Helsley to run for county mayor

Betsy PickleSouth Knox

South Knoxville resident Debbie Helsley has picked up a petition to run for Knox County mayor. The primary is May 3, and the general election is Aug. 4.
The Knoxville native, …

Karns clean-up turns up tools

Jay FitzKarns/Hardin Valley

The 20th Adopt-a-Road clean-up on Beaver Ridge Road included a set of tools, pieces of metal, cigarette butts, lots of paper, cans and containers. The project is sponsored by the …

Middlebrook heads county Democrats

Sandra ClarkKnox Scene

LaKenya Middlebrook was elected March 30 to chair the Knox County Democratic Party. Read more about her in Betty Bean’s profiles here and here. Her cabinet includes Ed Nelson, vice …

Paul Monger, Democratic leader, has died

Sandra ClarkFarragut, Obits

Paul Boyd Monger, 87, of Farragut, passed away March 19. Funeral services will be private. Survivors include his wife, Peggy, two daughters and a granddaughter.
Mr. Monger was a leader of …

LaKenya Middlebrook wants to chair county Dems

Betty BeanKnox Scene

LaKenya Middlebrook’s Black History Month presentation at the February meeting of the Democratic Women of Knoxville included a list of Tennessee “firsts” – first black man to serve as a …