Explaining Police Reports

By Jedidah McKeehan Police work is often glamorized and over-dramatized in tv shows and movies.  The police are often in car chases, conducting these really intense interrogations, or using big white boards to connect the dots of how a crime syndicate works. While some of that goes on, not much of it goes on.  If […]

Smiling this month

By Joe Rector Without exception, May is my favorite month of the year. Yes, it’s my birthday month, but so many other things are imprinted on my memory, and they bring smiles to me whenever they surface. The other night, I scooped up from the back yard our dog Sadie’s latest offerings. After tossing them […]

Gibbs Ruritan Club Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners!

By Ralphine Major It is already that special time of year as graduating seniors prepare to leave high school and begin a new chapter in their lives.  To help in their educational pursuits, the Gibbs Ruritan Club has once again awarded scholarships to four deserving young people.  The Ruritan scholarships are for $1,000 each and […]

Bryn Tucker’s Path to Clemson

By Alex Norman College coaches are regular visitors to Knoxville Catholic football practices, and why not.  The Fighting Irish are putting more and more of its players onto college rosters. Four members of the Knoxville Catholic football team are listed in the Top 35 on the 247Sports list of high school recruits in the state […]

Mannis Comes Out Strong Against Recode

Mannis Comes Out Strong Against Recode

By Steve Hunley For the past two and a half years, the City of Knoxville has been nudging along one of the most comprehensive and sweeping plans surrounding property use.  Known as “Recode,” this nefarious plan has gone through more incarnations than the Devil himself.  Citizens have had a hard time keeping up with all […]

Sol Bloom of New York

Sol Bloom of New York

By Ray Hill The son of Polish immigrants, Sol Bloom was at various times a theatre impresario, real estate magnate, composer and long-time congressman.  Bloom was deeply interested in foreign affairs in the House of Representatives and finally achieved his ambition of becoming Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he was profoundly concerned […]

The Nifty Fifties

By Rosie Moore I consider myself a most fortunate person living in the 1950s. I graduated from high school in 1950 in the top quarter of a class of 400 graduates. I graduated in May, got married in September and had five children by 1960. In the meantime, I worked at a demolition factory outside […]

What is a Failure to Appear?

By Jedidah McKeehan Every day, in almost every county, in every state, in the United States, a criminal defendant is not present for their scheduled court date to address their pending criminal charge(s). Maybe the defendant simply forgot that they had court that day, maybe they got sick and are in the hospital, or maybe […]

Bearden’s Progress Continues

By Alex Norman In 2018 the Bearden Bulldogs were one of the best high school football teams in East Tennessee. They went 8-2 while playing in the competitive Region 1-6A. A win over rival Farragut had their fans hoping for a deep postseason run. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the tiebreaker gods were unkind. Going 4-2 […]

A champion runner and a champion teammate

By Steve Williams When Jake Renfree crossed the finish line far ahead of the other Region 2 cross country runners last fall, he didn’t stop running. He immediately made a 180 degree right turn and headed back from where he came. It was an unusual sight at first, but Knoxville Catholic High Coach Sean O’Neil […]

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