Sevier Family Reunion

Sevier Family Reunion

The Sevier Family Association is holding its 2016 reunion in Knoxville July 14-17, with descendants from several states attending.   They will honor their family patriarch and the state’s first governor with a wreath laying ceremony at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, July 17. The ceremony will also remember Sevier’s two wives, Sarah Hawkins and “Bonny Kate” […]

Girl Talk, Inc. Announces Red Carpet Sponsors, 2016 Role Models for the Girl Talk Fashion Show Gala

Girl Talk, Inc. Announces Red Carpet Sponsors, 2016 Role Models for the Girl Talk Fashion Show Gala

Girl Talk, Inc. is pleased to announce that Legacy Housing Foundation, US Cellular’s Women in Action, and US Cellular’s Network of Black Associates will be the Red Carpet sponsors of the Girl Talk Fashion Show Gala on Friday, August 12th. The gala, which serves as the organization’s signature fundraising event, will offer a night filled […]

Disabled Women Veterans Attending Fly Fishing Retreat On The Clinch

A fly fishing retreat for women who are disabled veterans is set for this weekend, July 15-17, on the Clinch River and at Rabbit Run Retreat. Female fly fishing professionals are coming from throughout the region to serve as river guides for the veterans.   The outing, organized by Marilyn Rogan of Project Healing Waters […]

Dance Through the Decades for Teens to be at Blount County Public Library

The Teen Summer Reading Program “Get in the Game: Read!” will celebrate its conclusion in style at the Blount County Public Library. This end-of-summer party will include learning a few dances from past decades as Mary Beth Bonneville of Foothills Community Players provides dance instruction for the Charleston, Swing dancing and more. Dance through the […]

America, Let’s Do Lunch™

Meals On Wheels America, The Ad Council launch national campaign to drive volunteers and help CAC Mobile Meals serve more Knox County seniors More than 10 million (1 in 6) seniors in the U.S. face the threat of hunger and more than 15 million (1 in 4) are living in isolation.   In Knox County […]

State Representative District 18 Candidate Forum tonight

The second of three candidate forums sponsored by the Knoxville/Knox County League of Women Voters is focused on the candidates for the contested race for District 18. The forum will be moderated by John North, Executive Producer at WBIR-TV. What:      State Representative District 18 Candidate Forum Who:     James Corcoran Martin Daniel Bryan Dodson […]

Corn and Tomato Festival at New Harvest Park

The New Harvest Park Farmers Market is hosting a Corn and Tomato Festival this Thursday, July 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. at New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane. For more information, visit this Facebook event:   The New Harvest Park Farmers Market is a participant in the AARP Foundation’s Fre$h Savings program, […]

Settling Your Accident Case

By Jedidiah McKeehan Here are five steps to help you maximize your accident settlement and minimize any long-lasting trauma. Know Your Sources For Receiving Compensation When you are in an accident, you can often get a settlement from multiple insurance policies. Many victims don’t even know they can often benefit from their insurance policies, let alone […]

Resetting the Conversation Around Assessment?

By Sally Absher Last week, the Tennessee Department of Education (TNDOE) Commissioner Candice McQueen announced that the department intends to award Questar, a national leader in large-scale assessment, a contract to develop and administer Tennessee’s annual state assessments for the 2016-17 school year. The initial contract is for two years with a maximum liability of […]

Board of Education Discusses Seating Charts, Dress Codes

Board of Education Discusses Seating Charts, Dress Codes

By Sally Absher   The Knox County Schools BOE met in back-to-back work session and regular meetings last week. Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas presided over both meetings, although outgoing Superintendent Jim McIntyre was still seated at the table for the work session meeting. Thomas gave his first official Superintendent’s report, announcing that the big goal, […]

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