Washington Widow: Mary Borah

Washington Widow: Mary Borah

By Ray Hill If there is anything sadder than a defeated and forgotten politician, it may well be a forgotten politician’s widow. Once powerful politicians who wielded enormous influence, attended by staff and an abundance of friends, oftentimes find themselves bereft when out of office and without favors to dispense.  Many former friends disappear with […]

Third Thursday Concerts at New Harvest Park continue July 21

Knox County Parks and Recreation’s new summer concert series, Third Thursday Concerts at New Harvest Park, continues on Thursday, July 21 with country music singer Mae Beth Harris at 6:30 p.m. and folk singer-songwriter Shane at 7:30 p.m.   The free concerts, held June through August on the third Thursday of each month, take place […]

Inskip Pool Closure: Storm’s power outage damages pool motor

Inskip Pool will be closed today and probably tomorrow (Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16) due to a damaged pool motor from Thursday’s storm-related power outage. An outside contractor is currently repairing the motor.   Joe Walsh, the City Parks and Recreation Director, says staff anticipates reopening the pool on Sunday, July 17. Hours […]

Early Voting Begins Across Tennessee

Early Voting Begins Across Tennessee

Early voting for the August 4 state primary and county general election is now underway. Voting will continue Mondays through Saturdays and end Saturday, July 30. Secretary of State Tre Hargett is encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting, which allows people to cast a ballot when it’s convenient for them. “Tennesseans broke records […]

Sevier Family Reunion

Sevier Family Reunion

The Sevier Family Association is holding its 2016 reunion in Knoxville July 14-17, with descendants from several states attending.   They will honor their family patriarch and the state’s first governor with a wreath laying ceremony at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, July 17. The ceremony will also remember Sevier’s two wives, Sarah Hawkins and “Bonny Kate” […]

Girl Talk, Inc. Announces Red Carpet Sponsors, 2016 Role Models for the Girl Talk Fashion Show Gala

Girl Talk, Inc. Announces Red Carpet Sponsors, 2016 Role Models for the Girl Talk Fashion Show Gala

Girl Talk, Inc. is pleased to announce that Legacy Housing Foundation, US Cellular’s Women in Action, and US Cellular’s Network of Black Associates will be the Red Carpet sponsors of the Girl Talk Fashion Show Gala on Friday, August 12th. The gala, which serves as the organization’s signature fundraising event, will offer a night filled […]

Disabled Women Veterans Attending Fly Fishing Retreat On The Clinch

A fly fishing retreat for women who are disabled veterans is set for this weekend, July 15-17, on the Clinch River and at Rabbit Run Retreat. Female fly fishing professionals are coming from throughout the region to serve as river guides for the veterans.   The outing, organized by Marilyn Rogan of Project Healing Waters […]

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