Mickey Blazer Named Food City Executive Vice President of Pharmacy and Fuel Operations

Food City recently announced the appointment of Mickey Blazer to the newly combined position of Executive Vice President of Pharmacy and Fuel Operations.  Blazer brings over 40 years of industry knowledge and experience to the position, including 6 years in pharmacy management.   Blazer began his retail career shortly after graduating high school.  He has […]

The Tennessee Aquarium Invites the Community to an All-Day 25th Anniversary Celebration

The opening of the private, non-profit Tennessee Aquarium on May 1, 1992, represented the realization of an improbable dream. The Aquarium served as a catalyst for a profound renaissance of the city. During the Aquarium’s dedication ceremony, Chattanooga Mayor Gene Roberts proclaimed, “The Aquarium will establish us as men and women who celebrate clean water […]

Mechanicsville Cleanup

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Danny Mayfield Park – 700 College Street, Knoxville, TN, 37921   We are looking for volunteers to help clean up one of Knoxville’s oldest neighborhoods, Mechanicsville. Whether you live in Mechanicsville or just want to lend a helping hand, we would love to see […]

Museum of East Tennessee History Wins Highest Honor 

The Museum of East Tennessee History was recently selected to receive the 2017 President’s Award, the highest project-based recognition presented by the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM), for the Come to Make Records: Knoxville’s Contribution to American Popular Music exhibition, which also won TAM Awards of Excellence in the categories of best temporary exhibition and […]

Alexander: First Round of 21st Century Cures Funding Sends Nearly $14 Million to Combat Tennessee’s Opioid Abuse Epidemic

  Says Cures funding delivers “substantial boost” to fight epidemic that takes more Tennessee lives than gunshots or car wrecks   Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) yesterday released the following statement after Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price announced Tennessee will soon receive nearly $14 million in funding to combat opioid abuse […]

Appalachian Trail Hikers Now Able to Register for Campsites

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is happy to announce the launch of A.T.CAMP, a website that allows groups of six to ten hikers to find and register for campsites along the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). This system is designed to help groups plan their hikes while avoiding overcrowding and the related natural and social impacts at […]

Americans for Prosperity Statement on Gas Tax Passage

  Americans for Prosperity – Tennessee (AFP-TN) State Director Andy Ogles released the following statement after Governor Haslam’s gas tax bill was approved by the legislature: “We’d like to thank the thousands of Tennesseans who called and emailed lawmakers in opposition to the gas tax hike; an additional thank you to the legislators who stood firm in their […]

State Board of Education to Hear Proposed Social Studies Standards

NASHVILLE – The State Board of Education will hear and discuss the proposed draft of Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies at its April 20th workshop. The standards will be voted on first consideration the following day, April 21st. Members of the Standards Recommendation Committee (SRC), appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of […]

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