New friend for Yusif

Betty BeanNortheast Knox

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Gibbs Elementary School fourth grader Yusif Mahmudov pose for a selfie. Burchett had lunch with Yusif at school Wednesday.

Another Ancient is gone

Marvin Westwestwords

There are two ways to say this.
Tennessee “Ancients” from track and field history are thinning out.
Obit writing is getting old.
Dr. Al Kuykendall of Oak Ridge and Boise, Idaho, died Jan. …

Conservation Fisheries restores native treasures

Tracy Haun OwensBearden

When we think of endangered or vulnerable animal populations, most of us still think of the charismatic species that once formed the core of conservation pleas: pandas, tigers, Florida panthers. …

Blue Streak covers Guilded Age Gala

Sandra ClarkArts 865

 
Knox Heritage brought in the New Year with a fantastic party featuring food, gilded entertainers, food, great friends, and don’t forget the food!
It was a swan song for Kim Trent, …

Win some, lose some: Tennessee tops Maryland

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Somewhere today, Bill Haslam is smiling.
Last yesterday, news broke that Discovery Communications (soon to purchase Knoxville-based Scripps Networks Interactive) will move its Maryland headquarters to New York, while locating its …

Put down party and take up Jesus

Betty BeanInside 640

Here in the Bible Belt we know there is power in the word. And Charles Foster Johnson is the kind of preacher who can make you want to holler.
The guest …

Holston to celebrate past, present, future

Betsy PickleInside 640

Hurricanes and Warriors will reignite Holston community spirit with a celebration at Holston Middle School on Thursday (Jan. 11).
The event will feature both a ribbon cutting for the Hurricanes’ new …

Aaron Yarnell crusades for cell phone safety

Sandra ClarkHalls, Powell

Halls guy Aaron Yarnell is on a crusade to make social media use safe for teens. Through a website called www.socialsafetypatrol.com, he reviews apps for computers and wireless phones and …