Whining about the Electoral College

Whining about the Electoral College

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel came out last week with a milquetoast editorial noting the Democrats, still smarting over the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, want to debate the need for the Electoral College.  Eventually the Sentinel came to the point after traipsing around the edge of the […]

‘Tribute Truckster’ is now rolling year round

‘Tribute Truckster’ is now rolling year round

By Steve Williams In its fourth year on the roads of Knoxville and East Tennessee, the Family Truckster is looking better than ever. Owner Dave Moore has given her a bright, fresh pea-green paint job, the same color she donned when the Christmas Vacation movie, starring Chevy Chase, came out in 1989. But it’s not […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eleven

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eleven

By Ray Hill Senator Howard Baker entered the fall general election after having followed a strategy of organizing early and avoiding controversy. Baker’s opponent, Jane Eskind, had won the Democratic primary by self-funding and had tried to take advantage of the senator’s support for the Panama Canal Treaty. The treaty was not popular in many […]

Charlie’s Unexpected Blessing

Charlie’s Unexpected Blessing

By Ralphine Major “I was totally surprised when I got my orders and found out I was going to Salzburg, Austria. I had to look on a map to see where it was located!” he said. “That was the beginning of a beautiful journey of a lifetime,” he added. Charlie Lovell was drafted into the […]

Alvin Frye closing doors to Fountain City Exxon

Alvin Frye closing doors to Fountain City Exxon

By Mike Steely For more than 60 years Alvin Frye has been pumping gas in Fountain City and his EXXON Station at the corner of Broadway and Essary Road has been home for him and his crew for 25 years. The 92 year old veteran of World War II and Korea is getting medical care […]

Kick off 2017 with a hike!

If you are overloaded on football, food and festivities, the UT Arboretum Society is offering a great alternative: the Third Annual New Year’s Walk at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge, on Monday, January 2, 2016. Please note that this year’s Walk will be on January 2nd, not January 1st. Start […]

Magnum Venus Products, Inc. to expand, build new facility in Knox County

Manufacturer to create 70 new jobs with $11.9 million expansion   Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Magnum Venus Products, Inc. officials today announced the manufacturer will invest $11.9 million to build a new facility that will create 70 jobs in Knox County during the next five years. MVP’s new operations in […]

Record crowd expected for 10th annual Tour De Lights

Only helmets, headlights and rear reflectors are the required gear for participants in one of downtown Knoxville’s most popular and creative holiday traditions. Everything else is up to your imagination.   More than 1,000 people on bicycles will don strands of lights, Santa hats, elf ears, reindeer antlers, noisemakers and other inventive decorations in the […]

Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Sites in Knoxville, Sevier County, South Pittsburg and Music Row   The Tennessee Historical Commission announced this week the addition of four Tennessee sites to the National Register of Historic Places.   “The National Register is an honorary recognition for time-honored places that enrich our communities and make them unique,” said Patrick McIntyre, State Historic […]

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