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Edward and nannie Kline photograph

Edward and Nannie Kline

The picture of 1st U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery Sgt. Edward Kline is a treasure as well as a bit of a mystery.
Mayor Glenn Jacobs wears a fringed frontier jacket with a costume bear character

Read City Adventure Begins

With 500+ kids screaming at the top of their lungs, you’d think the Beatles were in the house—or Taylor Swift. The enthusiasm was real, but the star of the show was books and reading.

Jane Merchant

What about Jane?

Knoxville likes to flaunt her literary giants -- and rightly so. After all, what other town our size can claim a significant handful of Pulitzer Prize- winning writers and an Oscar nod or two? We do have a lot to gloat about.