decisions on how to help Tennessee students learn and how to get talented teachers into our classrooms.” “This is an exciting […]

Labor Day: No Change to Garbage and Recycling Schedule

  City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day holiday, but the city’s hauling contractor, Waste Connections, will run its regular residential garbage and recycling routes, so pickup days will not change next week.   Downtown trash and recycling will run on its regular schedule throughout the Labor Day […]

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