Legacy Parks begins third decade

Dr. and Mrs. Collier signed the deed for the Collier family farm over to Legacy Parks Foundation on December 31st, providing a new park for Knox County and a fitting end to a decade of projects and success for Legacy Parks Foundation. The twelve-acre tract adds to the more than 500 acres of parkland Legacy […]

City streets primed for possibility of season’s first snow

With forecasts calling for a chance of the season’s first snowfall tonight, Knoxville crews have prepared by treating city streets with brine to reduce the likelihood of snow sticking to the pavement. Priority Level I and II streets outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Removal Plan were treated Thursday with brine solution, which reduces […]

Knox County’s Highway Department ready for winter weather

With winter weather in the forecast, Knox County Engineering & Public Works began pretreating roadways with salt brine yesterday evening.   Salt brine is a liquid mixture of salt and water that is applied to roadways to stop snow from sticking to pavements. The brine system allows Knox County’s Highway Department to pre-treat 1,392 lane […]

Neighborhood Working Group Meets Thursday

  The Neighborhood Working Group on Blighted Properties meets at 5:15 p.m. this coming Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine Street.   Participants will continue their discussion regarding a joint, cross-neighborhood project to address a blighted property. Specific blighted properties may also be discussed, along with an overview of the City’s Chronic […]

Public meeting for Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC)

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19   Where: Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman St.   Members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting, which is open to the general public and citizens with concerns about crime and safety in the City of Knoxville. Representatives from the Knoxville Police Department […]

Knox County Public Library to host Finding Flannery: the Life and Work of Flannery O’Connor 

Knox County Public Library to host Finding Flannery: the Life and Work of Flannery O’Connor 

Public is invited to explore the work of an author who defined “Southern Gothic” Knox County Public Library is pleased to partner with Pellissippi State Community College to present “Finding Flannery”, a month-long exploration of the life and work of Flannery O’ Connor. The series kicks off at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 8 at Lawson McGhee […]


By Joe Rector Okay, 2016 is in the rearview mirror, and I say good riddance. Don’t get me wrong; I am always thankful for the time I have in this life, but the past year has had enough negatives to keep me from wanting to relive it. I’ll take the future… and hope. I’m pretty […]

Life in 1917

By Rosie Moore Another New Year is here for me– and you. It is hard to contemplate what the new  year will bring, what will we see? What will we hear? What will we do? Just as it is hard for me to contemplate what happened a hundred years ago, in 1917. So I looked […]

Skeptics and Trucks

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As 2017 dawns I’ll admit I’ve become a bit of a skeptic. “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” I scoured medical journals for the latest scientific observations and innovations. I always wanted to be on the cutting edge of treatment for my patients. However, I realize that […]

Welcome 2017!

By Ralphine Major “ . . . but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,” Philippians 3:13 (New American Standard). Paul’s words in his letter to the Philippians always come to mind at this time of year. The window of time between Christmas Day and New Year’s […]

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