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” […]

Letting our voices and spirits rise

By Joe Rector One of the blessings of this life is singing. I’ve heard some folks say they can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but the fact is that the lack of ability rarely prevents any of us from belting out a tune. It’s “making a joyful noise unto the lord.” Most of us […]

A Time for Poetry

By Rosie Moore In my little book “Daily Psalms and Prayers” on July 26, I read these words: I must go down to the seas again to the lonely sea and sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song […]

What to do when suspected of DUI

By Jedidiah McKeehan Okay, so you have been pulled over by a police officer, probably late at night, and probably shortly after you’ve left an establishment that serves alcoholic beverages.  The officer has already asked for your license, insurance information and (possibly) registration, which you are required to provide, and begins to inquire about your […]