Beer rules, LMC and KAT grants on City Agenda

By Mike Steely The on premise sale of beer near churches will get a second and final reading in the City Council’s Tuesday meeting. The controversial change in the local ordinance would remove all distance requirements between the beer retailers and houses of worship but would keep the 300 foot distance required between those businesses […]

Defense sparks West Valley in home victory 33-7

By Ken Lay A stifling defense helped West Valley Middle School’s boys basketball team earn an early-season Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference victory over rival Cedar Bluff Thursday night. “This was really an ugly game to watch,” Wolves first-year head coach Noel Landrin said after his team’s 33-7 league victory over the Giants at […]

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Requests Nominations for the 2017 Orchid Awards

 Keep Knoxville Beautiful is now accepting nominations from the public for its beautification awards, the Orchids. Since 1979, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has presented Orchid Awards to Knoxville and Knox County buildings and outdoor spaces that beautify and elevate the local landscape.   Orchid Awards will be granted in the following six categories: New Architecture Redesign/Reuse […]

UT Welcomes Fans to Final Home Football Game Saturday

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus Saturday for this year’s final home football game. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Missouri Tigers. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS will televise the game. Saturday is Senior Day, when seniors on the football team are […]

Secret City Half Marathon & 5K

The Secret City Half Marathon & 5K (SCHM) has grown into one of the largest athletic events in the region. A field of an estimated 1000 participants will run and/or walk their way to the finish line when the event celebrates its eighth anniversary on Saturday, November 19, 2016.   “Last year was the first […]

KCHD and partners celebrate the Great American Smokeout tomorrow

  The Knox County Health Department (KCHD), Smoke-Free Knoxville and community partners will mark the Great American Smokeout (GASO), Thursday, Nov. 17, with youth-focused events and an appeal to all community members to congratulate those who have quit and encourage others to join them. Created by the American Cancer Society, the Great American Smokeout takes […]

Community Thanksgiving Celebration in Norwood

Northwest Middle School — in partnership with Great Schools Partnership, local churches, faith organizations, and Norwood Homeowners Association — will host a Community Thanksgiving Celebration.   This event will be on Saturday, November 19, from 12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be children’s games, crafts, as well as music and dancing.   Everyone in the […]

TWO MORE ARSON ARRESTS AS REWARD FUND GROWS

Investigators with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Agriculture Crime Unit, along with authorities in Sequatchie and Monroe Counties and the State Fire Marshal’s office have arrested two people suspected in separate arson cases.   Matthew Ryan Wallace, age 27 of Tuscaloosa, Ala. is accused of igniting a wildfire along Standifer Grant Road in Sequatchie […]

Planning to Sell Fruits, Vegetables or Nuts at Farmers Markets?

Preregister Today for Farmers Market Boot Camp Workshops in January and February University of Tennessee Extension announces a new round of Farmers Market Boot Camps for producers planning to grow fruits, vegetables or nuts for direct marketing. In January and February 2017 farmers will have the opportunity to learn about selecting crops and varieties that […]

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I drove to work November 7, 2008, I marveled at how normal everything looked, where in fact everything had changed. Obama had just been elected President on the promise of “hope and change.” We got the change, and this almost destroyed our hope. However, we didn’t protest in 2008 as […]

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