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Week 3 takeaways: Alcoa, Maryville football win big ahead of Week 4 clash; Halls 3-0  Knoxville News Sentinel

Here are five takeaways from Week 3 of the high school football season.



Gunshots were reported outside Powell High. They turned out to be loud pops from an electrical disruption  Knoxville News Sentinel

A report of possible shots fired outside Powell High School prompted a hard lockdown and a massive police response to the school Tuesday morning.



Halls High School lockdown ends after social media threat  WVLT.TV

Halls High School principal Mark Duff said the school was on a 'soft lockdown' after reports of a threat made on social media surfaced overnight.



Halls High School drum line preps for world championships  WVLT.TV

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Halls High School drum line hosted a marathon performance day Saturday. They have been doing this program for 15 years.



Meet the 7 new Knox County high school principals  Knoxville News Sentinel

Bearden, L&N STEM Academy, Hardin Valley Academy and four other high schools are getting new leadership for the new school year.



Shopper News blog: Halls High to induct three into Hall of Fame  Knoxville News Sentinel

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MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for August 26, 2019  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - America's Source for High School Sports and the leading volleyball organization team up to honor the nation's best. (Week of 8/19-8/25)



New Halls football coach is Scott Cummings, who won state title at West  Knoxville News Sentinel

Scott Cummings has been the coach at Cleveland for the past four seasons. Previously he was at West for 13 seasons and won a state title in 2014.



Shopper News blog: 'Easy Riders' bike group hits the trails weekly  Knoxville News Sentinel

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New Halls football coach Scott Cummings encourages team to 'Play for the H'  Knoxville News Sentinel

“Play for the H on your helmet, not the name on the back of your jersey,” urged Scott Cummings, the freshly appointed Halls Red Devils football coach. Coach ...



Who's your principal? See the new faces at Knox County Schools for 2019-20  Knoxville News Sentinel

Is there a new principal in your child's school? Quite a few places have new faces, and we're keeping track of the elementary, middle and high school ...



Halls High School through the years  Knoxville News Sentinel

Halls High football coach Larry Kerr, right in car, waves to the crowd during the 1986 Halls Christmas parade. The football team finished the season with a 15-0 ...



Halls High School to hold balloon release for 18-year-old senior killed in crash  WBIR.com

An overnight single car crash in Halls has killed one person, according to KCSO.



Why do Knox County schools start so early?  Knoxville News Sentinel

Students will start school Aug. 5. That's early. Here's how the Knox County Schools calendar came together.



Halls High principal imposes lockdown  Knoxville News Sentinel

After an incident last night at a student's house, Halls High School principal imposed a soft lockdown as a precaution.



Cummings leaves Blue Raiders  Cleveland Daily Banner

Headed back home where he left as a state champion, Scott Cummings has resigned as the Cleveland High head football coach to accept a job offer at Halls ...



Shopper News blog: KHS choir and musical theater takes steps toward big dreams  Knoxville News Sentinel

Shopper News brings you the latest happenings in your community.



Why 15 Knox County high school students will perform a free concert in Market Square  Knoxville News Sentinel

Fifteen Knox County High School students have been working for weeks to prepare for their upcoming time to shine at CTE Goes Live on Friday.



Shopper News blog: Music shapes minds, says Hardin Valley orchestra teacher  Knoxville News Sentinel

Shopper News brings you the latest happenings in your community.



Halls hires football coach Jeremy Bosken from Cleveland  Knoxville News Sentinel

Halls' new football coach is Jeremy Bosken, who was offensive coordinator and strength coach at Cleveland last season. The biggest selling point for Bosken ...



TNReady: Knox students gained proficiency in most subjects, but some schools lagging  Knoxville News Sentinel

Fewer than half of students in Knox County, or Tennessee, public schools are proficient in the areas of language arts, math and history — but in most subjects, ...



Farragut High gets new principal, Siebe moves to HR job  Knoxville News Sentinel

Ryan Siebe has moved to an administrative position, and former Bearden High principal John Bartlett has been appointed principal of Farragut High.



Halls, Lenoir City name new basketball coaches  Knoxville News Sentinel

Halls promoted coaches for its girls and boys basketball programs, and Lenoir City hired Sweetwater's boys coach.



Knox Schools budget includes 3.5% teacher raise, 3 new schools; heads to commission for vote  Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Board of Education on Wednesday approved a $506 million fiscal year 2020 budget for Knox County Schools, including 3.5% teacher raises, ...



Tom Poisal, Jonathan Smith named basketball coaches at Halls  Knoxville News Sentinel

Halls High School has hired Tom Poisal as girls basketball coach and Jonathan Smith as boys basketball coach to replace Randy Moore.



New band directors announced at Oak Ridge High School  Oak Ridger

Michael Spirko has been named new director of bands, and Sean Rutherford has been named new assistant director of bands for Oak Ridge High School.



