The 1936 Campaign For Governor

The 1936 Campaign For Governor

By Ray Hill Hill McAlister had finally achieved his dream of serving as governor of Tennessee after two hard fought failed campaigns.  The descendant of two governors, McAlister had run a strong race against incumbent Austin Peay when the latter was seeking a third two-year term in 1926.  Peay had died suddenly in 1927 and […]

Karns All-Stars take third place in state

Karns All-Stars take third place in state

By Steve Williams A few of the Karns players could be seen being consoled by a parent after their season ended one win short of the State Little League tournament finals Wednesday night at Karns. Such scenes are quick reminders that these are just 11-year-old boys. Six years or so ago, they were just beginning […]

Head Start, Pilot fuel cards, and TIFs on Commission agenda

By Mike Steely An agenda of some 54 items was passed on to their regular meeting tomorrow night when the Knox County Commission met in work session last week, including a resolution to extend a 20-year lease of a former school for use as a Head Start program. Commissioner Mike Brown, who represents the area […]

Knox County’s first Zika case recorded in traveler

Still no mosquito-borne transmission in continental U.S.   Knoxville, Tenn. – The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) received laboratory confirmation today from the Tennessee Department of Health of Knox County’s first Zika virus case. The individual recently returned to the U.S. from an area overseas with active mosquito-borne transmission of Zika. The individual is expected […]

Upcoming events at the Fountain City Art Center

Upcoming events at the Fountain City Art Center

By Sylvia Williams A New FCAC Open Competition: Photography! Barry Seaton and Clay Thurston will be the judges for our very first “just photography” competition on exhibit from July 29 – August 26. If you or your friends and family would like to enter, you can get the guidelines and categories for the competition from […]

Zoo Knoxville throwing an elephant birthday party

Zoo Knoxville throwing an elephant birthday party

Zoo Knoxville is throwing a pachyderm-sized party to celebrate the 2016 birthdays of Tonka,  Jana and Edie, the zoo’s African elephants, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 22.   The celebration will take place in the elephants’ habitat in the zoo’s Grasslands Africa area.  Guests are invited to gather and watch Tonka, Jana and Edie […]

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