Hardy Johnson ‘keeps going’ on 89th birthday

Hardy Johnson ‘keeps going’ on 89th birthday

By Steve Williams Hardy Johnson, longtime shoe cobbler in Fountain City, only stopped working for short periods of time on his 89th birthday last Wednesday. His son Jim, who manages Custom Shoe Rebuilders at 5503 North Broadway St., would normally have been working too, but he had to take his mother-in-law to the doctor. Earlier […]

When Two Congressmen Collide, I

When Two Congressmen Collide, I

By Ray Hill Every ten years legislative and Congressional districts must undergo some changes; redistricting always poses a danger to incumbents.  It is not uncommon for a sitting congressman to run for higher office when faced with the elimination of his district.  Congressman Albert Gore’s district was carved up in 1952, but he was already […]

Young Bobcat squad impressive at camp

Young Bobcat squad impressive at camp

By Steve Williams A young cheerleading squad from Central High, which has 10 freshmen and sophomores combined among its 14 members, returned with numerous awards from a Universal Cheerleading Association camp June 18-20. “We won dance, cheer and the Game Day championship,” said Coach Jackie Raley last week. “And the best thing is we won […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of July 17, 2017

  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 September 21, 2015, executed by ALISHA K. BREAZEALE, BOBBY G. BREAZEALE, III, conveying certain real property therein described to ADMIRAL TITLE, INC, as Trustee, as same appears of record […]

Missing Persons Day Event

The Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner, NamUs and the Knox County Regional Forensic Center are coordinating the First Missing Persons Day in Knox County to help families reconnect with missing loved ones. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Family and friends of a person missing more than a month WHAT TO EXPECT: • This is a […]

Knoxville SOUP looking for proposals

Knoxville SOUP is seeking entries for its next micro-funding event. The next SOUP will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 27, at the South Knoxville Community Center. The deadline to enter a project is Thursday, July 20. SOUP is a grassroots organization that holds quarterly events at rotating locations to help raise money for […]

Knox County Schools Will Close Aug. 21

For the first time in 38 years, the moon on Aug. 21, 2017 will block the view of the sun from Earth in the United States and create a total solar eclipse. Most areas of East Tennessee will experience this phenomenon at approximately 2:30 p.m. EST. The timing of the eclipse will coincide with dismissal for most elementary […]

36th Annual Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony Set for Thursday, August 3

Some of the best achievements in sports will be honored during the 36th Annual Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony, which is set for Thursday, August 3 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Guest speaker for the evening is Inky Johnson, University of Tennessee football legend and motivational speaker. Tickets to the […]

“Joint Operation” veterans event to be held in Knox County

“Joint Operation,” a free event to provide veterans and their families with a one-stop shop to access local resources and services, will be held in Knoxville on Wednesday, July 19, at The Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. The event is sponsored by the offices of U.S. Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, U.S. Congressman Jimmy […]

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