Episcopal First Graders Take Truckloads to Holiday Bureau

Episcopal First Graders Take Truckloads to Holiday Bureau

Twenty-seven first graders at The Episcopal School of Knoxville spent time Tuesday loading enough toys, books, clothes and bicycles to fill a 26-foot U-Haul truck and then helped deliver them to the Holiday Bureau in Oak Ridge. It was the culmination of the school’s 16th annual drive to help supply Christmas gifts for needy Anderson […]

The 8th Annual Farragut Food & Wine Festival

The 8th Annual Farragut Food & Wine Festival

A FEASTival of Food, Drink & Fun The Board of Directors of the Farragut Business Alliance is now accepting applications to fill the 30 spaces reserved for FARRAGUT-based food suppliers and restaurants for this year’s Farragut Food and Wine Festival.  (If you are not a restauranteur and just a fun-loving foodie who just enjoys a […]

Zoo Knoxville preparing for arrival of new Malayan tiger

Zoo Knoxville preparing for arrival of new Malayan tiger

Zoo Knoxville is preparing for the arrival of new Malayan tiger this evening.   The 3-year-old female, named Arya, is coming to Knoxville from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California on the recommendation of the Malayan Tiger Species Survival Plan, which manages the breeding and social placement of all tigers in zoos accredited by the […]

Tennessee Department of Education Outlines Path Forward for All Tennessee Students to be Ready for College and Career

Tennessee Department of Education Outlines Path Forward for All Tennessee Students to be Ready for College and Career

New Report and Initiatives Build on Continued Work of Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise                                                                                                                         NASHVILLE—Tennessee officials launched a renewed effort today to focus on students’ readiness for life after high school. At an event at Cane Ridge High School in Antioch that brought together state leaders, industry partners, educators, and students, the Tennessee […]

Senator Alexander to Chair Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for 115th Congress 

Senator Alexander to Chair Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for 115th Congress 

WASHINGTON, January 25- The Senate Appropriations Committee announced that U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will serve as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for the 115th Congress. Senator Alexander said: “It is Congress’ job to set the nation’s spending priorities in a responsible way and use our taxpayer dollars wisely by supporting government-sponsored research and by […]

From Bedbugs to Self-Driving Cars: UT’s Science Forum Returns for Spring

From Bedbugs to Self-Driving Cars: UT’s Science Forum Returns for Spring

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Science Forum resumes at noon Friday, Jan. 27, with weekly presentations about cutting-edge research on a variety of topics, ranging from the truth about GMOs to the recent Gatlinburg fires. Science Forum talks are held from noon to 1 p.m. most Fridays in Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe private Rooms C-D. They are […]

New 2017 State Maps Now Available

The official 2017 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers.   There are some new additions to the 2017 map.  State Route 840 in middle Tennessee is now designated as Interstate 840. Sections of Great River Road were added to the map as a National Scenic Bypass, affecting Lake, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton Counties. […]

TDHS Gives Two-Generation Grant to Tennessee’s Read to Be Ready Program

    $30 Million Investment ProvidesSummer Reading Camps to up to 30,000 Children over a 3 year period   NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is investing $30 million dollars over the next three years in the Department of Education’s (DOE) Read to Be Ready Summer Grant program. The two-generation grant is […]

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