Piddle Diddle has Arrived!

By Ralphine Major What animal can hold a child’s attention better than a mischievous, cunning penguin?  Piddle Diddle is such a penguin!  Despite her small size, she can be an example to children.  Size is an obstacle only if you let it be, and penguins are some of the most entertaining animals on the planet.  […]

Old North Knoxville coming alive

By Mike Steely Old North Knoxville sits in a Historic District. Here and there are a few homes for sale along the sidewalks and tree-lined streets. The houses vary in style; some are single story and some are large two-story homes, most dating from 1880 through 1920. The neighborhood was a city unto itself […]

Legal and Public Notices for July 13, 2015

  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 August 21, 2009, executed by WILLIAM W. UNDERWOOD, conveying certain real property therein described to ALAN E. SOUTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, SOUTH & ASSOCIATES, PC, as Trustee, as same […]

Knoxville Focus for July 13, 2015

South Waterfront Park begins By Mike Steely The ground was broken for the Suttree Landing Park Tuesday for what will eventually be part of a 3-mile long River Walk, stretching along the south side of the Tennessee River. The River Walk will connect the City View development and the former Baptist Hospital to the […]

Lower sign height passes first reading

By Mike Steely When is a compromise not a compromise? When it gets a split vote — which is what happened during the Knoxville City Council meeting Tuesday when the new sign ordinance finally came up for discussion. After four years of work by a special Sign Task Force, numerous public hearings, and a […]

Congressman J. Ridley Mitchell of Crossville

By Ray Hill   Long forgotten by most, John Ridley Mitchell was a member of Congress for eight years and twice a viable candidate for statewide office in Tennessee. J. Ridley Mitchell was a formidable politician and a wily practitioner of the art of politics. Albert Gore, Sr., who succeeded Mitchell in Congress, once described […]

Karns Little Leaguers finish strong to win District 6

  By Steve Williams Karns stumbled out of the starting gate in this year’s District 6 Little League tournament, but roared across the finish line. Coach Ron Eller’s All-Star team (12-year-old division) completed its trip through the losers’ bracket with a convincing 13-3 win over Maryville Black in Thursday night’s championship game. Karns had dropped […]

Neighborhoods in Action

  By Mike Steely   Parkridge hears streetscape ideas The Parkridge neighborhood heard from Leslie Fawaz of the East Tennessee Design Center last week about a proposed Washington Avenue-Parkridge Streetscape. Fawaz said that improvements could include new murals, painted crosswalks, landscaping, larger sidewalks and building façade changes. “This is just a concept, just a […]

Pink Panthers come together for City championship

By Steve Williams A joint effort by two recreation commissions – Holston-Chilhowee and Carter – made it possible for a group of 12-and-under girls to have a softball team this summer. And what a team it turned out to be! The Holston-Chilhowee Pink Panthers won the City 12U girls softball championship. “Our team was made […]

Commission looks at school fund requests

By Mike Steely The Knox County Commission meets in a work session next Monday, July 20, at 5 p.m. in the City-County Building and will consider several requests from the school system including leasing 14 vehicles for Drivers Education. The 36-month lease, with Acme Auto Leasing LLC, will cost $67,134.48 for each 12-month period, or […]

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