By Steve Hunley The embarrassment in Tennessee over the failed TN Ready test has barely faded when auditors from the State Comptroller’s office have released a scathing report about mismanagement inside the Achievement School District. As described by reporter Andy Sher from the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Achievement School District “now has its […]
By Ray Hill As Tennessee entered the summer months of 1948, Governor Jim Nance McCord and Gordon Browning battled for the Democratic nomination to be chief executive of the state. Any campaign waged by Gordon Browning quickly became hard fought and the genteel McCord found himself hard pressed. Governor McCord had the support of Tennessee’s […]
PHOTO BY HAYLEY PENNESI / Tennessee Athletics Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones is a picture of determination during the Vols’ come-from-behind win over Georgia last season at Neyland Stadium.
By Steve Williams Butch Jones has put Tennessee football back on the map. But can he keep it there? That will be answered on the field in the 2016 season, which opens Thursday night with a visit from Appalachian State. The Vols’ rise into the preseason Top 10 has more to do with expectations and […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com Yes, the sign went back up and once again the proud and historic Tennessee Theatre on Gay Street downtown has its name proudly and more brightly lit. The majestic theatre has a long history of film and live events that continue today as Hal Holbrook will be there later this month […]
By Steve Williams South-Doyle head coach Clark Duncan didn’t want to talk about the past Friday night. That’s understandable. The present is looking pretty good and the future mighty fine. A freshman and sophomore combined for three touchdown runs in South-Doyle’s 34-3 win at Karns as the Cherokees ended a 12-game losing streak and enjoyed […]
By Steve Williams Halls High’s boys golf team continues to enjoy beating Farragut this season. The Red Devils’ latest victory over their old nemesis also took place on the Admirals’ home course at Fox Den Country Club. Alex Hodge, Halls’ lone senior, and Anthony Basilio, one of four juniors, each shot a three-over-par 39 to […]
Golfers and supporters of The Free Medical Clinic of America who participate in this year’s 8th Annual Dr. Tom Kim Charity Golf Tournament will have the opportunity to honor a TV news legend and outstanding East Tennessee humanitarian, former WBIR-TV Channel 10 news anchor Bill Williams. The tournament is scheduled for Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, […]
By Cynthia Day Spitler Ahoy matey! The Pirates of Penzance is one of three operas, along with La Bohéme and Mary Queen of Scots, to be highlighted at the Blount County Public Library as the “Knoxville Opera Company 2016-2017 Season Preview.” This year’s Knoxville Opera Preview, to be presented on Thursday, September 1, at […]
Zoo Knoxville is hosting Pokémon Play Day on Saturday, August 27 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Specially-priced $10 tickets are available with advanced purchase online. From 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., lures will be set up throughout the park to attract more Pokémon to the zoo’s 15 Pokéstops. Guests can also create a Pikachu-themed […]
Knoxville Fire Department performs rapid deployment and hydrostream response during a boat drill last Wednesday. Utilizing the new boat dock location championed by Mayor Rogero and approved by City Council, the KFD has reduced the response time to river calls from 25 to 10 minutes. Photo by Dan Andrews.