Lee proclaims October 13-19 Earth Science Week in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed October 13-19 Earth Science Week in Tennessee to promote awareness of the importance of geoscience.   As part of Earth Science Week, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute, will distribute a limited number of Earth Science Week toolkits to science […]

Painted, playable pianos make public debut in Downtown Knoxville

The Piano Project of Knoxville, a public art and music initiative featuring painted and playable pianos, officially launched Oct. 10 in downtown Knoxville. The reveal of Knoxville’s first-ever painted pianos took place on the Market Square stage at Bill Lyons Pavilion. The Piano Project of Knoxville was founded by jazz pianist Brian Clay, and the […]

Public Service to Switch from Brush to Leaf Collection

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   As Tennessee summer finally fades into fall, Public Service prepares to switch from brush pickup to fall leaf collection.   The last week for brush pickup will be Oct. 21-25. Please set out any brush you need collected prior to this date. Brush collection occurs on a biweekly […]

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program for Domestic Violence Victims Establishes Partners in a Majority of Tennessee Counties

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program for Domestic Violence Victims Establishes Partners in a Majority of Tennessee Counties

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is pleased to announce the Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program now has partners in nearly 60 counties in the state. Each of these partners has trained application assistants to guide participants through enrollment. “As we pause to remember Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we want all survivors to know […]

Bonny Kate Chapter DAR meet today

Bonny Kate Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Wednesday, October 9, at 1  p.m. at Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave. Speaker: Ethan Anderson, an Eagle Scout who is adding a Blacksmith Shop to the Ramsey House. Contact:865-573-1116


SENIOR JOB FAIR For everyone age 50+ NEW! FLU SHOTS, FREE TAX HELP & MORE AT THE SENIOR JOB FAIR! Who: Senior Employment Service When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9 am – 11:30 a.m. Where: CAC L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Avenue The Senior Employment Service is hosting a Senior Job Fair featuring more than […]

The Doctor’s Rx

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I was able to retire from my traditional medical practice and become a semi-retired Doctor because my children were educated and launched, and Becky and I had no debt. I could afford my scruples, so I’m not criticizing those who have to stay in the system. I stay busy helping my […]

Cas Walker subject of new book, presentation

By Mike Steely Those of you too young or too new to our area may probably wonder what’s all the hubbub about that old man, Cas Walker? For those of us from this area old enough to remember black and white television and 45 rpm records, the old man  was an icon on local television […]


150 Years and Strong! By Ralphine Major For 150 years, it has been a shining beacon in the Gibbs Community.  Graveston Baptist Church celebrated its 150th Anniversary on Sunday, June 9, with a special service led by Dr. Jack Parrott, Pastor Emeritus of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church.  Nestled in a beautiful pastoral setting above […]