Project GRAD honors 99

Sandra ClarkFeature, Inside 640

As Project GRAD battles for life in the upcoming school system budget, leaders and donors honored this year’s 99 graduates in ceremonies April 22 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
Project GRAD …

Pruitt spanks absent fans

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

We can help you, Coach, if you’ll just let us know when the fuse is short.
If we had guessed how strongly you felt, we could have saved you from yourself …

‘Corteo’ puts the ‘fun’ in ‘funeral’

Betsy PickleArts 865, Feature

Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” is spinning audiences into a frenzy at Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Arena.
“Corteo,” which is Italian for “cortege,” builds its feats of athletic wizardry and comical scenarios around an …

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 …

Get Out & Play: Keep calm and paddle on

Carol EvansAround Town, Feature

Our beautiful waterways offer many flatwater paddling opportunities. Paddlers in canoes, kayaks or on standup paddleboards can float along the miles of river slicing right through the heart of the …

Burchett ‘will roll,’ predicts Cohen

Sandra ClarkFeature, Halls

Mike Cohen discussed the upcoming May 1 elections at the April meeting of the Halls Republican Club. He heads Cohen Communications in Knoxville and frequently appears on local TV talk …

Emerald Youth Foundation is PBPA topic

Sandra ClarkFeature, Powell

Powell businesspeople heard from a ministry just down the road as representatives from Emerald Youth Foundation spoke at the April meeting.
Haylee Marshall, vice president of advancement, and Sanford Miller, corporate …