By Steve Williams Knoxville high school baseball has spoiled us in the new millennium. In fact, you have to go back to 2000 to find the last spring Knox County didn’t have a team in any of the TSSAA finals. Grace Christian Academy kept the string of 16 years intact by finishing runner-up in Class […]
By Ralphine Major It was a backyard gathering at a place I had never been before. I could hear the children’s laughter as they ran and played. Folks were sitting in lawn chairs under a big shade tree. I imagined that it was a scene much like in the day of the Nicholas Gibbs family. […]
CASA Volunteers, H.A.B.I.T. Dogs Sworn In By David Klein Tuesday morning at Knox County Juvenile Court, Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Irwin swore in ten CASA volunteers and eight H.A.B.I.T. service dogs with seven handlers for an oath of service to assist children affected by abuse and neglect. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of EAST Tennessee) […]
By Steve Williams The four senior members of Seymour’s softball team did not win a game in the Class AAA state tournament as their high school careers came to an end last week in Murfreesboro, but they didn’t go home empty handed. They got their diplomas. Instead of walking across the stage at LeConte Center […]
By Ray Hill Tennessee’s delegation in Congress in 1932 was effective and able; it would make a big difference in providing jobs for desperate Tennesseans, as well as flooding the state with projects and improvements. Congressman Joseph W. Byrns of Nashville was well on his way to his eventual rise to become Speaker of the […]
Knoxville Catholic's boys track and field team with medals and awards after capturing the school's first-ever Class A-AA state championship Friday at MTSU. From left to right: Jake Renfree, Amari Rodgers, Jake Poczobut, Head Coach Sean O'Neil, Alec Connolly, William Doktycz, Johnathan Chavez, Georde Goodwyn, Ethan Tornstrom.
By Steve Williams Four-time winner Rebecca Story and Catholic’s boys team led Knoxville-area participants in the TSSAA state track and field meet last week at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Story, the Christian Academy of Knoxville sophomore who is one of the nation’s top prep distance runners, for starters brought the Lady Warriors from […]
By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org Two distinguished Knoxville businessman may be honored soon with the renaming of two streets. One of the men is a living legend in the African American community and the other was a well-respected merchant and leader of the Pond Gap neighborhood. Both street name changes were suggested by two current community […]
Bearden junior Jacob Sobota, with Coach Patty Tracy Thewes, after finishing second in the Class AAA state decathlon.
By Steve Williams Jacob Sobota of Bearden High was one event away from being the 2016 Class AAA state decathlon champion last Tuesday but had to settle for second place. It wasn’t for a lack of determination, however, noted Coach Patty Tracy Thewes. Rhea County’s Chase Sholl ran the final event, the 1500-meter run, in […]
By Dan Andrews Although the school year had ended for members of the Karns Middle School Jazz Ensemble, they took to the stage again to give an outstanding show on Tuesday, May 24 on Market Square. Many folks crossing the square for different reasons, myself included, stopped to listen to these youngsters and appreciate their […]
New book may be on hand for Honor Fountain City Day By Mike Steely email@example.com Fountain City historian Jim Tumblin has written another book on the community and hopes to have copies available for Honor Fountain City Day on Monday, May 30th. The annual event begins at 10 a.m. and Dr. Tumblin will be the […]