Knox County’s first Zika case recorded in traveler

Still no mosquito-borne transmission in continental U.S.   Knoxville, Tenn. – The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) received laboratory confirmation today from the Tennessee Department of Health of Knox County’s first Zika virus case. The individual recently returned to the U.S. from an area overseas with active mosquito-borne transmission of Zika. The individual is expected […]

Upcoming events at the Fountain City Art Center

Upcoming events at the Fountain City Art Center

By Sylvia Williams A New FCAC Open Competition: Photography! Barry Seaton and Clay Thurston will be the judges for our very first “just photography” competition on exhibit from July 29 – August 26. If you or your friends and family would like to enter, you can get the guidelines and categories for the competition from […]

Zoo Knoxville throwing an elephant birthday party

Zoo Knoxville throwing an elephant birthday party

Zoo Knoxville is throwing a pachyderm-sized party to celebrate the 2016 birthdays of Tonka,  Jana and Edie, the zoo’s African elephants, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 22.   The celebration will take place in the elephants’ habitat in the zoo’s Grasslands Africa area.  Guests are invited to gather and watch Tonka, Jana and Edie […]

Remember to register for Big Clinch River Cleanup!

Remember to register for Big Clinch River Cleanup!

Registration is still open for everyone who wants to help with the fourth annual Big Clinch River Cleanup on Saturday, July 23. It starts at 8 a.m. with breakfast at the scenic Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Highway, Norris. The cleanup will wrap up about 2 p.m. Everyone who enjoys the river, from anglers to […]

Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Team unveils new tool to help prevent heatstroke in cars

To help raise awareness about heatstroke in vehicles, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital will set up a demonstration, using a unique new education tool, at Safety City, 165 S. Concord Street, from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday, July 21. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. On average, every 8 days […]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd announce 29 communities to receive Tourism Enhancement Grants

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd announce 29 communities to receive Tourism Enhancement Grants

Grants to assist communities with tourism infrastructure assets Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today that 29 communities will receive over $999,000 in Tourism Enhancement Grants to assist communities with tourism infrastructure assets. “We want to congratulate all 29 communities on receiving Tourism Enhancement Grants,” Haslam said. “These […]

Hot Summer Nights Concerts Coming Up at Blount County Public Library

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Hot Summer Nights Concerts Coming Up at Blount County Public Library

As temperatures rise and thoughts turn toward iced tea and other cool summer activities, there’s something hot that you won’t want to miss. The 2016 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series is coming Thursdays in August – plus the first Thursday of September – at 7 p.m., at the Blount County Public Library. This 15th season of concerts […]

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