Labor Day: No Change to Garbage and Recycling Schedule

  City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day holiday, but the city’s hauling contractor, Waste Connections, will run its regular residential garbage and recycling routes, so pickup days will not change next week.   Downtown trash and recycling will run on its regular schedule throughout the Labor Day […]

East Tennessee Libertarian Party To Hold Monthly Meeting in Knoxville

 City Council Candidate Harry Tindell, Loudon Co Democratic Party Chairman Larry Best, and State Rep Candidate Zach Houk Will Be This Month’s Guests The East Tennessee Libertarian Party (ETNLP) will host its 14th monthly meeting on Thursday, August 31 at Quaker Steak and Luke on Kingston Pike. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature several speakers on […]

Knox County High School TNReady Scores Outperform State Scores

  Knox County high school students who took the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams performed better than the state in all four subject areas and on each end-of-course (EOC) exam. The four subject areas tested are U.S. History, Math, Science and English. The EOC exams are English I, II and III, Alegbra I and II, Geometry, […]

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.7 Million to Strengthen Innovation and Economic Growth Initiatives

Colleges and Universities in 16 States Awarded Funding Through Economic Development Competition   WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced the grantees under the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) 2017 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. EDA is providing a total of $2.7 million in grants to 22 colleges and universities in 16 states to run […]

City and County Wireless Communication Facilities Ordinance Public Meeting

Staff from the Metropolitan Planning Commission recently completed draft cell tower ordinances for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. A public workshop will be held on August 31, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cansler Family YMCA, located at 616 Jessamine Street.  Staff will present an overview of the ordinances and be available to answer questions. […]

West Hills and Chapman Highway areas to be treated for mosquitoes

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the South Chapman Highway area of South Knox County and the West Hills area of West Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in these […]

Taking the Rogersville Loop

By Mike Steely   Rogersville in Hawkins County has a special place in East Tennessee history. If you’d like to drive up to that old city you might want to make it a loop trip and see lots of thing along the way. My suggestion is to go northeast on Rutledge Pike, or Highway 11W, […]

A Sweet Spot in Madisonville

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com A trip to the Knoxville Zoo sounded like fun—especially on the day of the much publicized eclipse!  Driving to the sweet spot of Sweetwater, Tennessee, would involve too much traffic.  Besides, Charlie and Barbara wanted to observe the animals’ behavior under unusual circumstances. But, the Lovells’ close-knit family turned the historic […]

Eclipsed

By Dr. Jim Ferguson There have been enumerable stories about the Great American Eclipse, but this is not. I am a stargazer. I even have an app on my iPhone to help me identify stars, planets and constellations. Interestingly, all heavenly bodies except the moon and the sun were considered “stars” in antiquity. The word […]

Words of Wisdom

By Rosie Moore Whenever I see a thought, or phrase  that touches my heart, I write it down in a notebook, which is getting quite full. Some of these are very familiar, some are fairly new. Let me share some of them with you. Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense […]

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