Senator Howard Baker, Part Seven

Senator Howard Baker, Part Seven

By Ray Hill There were those who believed Howard Baker’s election to the United States Senate was an aberration; some believed Tennessee would return to its Democratic roots in the next election cycle. Yet Richard Nixon carried the Volunteer State in the 1968 presidential election. The Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, had run a poor third […]

Farragut wins in OT, will practice on Thanksgiving Day

Farragut quarterback Adam Fulton (19) prepares to throw while being chased by Ooltewah's Jaylin Rogers. Fulton overcame a shaky start and threw four touchdown passes as the Admirals prevailed in double overtime. Photo by JJ Spears.

Farragut wins in OT, will practice on Thanksgiving Day

By Ken Lay When Tennessee high school football coaches begin preseason workouts on those hot days in mid-July, most tell their respective teams that they would like to still be practicing on Thanksgiving Day. That’s an opportunity that Farragut High School will get in 2016. “We’re going to practice on Thanksgiving Day,” Admirals coach Eddie […]

Bobcats run past Fulton 20-6 and into state semifinals

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND/ FUL.COM Confetti falls on Central High fans and band members during the football game's opening kickoff Friday night at Dan Y. Boring Stadium. Fulton also fell 20-6 in the Class 4A state quarterfinal game.

Bobcats run past Fulton 20-6 and into state semifinals

By Steve Williams It’s Central’s turn to win a Class 4A state championship for Knoxville. Catholic did it last season and Fulton the three years before that. Even Greeneville, just a little ways up the road in Region 1, captured the 4A title in 2010 and 2011. Can the Bobcats keep the streak going? They […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of November 21, 2016

  NOTICE OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, C & L Partnership, LLP conveyed to D. Michael Tranum, as Trustee, real property in Knox County, Tennessee by a Deed of Trust dated June 29, 2007, and recorded on June 29, 2007, as Instrument No. 200706290107561 in the Register’s Office of Knox County, Tennessee; as further […]

Beer rules, LMC and KAT grants on City Agenda

By Mike Steely The on premise sale of beer near churches will get a second and final reading in the City Council’s Tuesday meeting. The controversial change in the local ordinance would remove all distance requirements between the beer retailers and houses of worship but would keep the 300 foot distance required between those businesses […]

Defense sparks West Valley in home victory 33-7

By Ken Lay A stifling defense helped West Valley Middle School’s boys basketball team earn an early-season Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference victory over rival Cedar Bluff Thursday night. “This was really an ugly game to watch,” Wolves first-year head coach Noel Landrin said after his team’s 33-7 league victory over the Giants at […]

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Requests Nominations for the 2017 Orchid Awards

 Keep Knoxville Beautiful is now accepting nominations from the public for its beautification awards, the Orchids. Since 1979, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has presented Orchid Awards to Knoxville and Knox County buildings and outdoor spaces that beautify and elevate the local landscape.   Orchid Awards will be granted in the following six categories: New Architecture Redesign/Reuse […]

UT Welcomes Fans to Final Home Football Game Saturday

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus Saturday for this year’s final home football game. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Missouri Tigers. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS will televise the game. Saturday is Senior Day, when seniors on the football team are […]

Secret City Half Marathon & 5K

The Secret City Half Marathon & 5K (SCHM) has grown into one of the largest athletic events in the region. A field of an estimated 1000 participants will run and/or walk their way to the finish line when the event celebrates its eighth anniversary on Saturday, November 19, 2016.   “Last year was the first […]

KCHD and partners celebrate the Great American Smokeout tomorrow

  The Knox County Health Department (KCHD), Smoke-Free Knoxville and community partners will mark the Great American Smokeout (GASO), Thursday, Nov. 17, with youth-focused events and an appeal to all community members to congratulate those who have quit and encourage others to join them. Created by the American Cancer Society, the Great American Smokeout takes […]