About Jack Lail
BiographyJack Lail directs the editorial content on News Sentinel's Web sites. A native of North Carolina, he joined the News Sentinel in January 1984 and has a variety of editorial and online roles. He led the team that launched knoxnews.com in 1995 and govols.com (now called GoVolsXtra) in 1996. Both sites have won a number or regional and national awards.
East Tennessee sees a half a foot of snow, but enjoy it today
Updated 02/13/2014 at 10:48 a.m.
The snow we waited for most of the day Wednesday didn't disappoint by evening, bringing about a half a foot of snow and snowball fun in Neyland Stadium and the University of Tennessee campus.
McClung warehouse fire heavily covered on Twitter
Published 02/01/2014 at 1:04 p.m.
Some social media reaction and photos to the McClung warehouse fire that began early Saturday morning, Feb. 1, 2014. The fire was heavily covered on social media by journalists, government officials, downtown residents and others.
Game on; Comcast down
Published 11/09/2013 at 1:06 p.m.
Comcast users in the greater Knoxville area watching the Tennessee-Auburn game went into a social media frenzy Saturday afternoon when they lost service. Many were reporting Comcast estimated the outage could last through the game.
Missed 'Book of Manning?' No problem
Updated 09/27/2013 at 5:45 a.m.
Miss ESPN's "Book of Manning" last night? No worries, ESPN's family of networks will give you a lot of chances to catch it.
Arian Foster: Tattletale or truth-teller?
Published 09/21/2013 at 10:46 a.m.
The video confession of Texans star running back Arian Foster that he took money while a college player at the University of Tennessee hit social media Friday and exploded. Here's some of the react. He was even called a prostitute ...
Remembering Bonnaroo 2013 in photos
Published 06/17/2013 at 8:14 a.m.
Here's a flash back of Bonnaroo 2013 in photos. It was magical, musical and more than a bit surreal. Was it a dream or was it a Bonnaroo?
Bonnaroo 2013 -- Day 4
Published 06/17/2013 at 7:25 a.m.
Here's the Day 4 wrapup of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. if the social media buzz is any indication, Knoxville's A.C. Entertainment and New York's Superfly Group should be smiling about putting on another great ...
Behind the hug that touched a nation
Published 05/24/2013 at 6:55 a.m.
Sometimes the rubble of disaster exposes the best of humanity, the spirit of Americans and the sense that we're just all in this together.
Chris Hadfield's amazing space photos
Published 05/14/2013 at 4:54 p.m.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth Tuesday, landing safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan. He, American Thomas Marshburn, and Russian Roman Romanenko returned from a five-month mission at the International Space Station. While in space, Hadfield took some amazing ...
Truck stop competitor isn't seeing 'knee jerk' reaction to Pilot probe
Published 05/08/2013 at 8:38 a.m.
A key truck stop competitor to Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J isn't seeing a "knee-jerk" reaction from trucking companies in the wake of the FBI raid on the Pilot headquarters in mid-April, the CEO told stock analysts Tuesday.
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