UT Vols golf: Brennan Webb brings Halls graduate Jake Hall from MTSU  Knoxville News Sentinel

Less than a month after he was named as the men's head golf coach at the University of Tennessee, Brennan Webb hauled in three of the state's top recruits.



Prom 2019: TLC’s 'Say Yes to the Prom' tour makes Knoxville stop  Knoxville News Sentinel

More than 60 Gibbs High students enjoyed an ultimate prom “shopping” experience during a two-hour field trip to Discovery national operations headquarters.



Warrant: Accused molester shows up at Halls banquet  Knoxville News Sentinel

A suspected serial molester who allegedly targets teenage girls faces a new charge after showing up at a Halls High School football banquet.



Christmas 2018: A guide to Knoxville, East Tennessee holiday parades  Knoxville News Sentinel

Several East Tennessee towns will host Christmas parades starting in December. Here's a list of 17 of them.



2017 All-PrepXtra golf teams  Knoxville News Sentinel

(All first-team members are nominees for Girls Golfer of the Year). Lexanne Halama. Farragut, Fr. Why chosen: Halama tied for fifth in the Large Class state ...



These East TN athletes could compete in the Tokyo Olympics  WBIR.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn —. A year out from the Tokyo Olympics, there are several athletes with East Tennessee ties who could become Olympians next year.



Knox Co. hosting $10 rabies vaccination clinics on May 4 & 11  WBIR.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — If your pets have not been vaccinated against rabies, mark your calendars to take them to one of these low-cost clinics sponsored by the ...



Powell picks up where it left off when Matt Lowe left  Knoxville News Sentinel

Powell cruises to a win in first game under Matt Lowe since 2011 state championship game.



High school football: What are the new rules for 2019?  The Tennessean

The National Federation of State High School Associations has added new high school football rules for the 2019 season.



Halls football coach J.D. Overton resigns after six seasons  Knoxville News Sentinel

J.D. Overton resigned as Halls football coach on Thursday after six seasons. He is staying in education, pursuing an opportunity that doesn't include coaching, ...



Halls' Caden Harbin to play football at East Tennessee State  Knoxville News Sentinel

Caden Harbin's basketball career came to an end Friday night when Halls High School lost to Powell 56-42 in the District 3-AAA tournament at Clinton.



Tennessee hopes fears of religious indoctrination will diminish with new social studies standards  Chalkbeat Tennessee

New social studies standards will soon reach Tennessee classrooms. Here's what they'll mean for students, teachers.



Blount County Schools will no longer name valedictorian, salutatorian after class of 2021  Knoxville News Sentinel

The schools will use the Latin honors system for students graduating in the class of 2022 and beyond.



Shopper News blog: The Handmade Table: handcrafted furniture at its historic finest  Knoxville News Sentinel

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Halls transfer Caden Tollett ruled eligible for Alcoa  Maryville Daily Times

Alcoa added another talented player to what is already the best team in Class 3A.



Halls boys basketball coach Jonathan Smith hired by Morristown West  Knoxville News Sentinel

Jonathan Smith was announced as Morristown West's boys basketball coach one day after resigning from the same position at Halls. Smith spent three years in ...



U.S. News & World Report: Here's how high schools rank by metro area in Tennessee  Knoxville News Sentinel

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the top high schools by metro area, including Knoxville, Nashville and others.



Ambassador of integration  Jackson Sun

Halls coach experienced the tension, gains of social change.



Knoxville area high school basketball district tournament scoreboard  Knoxville News Sentinel

East Tennessee boys and girls high school district tournament scoreboard.



Knox School Board approves early retirement incentive plan  Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Board of Education unanimously approved an early retirement incentive plan that could potentially save Knox County Schools millions of ...



Knoxville real estate: Older neighborhoods a 'treasure trove' of fixer-uppers  Knoxville News Sentinel

Tired of seeing the same home over and over again? Try an older neighborhood with ranchers, Cape Cods, Spanish-style home and A-frames.



Judge to accused babysitter molester: Stay home or go to jail  Knoxville News Sentinel

A judge on Wednesday had one message for an accused molester placed on house arrest after twice defying an order to stay away from children - don't push it.



Boyd Buchanan hires new football coach  WDEF News 12

Chattanooga, Tenn. (Press Release) — Jeremy Bosken has a reputation of taking down and out football programs and turning them into winners.



Mom opens up, starts support group for others scourged by opioids  GoVolsXtra

Melissa Cunningham's support group, which she wants to name Fallen Sparrow, meets every Sunday at 6 p.m. at Powell Church.



Knoxville native Chad Finchum loves racing at 'home track'  WVLT.TV

Chad Finchum grew up in Knoxville and graduated from Halls High School.



