Community Forum Meeting on School System Budget

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will host a Community Forum on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at Northwest Middle School located at 5301 Pleasant Ridge Road. The Community Forum will continue the conversation regarding the 2013-2014 budget process, in which the following four priorities have been identified: Sustaining instructional improvement […]

16 local Restaurants helping to end hunger in Knoxville

It’s certainly basketball time, but The Scarecrow Foundation a local 5013c nonprofit is playing the game a little differently. With its mission to “Help End Hunger in America” The Scarecrow Foundation has created a March madness promotion & benefit concert with the intent on helping those in need. We often ask why should anyone […]

Vestival Vendors sought

The Candoro Arts & Heritage Center is looking for artists, craft persons, food vendors, and creative types extraordinaire to rent booth space for the 13th annual Vestival. Vestival is an art and music festival taking place Saturday May 11, 2013 from 11am-7pm on the grounds of the marble works on Maryville Pike and Candora Dr. in South Knoxville.  The festival includes two […]

Large Crowd Great Speech at Young Republican meeting

  On March 3rd 2013, Deputy Chief Garry Holiday of the Knoxville Police Department spoke to the Knox County Young Republican Club. Deputy Holiday focused on the three points of leadership that the police department teaches their officers each day: 1. Do the right thing, 2. Treat others like you want to be treated and […]


S. Northshore Drive Lane Closure [March 20-21] – KUB will reduce a section of S. Northshore Drive to one alternating lane of traffic between Duncan Road and Coachman Road from 9 a.m. –3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21, as work is completed on the natural gas distribution system in this area. […]

Vol Report: Small Steps

The first steps aren’t always the biggest, but they are as important as any other and the Vols took a step forward on Tuesday. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones walked off the practice field pleased with his team’s effort but was quick to note the need to continue to build on what it has accomplished […]

Procurement Contracting Opportunities And Information Workshop with Local, State and Federal Entities

Who is invited: MBEs/WBEs/Small and Disadvantaged Businesses When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Where: Knox County Government 1000 North Central Avenue MC-2 Knoxville, TN 37917 The purpose of this workshop is to connect small and disadvantaged businesses with procurement and contracting opportunities. Presenters will discuss how to compete successfully with federal, state, and local […]

Senior Center to receive Automated External Defibrillator

All Knox County Senior Centers will soon have life-saving automated external defibrillators on-site, thanks to a generous donation from Covenant Health. Covenant is donating an AED unit to Carter Senior Center, the final center to receive a device. Mayor Burchett will be at Carter Senior Center at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, when Covenant Health […]