Administrative Office of the Courts offering grants for TN nonprofits

The Administrative Office of the Courts is now accepting Grant Applications for the Parent Education and Mediation Fund as well as the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Tennessee (VORP) was sanctioned by the legislature in 1993.  Pursuant to this legislation, the Administrative Office of the […]

City officials open 1st of ‘Knoxville Slides’ initiative at Coliseum

Mayor Madeline Rogero cut the ribbon this week on a 19-foot bright yellow embankment slide at the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. The slide serves as the pilot project for the new “Knoxville Slides” initiative. The Mayor was joined by members of City Council and representatives from the national nonprofit organization KaBOOM!, Knoxville Area Transit and […]

Volunteers Needed for Ijams River Rescue April 1

If getting a little dirty to make Knoxville a cleaner place excites you, you’ll want to volunteer for Ijams River Rescue Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Presented by Keurig Green Mountain and TVA, the 28th annual Ijams cleanup event focuses on 30-40 locations along the Tennessee River and its associated […]

Students on Stage next week

Students on Stage next week

Holston Middle School is doing a production of Peter Pan Jr. from March 30-April 1. They have been working this week with a flight director from ZFX Flying Effects out of Louisville, Kentucky, and  will actually be IN THE AIR for their production. Central High School is doing a musical version of Wizard of Oz […]

Alexander: Filibustering to Death the Gorsuch Nomination Would Fly in the Face of 230 Years of Senate Tradition

Alexander: Filibustering to Death the Gorsuch Nomination Would Fly in the Face of 230 Years of Senate Tradition

“According to the former Senate Historian, with one possible exception… the number of Supreme Court justices in our country’s history who have been denied their seats by filibuster is zero.  The number of cabinet members in our country’s history who have been denied their seats by a filibuster is zero.  The number of federal district […]

Over 300 Plan to Participate in Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s South Knoxville Cleanup on Saturday

  Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting the community-wide South Knoxville Cleanup on Saturday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will kick off at Sam Duff Memorial Park on 4060 Chapman Highway. South Knoxville is Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s “Community of the Year” through June 2017. The cleanup will be KKB’s largest event […]

Vietnam Veterans to be Honored

On Wednesday, March 29th at 10:00 a.m., the Vietnam Veterans of America Capt. Bill Robinson Chapter 1078 will conduct a Vietnam Veterans Day commemoration at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park, 401 Henley St. Vietnam Veteran’s Day was established by a Presidential Proclamation signed by President Richard Nixon on February 26, 1974. Vietnam Veteran’s […]

Robotics Teams from Eight States to Vie for Championship at March 23-25 FIRST Robotics Smoky Mountains Regional

This weekend, 48 high school robotics teams from eight states will compete at the March 23-25 FIRST Robotics Smoky Mountains Regional, to be held at Thompson-Boling Arena on The University of Tennessee campus. Winners will earn an invitation to compete against 600 of the best international teams at the FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston in April. […]

Knox County School Board Selects Bob Thomas as Superintendent

  The Knox County Board of Education has named current Assistant Superintendent of Knox County Schools Bob Thomas as the new superintendent of Knox County Schools. Mr. Thomas, who was selected during a special-called meeting Monday, will take over the reins from Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas, who has served in the role over the last […]