Sense of urgency needed as Currie takes over UT athletics

By Steve Williams I read John Currie’s April 6 open letter to Vol Nation on UTsports.com with interest, and I’m glad the new Tennessee athletics director had a “busy, but very rewarding six days!” in his first week on the job. I’m also glad to hear Currie is going to be writing such letters on […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of April 10, 2017

Misc. Notices   NOTICE OF LIEN SALES   CENTRAL KARNS STORAGE 7440 OAK RIDGE HWY KNOXVILLE, TN  37931 Is holding a lien sale of all goods in unit #G0462, it being in lien & abandoned more than 60 days.  The auction is being held online at www.storagetreasures.com to end on 4-28-17 at the time of […]

Rezoning meeting held at Holston Middle

Rezoning meeting held at Holston Middle

By Pete Gawda Only a handful of people attended a meeting Tuesday evening at Holston Middle School that was to explain the proposed rezoning for the new Hardin Valley and Holston middle schools and answer their questions. The small number was in contrast to the large crowd that attended a meeting several weeks ago at […]

The Transformation of America

The Transformation of America

By Steve Hunley The United States of America is undergoing a transformation that ought to concern folks. Today there are two very different and distinct Americas. Resistance to the federal government of the United States is prevalent in our society today, led by the corporate media in this country blatantly trying to destroy the president. […]

Bobcats enjoy historic stay at Bearden Invitational

Bobcats enjoy historic stay at Bearden Invitational

  By Ken Lay Central High School’s boys soccer team is quickly establishing itself as a competitor in East Tennessee. And new head coach Chris Quinn has stiffened the Bobcats’ schedule in 2017 and Central has responded by going toe-to-toe with the Volunteer State’s elite powerhouse teams. Central recently competed in the Bearden Invitational, the […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, VI

Tennessee and American Neutrality, VI

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had declared himself solidly behind Secretary of State Cordell Hull’s plan to revise the neutrality act.  McKellar had also urged President Franklin Roosevelt to call Congress into special session to consider neutrality legislation following Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland.  McKellar had visited with reporters […]

IJAMS CRAG CLIMBING AREA REOPENS THIS WEEKEND

The popular Ijams Crag outdoor rock climbing area at Ijams Nature Center will reopen to the public this Saturday, April 8. The Crag has been closed since last fall because of difficulty in obtaining liability insurance for the attraction.   Under a temporary agreement with Ijams, the City of Knoxville has agreed to take over […]

Newly Formed Tennessee State Parks Conservancy Aims to Enhance Statewide Park System

The Tennessee State Parks Conservancy – a recently formed nonprofit partner of Tennessee State Parks within the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) – will look to enhance visitor offerings at Tennessee State Parks in education, health and other special areas. “This supporting organization to TDEC will make the park experience better for visitors […]

UT Chamber Singers’ England Residency to Air on PBS April 9

A documentary detailing the University of Tennessee Chamber Singers’ 2015 England Cathedral Residency will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Forty-six members of UT’s Chamber Singers spent 13 days in England in July 2015. Twelve of those days were spent in a residency filled with rehearsals and singing during cathedral […]

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