How did Powell High School get its colors?  Knoxville News Sentinel

When trying to separate fact from fiction in regard to the history of the Powell community, Ron Evans is the man.



Knoxville area high school athletes signing with colleges in November  Knoxville News Sentinel

Here is a look at the Knoxville area athletes who signed with colleges Wednesday, or plan to during the November signing period. Information below was sent ...



Halls Crossroads: Rooted in the past, moving toward the future  The knoxville focus

By Mike Steely. steelym@knoxfocus.com. In the early days prior to Tennessee statehood, Emory Road ran east and west and Andersonville Road ran north and ...



Shopper News blog: Scouts hold annual tree sale at BRUMC  Knoxville News Sentinel

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House Speaker Glen Casada issues response to controversies, calls to resign  WATE 6 On Your Side

Some Republican lawmakers have joined a chorus of Democrats asking for House Speaker Glen Casada to resign over multiple controversies on capitol hill.



Top 10 boys high school basketball teams in Knoxville area  Knoxville News Sentinel

Who are the best boys basketball teams in the Knoxville area?



Knox County Schools, other districts suspend TNReady testing after state reports possible 'deliberate attack'  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Schools canceled online testing Tuesday morning after state education officials reported the company handling the online portion of the TNReady ...



Clinton High School through the years  Knoxville News Sentinel

Clinton High School students, from left, Jo Ann Allen, Alvah McSwain, and Theresser Caswell are pictured Aug. 30, 1956, during integration at the school that ...



Jamie Woodson, former state lawmaker, mulling run for US Senate  The Tennessean

A former Republican state lawmaker and education reform leader in Tennessee says she is considering a run for U.S. Senate. Jamie Woodson, who served in ...



Election Day in Tennessee: 11 races to watch on Tuesday night  The Tennessean

As Tennesseans head to the polls Tuesday, they will have a chance to decide who they want to represent them on all levels. On this year's ballot are open ...



Back to school 2018: Meet the new Knox County school principals  Knoxville News Sentinel

Find out who is new and who has transferred for the 2018-19 school year.



Campbell County High School through years  Knoxville News Sentinel

Campbell County High School's Bubba Miller comes down with the rebound during action against Lenoir City on March 3, 1992. Michael Patrick/News Sentinel,.



West Tennessee high school football scores, Week 11  The Commercial Appeal

See when your West Tennessee high school football team is playing in Week 11.



Gibbs community sees longtime dream come to life with new middle school  Knoxville News Sentinel

Gibbs has waited a long time for a middle school to be built in their community, and on Tuesday, July 10, the wait officially came to a halt with the ribbon cutting ...



CTE Goes Live: 15 Knoxville students to perform in Market Square on Friday  Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of Knox County high school students are combining their skill sets to present the 2018 CTE Goes Live on Friday in Market Square.



Shopper News blog: Clogging studio brings 'lost art' to elite level  Knoxville News Sentinel

Shopper News brings you the latest happenings in your community.



Halls Police Department honors Asst. Chief Ralph Newman  WMC Action News 5

Halls Police Department honored assistant Chief Ralph Newman with a parade of blue on Saturday.



Knox County Schools graduations wrap up Saturday  WBIR-TV

Graduation week ends Saturday with five final schools honoring seniors from the KCS system.



All-PrepXtra girls soccer team for 2018  Knoxville News Sentinel

The first eight members of the Knox News All-PrepXtra girls soccer first team are nominees for the girls soccer player of the year. The winner will be announced ...



Shopper News blog: Gresham sees mindfulness benefits, rolls out school-wide program  Knoxville News Sentinel

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How did your school perform on TNReady tests? Search here for results  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Nearly 700 schools – more than 40 percent of schools in Tennessee – improved in student performance across most grades and subjects, according to a state ...



Who signed where on National Signing Day?  Knoxville News Sentinel

Wednesday marked the beginning of the NCAA signing period for football, soccer and water polo. Here is who signed, or will sign this week, to play in college.



Halls' Bill Warren, CAK's Donnie Cooper took different paths to state titles  Knoxville News Sentinel

One coach watched a runaway victory. The other watched a 30-year drought evaporate by the slimmest of margins. Whichever end of the spectrum, Christian ...



Knox County teacher start pay below other metros  Knoxville News Sentinel

Teachers starting their careers in Knox County make less than those in the state's other three metro areas, falling behind entry-level pay in Memphis and ...



More than 40 restaurants open Christmas Day 2018 in Knoxville, East Tennessee  Knoxville News Sentinel

Many restaurants open for Christmas require reservations, while others are offering first-come, first-served dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.



A mom with terminal cancer sees her son graduate in a special hospital ceremony  CNN

Stephanie Northcott dreamed of the day she would get to see her son Dalton walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. That dream took on an ...



