Wright Resumes Commission Chair Role By David Klein Four newly elected Knox County Commissioners met Thursday along with seven returning commissioners at a Knox County Commission Reorganization Meeting to appoint a chair and vice chair of the commission, and committee members. Newly elected commissioners Evelyn Gill of District 1, Michele Carringer of District 2, Hugh […]
By Ken Lay Interim Knox County School Superintendent Buzz Thomas announced a plan to bring an end to the school system’s transportation problem, which includes a shortage of bus drivers. He made his plan public at Tuesday’s Board of Education workshop meeting at the Andrew Johnson Building. Knox County Schools has been plagued by lack […]
By Ray Hill Congressman Albert Gore, forty-four years old in 1952, was poised to challenge Tennessee’s most formidable vote getter, Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, in the Democratic primary. McKellar, eighty-three years old and ailing, remained an imposing candidate despite his infirmities. The longest serving senator in Tennessee’s history, McKellar was well liked by his people […]
Lexie Gilland/FulCom Chaton Mobley, Fulton running back, battles for yardage against a tough Austin-East defense Friday night. Mobley gave the Falcons an early lead, but the Roadrunners pulled out a 20-13 win.
By Steve Williams Austin-East finally made some noise in an old city rivalry Friday night and the echoes rumbled across the state. Better take the Roadrunners seriously in the Class 2A playoffs this season. A-E made the short trip to Broadway and stunned Fulton 20-13 for its first win over the Falcons in five years. […]
By David Klein Aaron Dykes was a touchdown monster Friday night at Hardin Valley. The Hawks’ running back scored four touchdowns on 10 carries, tying a school record to lead Hardin Valley to a 47-7 win over the visiting South Doyle Cherokees. He finished with 177 yards. In the first half, Dykes ran for 130 […]
Troy Shafer is pictured with his wife Monica and their daughter, Maecyn and their son Sawyer.
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org Troy Shafer has 18 years of IT experience and is now offering Shafer Technology Solutions in Knoxville and surrounding areas. He’s bringing his expertise, gained at large companies and government service, to offer a whole technology company geared to assists small and medium businesses. Shafer prides himself on helping businesses stay […]
By Ken Lay A warm day is always good for ice cream and several East Knoxville residents turned out for Town Hall East’s Neighborhood Scoop Party on Saturday, September 3 at Tank Strickland Park. The ice cream social was an attempt to help the residents of several East Knox County neighborhoods residents become active at […]
Elected officials take the oath of office By Mike Steely email@example.com “The new school board represents a historic change and opportunity and sets the stage for real change in the educational process in Knox County,” said new Board of Education member Tony Norman of District 3. Norman was among several newly elected or re-elected county […]
By Ken Lay Rick Barnes may be Tennessee’s head men’s basketball coach but he also wants to contribute to the community. That’s why he became involved with Knoxville’s Emerald Youth Foundation. “When I first got here, I wanted to do more than just coach basketball,” Barnes said as he started the 18th Annual Emerald Golf […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org One of the beautiful features about the Colonial Village neighborhood is Butterfly Lake. The shallow lake sits at the entry of the South Knoxville neighborhood and draws all types of water fowl. Last week the Canadian Geese were waddling along the shoreline looking for food and two cranes were far away […]