Blaylock gets warm sendoff

Sandra ClarkOur Town Heroes, South Knox

Rural Metro Fire leaders including several corporate executives were on hand July 11 for the retirement dinner for Deputy Chief Gene Blaylock. It was a private buffet at Calhoun’s on …

Squad’s new name: Knox County Rescue

Tom KingOur Town Heroes

After 61 years, the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad has a new name – “Knox County Rescue.”
The squad was officially chartered by the state of Tennessee on Jan. 8, 1958, …

Naval Academy Alumni honor KFD’s Copas

Tom KingOur Town Heroes

The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association (Knoxville/Oak Ridge chapter) on Tuesday presented its first annual Veterans for Veterans Certificate of Appreciation to Assistant Chief Robby Copas of the Knoxville Fire …

Stop the bleed!

Sandra ClarkHalls, Our Town Heroes

Knowing how to save a life could, well, save a life. That was the message from Rural Metro Fire Captain Robby Nix at a recent meeting of the Halls Business …