Mayors honor Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

Betsy PickleSouth Knox

Two mayors turned out to help the deaf-blind community celebrate Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, the Helen Keller National Center’s 50th anniversary and the deaf-blind community in general at the Knoxville Center …

Brooks donates campaign funds to schools

Sandra ClarkSouth Knox

State Rep. Harry Brooks has shut down his campaign account, donating more than $66,000 to four high schools in his district. Brooks announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection …

One project, dual blessings

Betsy PickleSouth Knox

Flenniken Landing residents excitedly greeted construction trainees from the Knoxville Leadership Foundation Wednesday morning.
The students installed two raised garden beds they’d constructed. The event was rained out Monday, so the …

Welch launch draws politicos, neighbors, dad

Betsy PickleSouth Knox

Stephanie Welch’s official launch to her campaign for the First District seat on City Council drew a healthy crowd of high-profile friends, supportive neighbors and far-flying family.
Welch, vice president of …