By Ray Hill “Someday Louisiana is going to get good government. And they ain’t gonna like it.” – Earl K. Long Huey Long has gone down in American political lore for a host of reasons. Huey Long is still well remembered today and he founded a political dynasty that lasted for more than half […]
Gashaw Duhamel is accompanied by high school coach Jordan Cooper at his signing with UT.
By Steve Williams Karns High product Devin Harper will start out on the defensive side of the ball when preseason camp opens at Oklahoma State University, but those who saw him run the football in a Week 2 win over South-Doyle last season know he’s a pretty good offensive player, too. Harper broke loose for […]
Julia Martin is a versatile athlete at First Baptist Academy in Powell, competing in basketball, swimming, soccer and track and field. She also was FBA's first-ever TSSAA state qualifier, advancing to the Spring Fling in the pentathlon in May.
By Steve Williams Don’t be surprised if Savanah Pope ends up being a high school basketball coach someday. The Karns High graduate already has shown she can play the game, be a leader and coach youngsters in AAU summer ball. “I plan to attend Pellissippi State Community College for the next two years in the […]
By Mike Steely Ever wonder who built the state parks in Tennessee? The parks—with pools, trails, campgrounds, roads, parking lots, pavilions, cabins, dams and administration buildings— didn’t just spontaneously appear. As I’ve written before, my wife and I have visited all but one of the 59 Tennessee State Parks and what surprised us was the […]
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is hosting a celebration of Gus Manning’s 65 years of sports history with a dinner and roast on August 11, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Bearden Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tenn. Manning, who is the longest serving board member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of […]
League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County to hold Forums for Contested Races on the August 4, 2016 Ballot Did you know that in Knox County we have an important election before November? To make sure you’re informed, the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County is sponsoring three candidate forums in July for some […]
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is now accepting applications for Recycling and Waste Reduction Grants, as well as Recycling Rebates. The application period began July 1, 2016 and applications are due October 3, 2016. “Recycling directly impacts manufacturers in Tennessee who reuse materials collected in their manufacturing process,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob […]
Opportunity for the public to meet and greet candidates and elected officials Enjoy the summer scent of BBQ cooking and live music while visiting with federal, state and Blount County elected officials in a relaxed atmosphere at the Blount Partnership’s fifth annual Pigs & Politics Legislative Day sponsored by Paine Bickers Attorneys at Law […]
Knox County Parks and Recreation’s Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue on Saturday, July 9 with rock and pop cover band The Hit Men. The free, family friendly concerts take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Saturday of June, July, August and September at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 […]
Kelly Litton and Litton’s restaurant staff wore their Tennessee Orange last week to honor the legendary Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach, Pat Summit.. Pictured are Teresa, Seth, Brianna, Shawna, Kimmey, Katie, Patti, Catalina, Debbie, Mark and Brandy.