When John was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he never would have imagined he would be alive to celebrate his
Twenty-three years later, the Oak Ridge resident views his life with the sense of appreciation and perspective that can only come from someone forced to face his own mortality. “My life is a lot different,” he said, “but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says the state will create a new principal leadership program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Haslam’s office says the program is meant to increase the state’s supply of qualified principals and close achievement gaps in low-performing schools. Haslam spokesman David Smith says funding and support for the program will come from the state, Vanderbilt University,and local districts.
A Knoxville attorney has become the latest person to enter the race to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in next year's election.
Democrat Terry Adams has announced his bid to run for the seat. He joins a field already occupied by Democrats Larry Crim and Jacob Maurer. Republicans Brenda Lenard, Joe Carr and Danny Page have announced their intention to challenge Sen. Alexander in next spring's GOP primary.
Farragut town officials cut the ribbon tomorrow on a Heritage Trail to take visitors on a walk through town history. But that’s just the beginning of this story. Chelsey Riemann with the town of Farragut says it's a piece of a strategic plan to bring more visitors to town - and it’s a plan that includes rebranding the township.
On this edition of The Method, we examine how two researchers are putting technology to work to find and identify mass graves. Then, Christine Jessel goes in search of spirits -- the potable kind. The science behind moonshine is her story, so prepare to be jarred.
In 1893, prominent Knoxville businessman Calvin McClung built the first of five warehouses on Jackson Avenue to serve as the shipping headquarters for his family’s mail-order business. For most of the 20th century, those warehouses lined the northern boundary of what’s now known as the Old City, standing watch as Knoxville stretched out and expanded below them.
Now, only two of the giant, run-down buildings remain, serving as a visible reminder of the city’s industrial past and a crumbling symbol of its on-going fight to contain and control blight.