Navy Divers and EOD Technicians to Descend on Aquarium for Navy Week

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 Public Affairs Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2 will be taking part in a community relations project at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, during Knoxville Navy Week, Wednesday, April 13. A team of Navy divers and EOD technicians will […]

Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans With A Pop-Up Concert At Knoxville’s The International

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 10: Dierks Bentley surprises fans with a pop-up concert at Knoxville's The International as part of "CMT Instant Jam" premiering May 28th on CMT, on April 10, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)

Dierks Bentley Surprises Fans With A Pop-Up Concert At Knoxville’s The International

Often after a great concert, fans compare the event they just witnessed to the last great show they attended. For Dierks Bentley fans who attended his surprise concert in Knoxville this past Sunday night, there is no comparison. The surprise show was hosted by CMT and is scheduled to air on CMT, May 28th, 2016. […]

Hardin Valley presents Peter Pan, The Musical

Hardin Valley Academy to present “Peter Pan, the musical,” April 22-24 at the Hardin Valley Academy Auditorium.  The timeless story of a boy who refuses to grow up, yet fights to defend the honor of the young Wendy against the evilness of Captain Hook.  Join the HVA Musical Theater class (grades 9-12) in the journey to […]

Plans for the new Tennessee State Museum to be previewed today

Governor Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly announced the launch of a new state museum in April of 2015. The new facility will be part museum, part virtual reality experience, and part time machine. Truly the state’s museum, it will serve as a hub to virtually connect our local schools and museums to exciting programming […]

Tennessee State Parks to Offer Volunteer Events on TN Promise Saturday

Tennessee Promise scholars volunteered their time working on a put-in on the Duck River in Henry Horton State Park on TN Promise Saturday in July 2015.

Tennessee State Parks to Offer Volunteer Events on TN Promise Saturday

Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours for TN Promise Saturday on April 16.   There are nearly 60 projects already planned, which may include clearing brush, limbs and invasive plants; planting flowers; building trails; assisting with fun community events; […]

Young Professionals Membership Drive Ends April 15

The Young Professionals of Knoxville are accepting new members for the Spring 2016 class until April 15, 2016.   The Young Professionals of Knoxville is a group of young men and women taking an active interest in the development of the Knoxville community. Their mission is to inspire Knoxville’s young professionals to connect, develop and […]

The Chalkboard for April 11, 2016

By Sally Absher Kindergarten Round-up Tuesday, April 12 Kindergarten Round-up (registration/application) will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at all Knox County Elementary schools for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. At Kindergarten Round-up, parents receive important enrollment information about the upcoming school year. Children should be five years old by August 15, 2016, to enter […]

More Board of Education News from April

By Sally Absher Despite the unanimous approval of Buzz Thomas as interim Superintendent, several other agenda items were less successful. Once again, Board members Patti Bounds and Amber Rountree were leaders in advocating for students and teachers in Knox County. On the agenda was a proposal for a contract for KCS to participate in the […]

Life’s Extras

By Rosie Moore Archibald Rutledge, an American poet and educator, once wrote: “I once had a curious experience with a star. I was on the path to my farm at dusk when I was overtaken by a violent storm. The rain came down into howling darkness, the thunder and lightening were appalling. A bolt struck […]

The lost arts of handwriting and spelling

By Joe Rector The chasm between baby-boomers and younger generations grows with each passing day. Our lives are influenced by different things, and we have a different take on what’s important for daily communications. I’m not sure what strikes younger folks fancies, but I can vouch for a couple of areas that we oldsters think […]

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