Costly flight for School Superintendent Raises Concerns

A same day, round-trip airline ticket, for the exclusive reason of transporting the Superintendent of Knox County Schools to a Knox County Commission meeting in June of 2012, cost Knox County taxpayers $1,673.58.  The documentation can be found here. The document states: “The Superintendent used this round-trip ticket to attend a Knox County Commission meeting while participating in […]

Knox County Schools Round-ups for 2013-2014 School Year

The Knox County Schools will have several Round-ups in preparation for the 2013-2014 school year. Details are below for Voluntary Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-ups. Knox County elementary schools hold Kindergarten Round-up, April 9 The Knox County elementary schools will hold a district-wide Kindergarten Round-up on Tuesday, April 9 for the 2013-2014 school year. A child […]

Community Forum Meeting on School System Budget

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will host a Community Forum on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at Northwest Middle School located at 5301 Pleasant Ridge Road. The Community Forum will continue the conversation regarding the 2013-2014 budget process, in which the following four priorities have been identified: Sustaining instructional improvement […]

16 local Restaurants helping to end hunger in Knoxville

It’s certainly basketball time, but The Scarecrow Foundation a local 5013c nonprofit is playing the game a little differently. With its mission to “Help End Hunger in America” The Scarecrow Foundation www.Scarecrowfoundation.org has created a March madness promotion & benefit concert with the intent on helping those in need. We often ask why should anyone […]

Vestival Vendors sought

The Candoro Arts & Heritage Center is looking for artists, craft persons, food vendors, and creative types extraordinaire to rent booth space for the 13th annual Vestival. Vestival is an art and music festival taking place Saturday May 11, 2013 from 11am-7pm on the grounds of the marble works on Maryville Pike and Candora Dr. in South Knoxville.  The festival includes two […]

Large Crowd Great Speech at Young Republican meeting

  On March 3rd 2013, Deputy Chief Garry Holiday of the Knoxville Police Department spoke to the Knox County Young Republican Club. Deputy Holiday focused on the three points of leadership that the police department teaches their officers each day: 1. Do the right thing, 2. Treat others like you want to be treated and […]