Tennessee Capitol Report for February 26th Takes a Look at Governor Haslam’s Legislative Agenda

  TENNESSEE CAPITOL REPORT continues its third season as a 30-minute show on Tennessee’s Public Television stations this Sunday.  Shot on location at the State Capitol in Nashville, the show offers in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes video covering Tennessee’s Legislature.   This weekend, airing at 9 o’clock on Sunday morning, February 26th, the program takes a […]

Knoxville Sailor defends U.S. against cyber threats

Knoxville Sailor defends U.S. against cyber threats

  SAN DIEGO- A 2003 Powell High School graduate and Knoxville, Tennessee native is serving in the U.S. Navy as a member of Space and Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).   As an integrated logistics support intern, Lt.j.g. Charity Whitfield is responsible for learning about how SPAWAR provides support to military warfighting capabilities assigned to SPAWAR […]

Senate Transportation Committee approves vertical driver’s license for drivers under age 21

The Senate Transportation and Safety Committee approved legislation today requiring all new driver’s licenses issued to persons under the age of 21 in Tennessee be printed in vertical format to help businesses easily identify those who cannot drink alcohol.  Senate Bill 384 would give the driver the option to change their license to horizontal upon […]

Bearden High hosting telethon for St. Jude’s

Bearden High School will host its third annual student-run telethon for St. Jude’s from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. The telethon will be broadcast on KCS-TV Channel 10 on Comcast. Bearden’s a cappella group B-Natural and the dance team are scheduled to perform. Students from Bearden will be hosting the event, answering […]

Commissioners’ Night Out tonight

Tonight Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas are headed to South Knoxville for their next Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County. Ed and Bob will be at Kay’s Ice Cream at 6200 Chapman Highway from 5  to 7 p.m. to meet the people of south Knox County and listen to […]

Registration Opens March 1 for 67th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage

Registration for the 67th annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage opens at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 1. Each year, more than 700 people from more than 35 states and beyond descend on the Great Smoky Mountains as the spring flora tints the forest with flowers and vibrant spring migratory birds return to their summer home. This year, […]

Public Invited to East Knox County Community Plan Open House

Public Invited to East Knox County Community Plan Open House

  The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is inviting the public to the East Knox County Community Plan Open House on Thursday, February 23, 2017. This event will be held at Carter Elementary School, 8455 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville, TN 37924 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. All interested parties including residents, landowners, community representatives, business owners, […]

Mayor Rogero invites public to Health Care Town Hall Meeting

  Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero invites the public to a Town Hall meeting on the importance of access to health care from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Whittle Springs Middle School, 2700 White Oak Lane.   The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will facilitate the public meeting, which will be moderated […]

Effort to Digitize World War I Artifacts Heads to Blount County

Over a five-year period, World War I ravaged Europe, the Middle East and parts of north Africa, overturning governments and costing millions of lives. The United States joined the battle in 1917, eventually mobilizing 130,000 soldiers from Tennessee. Countless other Tennesseans helped relief organizations like the Red Cross, organized scrap metal drives, manufactured war materials […]

Railroad crossing repairs to detour motorists

  This week, contract crews will be repairing CSX railroad crossings on Liberty Street, Piney Grove Church Road, Third Creek Road, Jackson Road and Knott Road. The work had been rescheduled from late last week. Motorists should follow signed detours around the work sites.   Starting on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, a crew will be […]