Harry Tindell gets nod from City Council By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org It’s pretty apparent that Lauren Rider and Harry Tindell get along well. During an appearance before the East Towne Business Alliance Wednesday morning the two joked and laughed with each other. Rider led the field in the recent City Primary for 4th District City […]
PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Fulton High band members pump up the crowd at kickoff time of Friday's rivalry game at Austin-East. The Falcons held on for a 20-14 win.
By Steve Williams Rodney Ellison, Powell High head football coach, felt his team took a huge step towards making the playoffs this season with its 21-19 win at Karns Friday night. “We still have a lot of work to do, but this is a win we felt we had to have,” said Ellison, after the […]
PHOTO BY SHELBY PILANT Christian Academy of Knoxville defenders swarm a Carter running back in a Grasscutter Division game (age 9-under) in the Knox Metro Youth Football League at John Tarleton Park on Aug. 29. CAK won 20-6.
By Steve Williams The Knoxville Metro Youth Football League saw a significant decline last season in teams that play “tackle” football. Not including 6-under “flag” football teams, there were 102 teams in the KMYFL in 2016. That included teams in the 7U through 14U age divisions and is the lowest number of “tackle” teams in […]
By Ray Hill The 1974 Tennessee gubernatorial campaign took a heavy toll on the finances of several aspirants. Dortch Oldham, who had run in the Republican primary, acknowledged spending perhaps $300,000 of his own money to fund his campaign. Oldham said, “I don’t believe anybody would do that if he ever sat down before the […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com It is obvious that our population is aging. The average life expectancy in our nation is now almost 80 years. While our nation’s total life average is 53 years among nations of the world, the 79.13 year estimate is much greater now than it was fifty years ago. Knoxville and Knox […]
By Mike Steely I don’t know which day was more pleasant: an afternoon of camping at a busy campground with children playing all around us or time spent relaxing without all that activity and noise the next day. Both days were pleasant, just different. My wife and I have visited every Tennessee State Park but […]
Dr. Tom Kim hosting 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Dr. Tom Kim invites Knoxville area golfers to join him Wednesday, Sept. 20, for a round at Egwani Farms Golf Course. That’s the venue for the ninth installment of the tournament that bears his name. The Dr. Tom Kim Charity Golf Tournament was launched in 2009 […]
By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel is no stranger to hypocrisy; no indeed, the Sentinel and hypocrisy are on intimate terms. The story published in the Sentinel last Saturday attacking Commissioners Charles Busler and Bob Thomas reached new heights of hypocrisy. The Sentinel story attempted to taint Commissioners Busler and Thomas with the brush of […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org About 100 people attended the groundbreaking last Tuesday for the new Morning Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care Center on Westland Drive near the Pellissippi Parkway. The West Knox County facility began Phase One of the project and is the fifth such facility by the company in East Tennessee. Construction on […]
By Ray Hill Clifford Davis had first been selected by E. H. Crump, the undisputed political boss of Shelby County, to go to Congress in a 1940 special election. Davis had remained in Congress since that time and his congressional career had likely been saved when he was shot on the floor of the House […]