Wednesday Jul 23
The Public Image: Three Cases of Dysfunctional Appearances
We can't chortle at Coal Creek, aka Lake City, aka Rocky Top, too much. Several times, over the decades, Knoxville institutions have changed their names, sometimes when the shifting meaning of words or connotations of phrases became problematic.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Clinton man pleads to girlfriend's death
James Richard Wylie, accused in the death of his girlfriend after she toppled out of his van while he was driving it, entered guilty pleas Friday in Anderson County Criminal Court.
Revelers shoot anvils in Norris to celebrate 4th of July
There's nothing quite like the smell of a freshly cut piece of wood and nothing quite so beautiful as wood that's been shaped and sanded into a vessel or piece of art.
Signs of change in Rocky TopSigns of change in Rocky TopAn East...
An East Tennessee city hopes a name change will improve its future. The city was founded as Coal Creek and became Lake City in the 1930s.
Tennessee city renames itself after Rocky Top song
Tim Sharp, mayor of the town of 1,800 people formerly known as Lake City, confirmed the vote, which came after a failed last-minute bid by publishers of the song to stop the change in federal court.