Oh brother! A day of mixed emotions ‘not a lot of fun’ for dad

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Jonathan "Turtle" Byrd (left) and Matt Byrd look over lineups before giving them to umpire Tom Ouimet prior to the second game between Giles County and Central.last week. The two brothers shook hands and gave each other a hug before heading back to their respective dugouts.

Oh brother! A day of mixed emotions ‘not a lot of fun’ for dad

By Steve Williams Charlie Byrd introduced his sons to the game of baseball years ago. He coached them and watched them play in many games. But what his eyes saw on a beautiful early spring afternoon last week was a first. Matt and Jonathan “Turtle” Byrd were on opposite sides as head coaches of Central […]

Venero gets redemption in win over Rebels

Venero gets redemption in win over Rebels

By Ken Lay Carmelo Venero saw an opportunity to redeem himself Wednesday night and he took advantage of his chance. A senior outfielder for the Farragut High School baseball team, Venero had a rough go of things as he and the Admirals suffered their second loss of the young 2016 season against archrival Bearden Tuesday […]

Governor, First Lady Haslam Host Sixth Annual Easter Egg Roll At The Tennessee Residence

Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Fannie Battle Day Home Students Participate in Annual Easter Event Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam last week welcomed more than 65 children from Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Fannie Battle Day Home to the Tennessee Residence Great Lawn for the 6th annual Tennessee Residence Easter […]

Weekly Column by Lamar Alexander

Weekly Column by Lamar Alexander

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis Sixty percent of adults and half of adolescents with a mental illness are not receiving the services they need. That is why many of us on both sides of the political aisle believe there is a mental health crisis and why we are focused on finding ways to address it. […]

Dolly Parton to Write Foreword for Benjamin Walls’ New Book

Dolly Parton to Write Foreword for Benjamin Walls’ New Book

Exhibit at DreamMore Resort, Book Proceeds to Friends of the Smokies Today, at a media event at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, Tri-Cities artist Benjamin Walls announced the release of his new book entitled “Beyond,” which will include a foreword written by entertainment icon Dolly Parton. Beyond is a compilation of Walls’ best work and will feature […]

Seventh Annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts festival set for April 

The Townsend Artisan Guild, Townsend, TN, will host its seventh annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, to be held at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, April 15 – 17, 2016.   The event will again offer its popular vendors marketplace; family activities; live animal displays; fiber arts demonstrations; and classes for beginners […]

TDOT Halts Interstate Construction for Easter Holiday Travel

Motorists Urged to Obey Work Zone Speed Limits Despite Suspension of Construction The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.   TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. through […]

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