By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org If you attend the State of Franklin Day at James White Fort this Saturday you may find characters there representing East Tennessee and Knoxville’s early days. The costumed actors are part of a group called Tennesseans For Living History and you’ll find them here and there around our region in different […]
By Ray Hill “I have got no horse no autmobel and no nothing to ride can you pleas if possible fix for me to get some help some way can you fix for me some way so my family will not purish.” So wrote a man from Newcomb, Tennessee to Congressman J. Will Taylor on […]
The 4x200 relay team, all sophomores, helped Austin-East get off to a fast start in the East Sectional meet at CAK Thursday. The Roadrunners (from left) are Jahson Jackson, KaJuan Hale, Martest Forbes and Coby Colquitt. Photo by Steve Williams.
By Steve Williams Knoxville Catholic started the 2015-16 school year with a state championship in cross country last fall. The Irishmen would like to end it with a Class A-AA title in outdoor track and field this week at the TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. After state qualifying was completed in the East sectional meet […]
By Steve Williams The Jungle never looked better. That’s where the Powell Panthers play and their new artificial turf is ready for use. Powell is the first of 13 Knox County high schools getting artificial turf over a three-year period, thanks to a $10 million gift from the Haslam family, Pilot and Pilot Flying J. […]
Farragut senior Dylan Pacifico threw two shutouts last week to propel the Admirals to the State Tournament last week. He tossed a complete game against Karns in the region semifinals and combined with John Painter for a one-hitter against Morristown East Friday. Photo by Dan Andrews.
By Ken Lay For much of the 2016 postseason the Farragut High School baseball team has endured its share of offensive struggles. But the Admirals (37-6) saw their bats awaken a bit in a comeback win against Powell in the Region 2-AAA Championship Game. There, Farragut scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh […]
Farragut High School's baseball team celebrates a regional championship Wednesday night. The Admirals notched a 6-5 win over Powell when they scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Photo by Dan Andrews.
By Ken Lay Farragut High School baseball coach Matt Buckner watched his team struggle for six innings in the Region 2-AAA Championship game Wednesday night while Powell High saw things fall perfectly into place. But the bottom of the seventh was a different story as the Admirals overcame a 5-1 deficit to nab a comeback […]
By Mike Steely One of the things to come out of the recent retreat of members of the Knoxville City Council members is the idea of meeting earlier than the current 7 p.m. sessions. The council meets twice each month and the idea appears to be aimed at drawing more citizens. Councilman Mark Campen told […]
They may be babies, but kittens as young as 4 months and puppies as young as 5 months can get pregnant and have their first litter just two months later. “Many owners put off the procedure and wait until the puppy or kitten is 6 to 8 months old. But by then, a litter […]
Use heat-treated wood or collect on-site to protect forests Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy, is advising the public of a new policy regarding bringing firewood into parks. Beginning June 1, Tennessee State Parks will advise visitors to use certified heat-treated wood. […]
The 2015 Big BBQ Bash is set for June 24 and 25 at Founder’s Square in historic downtown Maryville, TN, located at the scenic foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The event is a professional barbecue cook-off and fundraiser for the Helen Ross McNabb Center, created as a legacy project by the Leadership Blount Class of […]