November 12, 2017 Good Afternoon, Big Orange Nation. This morning I met with Coach Butch Jones to discuss the future of the football program, and I informed him of my decision that he step down as the University of Tennessee’s head football coach. Transitions like this are never easy for anyone involved, and I am grateful […]

Young Beavers have high hopes for upcoming season

 By Ken Lay   When Lee Henson looks at his 2017-2017 roster, he sees several new names. That, however, doesn’t mean that expectations have changed for the Karns High School boys basketball team. “Like every year, we should be in the running for the district championship,” said Henson, who is in his 17th season as […]

City Seeks Volunteers for Celebration of Lights

  The City of Knoxville’s Office of Special Events is inviting volunteers to participate in the kick-off to the holiday season at the Regal Celebration of Lights on Friday, Nov.  24.   This free, family-friendly event in Market Square and Krutch Park Extension transforms downtown into a jolly holiday atmosphere.   Volunteers are needed for […]


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month   NASHVILLE – The majority of newly diagnosed lung cancer patients today are not smoking when they are diagnosed.  In fact, up to 20 percent of lung cancer patients have never smoked.  More than 155,000 Americans die each year from lung cancer, and 4,500 more than 4,500 of those […]

Special Guests Added to the All Star Line Up for WDVX 20 Year Celebration

WDVX has announced several special musical guests taking part in the WDVX 20 Year Celebration taking place on November 17, 2017 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville. As previously announced, the concert will be broadcast live. Darrell Scott, Sam Lewis, David Mayfield, RB Morris, Robinella, Missy Raines, Claire Lynch, […]

Forum to Discuss Disparities in Education Outcomes

    The Disparities in Educational Outcomes Steering Committee, which was appointed by the Knox County Schools Superintendent last year, is holding its first Community Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at Central High School.   DEO will report on progress made in implementing recommendations from an initial Report issued in May, 2016. There […]

The Start of the Holidays in This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  It’s that time of year again – shopping for that perfect gift, caroling, Christmas light shows, feasts and more. Tennessee has plenty of opportunities to make family memories while supplying every gift on the wishlist. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing Nashville – Guests can receive free admission […]

3,000 Mentors Needed for Class of 2018 TN Promise Students

tnAchieves, a partnering organization to Governor Haslam’s TN Promise, is recruiting mentors to work with more than 60,000 TN Promise scholars from the graduating Class of 2018.   Mentors spend about one hour per month working with a group of students to help eliminate the barriers associated with the transition from high school to college.  […]

UT Gardens to Host Amazing Azalea Symposium and an Exclusive Azalea Sale

Nationally Renowned Azalea Expert Don Hyatt to Speak KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Gardens is hosting a half-day symposium on Saturday, November 11, on how to grow and use azaleas in the landscape. The featured speaker will be Don Hyatt, a national authority on azaleas and rhododendrons. The event runs from 8 a.m. […]

Library and Archives Hosts Genealogy Workshop the Saturday after Thanksgiving

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thanksgiving is a time when many of us reconnect with family members and share stories. At the Tennessee State Library and Archives, families can also explore stories of their relatives who lived generations ago. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the staff at the Library and Archives is encouraging Tennesseans to visit the […]

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