The Knox County Sheriff’s office hosted a Media Luncheon last week where Sheriff Spangler’s team recognized the partnership between the department and media. Sheriff Spangler spoke on the department’s goal of a continued relationship and offering transparency with the public. “We rely on the media to help keep the public informed. We appreciate what you […]
By Ray Hill Dan Kuykendall (pronounced Kirk-en-dall) was the first Republican to be elected to Congress from West Tennessee since 1882. Kuykendall was also the first Republican to represent E. H. Crump’s former domain of Memphis in the House of Representatives; Kuykendall was also the last Republican to represent the area in Congress. Kuykendall was […]
By Steve Williams South-Doyle fans’ view of their team’s sideline wasn’t a pretty sight. The Cherokees’ Elijah Young, one of the state’s top running backs, was nursing “bumps and bruises” and not in uniform. The scene on the field also was causing some worry. Visiting Carter was playing like it had an upset win in […]
By Ken Lay Bearden High School girls soccer coach Ryan Radcliffe wasn’t sure what to expect when his team took the field Thursday night. But it didn’t take him long to like what he saw as the Lady Bulldogs notched a 4-0 non-district victory over Kingston Pike rival Farragut before a spirited crowd at […]
Advisory Council seeks members By Mike Steely email@example.com The Neighborhood Advisory Council is looking for five new members. The council is appointed by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and serves as her consultation group on issues facing all of Knoxville’s neighborhoods. Debbie Sharp is the Office of Neighborhoods coordinator and is looking for advocates of neighborhoods. […]
By Steve Hunley There is no plainer way to put it; quite simply hazing should be illegal. A recent reminder was the filing of a lawsuit by a former Florida State University student who claims he sustained a brain injury while being forced to participate in a hazing ritual. That particular ritual was called the […]
Tom Hale, representing several homeowners' associations, addressed the Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Commission to protest the proposed Post Oak Bend subdivision.
By Pete Gawda For the second straight month yellow shirted members of Northshore Corridor, which represents several home owners associations, packed the main assembly room at the City County Building to protest the proposed Post Oak Bend subdivision. Last month the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) postponed the issue. However, at the Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting, […]
By Ray Hill “Live so that when you die, even the undertaker will be sorry.” Sign that hung in the business office of Jim Cummings. James H. Cummings is likely a name unfamiliar to most readers, but during his time he was a power and a man to be reckoned with. When he died in […]
Longtime coaches combine for 76 years By Steve Williams Jeanne Fair and Sharon Brown have coached everything but football at Tennessee School for the Deaf. And after a combined 76 years, the two are still at it and having fun. Fair is in her 44th year coaching at TSD. Most of that time, she’s been […]
PHOTO BY TRACY HEARD Powell High's football team rips through the cheerleaders' banner as it takes the field at Clinton Friday night. The Panthers scorched the Dragons 35-0 to raise their record to 4-1.
By Steve Williams Hurricane Florence had an effect on high school football in Knoxville last week. Tennessee School for the Deaf’s home football opener scheduled for Thursday night was postponed when South Carolina School for Deaf closed early last week because of the approaching hurricane. TSD Athletic Director Luke Benson said the game will be […]