Public safety, freedom of speech priorities for city at Saturday rally

The Knoxville Police Department is taking steps to ensure the safety of both participants and the public during a planned demonstration scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, in Fort Sanders, Mayor Madeline Rogero said today.   Seventeenth Street will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday from Cumberland Avenue to Highland Avenue, and […]

Thursday is Last Day of Early Voting

From City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods:    This Thursday, August 24, is the last chance for early voting in the upcoming Knoxville City Council Primary Election.   See the early vote schedule and locations here . Or call the Knox County Election Commission at 215-2480.   Council incumbents in the District 1, 2, 3, […]

MedicAlert Foundation to Give Away Free Medical IDs on August 24th

Non-profit celebrates MedicAlert Month with free giveaway as part of its Share the Care campaign August is MedicAlert month, and to celebrate MedicAlert Foundation is giving away free medical IDs to new customers on August 24, 2017. The free offer is part of the “Share the Care” campaign which has been created to extend the […]

Knox County medicine collection CANCELLED

The medication collection scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 has been CANCELED. It will not be rescheduled.   Knox County residents can bring old or unused medicines to the Knoxville Police Department Safety Building at 800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. The Safety Building is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Thousands of Additional Tennessee Students Take Advanced Placement Exams in 2017

More than 16,000 students earn nearly 80,000 possible college credits                                   NASHVILLE— Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that more than 29,000 students took Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2017 – a record high for Tennessee. In addition, the number of students who scored a 3 or higher, which makes students eligible for college credit […]

Town Hall East holding Ice Cream Social

Bring the kids, bring a neighbor, bring a friend…and enjoy Town Hall East’s annual ice cream social! Saturday, September 2, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Tank Strickland Park next to the Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. If you or a local business you know would like to contribute a prize or make a donation, please contact no […]

What does the Child Curfew Statute Actually Say?

By Jed McKeehan So most of us have heard that a child curfew law has been passed in Tennessee. In Tennessee, the child curfew statute is Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1702. What does that statute say? If someone is 17 or 18 years old, they can’t be out in public past 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, […]

The Eclipse of August 21, 2017

By Ralphine Major It has been widely reported in the news for months.  A total eclipse is set to take place on  August 21, 2017—the first one in 38 years! I barely remember the eclipse of 1979.  It did not receive all the media attention that this one has even before it occurs. Some schools […]

Two Minutes

By Joe Rector Well, thousands of folks prepared for the upcoming eclipse by purchasing protective glasses that allow them to look at the event without fear of damage to eyes. Then, Amazon sends out an email to tell them that the glasses that they bought are fake and not compliant with standards for protection. Now, […]

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