Mayor Madeline Rogero to present State of the City Address

When: 12 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018   Where: Mary Costa Plaza at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.   Who: Mayor Rogero will present the State of the City Address and her proposed 2018-19 budget to City Council members and the public   Hundreds of community leaders and residents […]

Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County tonight

Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas are headed out to Farragut for their next Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County. Ed and Bob will be at Sam & Andy’s WEST in the Aspen Square Shopping Center, 11110 Kingston Pike, Wednesday, April 25th from 5p to 7p to meet the people […]

UTK’s 16th Annual Volapalooza this Friday

UPDATE: This Friday, Volapalooza, UTK’s annual music festival, will be moved to Thompson-Boling Arena. Due to recent inclement weather, the performance lawn at World’s Fair Park will not be able to be used for the event.   The time and date of the festival will not be changed. It will still be held this Friday, April […]

Legislation To Modernize Program For Needy Families Passes

  Governor Bill Haslam signs key changes to bring the Families First Program in line with current needs of Tennessee families.   NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is applauding the recent passage of key changes to the State’s Families First program.   These changes help ensure families receiving Temporary Assistance for […]

UT’s Clear Bag Policy Will Be in Effect for All KCS Graduations

In order to provide appropriate security measures and a consistent policy for events at Thompson-Boling Arena, the University of Tennessee will institute the same Clear Bag Policy currently in place for all athletic events for all concerts and special events, including Knox County Schools commencement ceremonies. This policy will limit commencement attendees to one clear […]

Endangered Mountain Zebra arrive at Zoo Knoxville

  Zoo to establish breeding program as part of the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra Species Survival Plan.                    Three endangered Hartmann’s mountain zebra arrived at Zoo Knoxville on Friday, April 20, 2018.  The zoo plans to establish a breeding program as part of a collaborative effort of accredited zoos to save them from extinction.   […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of April 23, 2018

Foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 20, 2004, executed by AMANDA C. BURGESS and JASON P. BURGESS, conveying certain real property therein described to SECURITY ESCROW & TITLE CO, as Trustee, as […]

Urban League, SEEED to promote community engagement

    Planners want to make sure everyone’s voice is heard as the City’s zoning code undergoes its first major update in nearly 60 years.   To help gather input from traditionally underrepresented sectors of the city, the Knoxville Area Urban League and SEEED, in partnership with Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, will be providing […]

Will TNReady Ever Be Ready?

Will TNReady Ever Be Ready?

  By Steve Hunley Once again the State of Tennessee has been embarrassed by the failure of TNReady. Taxpayers spend $30 million annually to fund TNReady, which is supposed to help gauge the progress of students. It seems every year there is a problem with the testing platform. Amber Rountree, South Knoxville’s representative on the […]

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