Smart Trips opens program to all types of trips

In 2017, Smart Trips is opening the program to include all types of alternative commutes. Started in 2002, Smart Trips is a free online program that rewards people for driving less by providing incentives for people to carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, take transit, telecommute, and work compressed schedules. Those who log at least one alternative […]

MPC to Expand Edgewood-Park City Historic District

  The Knoxville Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) will hold a meeting to discuss the boundaries for the proposed expansion to the existing Edgewood-Park City Historic District (H-1 Zoning Overlay). The purpose of this meeting is to answer questions and gather input about the proposed expansion of the historic district. The meeting will start at 6:00 […]

Department of Safety and Homeland Security announce reinstatement season

Driver Services Division Offers Tennesseans Opportunity to Reissue Driver License   The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Driver Services division is offering Tennesseans more ways to reinstate their driver license. Citizens have the ability to reinstate online, in-person, or via mail.   Once fees have been paid, court clearance documents, receipts have been received […]

Haslam announces IMPROVE Act

Joined by mayors from across the state and leaders in the manufacturing and trucking industries, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth.   The IMPROVE […]

Upcoming Knox County party meetings

The Powell Republican Club will meet Thursday at Shoney’s, 343 East Emory Road in Powell. Dinner is at 6:30, meeting at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Chancellor Clarence E. Pridemore, Jr. The Knox County GOP will hold the 58th Presidential Inauguration Chili Supper on Friday, January 20, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Crown […]

KCHD gets first snapshot of local Hepatitis C rates

Urges those at risk to get tested, know status   Having incorporated hepatitis C screening into most of its preventive clinical offerings, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) has tested more than 3,000 patients since June 1, 2016, and discovered a 10 percent infection rate among those tested.   “To effectively address hepatitis C in […]

Hester hired as Knoxville’s Parks and Greenways Coordinator

Former Norris City Manager Tim Hester has been hired as the City of Knoxville’s Parks and Greenways Coordinator.   Hester starts today (Jan. 17). He’ll be managing Knoxville’s existing 100-mile greenways network as well as overseeing the most comprehensive build-out of new connective greenways in the City’s history.   “We have strong momentum related to […]

Irrelevant and Desperate

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Two thousand years ago, the procurator of Judea, Pontius Pilate, asked Jesus, “What is truth?” Jesus was on trial for treason, a capitol offense under the Roman occupation of the area they called Palestine. Was Pilate’s interrogative that of a district attorney’s probing of an accused individual? Was Pilate merely being […]

‘Turn out the lights, the party’s over’ for Alabama

By Steve Williams Clemson and Alabama literally put the 2016 college football season to bed last Monday night. Actually it was Tuesday morning, a few minutes past midnight, when Deshaun Watson threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with only one second left on the clock in the Tigers’ 35-31 come-from-behind victory. As I […]

Alabama loses…. Tennessee and the nation rejoice

By Alex Norman Schadenfreude: Pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. There was a lot of schadenfreude taking place last week in Knoxville and… well, just about everywhere in the world of college football. When Alabama fell to Clemson 35-31 in the national championship game, it set off wild celebrations in South Carolina of […]

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