Try Adult Coloring at Blount County Public Library

  By Jennifer Spirko   Remember the carefree joy of picking up your favorite crayon or marker and adding color to a beautiful picture? It might be time to revisit the relaxing fun of coloring, and the Blount County Public Library can help you do just that. Coloring for Adults will take place Thursday, February […]

Voting Begins for Overhead Sign Message Contest

  Voting begins February 16 to choose the winners from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Dynamic Message Sign Contest. TDOT received nearly 3,000 entries for possible safety messages for the overhead signs located across Tennessee. The entries were narrowed down to 15 messages that cover safety issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt usage, impaired driving, […]

RESCHEDULED: Middle school groundbreakings scheduled for Feb. 19

Gibbs Middle School                                  Hardin Valley Middle School Friday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.                         Friday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. 7715 Tazewell Pike                                     11345 Hardin Valley Road   Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, Knox County School […]

UT ARBORETUM SOCIETY PRESENTS: More Sponge, Less Duck: How To Make A Water-Healthy Landscape”

Rain gardens and stormwater management will be the UT Arboretum Society’s next program in the 2016 lecture series, Thursday, February 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge.   The program will be presented by Dr. Andrea Ludwig, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biosystems and […]

Children’s Museum International Festival Feb. 20

Children’s Museum International Festival Feb. 20

  Features International Music, Dance, Crafts, Cuisine The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge will present entertainment, crafts and cuisines from cultures around the world at its annual International Festival on Saturday, Feb. 20.   Shamrock Road, a band specializing in Irish ballads, will be the featured performer for the international event. The family-friendly festival will […]

Magnet Month Celebrations at Knox County Schools

Magnet Month Celebrations at Knox County Schools

February is Magnet School Awareness Month and Knox County magnet schools are celebrating! The initiative, led by Magnet Schools of America, celebrates magnet schools and the impact they have on the lives of students and communities across the country. In an effort to achieve Excellence for Every Child and to provide families with more choices […]

Early Voting Begins Across Tennessee

Early Voting Begins Across Tennessee

    Early voting for the March 1 presidential preference primary, or “SEC Primary,” begins today. This election cycle voting early may be an important option because of unpredictable winter weather. The number of presidential candidates as well as the number of delegates could also create incredibly long ballots for some voters. Six Southern states […]

Knoxville Restaurant Week & Food Festival

Participating eateries announced for 6th annual event and inaugural festival From February 28- March 4, Knoxville diners will be treated to a special week of great meals for a great cause. Three-course meals will be offered at a special fixed price of $30 or $40 at the participating local restaurants. Additionally, new participating restaurants will […]

A Ballot Guide for Voters

Election roster contains both presidential AND local races   With early voting set to begin this Wednesday, February 10, Knox County voters will be faced with a rather lengthy ballot. This year, several local primaries are on the ballot at the same time as the presidential primaries. And in the races for president, not only […]

Recyclers of used motor oil will now help to fuel city facility

Recyclers of used motor oil will now help to fuel city facility

    Residents will now be helping the City to power the heating unit for a City of Knoxville facility when they take advantage of a free service to recycle used motor oil. Thanks to a $12,000 Used Oil Grant through the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation, the City of Knoxville Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) […]

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