Texas Liberal: Senator Ralph Yarborough

Texas Liberal: Senator Ralph Yarborough

By Ray Hill While now an apparently Republican “red” state, Texas was once solidly Democratic.  Like Tennessee, Texas has produced some interesting political personalities; Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Senator Tom Connally, Governor John Connally (no relation to Tom), Governor Ann Richards, George Bush and not least of all, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Ralph Yarborough […]

Bearden runs past Kingsport to state

Bearden’s Ques Glover (0) attempts a 3-point shot as Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett’s Marae Foreman leaps to defend. Glover scored 19 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Indians in last week’s State Sectional game. With the victory, Bearden earns a second consecutive trip to the Class AAA State Tournament. Photo by Jack Tate.

Bearden runs past Kingsport to state

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s boys basketball team earned a shot at redemption on Monday, March 5. The Bulldogs now have a chance to take care of some unfinished business when they make a return trip to Murfreesboro for the Class AAA State Tournament. “It feels great to be going back to state,” Bearden […]

Fifth time the charm as GCA nets first state crown

Fifth time the charm as GCA nets first state crown

By Steve Williams Opposites attract, even in basketball. Grace Christian Academy and Webb School matched up five times this season because their different styles of play made them the two best TSSAA Division II-A teams in the state. First-year GCA head coach Brandon Clifford respected how Webb could “grind” on opponents, including his Rams. The […]


The LeConte Photographic Society will host Roger Trentham of Gatlinburg, TN for a great program about “Western Parks and Other Marvelous Places” on Saturday, April 24, 2018 at the King Library in Sevierville, TN in the Burchfield Room.  This program is free and open to the public.   Travel with Roger Trentham as he leads […]

March Is Extension Month in Tennessee

County Offices Are Planning Celebrations Statewide KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — March is Extension Month in Tennessee. Extension is a national educational program supported by USDA through the nation’s land-grant universities and administered with funding from state and local governments. In Tennessee there are Extension offices in each of the 95 counties. County Extension offices across the […]

Fire Department provides ‘Stop The Bleed’ training

City firefighters, paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians typically reach an emergency scene in a matter of minutes. But when seconds count, that might be too late.   The Knoxville Fire Department is partnering with the University of Tennessee Medical Center and American Medical Response ambulance service to provide “Stop the Bleed” training. It’s part of […]

I-40 Bridge Work Postponed in Knoxville

Due to heavy rains in the forecast, I-40 bridge repair activities in Knoxville will NOT take place this weekend.  Work will get back underway next Friday, March 16, and will take at least three weekends to complete between MM 380 (West Hills) and 385 (I-640 interchange).

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Tour waterfalls, hike among the wildflowers, canoe on Reelfoot Lake, unwind with yoga and wine, discover your roots with genealogy workshops and wear green for unique St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the state. Here’s what’s going on this week in Tennessee. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing Pigeon Forge – The entire month of […]

The Farragut Food and Wine Festival is coming

SHOP FARRAGUT and the Town of Farragut are getting ready for one of the most exciting evenings eagerly anticipated every year.   The Farragut Food and Wine Festival has proved to have a regional draw of more than 1,000 food and fun lovers.   This event, now being produced for the 9th time is presented this […]