Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

PHOTO BY ALISON P. MCNABB / Tennessee Athletics Matty Moss pitches for the Tennessee softball team during the 2017 NCAA Knoxville Super Regional game against Texas A&M.

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

By Steve Williams I have taken a closer look at Tennessee team performances for men and women on the SEC and NCAA levels during the 2016-17 school year. From an overall standpoint, it’s not a pretty sight. In 2009, UT put men’s and women’s cross country and track into one program, which is currently directed […]

Taking the Rogersville Loop

By Mike Steely   Rogersville in Hawkins County has a special place in East Tennessee history. If you’d like to drive up to that old city you might want to make it a loop trip and see lots of thing along the way. My suggestion is to go northeast on Rutledge Pike, or Highway 11W, […]

A Sweet Spot in Madisonville

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com A trip to the Knoxville Zoo sounded like fun—especially on the day of the much publicized eclipse!  Driving to the sweet spot of Sweetwater, Tennessee, would involve too much traffic.  Besides, Charlie and Barbara wanted to observe the animals’ behavior under unusual circumstances. But, the Lovells’ close-knit family turned the historic […]

Eclipsed

By Dr. Jim Ferguson There have been enumerable stories about the Great American Eclipse, but this is not. I am a stargazer. I even have an app on my iPhone to help me identify stars, planets and constellations. Interestingly, all heavenly bodies except the moon and the sun were considered “stars” in antiquity. The word […]

Words of Wisdom

By Rosie Moore Whenever I see a thought, or phrase  that touches my heart, I write it down in a notebook, which is getting quite full. Some of these are very familiar, some are fairly new. Let me share some of them with you. Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense […]

A good way to spend time

By Joe Rector Like Gene Autry used to sing, “I’m Back in the Saddle Again.” The school year has begun, and I have more students than last year. The feeling of being overwhelmed hit when the rolls indicated that both classes had multiple students. Before long, however, a sense of comfort came. Being back into […]

Q&A with Farragut’s Jacob Warren

By Alex Norman From time to time we like to catch up with a newsmaker in East Tennessee.  This week we had a conversation with Farragut senior tight end Jacob Warren, who has been committed to Tennessee since late May.  Warren is hoping to be an early enrollee, and would matriculate to UT in January. […]

The Last Vestige of the Crump Machine: Clifford Davis, Part II

The Last Vestige of the Crump Machine:  Clifford Davis, Part II

By Ray Hill Congressman Clifford Davis of Memphis had served in the House of Representatives since 1940 and in 1959 was the chairman of the House Public Works Committee.  A relatively obscure committee to most folks, it became of prime importance to Tennessee.  Davis was pushing a bill vital to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a […]