Roseberry City Initiates First Celebration

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods Roseberry City Connection Community Organization is celebrating the start of their organization with a community event held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Roseberry City, 217 Hiawassee Ave.   There will be free hot dogs and drinks along with activities such […]

Input welcomed on city CD Performance and Evaluation Report

Input welcomed on city CD Performance and Evaluation Report

A draft of the City of Knoxville’s PY 2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be available for citizen review and comment beginning today.   The report describes how the City of Knoxville spent last year’s federal funding from “Community Development Block Grant” and “HOME Investment Partnerships Act.”  The report will be available […]

FBI Seeking Individual Who May Have Information Regarding the Identity of a Child Sexual Assault Victim

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.  Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 41, are being […]

Wreaths Across America holding events this weekend

  The Wreaths Across America Mobile Educational Exhibit will be on display at The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek in the parking lot in front of Calhoun’s Restaurant on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day.   The Wreaths Across America Mobile Educational Exhibit is a 48’ trailer […]

GrowTeachKnox Fall 2019

GrowTeachKnox Fall 2019 at Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum 2649 Boyd’s Bridge Pike Knoxville, TN 37914 Saturday, September 14th, 2019-8:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: $10   Open to professional and informal educators alike, GrowTeachKnox is dedicated to engaging students with the outdoors. GrowTeachKnox is set for Saturday, Septebmer 14th, 2019 at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum […]

Give it a try

By Joe Rector Some of the hottest days of summer have descended upon East Tennessee the last few weeks. Like much of the rest of the nation, we are firmly in the grips of an oppressive heat wave. Temperatures have soared into the 90s, and the “feels like temperature”-something we never heard of as kids-reaches […]

A Hug from Heaven

  By Ralphine Major   Their bright yellow petals popped up through the gift bag as if to greet us with a cheery “hello.”  This time of year, entire fields of the popular sunflower can draw thousands to admire their beauty. Many years ago when our father passed away, we were amazed at all […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson There is nothing as enchanting as the soft squeal of a delighted child or the gentle babbling of a baby. These are priceless to a grandfather’s ears and the principal reasons for our travel to Portland, Oregon to visit with our daughter, son-in-law and the PCOs (Portland Cute Ones). Tennessee is […]

Walk with a Ranger this Sunday

By Mike Steely If you would like to stroll on the same ground that early soldiers and Overhill Cherokee walked then you may want to be at Tellico Blockhouse near Vonore this Sunday morning at 10 a.m. A park ranger will be guiding a mile-long walk around the grounds there. It’s an easy walk and […]