Appalachian Basketry to be next Appalachian Studies Program at Blount County Public Library

Appalachian Basketry to be next Appalachian Studies Program at Blount County Public Library

“Appalachian Basketry” will be the next presentation in the Southern Appalachian Studies Series at the Blount County Public Library. While the age-old craft of basketry can be traced back to Biblical times, this program will feature a demonstration of basic basket-making techniques and discussion of the importance of baskets in Appalachia including basket types, uses, […]

Beardsley Farm, Malcolm-Martin Park next destination in ‘Neighborhoods To Nature’ walking series with mayor

On Monday, the City of Knoxville will host the second in a series of “Neighborhoods to Nature” walks, designed to encourage citizens to discover nearby parks and greenways while also promoting physical activity.   The walk will be held Monday, Oct. 24, with local residents starting on their walks at 5:30 p.m. and convening at […]

First of KCHD’s Saturday flu vaccination clinics scheduled for this weekend

 Who:                     Knox County Health Department (KCHD)   What:                   Community Flu Vaccination Clinic                                 When:                  Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Where:                South-Doyle High School, 2020 Tipton Station Road       To offer more opportunities for the public to get a flu vaccination, KCHD is […]

Event offers insight on disability employment issues

  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the Knoxville Area Employment Consortium (KAEC) is hosting a Disability Employment Awareness Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 from 7:45 – 9:30 a.m. at the Downtown Hilton, 501 West Church Avenue. Free parking is available in the garage next to the Hilton. Friday, Oct. 21, is the […]

Knoxville Fire Fighters Fill the Boot to Support Kids and Adults with Muscle-Debilitating Diseases

  Members of the Knoxville IAFF Local 65 Fire Fighter Association are set to kick off  the fire fighter’s annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to  help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. More than 100 fire […]

M*A*S*H Actor, Science Educator Alan Alda to Speak at UT Nov. 1

M*A*S*H Actor, Science Educator Alan Alda to Speak at UT Nov. 1

KNOXVILLE—Alan Alda, an acclaimed actor and science educator widely known for his role in the television series “M*A*S*H,” will speak at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Alda will deliver the second Ken and Blaire Mossman Distinguished Lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle […]

Misdemeanor v. Felony Offenses

By Jedidiah McKeehan As complicated as the criminal justice may seem, there are really only three different levels of offenses: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. An infraction is something simple like a speeding ticket or a moving violation, where a police officer will write you a ticket and you are required to pay a fine or […]

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