NKBPA meets tomorrow

The first NKBPA meeting of 2017 will be on January 13 at BESCO, 1800 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Newly-elected president George Bove says this meeting will start the new year off right for businesses in the 37917 area. The program will be a presentation of the latest Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan by Leslie Fawaz, AIA, Studio Director, […]

Alexander Introduces Legislation to Take Next Step in Preserving President Polk’s Home as a “National Treasure”

Alexander Introduces Legislation to Take Next Step in Preserving President Polk’s Home as a “National Treasure”

Says failing to include the former president’s home in the National Park System would be a “glaring omission” “Wouldn’t it be more appropriate for the presidential home of the president who created the Department of Interior, the home of the National Park Service, to be managed by the National Park Service? I sure think so.” […]

Public meeting on the City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department’s 2017 Annual Action Plan tonight

Public meeting on the City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department’s 2017 Annual Action Plan tonight

When: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017   Where: John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St.   Who: Community Development staff, neighborhood leaders and other stakeholders   The City of Knoxville Department of Community Development will present information and updates pertaining to its Five-Year Consolidated Plan established in 2015 to focus on strengthening […]

Tennessee awarded $2 million to implement locally driven initiatives to increase career readiness for students

  NASHVILLE—Today, state leaders announced that Tennessee has been named as one of 10 states to receive a $2 million grant to build on locally led initiatives that will strengthen and expand education-to-career learning pathways for Tennessee’s students. The grant is through the New Skills for Youth program, which is supported by the Council of […]

Lyrics & Lore Weekend

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival and The International Storytelling Center are joining together at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort Jan. 26-29, 2017 to bring the public a ‘hands on’ weekend of Lyrics and Lore with #1 Hit Songwriters and International Storytellers.  The public is encouraged to bring their families and participate in two free workshops during the […]

McNally elected Lt. Governor, Speaker of the Senate

The State Senate today elected Sen. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) as Tennessee’s 87th Speaker of the Senate. The Senate’s 33 senators met at noon on the first organizational day of the 110th General Assembly to elect their speaker. By statute, Speaker of the Senate of Tennessee holds the title of Lieutenant Governor.   After his […]

Haslam proclaims January 12 TN FAFSA Frenzy Day

Encourages Students to Submit FAFSA by January 17 to Meet Tennessee Promise Deadline   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Thursday, January 12, as the first “TN FAFSA Frenzy Day,” encouraging high school seniors and current college students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 17 to maintain eligibility for […]

Free Legal Assistance Available to Sevier County Wildfire Survivors

Free legal assistance is now available to low-income survivors of the Sevier County wildfires who need help with home repair contracts, counseling on landlord-tenant issues or assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims.   Survivors who can’t afford to hire a lawyer for their disaster-related legal issues will be matched with Tennessee lawyers who […]

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