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Congressman J. Ridley Mitchell of Crossville

Congressman J. Ridley Mitchell of Crossville

By Ray Hill   Long forgotten by most, John Ridley Mitchell was a member of Congress for eight years and twice a viable candidate for statewide office in Tennessee. J.…

Karns Little Leaguers finish strong to win District 6

Karns Little Leaguers finish strong to win District 6

  By Steve Williams Karns stumbled out of the starting gate in this year’s District 6 Little League tournament, but roared across the finish line. Coach Ron Eller’s All-Star team…

Neighborhoods in Action

Neighborhoods in Action

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   Parkridge hears streetscape ideas The Parkridge neighborhood heard from Leslie Fawaz of the East Tennessee Design Center last week about a proposed Washington Avenue-Parkridge…

Pink Panthers come together for City championship

Pink Panthers come together for City championship

By Steve Williams A joint effort by two recreation commissions – Holston-Chilhowee and Carter – made it possible for a group of 12-and-under girls to have a softball team this…

The Chalk Board: July 6, 2015

By Sally Absher Standardized Tests – the Good News. Statewide TCAP (grades 3-8) and high school End of Course (EOC) results were released last week. District and School-level results will…

Who Are The Pennsylvania  Dutch?

By Rosie Moore William Penn, who founded Pennsylvania (which, by the way, means Penn’s Woods) was born in London, England in 1644. In his twenties he converted to the Quaker…

Four Generations

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com When winter’s wrath paralyzed our nation last February with weeks of snow and ice, ninety-degree days and summer holidays seemed so distant.  By the time this…

Backyard Critters

By Joe Rector I like the outside. Nothing depresses me more than being trapped in the house as the rain or snow falls. Working in the yard is a blessing…

Rest in Peace, Lady Vols

By Alex Norman Well, that’s it… the Lady Vols as we know them are gone… The University of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Athletic Department, the UT Board of Trustees……

Keeping busy in athletics helped A-E’s Stephens stay focused

By Steve Williams Ahjanai Stephens picked participation over specialization in her high school athletic career at Austin-East. The Lady Roadrunners’ Student-Athlete of the Year participated in three sports plus band…