Senator Howard Baker, Part One

Senator Howard Baker, Part One

By Ray Hill During the last decade, Tennessee has become more solidly Republican with the GOP occupying the governorship, both seats in the United States Senate, seven out of nine Congressional seats and a majority in the General Assembly.  Not so long ago, Tennessee was a reliably Democratic state.  The father of Tennessee’s modern Republican […]

Farragut outlasts ‘awesome team’ to win title

Farragut’s Anne Abernathy (11) and Madi Howell (24) react after the Lady Admirals lose a point in Thursday night’s District 4-AAA Tournament Championship Match at Hardin Valley Academy. Farragut bounced back to beat the Lady Hawks in four sets to claim a second consecutive to a second straight title.

By Ken Lay Farragut High School’s volleyball team completed the first step in a journey that it hopes will end in another trip to Murfreesboro. But it was only a first step and it didn’t come easily for the Lady Admirals, who have made three consecutive appearances in the Class AAA State Tournament. “This was […]

Gibbs rolls past South-Doyle, nears Region 2-5A title

PHOTO BY JAMES SPEARS Gibbs defensive ends Trey Mullins (left) and Eli Mikos celebrate Mikos' interception late in the third quarter of the Eagles' 28-7 win at South-Doyle Friday night. Eli's pick set up Gibbs' final touchdown in the key Region 2-5A game.

Gibbs rolls past South-Doyle, nears Region 2-5A title

By Steve Williams Gibbs’ magic number is one. Either a West loss at Heritage this week or a Gibbs win at West in the final week of the regular season will give the Eagles the outright Region 2-5A football championship. Gibbs clinched at least a tie for the title with a 28-7 win at South-Doyle […]

Oak Ridge: Annual Children’s Halloween Party Set for October 27th

The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will host the 2016 Children’s Halloween Party on Thursday, October 27, from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Civic Center. The party is primarily for preschool and elementary aged children. Older children attending with their families are welcome.   Volunteers are needed to help run carnival games, work in […]

Crowd of 1000 attend Legacy Luncheon for the Parks

Nearly 1,000 civic, business, and community leaders gathered yesterday to support Legacy Parks Foundation at its annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks. The event featured comments by Rick Ridgeway, the mountaineer and vice president of the apparel company, Patagonia, and announcements from Legacy Parks. It was held along the bank of the Tennessee River at UT […]

Harvest Moon Folk Fest Concert to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness

Harvest Moon Folk Fest Concert to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness

Cades Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services is proud to announce the Harvest Moon Folk Fest Concert and Silent Auction October 16th to raise awareness of seniors with Alzheimer’s.   All the money from this family-friendly event helps CADES continue to fund their work as a adult day care agency, providing ‘Alzheimer’s Scholarships’ care and activities […]

Public meeting on Central Street and Jackson Avenue upgrades

Downtown North neighborhood and business stakeholders are invited to hear details about the more than $5 million combined KUB and City infrastructure upgrade of North Central Street, from north of the Old City railroad tracks (near Depot Avenue) to Woodland Avenue. What: Public meeting on two streetscape and utility upgrade projects – Central Street and […]

Hollie Cook Reviews Old House Styles and Architecture of East Tennessee

Knox Heritage presents the next installment of the monthly series Preservation Network on Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m.  Preservation Network is held at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike.  Parking is at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike. It is free and open to the public.   Preservation Network’s October session features Hollie Cook, […]

Repaving of downtown streets begins this week

Starting this week and continuing through the end of fall, more than 6 miles of downtown City streets will be repaved.   The $600,000 combined investment by the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Utilities Board in new asphalt is being coordinated to coincide with KUB’s near completion of its Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. […]

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