Local Before It Was Cool: Pick Tennessee products celebrates 30 years

Local Before It Was Cool: Pick Tennessee products celebrates 30 years

Thirty years ago, Danny Shelton grew cantaloupes and peppers on his farm in New Market, near Knoxville. That’s when he heard the Tennessee Department of Agriculture was launching a brand new program called “Pick Tennessee Products.” The new program would help food growers and makers finds new markets and new marketing strategies to keep their […]

Men’s Mental Health Is More Important Than Ever

Men’s Mental Health Is More Important Than Ever

A Father’s Day Message from Commissioner E. Douglas Varney   In the United States, researchers have calculated that approximately 6 million men suffer from depression each year, and many are reluctant to disclose their mental illness symptoms or seek treatment. It is also estimated that one in four men will be affected by mental illness, […]

Spider-Man, Captain America coming to Zoo Knoxville Saturday

Marvel Comics favorites Spider-Man and Captain America are coming to Zoo Knoxville for a special appearance at Superhero Saturday presented by Advance Financial Foundation this Saturday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  To make the event even more marvelous, kids ages 12 and under who come dressed as their favorite super hero get […]

We Love District 1 Day

Join District 1 neighbors for a free, family-friendly event open to the public to encourage residents to take notice of all the wondrous happenings in East Knoxville-District 1! Organized by local resident and activist Michael Covington, ‘We Love District 1 Day’ aims to pay tribute to District 1’s historic venues and tourist attractions with informational […]

Third Thursday Concerts kick off tomorrow

On June 16, Knox County kicks off a new summer concert series, Third Thursday Concerts at New Harvest Park, with world-renown dobro player Phil Leadbetter and Friends.   The free concerts, held June through August on the third Thursday of each month, take place immediately following the New Harvest Park Farmers Market from 6 to […]

Public Invited to Clingmans Dome Open House

Public Invited to Clingmans Dome Open House

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend from the highest point in Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a special open house event at Clingmans Dome. As part of a grant competition from the National Trust for Historic Places, Friends of the Smokies and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) are competing against 19 other parks for a […]

Zoo Knoxville’s red wolf pup now has a name

Zoo Knoxville’s red wolf pup now has a name

Zoo Knoxville’s wildly popular red wolf pup now officially has a name.  Waya, (pronounced WAH-hyuh), is the Cherokee word for “wolf” and received the most votes after the zoo asked the community to help christen him.   “The name Waya symbolizes the respect and connection East Tennesseans have with native wildlife and the culture of […]

Legal and Public Notices for June 13, 2016

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 July 10, 2013, executed by JOSEPH A. MITCHELL, MITZY E. MITCHELL, conveying certain real property therein described to GLENN BALLETTO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]

Recent changes in call routing to Knoxville’s 211 service

Recent changes in the way calls are routed via 211, a help line funded by United Way organizations across the region to provide referrals to local community services, may be causing confusion and some frustration for citizens calling into the service from outside Knox County.   The 211 service is administered by the City of […]

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