A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI: Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

A Tale of Tennessee and the FBI:  Senator K. D. McKellar and J. Edgar Hoover

By Ray Hill Francis Biddle, was Attorney General of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and noted Tennessee’s Senator Kenneth D. McKellar could be “obstinate” and “vindictive”, but was careful to note McKellar was “shrewd”. Biddle also added that McKellar “never forgot”. It was McKellar’s long memory that caused the Tennessean to bedevil […]

New coaches are trying to put Roadrunners back on winning track

New coaches are trying to put Roadrunners back on winning track

By Steve Williams There’s a lot of newness in Austin-East High’s football program. It begins with Jeff Phillips, the Roadrunners’ new head coach, and continues with the entire varsity coaching staff, in which eight of its nine members are new. Only Anthony McAlister, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, was on the A-E staff last season. […]

Great blogs think alike!

Last week I commented about Sara Skinner’s amazing latest performance at TeenHoot  on July 26th.  Well, I wasn’t the only person blogging about how impressed I was with her performance as an artist.  The good people at The Huffington Post wrote an amazing blog about her latest Youtube video collaboration with Kurt Hugo Schneider on the same […]

Shining light on a bad situation at the coliseum parking garage

These photos were taken at the City of Knoxville parking garage across from the Civic Coliseum. Click here (ParkingBook2) to view the latest parking lot revenue numbers for the coliseum parking garage. The City of Knoxville generated over $336,000.00+ in revenue for this parking garage alone!  The photos were taken at approximately 12:30 p.m. on 08/01/2013. […]

The million dollar question answered

While sitting in the KTA (Knox Transit Authority) meeting last week a startling comment was made. “One million dollars has vanished off the books.” Now, to clarify, nobody was stating the money was stolen.  However, questions were raised by both commission members and members of the community about the complicated accounting practices that led to […]

Tennessee Theatre joins Broadway League, enjoys record-breaking Broadway subscription sales

The Tennessee Theatre recently joined the ranks of select theatres across the country attracting the highest-quality Broadway national tours through membership in the National Broadway League, an exclusive 700-plus member organization of theatre owners, operators, producers, presenters and general managers in New York City and more than 200 cities across North America. Members have voting power […]