By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org Many improvements are underway at the Old Gray Cemetery in downtown Knoxville and additional funding is needed to top off an effort named “Trees, Trails and Traditions.” Russell B. Kuhlman, president of the board of directors, notified members and the public by mail recently of the effort noting that 75% […]
By Ray Hill W. “Ned” Carmack’s campaign for the United States Senate ended on a dusty road in rural West Tennessee under circumstances never resolved. Carmack’s wife Charlotte arrived to whisk him home to Murfreesboro, where Carmack spent some time in a hospital. Found unconscious, beaten, bloodied and partially paralyzed, Ned Carmack was forced to […]
The Hardin Valley Academy dance team capped its mini-camp Dec. 15 by performing with the Jr. Hawkettes.
By Steve Williams Every holiday season it seems Central High cheerleaders ring bells for the Salvation Army and paint faces and make pot holders at the Fantasy of Trees. The tradition continued this year. What do the cheerleaders get out of this community service? Three members of Coach Jackie Raley’s squad answered the question. “What […]
Farragut High's dance team captured its third straight state championship in this year's Small Varsity Pom division and also placed second in the Small Varsity Jazz division. First row (left to right): Grace Reed, Olivia Rice, Presley Packer (senior co-captain), Tatum Allen (senior captain), Mackenzie Wilcox and Taylor Gee. Second row (left to right): Hannah Kochanski, Brenna Bocik, Brooke Thayer, Shelby Elam, Lucy Watkins and Bridget Gibson.
By Steve Williams Farragut High’s dance team, led by seniors Presley Packer and Tatum Allen, took first place in the TSSAA’s Small Varsity Pom division for the third year in a row and also placed second in Small Varsity Jazz. “We practice multiple hours every week to prepare for competition,” said Coach Adonia Adams. “Our […]
Gibbs Middle Project is Ahead of Schedule Gibbs Middle School Principal Cindy White (far right, front row) and Donnie Fawver of Knox County Purchasing Department (far left, back row) hosted elected officials, Knox County Schools personnel, and community leaders on a construction progress tour of the new Gibbs Middle School this past Friday. The Gibbs […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com In their first votes as new members of the Knoxville City Council the five newly elected members voted unanimously with the remaining four members to select Councilman Finbarr Saunders as Vice Mayor. The five members split on the election of a Beer Board Chairman with Gwen McKenzie, Seema Perez, Marshall Stair […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org At one time the Fire Station #12 was the furthest fire station from downtown Knoxville. Built in 1930 the station was built on property owned by the Lonas family. Recently the historic old station got a complete makeover to bring it up to date and make it more comfortable for the […]
By Ray Hill Edward Ward Carmack, Jr. possessed a name made famous by his father. E. W. Carmack had been a congressman, United States senator and only just barely missed having been elected governor; the elder Carmack had also been a newspaper editor who deftly used his pen to praise his friends and torture his […]
By Steve Williams Jake Renfree, Knoxville Catholic junior, had a good cross country season. In the annual KIL meet in October, he finished runner-up behind three-time champion Carter Coughlin of Webb School. In November at the TSSAA state meet, Renfree placed fourth in the Large Schools division. Most prep harriers would love to have such […]
By Steve Williams Brock Jancek was a beast inside for Knoxville Catholic in its run to the TSSAA Class AA state basketball championship game last season. The 6-7, 215-pound power forward continues to be a force under the basket in his senior year, but the improvement of his game overall is what has impressed veteran […]