By Mike Steely email@example.com If you’re looking for something to do with the family this cold month there’s an annual event going on just south of Knoxville near Cleveland. If you’ve never seen a naturally occurring spectacle then you’ve got to take a day away and go see the thousands of Sandhill Cranes. Each year […]
Courtyards Senior Living in Knoxville fulfilled a last Christmas gift wish for one of their residents, Frank Doris, who is on hospice. Frank has spent a career devoted to truck driving for over 20 years. He was accompanied always by his faithful companion, his dog “Lil Bit.” He has also served proudly with the United […]
New city council members speak up By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org When the City Beer Board convened Tuesday afternoon Stephanie Welch, the new 1st District member, was left out of the roll call. This was brought to immediate attention and Board Chairman George Wallace and the other members laughed when he said his name was, until […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com Wreaths Across America came again to Knox County recently, decorating the graves of veterans of our peacetime and wartime soldiers and sailors. The annual event, sponsored for the last time by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, will in the future be in the capable hands of the Vietnam Veterans of America’s […]
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 […]