He discovered tennis in its golden years, back when Ilie Nastase, Vitas Gerulaitis and Bjorn Borg ruled the men’s courts. But almost four decades later, Kevin Simpson’s game was suffering. “For the longest time I thought that I must have a groin pull because every time I would go out and play tennis it would hurt,” he said. “I went a whole year with it, and then during the second year I thought, ‘I need to have this checked. Something’s not right.’ ” Indeed, something was NOT right. A chiropractor’s x-ray showed his right hip was bone-on-bone, and Dr. Paul Yau, an orthopedic surgeon at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center confirmed it.

Retired auto technician gets new knee, same-day service [caption id="attachment_723" align="alignright" width="163"] Retired mechanic Rodney Loveland found relief from his aching joints thanks to a partial knee replacement by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Yau at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. “I’m...

With a black belt in karate, Hunter Thomas, 17, has fought scores of opponents, out-maneuvering them with his quick reflexes.“I’ve been pretty successful at tournaments and won some national ones,” said Hunter, the son of Jerry and Beth Thomas of Powell. Hunter is a junior at Powell High School and works as an assistant instructor of karate at The Wheeler Academy.