School playgrounds: Not all fun and games

Betty BeanUncategorized

 
For as long as anyone can remember, Knox County’s elementary schools have been responsible for buying and maintaining their own playground equipment. For some schools, this is not a big …

Big red sign A-OK with city

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Knoxville’s Plans Review and Inspections chief Peter Ahrens was on vacation when the water tower atop the Knox Rail Salvage building got painted bright red and plastered with an “Elect …

Boyd sign raises ‘red’ flag

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Note: Updated from earlier post.
I never paid much attention to the dingy old rooftop water tower overlooking Jackson Avenue just east of the Old City. Although it said “Knox Rail Salvage” …

Adam Hasan: Curling in Scotland

Betty BeanWest Knox

Adam Hasan, the Bearden High School graduate who was the 2014-15 student representative to the Knox County school board, brags about his home town so much that friends at the …

Help wanted!

Betty BeanWest Knox

Flying Anvil Theatre is looking for a few outrageous and courageous actor/singers who can wrestle a song to the mat and make it holler uncle.
Auditions for The Great American Trailer …

And then you start a movement …

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Amy Cate was scared as she approached the November 2013 school board meeting. She wore a red jacket for strength, held a friend’s hand and kept on walking.
When she opened …