Coach Ken Sparks

Coach Ken Sparks

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV) By Ralphine Major My cell phone rang.  The caller was letting me know that he would not be able to attend our reunion.  As a former teacher and coach at Gibbs High School, Ken Sparks […]

ORNL partners with Vine to promote science, engineering

ORNL partners with Vine to promote science, engineering

By Ken Lay Students from Vine Magnet Middle School got the opportunity to see science in action Thursday morning with the help from scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ORNL is a working partner with Vine; one of Knox County’s Community Schools and has been active in the school’s science classes since the beginning of […]

Legal and Public Notices for the Week of April 3, 2017

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated July 25, 2014, executed by DUNCAN RANDOLPH SAUSSER MCKELLAR, MICKINZY WEVLEY, conveying certain real property therein described to JOSEPH B PITT, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Vocal competition honoring Dolly Parton extends entry deadline

Vocalists from around the world will converge on Dolly Parton’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. this spring to compete in the annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, honoring the songwriting of the country music legend on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The deadline for vocalists to enter has been extended to April 14, 2017. The event will feature […]

Tennessee Celebrations of Spring

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism events are celebrating spring in big ways from nature hikes, barbecue festivals, concerts featuring a variety of music genres and more. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit Ongoing Baxter – Spend your Saturday at the Gear Heads Car Club Cruise-In featuring live music, exhibits, food and cars of every […]

Spend Your Easter at a Tennessee State Park

Tennessee State Parks is offering fun events and discounts for the whole family over the Easter holiday weekend. From celebratory buffets to golf games to egg hunts, our parks are the perfect way to spend your weekend. The following Tennessee State Park restaurants are offering special holiday dining options for guests who wish to celebrate […]

NOTICE: Water testing company NOT operating on behalf of Knox County

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s office has been contacted by constituents who have apparently received a flyer concerning residential water testing. The flyer incorporates the state seal and tells recipients “your area has been selected to participate in a water quality testing for Knox County.”   There is no such contractor operating on behalf of […]

Senate Committee Approves Alexander Bills to Take Next Step to Preserve President Polk’s Home, Expand Shiloh National Military Park

A Senate committee today approved legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to take the next step in including former President James K. Polk’s home in Columbia, Tenn., in the National Park System. The committee also approved legislation to expand the boundaries of Shiloh National Military Park to include three Civil War battlefields in […]

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