Bredwood’s double duty leads Vine boys to championship

Bredwood’s double duty leads Vine boys to championship

By Steve Williams Vine, equipped with an effective box-and-one defense and a resilient attitude, defeated top-seeded Powell 37-28 to capture the boys championship in the annual Knox County Middle School basketball tournament Thursday night. The Golden Bears, who won only three games last season, erased a six-point deficit with an 11-point run to end the […]

UT Recycling to Host Public Drop-Off Awareness Day  

UT Recycling will hold an awareness day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, to promote its public recycling drop-off location on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Established in 2014, the location provides the community with a place to responsibly dispose of difficult-to-recycle items. Recently many curbside recycling programs and the campus […]

Indictment, Arrests Highlight Why Legislation is Needed

A recent 320-count indictment and the arrests of 10 people from a joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation highlight an ongoing problem. People are filing fraudulent liens with the Division of Business Services, which can ruin the lives of public officials. Luckily, Senate […]

Department of Revenue to offer free tax workshops for new businesses in March

The Tennessee Department of Revenue will be holding a series of free tax workshops for new businesses in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville in March. Details on the bi-monthly workshops are below. Chattanooga: March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET at the Department’s Chattanooga regional office, located at 1301 Riverfront Parkway, […]

Weekly Column by Sen. Lamar Alexander

There is an Obamacare emergency in Tennessee. Humana’s announcement that it is pulling out of all Obamacare exchanges could leave 40,000 residents in Knoxville with no health care exchange options next year—they may have an Obamacare subsidy but it’ll be like holding a bus ticket in a town where no buses run. This news from […]

Writers in the Library Presents Ocean Vuong

Poet Ocean Vuong will read on Monday, February 20, 2017, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus as part of the Writers in the Library reading series. The mission of Writers in the Library is to “showcase the work of novelists, poets, and other literary craftsmen.” Some of the best voices on the literary scene […]

‘Sleep On The Ground’ Scout Honored

The Great Smoky Mountain Council Distinguished Citizen Dinner was held this evening at the Knoxville Convention Center and Randy Boyd, former Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, business leader, education advocate and philanthropist, was honored.   The annual Distinguished Citizen dinner is a major event each year for the Great Smoky Mountain Council of the […]

UT Professor: Five Tips for Staying Healthy and Living Longer

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What can you do to gain the benefits of prevention? Paul Erwin, professor and department head of public health in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers five suggestions that […]

Radiothon tomorrow to benefit Children’s Hospital

Cumulus Radio stations WIVK and WOKI will partner with Children’s Hospital to give people in East Tennessee an opportunity to help children in their own community. A live, 13-hour radiothon will be carried inside programming on both stations February 16, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. WIVK 107.7 and WOKI NewsTalk 98.7 radio personalities will […]

Hundreds of Students Compete to Qualify for Tennessee History Day

Beginning this week, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the state will compete for the right to participate in Tennessee History Day. History Day is a competition in which students submit projects, either individually or in groups, on historical topics of their choice related to an annual theme. This year’s theme is […]

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