Watts captures modern Appalachia

Tracy Haun OwensFeature, West Knox

In “Quiver,” Julia Watts’ latest novel, two homeschooling families settle in a rural community outside of Knoxville for very different ideological reasons. An evangelical family is raising a “quiverfull” of …

Joe Johnson gives his all for Tennessee

Tracy Haun OwensFeature, West Knox

Pat and Joe Johnson will receive the Bruce McCarty Community Impact Award on Thursday at the annual meeting of the East Tennessee Community Design Center. Writer Tracy Haun Owens caught …