Tennessee Highway Patrol warns motorists that school is starting back be alert for children loading and unloading from school buses

Tennessee Highway Patrol warns motorists that school is starting back be alert for children loading and unloading from school buses

  As Tennessee schools are starting back to school, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) wanted to make drivers aware of the rules and penalties for improperly passing a school bus.  Tennessee Law 55-8-151 addresses the overtaking and passing school busses while unloading/loading passengers and the penalties.   The Tennessee law states: The driver of a […]

Construction to close downtown intersection of Church and Gay

The downtown intersection of Church Avenue and South Gay Street will be closed from Thursday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 12 – part of a $1.5 million rebuild of the 700 block of South Gay Street, between Cumberland and Church avenues.   The rebuild of the Church Avenue intersection with Gay Street, on the north […]

Teachers Shop for Free Classroom Supplies at First 2016-2017 Teacher Supply Depot Saturday

On Saturday, Aug. 6, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County Schools’ teachers and teaching assistants will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot opens for the first time in the 2016-2017 school year. The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County Schools’ teachers and others with new and […]

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on August 5

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 5-26, 2016. A public reception will take place on Friday, August 5, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for […]

Overnight pavings scheduled on 3-block section of Cumberland Avenue

A series of overnight pavings along a three-block section of Cumberland Avenue, starting at 9 p.m. today (Tuesday, Aug. 2), will establish the roadway at its correct new height while providing better access to the entrances of businesses.   The carefully-sequenced series of pavings – involving the future westbound lane of Cumberland and closures of […]

Remote-controlled mower reduces safety hazards for crews

The City of Knoxville’s Fleet Services Department has recently introduced a TRX-440-Pro Remote Control Slope Mower to reduce the safety risk to Public Service crews.   The mower is operated by a remote control that features a joystick. A City worker will control the machine with the remote by line of sight. The controller has […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of August 1, 2016

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Barry McQuithy And Sheila McQuithy executed a Deed of Trust to Chase Bank USA, N.A., Lender and David R. Wilson, Trustee(s), which was dated October 26, 2007 and recorded on November 13, 2007 in Instrument No. 200711130038907, Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson Summer is the season when Americans travel. We go to the beach, we cruise the Caribbean and some of us travel to Europe and other foreign lands. I’m blessed to have traveled extensively throughout my life. I’ve stood atop the Pyrenees in Andorra, and skied at 12,000 feet in the Rocky […]

Thanking Ben Byrd for the job and the memories

By Steve Williams The Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame thanked one of its own at last week’s 35th annual Dinner and Induction ceremonies. Ben Byrd, the longtime sports editor and columnist of The Knoxville Journal who was inducted into the GKSHOF in 1987, was a special award recipient in the “Thanks for the Memories” […]