‘Call Mullins’

‘Call Mullins’

By Ralphine Major I topped Black Oak Ridge in my Chevrolet Malibu. Just ahead lay a beautiful valley of church steeples, businesses, towering trees, and ridges. My destination was Halls High School, my mother’s alma mater. There was a freedom in leaving my world of college classes in the spring of 1976. It was a […]

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,II

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,II

By Ray Hill The unexpected death of Senator Nathan L. Bachman had plunged Tennessee politics into turmoil. The responsibility for filling the vacancy caused by Senator Bachman’s death fell to Governor Gordon Browning. The pressure on Browning very quickly became intense and the governor found himself besieged by prospective candidates and their supporters. Browning was […]

HKRG, roller derby growing in K-Town

HKRG, roller derby growing in K-Town

By Ken Lay It’s not a sport played by pampered millionaire athletes and its fan base is loyal and its skaters are as passionate as any athletes. And that’s the appeal of roller derby — a rapidly growing sport in East Tennessee. Knoxville’s roller derby league (featuring the Hard Knox Brawlers and the Hard Knox […]

Lady Force Home Opener ends in Draw

Knoxville Lady Force Ties Home Opener Against Alabama FC   The 2013 Knoxville Lady Force home opener at Regal Stadium on the UT-Knoxville campus began Saturday afternoon in sunny, 90 degree temperature weather.  Alabama FC, a new team in the WPSL’s Southeastern Conference, traveled from Birmingham to face the Lady Force who are starting their […]

Knoxville Force Soccer Update

Knoxville Force Continues the Rivalry with Chattanooga FC Saturday Evening, 6-1-13   The Knoxville Force hosted their close-by rivals, the Chattanooga FC, on Saturday evening at Regal Soccer Stadium on the UT-Knoxville campus.  Coming in, Chattanooga was first in the Southeast Flight of the NPSL’s South Conference and Knoxville was third.  The Conference has expanded […]

Crowne Plaza rebuilds sidewalk for Trolley Riders

  The Crowne Plaza in Downtown Knoxville took swift action in making the sidewalk area safer. After the recent record rainfall the trolley stop located in front of the hotel resembled a mud pit.  This was the result of both tourists, citizens, and clients of the Crowne Plaza gaining access to the Trolley. After a […]

Long, frustrating lines at Clerks Office

People seeking to perform business with the Knox County Clerks Office were in for a rude surprise as they entered the Halls Satellite location today. Long lines of up to an hour wait  forced many Knox County citizens to turn around and go home. In a bit of irony the Knox County Clerks Office recently […]