Julia Martin is a versatile athlete at First Baptist Academy in Powell, competing in basketball, swimming, soccer and track and field. She also was FBA's first-ever TSSAA state qualifier, advancing to the Spring Fling in the pentathlon in May.
By Steve Williams Don’t be surprised if Savanah Pope ends up being a high school basketball coach someday. The Karns High graduate already has shown she can play the game, be a leader and coach youngsters in AAU summer ball. “I plan to attend Pellissippi State Community College for the next two years in the […]
By Mike Steely Ever wonder who built the state parks in Tennessee? The parks—with pools, trails, campgrounds, roads, parking lots, pavilions, cabins, dams and administration buildings— didn’t just spontaneously appear. As I’ve written before, my wife and I have visited all but one of the 59 Tennessee State Parks and what surprised us was the […]
Try out Knoxville Transit with Free Rides Friday By Mike Steely email@example.com If you don’t usually ride the Knoxville City buses or trolleys you may want to step aboard and see what you’ve been missing. While there are lots of parking spaces downtown, the only trouble is finding one. The city is instituting new parking […]
By Steve Hunley Interim School Superintendent Buzz Thomas is off to a good start with his letter to the community. Thomas has hit the right note by clearly indicating he’s cognizant of every stakeholder involved in the school system, which extends beyond teachers, students, and parents. Buzz Thomas even mentioned the taxpayers, a group Jim […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org “We’ve got about 30 vendors with everything including local tomatoes, sweet corn, beans, okra, cucumbers, squash, zucchini and berries,” said Jeff Cannon. Cannon and his wife, Virginia, host the Dixie Lee Farmers Market every Saturday morning from May to October in the parking lot of the Renaissance Center at Dixie Lee […]
By Ray Hill Theodore Gilmore Bilbo had twice been governor of Mississippi and was engaged in a serious controversy when he proposed to fire one hundred and seventy nine professors and faculty members from the state university system. Bilbo’s plan to move the University of Mississippi from Oxford to Jackson had failed. Governor Bilbo gleefully […]
By Mark Nagi You couldn’t script it if you tried… A girl from a small town in the middle of Tennessee wins more games than any basketball coach in history… But Pat Summitt was so much more than that. Pat was, simply put, one of the most important people in the history of our state, […]
In addition to tennis, Wallen won post-season honors in football and wrestling.
By Steve Williams Softball standout Samantha Trentham enjoyed a victory of a different kind last week as she went to Mexico on a mission trip. “We have been loving on and witnessing to the children down here and being ‘Jesus with skin on,’ which has kind of become our motto,” e-mailed Trentham, Seymour High’s female […]
By Steve Williams Tyler Thackerson already has turned a page on the new chapter in his life. The record-setting Clinton High quarterback has begun preparation for his first year at Carson-Newman University. “Since I reported to Carson-Newman in early June, my main focus has been completing two summer classes, working out every day and to […]
By Steve Williams The court was home away from home for most of the school year for Kelley Wandell. From late July with the first practice session in volleyball to late February and the end of basketball season, that’s where Wandell spent most of her afternoons or evenings the past four years – on the […]