By Steve Hunley The problem of drug addiction in America is complex, troubling and growing at an alarming rate. Yet I wonder if our country has really made the effort to properly regulate opioid painkillers. Clearly if Walmart can instantly know how and when to restock its shelves through their perpetual inventory system, the technology […]
PHOTO BY DANNY DUNLAP Webb sophomore running back Jah-Lil Jefferson carries the ball against Lausanne in the Division II-A championship game in Cookeville. The Memphis team edged the Spartans 12-9 for its first state football title.
By Alex Norman The Webb Spartans were looking for its ninth state championship, and fourth in five years. But it would be Lausanne Collegiate School picking up its first gold ball. On Thursday, December 1st, Lausanne edged Webb 12-9 for the Division II-A championship, in what was a surprisingly defensive matchup in Cookeville. The Spartans […]
By Ray Hill For much of 1979, Howard Baker was preoccupied with the business of running for president. Senator Baker arrived at the Lyons Township Republican annual steak fry and the temperature was still a broiling 90 degrees as the sun went down. Worse still, the sound system failed and Howard Baker stood at the […]
Cool champion. Head Coach Kris Kimbrough gets the "Gatorade treatment" from Assistant Coach Phillip Morgan after the Baby Roadrunners won this season's 6U Flag AFC championship in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Assistant Coach Brandon Fair also was in on the fun. "I started to put the stuff up, then the coaches tried to give me a bath," said Kimbrough. "I ran for 10 minutes and finally gave in."
By Steve Williams It may be grassroots football, but the intricacies of it are more sophisticated than one might expect. At least that was the case for Grace Christian’s 11-and-under Pee Wee team this season. The Rams installed a new offense this year and put in a new defensive formation for the post-season tournament in […]
Tough Night: Farragut's Elijah Thomas (34) and Caleb Thomas can't hide their frustration during the Admirals' 74-55 loss to Harriman last week at the Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. The defeat dropped Farragut to 1-2 on the season.
By Ken Lay Farragut High School boys basketball coach Chris Cool is preaching patience as his young Admirals embark on the early stages of the 2016-17 basketball season. Trouble is: his team hasn’t quite bought over the first three games of the new campaign. “We have to learn to be more patient,” Cool said after […]
Organizers Encourage 4-H Youth – or Anyone – to Send Gift Cards to UT Extension Sevier County It’s only a small, thin piece of plastic, but it could really help someone in need. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the Tennessee State Headquarters of 4-H are announcing an effort to collect gift cards […]
The city of Pigeon Forge distribution center has received donations from across the state this week and is extremely grateful for the generosity that has been shown. At this time, the distribution center is at capacity and is requesting a pause on donations once again with the exception of the following items: laundry […]
Volunteers organized by Trees Knoxville will plant 62 street trees in the right-of-way on Anniversary Lane on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 9 a.m., bringing both aesthetic appeal and functionality to the Silver Leaf Habitat Neighborhood in East Knoxville. Kasey Krouse, the City’s Urban Forester, said this project was made possible by a partnership […]
Halls Holiday Festival Saturday, December 3 from noon – 2 p.m. Halls Food City
Volunteers can help the City of Knoxville get national recognition for being a healthy place for its wildest residents. The City of Knoxville Offices of Solid Waste, Sustainability and Neighborhoods in cooperation with Knox County Solid Waste will begin a series of public land and stream clean-up projects this Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-4 p.m. […]