Big second half nets title for West Valley girls

Big second half nets title for West Valley girls

  By Ken Lay A perfect record stayed intact for the West Valley Middle School girls basketball team. The Lady Wolves also won the James A. Ivey Jr. Memorial Basketball Tournament Thursday night. But it was perhaps the toughest test of the season. “It was what I like to call a slop game,” West Valley […]

Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Association to Reopen Park Visitor Centers for MLK Jr. Weekend

Friends of the Smokies announced Thursday that it will temporarily fund the reopening of Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C., from Friday through Monday, Jan. 18-21.   Visitation to the park is expected to increase during these dates due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. Both […]

Library to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday this Friday

Knox County Public Library and Imagination Library to host special birthday celebrations for Dolly on January 18 Join the Imagination Library and Knox County Public Library to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday at 10:30 a.m. on January 18. Five participating library locations, listed below, will host free story time programs with crafts and cupcakes. Guests will also […]

King Week Celebrations Close with MLK Parade, Memorial Tribute Service

In preparation for the Annual MLK Parade and Memorial Tribute, The MLK Commemorative Commission would like to ensure that participants are informed of the parade route and tribute service. The MLK Parade Monday, January 21, 2019 will begin at Midway (Chilhowee Park) 3300 E. Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville TN 37914. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at […]

City of Knoxville’s schedule for MLK Holiday Weekend

City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.   Waste Connections will collect residential garbage and recycling on its regular schedule. Downtown trash and recycling will also be collected as usual. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only days of the year when residential curbside trash and recycling are […]

Legal and public notices for the week of January 14, 2019

Foreclosure notices       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 January 8, 2009, executed by ANGELA BLY, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT WILSON, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

The Lorraine Motel: She Saw Him Fall

Morristown, Tennessee: Fifty years ago, Clara Ester was a junior in college in Memphis.  It was late afternoon on a lovely April day.  Clara had arrived at the Lorraine Motel to join others for a catfish dinner, when she heard a loud noise. When she turned her head toward the noise, she saw Dr. King […]