Fulmer discusses suicide prevention at KCS in-service session

Fulmer discusses suicide prevention at KCS in-service session

By Ken Lay The halls and classrooms were largely empty at Farragut High School last week but teachers and administrators were there. They were preparing to welcome students back today. But Tuesday afternoon, the teachers addressed a dark issue confronting students in today’s world as they discussed the growing problem of teenage suicide, an issue […]

HealthCare 21 to host free ‘Focus on Oncology’ events at Knoxville Museum of Art

  The public is invited to attend a creative workshop, employer symposium and art exhibit on Aug. 22, where cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, businesses and organizations will share stories and offer means of support. The three-part free event, called “Focus on Oncology,” is presented by HealthCare 21 Business Coalition (HC21), a Knoxville nonprofit committed to […]

Witness Eclipse History at a Tennessee Farm or Winery

Beat the crowds and head to the country to view the August 21 solar eclipse   If you can’t find your way into the path of totality for the August 21 solar eclipse, don’t worry. There’s enough darkness to go around.   Although a total eclipse will be visible across a mere 70 mile swath […]

Standard Knitting Mills 28th Reunion

Join your friends for fellowship and food. Saturday, August 5 from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the O’Connor Center.  Call Cheryl Wolfe at 254-3905 or JT Morgan at 523-5463 for additional information.

Sunsphere temporarily closed due to water line leak

Repairs to a leak in the Sunsphere’s water line will close the building’s observation deck today until approximately 2 p.m.   Public Building Authority CEO Jayne Burritt noticed the leak Thursday coming from the building’s exterior, and the source was discovered in an upper floor of the Sunsphere. The building’s tenants have been notified that […]

Arrowmont Executive Director Wins Prestigious Award

Bill May, Executive Director of Arrowmont® School of Arts and Crats, has received Pi Beta Phi® Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Friend of Distinction Award. The award honors and recognizes non-members who support fraternity or sorority initiatives and are distinguished friends to Pi Beta Phi and the fraternity and sorority world. It is presented at Pi Beta […]

Two areas added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Milligan Street area of East Knoxville and a portion of the Halls community in North Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in […]

Eight apply for 4th Judicial District Circuit Court opening

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider eight applicants when it meets August 24, 2017, in Dandridge to select nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy in the 4th Judicial District – Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties. The vacancy was created by Judge Ben W. Hooper II who announced that he is retiring effective August […]

Arconic Foundation Grant Increases Solar Power at Ijams Nature Center

  A $22,000 grant from the Arconic Foundation is making Ijams Nature Center a cleaner, greener place.   The nonprofit, 300+-acre center used the funds to install additional solar panels on the roof of the Visitor Center.   The new panels are projected to save more than $2,700 annually in traditional electrical use. Green Earth […]

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