16 Knoxville students to compete in 'CTE Goes Live'  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Schools' "CTE Goes Live" event will hit Central High School on Friday and showcase its students varied skills, talents and styles.



Free flu shots Saturday at six schools  WBIR-TV

Free Flu Shot Saturday at six Knox County High Schools ahead of peak influenza season.



With addiction and prison behind him, this construction owner is transformed - and hiring  Knoxville News Sentinel

Aaron Keisler, a 2003 Powell High School graduate, is no longer defined by a life of opiate addiction and a bad decision hanging with the wrong group.



Mom with terminal cancer sees her son graduate in a special hospital ceremony  wreg.com

Like many parents, Stephanie Northcott dreamed of the day she would get to see her son Dalton walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma.



2018 Knoxville-area high school football schedules  Knoxville News Sentinel

All the regular-season schedules for Knoxville area football teams.



Mother gets dying wish to see son's graduation  WMC Action News 5

HALLS, TN (WMC) - A Mid-South woman recently got to live out her dying wish of seeing her son graduate. Stephanie Northcott has been at Baptist Memorial ...



Read the News Sentinel's front-page story about racists rioting over the Clinton 12 ruling  Knoxville News Sentinel

Editor's note: This article ran on the front page of the Knoxville News-Sentinel on Sept. 1, 1956, during the midst of rioting in Clinton over court-ordered ...



Spangler retirement includes 8 grandchildren  Cleveland Daily Banner

Ocoee Middle School Principal Ron Spangler has eight great reasons to account for his impending retirement. They range in age from 12 weeks to 14 years!



West names Smith boys basketball coach | Local Sports  Citizentribune

Morristown West's search for a new boys basketball coach came to an end Thursday afternoon, with a familiar face being given the reins of the program.



Basketball photos: Oak Ridge vs. Powell in boys' district championship  Oak Ridge Today

Josh Woods of Powell (12) is pictured above during the 60-58 District 3-AAA championship win over Oak Ridge at Halls on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Photo by ...



Rob Black, Falcons continue successful run with 56-0 rout of Campbell County  Knoxville News Sentinel

Fulton win improves coach Rob Black to 85-18 for his career.



Angelic Ministries director: Halls church's uses to be decided, but won't be drug rehab  Knoxville News Sentinel

The Rev. Tony Earl isn't yet sure how Angelic Ministries International Inc. will use the 38,000-square-foot church building in the Halls community that it ...



CHS baseball falls to Smyrna  Cookeville Herald Citizen

After falling behind 3-0 to Smyrna, the Cookeville High School baseball team was unable to complete the comeback Friday night, as the Bulldogs edged the ...



Lady Devils open season with win  The knoxville focus

By Ken Lay. Halls High School girls soccer coach Mike Horner was extremely pleased after his team won its season opener Tuesday night. Horner saw the Lady ...



KIL Championship: 5 track and field athletes who lead the state  Knoxville News Sentinel

Five Knoxville athletes who won at the KIL track meet and lead the state of Tennessee.



Civil-rights trailblazer Alvah McSwain Lambert, member of Clinton 12, dies at 77  Knoxville News Sentinel

Alvah J. McSwain Lambert died Monday at age 77 in Wilmington, California, according to the Green-McAdoo Cultural Center.



Alfred Williams, civil rights pioneer and member of the 'Clinton 12,' dies at 83  Knoxville News Sentinel

Williams and the other members of the Clinton 12 made the first walk down Foley Hill on Aug. 27, 1956.



Redevelopment of Clinton's downtown gains steam  Knoxville News Sentinel

The prospective redevelopment of downtown Clinton is moving ahead on several tracks: Clinch River bridge construction, sale of the riverfront Magnet Mills ...



Mother's dying wish to see her son graduate is granted  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

It was a Tennessee mother's dying wish to see her son graduate, so students and administrators at a school in Knoxville helped bring the graduation to her.



Perkins monument rededicated for Powell pioneer, founder of first Knox County public school  Knoxville News Sentinel

Local historians and Girl Scouts were the forces behind the rededication to W.H. Perkins, who brought the first school to Knox County in 1874.



Knox Co. $10 rabies clinics set for May 6 & 13  WBIR-TV

It's time once again for the annual $10 rabies vaccination clinics, sponsored by the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and the Knoxville Veterinarian ...



Sandra Clark, Storied Publisher and Editor of the 'Shopper News,' Tackles a Sudden Career Change  The Knoxville Mercury

On March 28, the Gannett Company laid off 31 employees across Tennessee. Nineteen of the layoffs were from newspapers in Memphis, Nashville, ...



Knox County data on teen depression, suicide is 'screaming' for community's attention  Knoxville News Sentinel

One in three Knox County public high school students said they felt sad and hopeless for two weeks in a row or more last year. One in nine children said they ...



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