Operation Read meets objective

Betsy PickleFeature, South Knox

Mt. Olive Elementary School showed military precision in executing Operation Read on Thursday, Nov. 15. The event combined an outpouring of respect and appreciation for military veterans and a series …

Friends remember Ben Atchley

Betty BeanAround Town, Feature

The death of former state Sen. Ben Atchley sent a lot of folks wandering down memory lane Thursday.
In October 1998, for example, Sens. Ben Atchley, Randy McNally and Bud Gilbert …

Doing Disney, then and now

Shannon CareyAround Town, Feature

My mom is not a big traveler.
Christa Bryant likes to watch the birds while she sips coffee on her back porch. She doesn’t like crowds or commercialism, and a trip …

Bikes, hikes and beer on tap

Carol EvansAround Town, Feature

Here’s the Outdoor Knoxville event calendar for the upcoming week. Enjoy!
Friday, Nov. 16
Reel Rock 13: 5 p.m., Onsight Rock Gym. Info: Onsight Rock Gym or 865-888-9123. Come hang out and …

We need a little Christmas

Sherri Gardner HowellFarragut, Feature

Thanksgiving is “early” this year, and I’ve been moaning about that all month. Not sure why, except that I somehow think a few extra days will help me be more …

What’s next for Brandon Bruce?

Shannon CareyAround Town, Feature

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Brandon Bruce loves local business. In fact, he loves startups of any kind, along with the commitment and hustle it takes to make a new opportunity successful. …