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Sandra Clark...
Prosecuting criminals every day
Lori Phillips-Jones has an easy laugh, but don’t let that fool you. The district attorney general has a backbone of ramrod steel. Convicting and jailing criminals has a way of toughening up a person.

Running for election for the first time since her appointment by...   More
Jake Mabe...
Lay, McMillan are GOP candidates to replace Swann
The swan takes flight.

After 32 years on the bench, 4th Circuit Court Judge Bill Swann announced his retirement last year, shortly after lawyer Greg McMillan said he would seek the job whether Swann ran or not.   More

   

Telling Knoxville Stories

A walk with Laura Still

By Betty Bean

“Walk the streets of a city torn in two by divided loyalties and then get an overview of the fighting from the observation deck of the Sunsphere. Spies, bridge burners, miracle shots, betrayal and battle.”

Laura Still tells stories. She’s written plays and poetry and in the fall will publish “A Haunted History of Knoxville,” a book of ghost stories based on the guided walking tours of downtown she’s been conducting for the past couple of years. There’s the Civil War Tour (described above), a Ghost Tour, a Gunslingers’ Tour, a Musical History Tour, a Literary Heritage Tour and an Early Years Tour.

She got the idea for Knoxville Walking Tours when she was working at the Visitors Center and tourists kept asking if she knew someone who could walk around with them and explain Knoxville history.>   More