Alvin Frye closing doors to Fountain City Exxon

Alvin Frye closing doors to Fountain City Exxon

By Mike Steely For more than 60 years Alvin Frye has been pumping gas in Fountain City and his EXXON Station at the corner of Broadway and Essary Road has been home for him and his crew for 25 years. The 92 year old veteran of World War II and Korea is getting medical care […]

Kick off 2017 with a hike!

If you are overloaded on football, food and festivities, the UT Arboretum Society is offering a great alternative: the Third Annual New Year’s Walk at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge, on Monday, January 2, 2016. Please note that this year’s Walk will be on January 2nd, not January 1st. Start […]

Magnum Venus Products, Inc. to expand, build new facility in Knox County

Manufacturer to create 70 new jobs with $11.9 million expansion   Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Magnum Venus Products, Inc. officials today announced the manufacturer will invest $11.9 million to build a new facility that will create 70 jobs in Knox County during the next five years. MVP’s new operations in […]

Record crowd expected for 10th annual Tour De Lights

Only helmets, headlights and rear reflectors are the required gear for participants in one of downtown Knoxville’s most popular and creative holiday traditions. Everything else is up to your imagination.   More than 1,000 people on bicycles will don strands of lights, Santa hats, elf ears, reindeer antlers, noisemakers and other inventive decorations in the […]

Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Sites in Knoxville, Sevier County, South Pittsburg and Music Row   The Tennessee Historical Commission announced this week the addition of four Tennessee sites to the National Register of Historic Places.   “The National Register is an honorary recognition for time-honored places that enrich our communities and make them unique,” said Patrick McIntyre, State Historic […]

Intersection rebuild to close Cumberland Avenue at 17th Street

The last intersection in the City’s $17 million Cumberland Avenue reconstruction – Cumberland at 17th Street – will be rebuilt and repaved later this week, requiring detours of motorists on both streets.   The work on the intersection at Cumberland and 17th will require a full closure, starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. The […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of December 12, 2016

Foreclosure notices     SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on January 10, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by JOHN HUMPHREY AND […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes I don’t have a lot to say. This may come as a surprise because I’ve been cobbling 1000 word stories together every week for ten years. Some of my detractors may even welcome the prospect of my silence. It has been my modus operandi to wait for stories to find […]