New chef for Babalu

Sandra ClarkWest Knox

Babalu Tapas & Tacos has hired T.J. Saunders as executive chef of the downtown Knoxville restaurant. Saunders will oversee the culinary staff and create dishes featuring authentic, gourmet tacos and …

Celebration of life planned for Coach Fisher

Marvin WestWest Knox

A memorial service for coach Buddy Fisher is set for Thursday, Sept. 21, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike in Knoxville.
The former Tennessee football captain died on …

Red Piano Lounge debuts new biz model

Tracy Haun OwensWest Knox

Andrew Karlin opened the Red Piano Lounge in Bearden two years ago as a neighborhood bar and entertainment venue to showcase Knoxville’s deep pool of jazz and blues talent. The …

Flying Anvil finds warm welcome in Rocky Hill

Tracy Haun OwensWest Knox

Jayne Morgan and Flying Anvil Theatre have taken the long way home.
A favorite with Knoxville audiences, Flying Anvil has not had a permanent performance space since Morgan and a friend …

Burchett says the words: Congress 2018

Betty BeanWest Knox

Politics wasn’t a dirty word in Joyce and Charlie Burchett’s household. They debated it over the kitchen table, worked it in campaigns, and, as families forged in the fires of …

Happy 100 for Ella Mae Wright

Sandra ClarkWest Knox

Ella Mae Wright’s 100th birthday party featured a breakfast feast as only Wright’s Cafeteria could deliver. And why not? Ella Mae founded the popular Middlebrook Pike eatery that’s been operated …

Alisha Hinton returns to Sequoyah

Sandra ClarkWest Knox

Alisha Hinton has been appointed principal of Sequoyah Elementary School effective July 2017. Hinton returns to Knox County Schools and to Sequoyah Elementary, where she served for three years as …