Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants Available through the Arts & Heritage Fund

Up to $100,000 combined available for Individuals and Organizations The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants, a funding program through the Arts & Heritage Fund. Distributed through the Arts & Culture Alliance, Bailey Opportunity grants provide opportunities to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations […]

Update from Town Hall East

Here’s a recap of the news shared during our neighborhood Zoom meeting last Monday:   Tyler Roy has raised and contributed $30,000 to Second Harvest through playing his bagpipes and seeking donations.  Parkridge Neighborhood Association created Knoxville Neighbors and that group has raised the equivalent of 45,010 meals for Second Harvest.  Town Hall East has […]

City to create tree mitigation bank

The City has a new ordinance in place to assure that, without exception, every property development – even a downtown high-rise – will green up the surrounding neighborhood.   The City’s existing Tree Protection Ordinance requires developers to plant or preserve at least six to eight trees per acre when building, depending on the property […]


First, they came for President Trump and since I sometimes disagreed with him, I did nothing. Then they came for Republicans and since I was not a member of that Party I did not object. Then they came for conservative media and I did not speak out. Then they came for Trump supporters and I […]

Vols hire Kevin Steele. What does it mean?

By Mark Nagi Tennessee’s football program is floundering. Recruits are de-committing. Assistant coaches are bolting. Their head coach has been in COVID-19 quarantine, not seen in nearly a month. Making matters worse, an internal investigation is underway to determine if Tennessee is guilty of recruiting violations. That’s not good. Tennessee has reportedly put a halt […]

‘Hold that line’

By Tom Mattingly For fans who listened to University of Tennessee football broadcasts on WROL/ WATE/WETE, 620 on every AM radio dial, during the 1950s, 1960s, and even into the 1970s, there was some great locally produced Saturday football programming. Examples include “The 50-Yardline” with Chuck Ketron and “Grandstand Quarterback” with ex-Vol quarterback Freddie Moses. […]

Dwight and Gloria

(Part 6 in series on Dwight Kessel) By Ralphine Major They met at a pledge dance at The University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville. “I spotted a cute little brunette that my fraternity brother knew,” Dwight Kessel said. It was then that he was introduced to Gloria Jane Grubb. After graduating from UT, Kessel […]

Only truth will save us

By Joe Rector When I was a small boy, my parents called me into the kitchen one night. They held up a pair of my pajamas; small holes were cut in both the shirt and pants. They asked me what happened to cause those cuts, and I told them that I didn’t know. I was […]

I hope Joe Biden does a good job

By John J. Duncan Jr. Joe Biden will be sworn in as president this week, and I hope for the sake of this country that he does a good job. As I said in my last column, he has been very nice to me every time I have been around him, but I really thought […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 18, 2021

Foreclosure NOTICES   NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Sale   WHEREAS default has occurred in the payment of a debt due David L. Aiken & wife Judy L. Aiken, secured  by a Deed of Trust dated 10/24/19, from Ashley F. Carpenter, and recorded at Inst. # 201910250028492, in the Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee: and […]

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