Scottish Genealogy Workshop to be at Blount County Public Library

Many people in East Tennessee have roots that extend across the Atlantic to Scotland, but finding information about those Scottish links may seem difficult or impossible. If you know, or even suspect, that you have ancestors from Scotland, then you’re in luck with gaining some assistance in that search for family. A genealogy workshop, “Scottish […]

Public input sought for new park development in South Knox County

Public input sought for new park development in South Knox County

Public Meeting: Monday, March 21 4 to 6 p.m. City County Building Small Assembly Room   Public Meeting: Thursday, March 24 5 to 7 p.m. Mount Olive Elementary School Cafeteria 2507 Maryville Pike   Last year, Knox County acquired a 70-acre tract that adjoins IC King Park and connects to Maryville Pike. The acquisition will […]

KAT to Celebrate Bus Operators with Photography Exhibit

KAT to Celebrate Bus Operators with Photography Exhibit

  Bus operator Ruby Hall Mayor Madeline Rogero will be introducing a new photography exhibit at Knoxville Station Transit Center’s Essie Johnson Community Room this Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.  The exhibit, in honor of Transit Driver Appreciation Day, highlights over 20 bus operators and features vignettes about their experiences behind the wheel. […]

 Blackberry Farms Homestead Education presentation to be at Blount County Public Library

 Blackberry Farms Homestead Education presentation to be at Blount County Public Library

With spring weather making more frequent appearances, those who love to garden are earnestly tamping seeds into the rich soil while eagerly awaiting the harvest of fruits and vegetables for the table. “Good gardeners cook and good cooks garden” says Jeff Ross, Farmstead Educator at Blackberry Farms. With more than twenty years of experience producing […]

Winners of the Black History Month Art contest announced

Winners of the Black History Month Art contest announced

  Last week, U.S. Cellular and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley announced the winners of the Black History Month Art contest at a special ceremony at the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Northwest Middle School location. The contest, which is in its first year in Tennessee, is designed to honor influential African-Americans […]

Photo Program: Develop a PLN (Personal Learning Network)

  The LeConte Photographic Society is proud to present a free program on Saturday, March 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in Sevierville in the Burchfield Room.  Dr. Karen Milligan will present a program showing how to Develop a PLN (Personal Learning Network).  The internet is a great place to learn new skills […]

Elementary Memories

By Joe Rector Maybe our memory banks dredge up selective events as we grow older. My work buddy Steve and I were talking the other day and began recalling some of the things that occurred during our years in elementary school. They came flooding back in living color and might have been embellished by the […]

Here a little, there a little

By Rosie Moore With the elections news in the foreground it’s hard to keep one’s mind on things. I missed writing about some subjects last week, concerning February, so I’m going to add them today. I don’t think March will mind.  Because Easter is  being celebrated a little early this year, I’m having a hard […]

The Chalk Board for March 14, 2016

By Sally Absher Nominations Received for KCS Interim Superintendent March 7 was the deadline established by the Board of Education for those interested in being considered for the interim Superintendent position to submit their name, and for those wishing to nominate someone for the position to do so. Seven nominations were received. Last month the […]

Parents Stand Up Against Test Stress

By Sally Absher The testing window for Part One of the TNReady assessment has closed, at least for students in Knox County. The (revised) testing window is officially February 22 – March 18, but with KCS on Spring Break now, Knox County students finished up Part One by March 11. So it was timely that […]