By Sally Absher The main focus of last week’s Board of Education meetings was the approval of a contract for incoming Interim Superintendent, Buzz Thomas, with a proposed salary of $195,000. Thomas will be starting in his role as Interim Superintendent on June 15, allowing several weeks of transition with outgoing Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, […]
By Dan Andrews email@example.com As Chief Rausch handed the Explorer of the Year award to Hayden Marshall on April 22, 2016, he smiled, which was significant because it was the first time he had smiled in days. Before the awards ceremony an impromptu press conference outside the dining hall had taken place with media pressing […]
Is it a medical clinic or a drug treatment office? By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org About fifty neighborhood residents in the Choto area in West Knox County attended the zoning portion of the Knox County Commission last week to oppose a medical clinic that they feel might become a drug treatment facility. The opponents came armed […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com Although the city may adopt a budget that is 4.5% above this year’s figures there’s no property tax increase proposed for next year. One of the bouts of applause during Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero’s “State of the City” address Wednesday at Zoo Knoxville came when she announced she is asking […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org A flower shop doesn’t have to be huge to be successful and Always in Bloom on Sutherland is a great example. Jenny Austin and Leonard Palladino started the business in 2005 and Austin and her employees were busy last week taking orders and preparing centerpieces for a special UT event while […]
By Ray Hill Huey Long was, by almost all accounts, a brilliant lawyer. To whom did he turn when he needed a good lawyer? The answer would be John Holmes Overton of Alexandria. John H. Overton was a descendant of the famed John Overton of Tennessee, a contemporary of Andrew Jackson. Overton’s father Thomas was […]
By Ken Lay Two big innings propelled Hardin Valley Academy’s baseball team to a crucial District 4-AAA victory Wednesday night. The Hawks scored five innings in both the third and sixth frames and those big offensive outbursts were enough to net HVA a 10-1 win over Heritage at home. “I think the timing of the […]
Halls High's Sam Steffey outruns Central's Mohammed Bangura (4) in a District 3-AAA match Tuesday at Halls. Steffey scored a goal to lift the Red Devils to a 3-1 win in the annual battle for Black Oak Ridge bragging rights.
By Ken Lay Three unanswered second-half goals spelled victory for the Halls High School boys soccer team Tuesday night in the Black Oak Ridge rivalry. The Red Devils overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit and notched a 3-1 victory over Central at the Halls soccer field. The win also helped Halls clinch second place in the […]
By Steve Williams The story of Baylee Williams’ softball career could be inspiring and motivating for some young and small players taking up the game. “I was maybe 7 years old when I first started playing and probably the smallest on every team,” said Williams. “Just an average player, then all of a sudden I […]
Catholic High senior Johnathan Chavez (right) could be a big point-getter for the Fighting Irish in this week’s KIL track and field meet at Hardin Valley. Chavez has posted the top times in the Knoxville area for the boys’ 1600 and 3200-meter events this season. PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS.
By Steve Williams Rebecca Story will be the top attraction at this week’s Knoxville Interscholastic League track and field meet. The Christian Academy of Knoxville sophomore is one of the nation’s top prep distance runners and posted a new state record in the 3200-meter event April 9 when she posted a time of 10 minutes, […]