Winning Messages of TDOT’s Overhead Sign Message Contest

Thousands of Votes Cast Thanks to enormous public participation, five winning messages have been selected from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s recent Dynamic Message Sign Contest. Nearly 3,000 message entries were submitted and more than 3,700 votes were cast for the 15 messages selected as finalists. The messages covered issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt […]

Eagles, Silver Beavers, Senator Alexander

Eagles, Silver Beavers, Senator Alexander

Scout Event Honors Senator With Council’s Highest Alumni Honor Distinguished Eagle Scout Senator Lamar Alexander was given the first Council Alumnus of the Year Award at a banquet held last Friday at Rothschild’s. This is the National Scouting Alumni Association’s highest council recognition. The award was established to recognize alumni of the Boy Scouts of […]

City, Keep Knoxville Beautiful providing free kits for graffiti removal

The City of Knoxville has partnered with Keep Knoxville Beautiful to provide free graffiti removal kits to residents and business owners who experience graffiti damage.   “Nobody wants to have to clean up and pay for something that they didn’t do,” said Chad Weth, Public Service Director. “We’re hoping that providing these kits will help […]

Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes to benefit Children’s Hospital

Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes to benefit Children’s Hospital

Get a free short stack of delicious IHOP pancakes through 7 p.m. tonight, and benefit Children’s Hospital. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All donations made at local, participating, IHOP restaurants will stay in your community, benefiting East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. […]

Dolly Parton to be honored during Mountain Soul Vocal Competition

Dolly Parton to be honored during Mountain Soul Vocal Competition

Vocalists from around the world will converge on Dolly Parton’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. this spring to compete in the annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, honoring the songwriting of the country music legend. The event will feature contestants singing songs written by Dolly Parton in their own style (country, rock, rap, bluegrass, etc.). Contestants may […]

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces Beautification Award winners, Community of the Year

On March 1 at the 34th Orchids Awards Dinner, Keep Knoxville Beautiful announced the winners of the annual Orchids beautification awards. The categories and winners are: New Architecture: Contemporary Women’s Health Redesign/Reuse: Oakwood Senior Living Center and White Lily Flats Restaurant/Cafe/Bar/Brewery: Babalu Public Art Project: Bringing Tap Back Water Refill Stations Outdoor Space: Sansom Sports […]

Chamber Hosts “Marketing on a shoestring” Seminar

  The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop for potential and existing small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to learn more about marketing. The TSBDC advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in our area at no cost to them. […]

Amendment Puts Adequate Public School Funding at Risk

By Sally Absher When Tennessee legislators last took their Oath of Office, they solemnly swore that “I will faithfully support the Constitution of this State and of the United States, and I do solemnly affirm that as a member of this General Assembly… I will not propose or assent to any bill, vote, or resolution, […]

The Chalk Board for March 7, 2016

By Sally Absher Knox County TNReady Testing Underway… Finally. KCS Director of Schools Jim McIntyre announced at last Monday’s Board workshop meeting that 44 of KCS schools had received the paper tests as of Friday February 26, and the remaining schools in the county received their tests on Monday February 29. The first day of […]

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