Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Bought Jim Haslam’s Book Last Wednesday night, on the way home from the office, I stopped at a Pilot store and bought my personal copy of the book Jim Haslam has written, “Co-Piloting.” The forward, written by Mr. Haslam’s son, former governor Bill Haslam, was awesome. I spent the weekend reading the […]

Pondering Appalachian words

Pondering Appalachian words

By Mike Steely Appalachia is a curious place to many people with its own language of sorts. Being somewhat isolated from the rest of the nation mostly because of topography the region’s dialect developed somewhat unchanged among the Scotch-Irish settlers. You don’t have to travel very far out of Knoxville to hear words that “harking […]

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, VI

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, VI

By Ray Hill The 1964 election in Tennessee centered around the presidential contest between incumbent Lyndon Johnson and Arizona senator Barry Goldwater. It also featured hard fought contests for both of Tennessee’s seats in the United States Senate. Senator Albert Gore, Tennessee’s “Old Gray Fox”, was seeking a third term in the U. S. Senate, […]

Farragut upends Oak Ridge, 45-25

Farragut upends Oak Ridge, 45-25

By Mark Nagi It was a battle of two East Tennessee rivals with points and yards aplenty on both sides. But it was one player in particular that stole the show. Farragut got three touchdown receptions and two hundred total yards of offense out of senior Matt White as they defeated Oak Ridge 45-25 on […]

The Power in Teamwork

With teamwork, the near-impossible can not only become possible but a reality.  This was borne out recently with regard to an abandoned low vision reading instrument in Knoxville, an astute new Lions Club member, information gleaned from a Lions Club zone meeting, a dedicated Lions Club District Governor, and an ophthalmologist in Rogersville. Mary Simpson, […]

Ancient Sounds concert postponed

Due to a forecast of inclement weather this weekend, the Ancient Sounds Outdoor Concert Series on September 13 will be postponed to Sunday, September 20. Grayson Subaru presents the 5th Annual Ancient Sounds Outdoor Concert Series on Sunday, September 20, 2020! Enjoy a socially distant celebration of Celtic and Appalachian music on the beautiful grounds […]

TDOE Announces 2020-21 Tennessee Teacher of the Year

  Knox County Schools Art Teacher Receives Top Statewide Educator Honor    The Tennessee Department of Education announced Kami Lunsford, a 14-year music teacher from Karns Middle School, is the 2020-21 Tennessee Teacher of the Year.     Out of nine finalists representing Tennessee’s eight CORE regions, as well as the Shelby County-Municipals area, Lunsford was selected as the 2020-21 Tennessee Teacher […]

Mabry-Hazen House hosts “Savoring Suffrage: Women’s Celebration Suffrage Dinner”

On Friday, September 18, 2020 from 5:30-9 p.m., Mabry-Hazen House invites you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment with a historic dinner inspired by recipes written by suffragists. Drawing on historic suffragist cookbooks, period recipes, and locally-sourced ingredients, Mabry-Hazen House and Chef Jessica Hammond of Sister South Fine Foods have partnered to […]

Second Saturday Concert Series Wraps Up Sept. 12

The 2020 Second Saturday Concert Series concludes this weekend at the Cove at Concord Park and near the pavilion at Clayton Park.   The free concerts are held 6 to 8 p.m. July through September on the second Saturday of each month. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and food. However, […]

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