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PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Jonathan "Turtle" Byrd (left) and Matt Byrd look over lineups before giving them to umpire Tom Ouimet prior to the second game between Giles County and Central.last week. The two brothers shook hands and gave each other a hug before heading back to their respective dugouts.
By Steve Williams Charlie Byrd introduced his sons to the game of baseball years ago. He coached them and watched them play in many games. But what his eyes saw on a beautiful early spring afternoon last week was a first. Matt and Jonathan “Turtle” Byrd were on opposite sides as head coaches of Central […]
By Steve Williams Keep an eye on Cole Rheinecker. The Central High freshman stood out with the glove and bat and on the mound to lead his team to a doubleheader sweep over visiting Giles County at Bud Bales Field Wednesday. In the Battle of the Bobcats and matchup of head coaching brothers Matt Byrd […]
By Ken Lay Carmelo Venero saw an opportunity to redeem himself Wednesday night and he took advantage of his chance. A senior outfielder for the Farragut High School baseball team, Venero had a rough go of things as he and the Admirals suffered their second loss of the young 2016 season against archrival Bearden Tuesday […]
Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Fannie Battle Day Home Students Participate in Annual Easter Event Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam last week welcomed more than 65 children from Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Fannie Battle Day Home to the Tennessee Residence Great Lawn for the 6th annual Tennessee Residence Easter […]
With mowing season upon us, City of Knoxville Fleet Services recently added nine propane-powered mowers for the Horticulture division of the Public Service Department to use on 400 acres of parks mowed regularly and an average 1,947 overgrown lots cut by the City annually. “The use of alternatively fueled machines in the City’s fleet […]
Addressing the Mental Health Crisis Sixty percent of adults and half of adolescents with a mental illness are not receiving the services they need. That is why many of us on both sides of the political aisle believe there is a mental health crisis and why we are focused on finding ways to address it. […]
Exhibit at DreamMore Resort, Book Proceeds to Friends of the Smokies Today, at a media event at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, Tri-Cities artist Benjamin Walls announced the release of his new book entitled “Beyond,” which will include a foreword written by entertainment icon Dolly Parton. Beyond is a compilation of Walls’ best work and will feature […]
The Townsend Artisan Guild, Townsend, TN, will host its seventh annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, to be held at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, April 15 – 17, 2016. The event will again offer its popular vendors marketplace; family activities; live animal displays; fiber arts demonstrations; and classes for beginners […]
Motorists Urged to Obey Work Zone Speed Limits Despite Suspension of Construction The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. through […]