Motorists, plan ahead: Sunday’s Knoxville marathon includes 26.2 miles of rolling street closures

 Sunday morning’s Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is the biggest in its 12 years – boasting about 8,000 runners in six race events. But to accommodate East Tennessee’s largest competitive road race, motorists should anticipate some temporary no-parking zones and rolling street closures along the 26.2-mile route. Clinch Avenue between Henley and 11th streets will be […]

Volunteer at the 27th Ijams River Rescue this Saturday

Volunteer at the 27th Ijams River Rescue this Saturday

  Interested volunteers still have time to sign up for Ijams Nature Center’s 27th annual River Rescue of the Tennessee River this Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community-wide annual event, involving about 1,000 volunteers, covers 30 different cleanup sites on Knoxville’s river and creek tributaries.   Volunteers for the Ijams […]

UT Welcomes FIRST Robotics to Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Welcomes FIRST Robotics to Thompson-Boling Arena

Teams from around the country have begun arriving in town as the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics 2016 competition gets underway. The event moves to University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Arena this year—a sign of how popular the competition has become. “We’ve had a number of good years at the […]

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2017-2019

Program Reflects One-Time Funding Increases Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released TDOT’s annual three year transportation program, featuring approximately $2 billion in infrastructure investments for 79 individual project phases in 42 counties, as well as 15 statewide programs.   The three-year program continues the state’s focus on […]

Lunch with Mayor Burchett

The public is invited to join Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett for lunch on Friday, April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jackie’s Dream Cafe in East Knoxville. The restaurant, which is known for its soul food and hot chicken, is located at 2223 McCalla Ave and has been locally-owned and operated since […]

Tennessee State Parks Receives Excellence Award for Preservation of Park Structures

Tennessee State Parks Receives Excellence Award for Preservation of Park Structures

Tennessee State Parks Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill and other Parks staff were honored with the 2016 Excellence In Preservation Leadership Award during an annual historical preservation conference on March 16.   The award was presented by the Tennessee Preservation Trust, the only statewide nonprofit organization promoting the preservation of Tennessee’s historic resources, at a joint […]

Shepherd’s Men Pass Through Neyland Stadium on Wednesday

Shepherd’s Men Pass Through Neyland Stadium on Wednesday

Shepherd’s Men, a group of 14 members running from Boston to Atlanta to raise money for treatment of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), will make a stop in Neyland Stadium on Wednesday, March 30th at 3 p.m. as part of a nine-day run through 10 cities. The men will enter through Gate 21A and […]

Tennessee Department of Human Services Launches 2G for Tennessee Awareness Campaign

Tennessee Department of Human Services Launches 2G for Tennessee Awareness Campaign

DHS outlines its Two-Generation approach to creating cycles of success for Tennessee families Today the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) launched its two-generation approach to poverty with an informational webpage named “2G for Tennessee.”   The new webpage outlines the Department’s strategy for implementing the 2 Gen strategy that creates cycles of success for […]