How high’s the water, Mama?

Betty BeanFeature, Fountain City

Neighbors predict proposed development will multiply flood woes
High water worries are nothing new for Arthur Parris and his extended family. They’ve lived on the green bottomlands along the banks of …

Farmers return to New Harvest

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Neither a gusting wind nor a gaggle of politicos daunted the crowd that turned out at New Harvest for first day of the 2018 market season.
Some 20 vendors had their …

Breaking: And ‘puff’ it was gone

Betty BeanWest Knox

Legislation to remove the scenic highway designation from the Shops of Western Plaza ground to a halt Tuesday morning when House sponsor Rick Staples told City Council member Andrew Roberto …

Steamboat on Central to reopen

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Years before North Central became a thing, the Steamboat was selling sandwiches on homemade bread, fresh-squeezed lemonade, house-made cookies and brownies and a welcoming atmosphere. Fancy lawyers, guys with their …

Mackay to challenge Daniel for House seat  

Betty BeanWest Knox

Greg Mackay has been fascinated by elections for most of his adult life, first as a citizen volunteer leading voter registration drives, then as an election commissioner, then as administrator …

Beta Sigma Phi to sell its house

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For more than 60 years, the rambling, two-story Eastlake Style house at 1411 Armstrong Avenue has been home to Beta Sigma Phi, the non-academic sorority that has owned and maintained …