Hall of Fame to honor Don Rackard

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If you know Don Rackard, 75, as a Christian musician and songwriter in Knoxville, you might be surprised to find him in Jeffersonville, Ind., this weekend for induction into the …

Nearing 100 for Chesney

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Virginia Chesney’s 100th birthday isn’t until November, but the former telephone operators’ annual reunion is always in July, so she and her old colleagues celebrated a little early.
Chesney, who retired …

Thomas pitches trams for Knoxville

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Bob Thomas wants to talk about ideas. He’s a big-picture guy who is running for an at-large seat on Knoxville City Council.
At a press conference Thursday, Thomas unveiled his idea …