tnAchieves’ State of Tennessee Promise Community Tour

tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise scholarship program in 84 counties, invites community members to attend the State of Tennessee Promise community tour beginning on May 22, 2017 and continuing through August 10, 2017.   tnAchieves will host community meetings in each of the 84 counties it serves. The purpose of […]

Chief Justices of Six States Sign a Charter to Further the Work of the Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative

Six state court chief justices recently signed a charter in support of the Regional Opioid Initiative (RJOI), which has developed an action plan with strategies to combat the growing opioid epidemic. The RJOI’s founding states include Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.  America’s opioid epidemic is a nationwide problem, but the impact in this […]

Community event to offer one-stop sampling of Jewish cuisine

You might be familiar with bagels and lox, or challah bread. But what about shakshuka or mandlebrot?   On June 4, the greater Knoxville community will have a chance to try both of these Jewish foods, and many more, at the “Knoshville” Jewish Food Festival. (The event’s name is a play on the Yiddish word […]

Downtown to be bustling on Saturday; anticipate street closures to accommodate special events

  Upwards of 20,000 biscuit aficionados will convene downtown Saturday for the world-famous International Biscuit Festival. Thousands more book lovers and barbecue enthusiasts will fill both lawns of World’s Fair Park. The Market Square Farmers’ Market will be in full swing as well. Needless to say, downtown will be hopping on Saturday – with some […]

Knox County Public Library’s Children’s Festival of Reading TOMORROW

World’s Fair Park will be all abuzz with storybook characters, authors, illustrators, storytellers, musicians, and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 for the 13th annual Children’s Festival of Reading.   Hosted by Knox County Public Library to kick off its summer reading programs, the free event will feature classic storybook […]

19th Annual Greenbrier Barn Party Raises $166,000 for National Park

KODAK, TN – Friends of the Smokies hosted more than 450 guests at the 19th annual Greenbrier Barn Party on Friday, May 12th. The fundraising event featured live and silent auctions raising $166,205 this year in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   The Greenbrier Barn Party was co-hosted by Coach Phillip & Vicky […]

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Modern Studio, May 27

Seventy Thirty Creatives launches their inaugural full stage production with William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Memorial Day weekend. Edited to run approximately 75 minutes, catch this unique rendition at 8:00 PM on Saturday May 27th at Modern Studio, 109 Anderson Ave. in Happy Holler. On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves […]

Biscuits, Blues and Barbecue in This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism events include the International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville, Memphis in May’s Great American Run in Memphis, and the Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival in Adamsville. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. May 19 Knoxville – Internationally-renowned Cultural Odyssey presents Fully Awake Facing Seventy “Heaven Betta Bea Honky Tonk!” 7:30 p.m. […]

Beacon Center Legal Foundation Gets Two More Victories, Still Undefeated

NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center Legal Foundation has just picked up two additional victories on lawsuits it has filed. The state legislature has removed the licensing requirements on shampooing and animal massage as a direct result of Beacon’s lawsuits on those two issues. After Beacon filed a highly publicized lawsuit challenging the state law requiring a […]