Concrete pour scheduled tonight for new high-rise on Cumberland Avenue

 A contractor building a privately-owned mixed-use high-rise between Cumberland and Lake avenues will be pouring concrete overnight tonight – the first in a series of night-time operations. Continental Building Co. is scheduled to begin concrete-pouring operations at 11:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 25) and will continue until 7 a.m. Friday, May 26, for the 1830 […]

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend NASHVILLE – Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 […]

Zoo Knoxville hosting cycling event Saturday

Ride for the Wild Side presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union benefits zoo conservation work.   Zoo Knoxville is hosting a cycling event to benefit the zoo’s animal conservation programs.  Ride for the Wild Side will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.  Registration check-in and departure is from the zoo’s lower […]

Save Our Sons Job Fair at Austin-East tomorrow night

  When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017   Where: Austin-East High School Gym, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.   Who: Save Our Sons representatives, Knoxville area employers, University of Tennessee College of Law and College of Social Work, Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, Knoxville Area Urban League, area colleges, and representatives […]

Good Bones

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have mentioned in previous essays that my wife, Becky, and I are in the midst of  downsizing. When we first built our home thirty-seven years ago I swore I would never do it again. I have always said they would have to take me straight from my house to the […]

Leaking Brain

By Joe Rector Last night as I lay in bed, a topic for a new column came zooming into my head. Not only the topic but several points about it also appeared one after the other. I remember falling asleep with a contented feeling that my next writing would be all but done. This morning, […]

That Prom Season

By Rosie Moore After a sultry summer last year, followed by a glitzy autumn, then by a robust winter (I know, it wasn’t a very robust season), now we just passed the pulsating prom season this spring. And it certainly does pulsate, pulsating with anxious nerves, thoughts of who’s going to invite whom, and then […]

A night with the Nashville Predators

By Alex Norman At the time of this writing the Nashville Predators were playing the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals.  The Predators are trying to get to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Full disclosure:  I am not a Nashville Predators fan.  My allegiances lie with one of […]