Watergate! City of Knoxville Employees Create Major Traffic Jam

  Today at approximately 1 p.m. traffic in downtown Knoxville was snarled on Gay Street.  Two employees with the City of Knoxville Horticulture Department continuously blocked traffic  with a City owned pickup truck that included a water tank and hose.  The employees would drive to a planter on Gay Street, stop driving, then water the […]


United Way of Greater Knoxville’s (UWGK) will participate in tomorrow’s Day of Action by distributing books to 13 area park and recreation centers for the Summer Reading Program. The annual Day of Action is a United Way Worldwide initiative that United Way of Greater Knoxville supports through a partnership with “Raise Your Hand Tennessee.”  The goal of […]

Probe finds 30 of 98 TN Medicare Suppliers Not Licensed

Administration says it will void contracts for the 30 suppliers awarded contracts without proper licenses WASHINGTON – Members of the Tennessee United States congressional delegation today announced that their inquiry into whether the administration awarded Medicare contracts to businesses not licensed in Tennessee has resulted in the finding that 30 of 98 suppliers were not […]

Exclusive: PBA in discussions to issue Parking Tickets Downtown

  PBA security guards might  soon be issuing parking tickets on Gay Street and then later expanding to cover the entire Central Business Improvement District. Tonight at the monthly meeting of the Public Building Authority the plan was discussed by PBA CEO Dale Smith.  While some particulars have not been vetted out yet, the plan […]

Kroger Announces Miracle Balloon Fundraiser Results in Knoxville-Area Stores

Kroger customers and associates in Knoxville donated more than $20,600 during a three-week fundraiser benefitting the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital – a member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network. Across Kroger’s Atlanta Division, customers raised nearly $300,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. From May 19 – June 8, customers purchased $1 hot-air balloon icons, also known to […]

Mayor Burchett to participate in Families in the Creek

Who:           Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, the Beaver Creek Task Force and members of the community What:          Families in the Creek event When:         Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Where:        Halls Greenway behind Food City, 7114 Maynardville Pike Children, their families and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will wade into Beaver Creek this weekend as part of a […]

Fort Sanders nursing graduates start doctorate programs

Throughout the last ten years, Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Fort Sanders Nursing Department has graduated more than 400 nurses whose TWC education has prepared them for lives of significance, leadership, and service through a quality baccalaureate nursing education. Susan Blaine and Karee White joined the ranks of Tennessee Wesleyan Nursing Alumni this past May when they […]

2013 Peyton Manning Scholarships Awarded

Alexandra Brito from Brentwood and Grant Currin from Cleveland have been named the 2013 recipients of the Peyton Manning Scholarship at the University of Tennessee. The Peyton Manning Scholarship is awarded annually to incoming first-year students who have been selected as Haslam Scholars. The program is now in its 16th year and has honored 20 […]

Mayor, Sheriff, and Trustee support a good cause

  JJ Jones traded in his Sheriff’s uniform to volunteer as a guest referee at the Brad Armstrong Memorial. Also donating their time was Knox County Trustee John Duncan III and the Mayor Tim Burchett.  The event was a charity to raise money for the family of a wrestler that recently passed away. Brad Armstrong was […]

Blueberry Festival returns to New Harvest Park Farmers Market

Who:           New Harvest Park Farmers Market What:          Blueberry Festival When:         Thursday, June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. Where:        New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane New Harvest Park Farmers Market is hosting the third annual Blueberry Festival on Thursday, June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at New Harvest Park. In addition to local blueberries for […]