The Bully Brigade Strikes Back

The Bully Brigade Strikes Back

By Steve Hunley Last week’s Publisher’s Position brought a sure and swift reaction from a few members of the Bully Brigade. Were it not so pitiful, it would be laughable. One person asked on social media if my referring to some of the teachers protesting Governor Lee’s ESA bill as bullies was a hate crime […]

North Knox B&P may adopt ‘UpTown North’ name

North Knox B&P may adopt ‘UpTown North’ name

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Seems lots of north Knoxville neighborhoods like the idea of branding the area as “UpTown North” and George Bove, president of the North Knoxville Business and Professional Association, wants to rename the association with that title as well. Bove hinted at the suggested name change during an association meeting recently […]

Booth Slots Open for The Neighborhood Conference

If you are a non-profit that works in or with neighborhood organizations and are not already signed up for a booth at The Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, May 18, please contact Sarah Henson at shenson@knoxvilletn.gov or 215-3232.   There are several slots open, but they are filling fast.   Please provide Sarah with the following […]

Author Jerry Morton releases podcasts

~ from the Authors Guild of Tennessee Author Jerome “Jerry” Morton grew up in a Coast Guard family under circumstances that provided him with some unusual experiences and insights. Thanks to those experiences, Morton has developed a collection of short stories that relate unusual and noteworthy experiences he had in his early life and into […]

KGIS Workshop to Show Advanced Material

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods The Office of Neighborhoods will host an advanced workshop on how to make full use of www.kgis.org on Thursday, Apr. 25. The workshop will be held at the City’s Public Works Building, 3131 Morris Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m.   Previously, the Office of Neighborhoods held a beginner’s […]

Governor Lee’s ESA Proposal Passes House Finance Committee

~from Tennessee Federation for Children  Governor Bill Lee’s Education Savings Account proposal cleared its final House committee vote (last night), passing the full House Finance Committee. The proposal will now head to the full House floor for consideration. “With tonight’s vote, we’re a step closer to giving parents and students the freedom in education they […]

Dogwood Arts Festival next weekend

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 – SUNDAY, APRIL 28 ~from Dogwood Arts The Dogwood Arts Festival features a fine art market, live music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for the entire family. Established in 1961, this is one of the most celebrated events in Knoxville with an estimated attendance of 40 -50,000 over the 3-day weekend each […]