Part Six: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Six: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Having won a second six-year term in 1958 over serious opposition, Albert Gore returned to the Senate.  Although he had won a smashing reelection victory against former Governor Prentice Cooper, Gore believed the campaign left him with political scars that never quite healed.  The senator’s popularity in West Tennessee would never quite […]

Fulton clears major hurdle in state title quest

Fulton clears major hurdle in state title quest

By Steve Williams It was officially a quarterfinal game, but going in some said Fulton vs.Greeneville could very well be for the state championship. The defending champion Falcons and Greene Devils were both undefeated and No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the Class 4A state rankings. With so much possibly at stake, it wasn’t […]

Grace ‘pulls out all stops’ to eliminate Seahawks

Grace ‘pulls out all stops’ to eliminate Seahawks

By Ken Lay Grace Christian Academy football coach Randy McKamey threw caution to the wind Friday night and the result was a 49-21 Class 2A Quarterfinal win for the Rams over Silverdale Baptist Academy before a packed house on a cool rainy night. “When you get to this point in the season, you have to […]

Holiday Farmers Market at New Harvest Park

Shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and help support local businesses at the New Harvest Park Holiday Farmers Market! The third annual Holiday Market will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the New Harvest Park community building at 4775 New Harvest Lane.   The market will feature 15 local […]


Saturday’s contest against Vanderbilt has plenty of implications. It’s senior night, the last home game of the season in Neyland Stadium and carries the possibility of a bowl game for the Vols.   But the game also means a lot for the entire state of Tennessee.   Tennessee assistant coaches spoke on Wednesday about what […]


Northbound traffic lanes on Gay Street between Church and Clinch avenues will be closed from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21st, for the Remote Area Medical film premiere at the Tennessee Theatre.   A detour will be posted to direct northbound traffic one block to the east on Church, north on State, […]

Local companies build massive can structures to help fight hunger – Friday, Nov. 22

Five local teams of architects, engineers, construction companies and other organizations will come together to construct huge holiday-themed art sculptures made of canned food items for Knoxville’s first “Holiday Canstruction” to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.   See the structures as they are built on Nov. 22 when the teams will gather at the Knoxville Convention […]

Faculty exhibit photographic works at Pellissipp iState

Be inspired by the photographic talents of Pellissippi State Community College faculty during the Faculty Photo Gallery exhibit at the Bagwell Center for Media and Art, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. “The Faculty Photography Gallery is an annual show of all the photography work of the faculty members who teach photography at Pellissippi State,” said […]

Bond fee change saves taxpayers $247K annually

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett today signed bond documents that will save taxpayers $247,000 annually.  The new agreement with BB&T reduces the fees that the County pays in association with outstanding bonds for at least the next five years. “We are always looking at ways to reduce the amount that taxpayers spend on debt, and […]