About John Shearer
BiographyJohn Shearer is a freelance contributor to the News Sentinel.
Bronze medal-winning figure skater Peter Oppegard paired well with Knoxville
Published 07/08/2014 at 7:31 p.m.
As a figure skater, Peter Oppegard was able to land enough jumps with his partners to enjoy a successful career that included winning an Olympic bronze medal in pairs skating in 1988.
Whittle Springs to get new greens after bad reaction to treatment
Published 07/05/2014 at 5:04 p.m.
Greens can be challenging to handle for golfers — and apparently for greenskeepers, as Whittle Springs Golf Course officials recently discovered.
Faith, environmental groups create Climate Knoxville
Published 07/04/2014 at 2 p.m.
Group's first rally is set for July 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Market Square.
McCallie classmates recall Sen. Baker
Published 07/02/2014 at 4 a.m.
Sen. Baker's ties to Chattanooga
Historic Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church needs repair while members find new meaning in the neighborhood
Published 06/20/2014 at 6 p.m.
Historic building needs repair while church members find new purpose in the neighborhood
Kelli Pemberton holds on for KAWGA title
Published 06/12/2014 at 8:20 p.m.
During the Knox Area Women’s Golf Association championship finals Thursday between Kelli Pemberton and Carolyn Gilliam, the winner of each hole was not always the person who was in the best position off the tee.
Local woman, UT and Farragut High grad, experiences D-Day remembrances in Normandy
Updated 06/05/2014 at 6:22 p.m.
UT graduate spent time in Normandy retracing steps of D-Day soldiers
Jerry Wrinkle didn't let setbacks stop him from success
Published 06/04/2014 at 10:45 p.m.
As a child during the World War II years, Jerry Wrinkle dreamed of playing football for Central High while with his parents watching the Thanksgiving Day rivalry games between the Bobcats and Knoxville High at Shields-Watkins Field.
One big swimming career for Jenna Johnson
Published 06/03/2014 at 7:42 p.m.
Jenna Johnson’s involvement in swimming over the years has been like an individual medley of different experiences.
Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte pays visit to UT swim camp
Updated 06/01/2014 at 9:22 p.m.
Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte has often been portrayed in the media as the flamboyant swimmer known for his strong rivalry with Michael Phelps and his offbeat appearances in magazines and on TV.
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