Firematic Heroics

The Knoxville Fire Department has sent out the following press release. “Around 10:30 p.m. Dispatchers received a 911 call from a woman reporting to be trapped by fire in her basement with no doors or windows. The caller stated that the only way to get to her location was through the main level of the […]

Con Hunley to perform at Waynestock

                        The inaugural Waynestock, which took place in 2011, was born out of a desire by friends and colleagues of long-time News Sentinel music writer Wayne Bledsoe to stage a benefit in the wake of the sudden death of his son, Andrew. Last year, […]

TDOT to Update on Henley Bridge Project

TDOT Commissioner John Schroer will join other TDOT officials in Knoxville on Monday, February 4, 2013 to update the status of the Henley Bridge Project. Monday’s event will begin at 11:00 a.m. ET and will last approximately 30 minutes. Who: TDOT Commissioner John Schroer TDOT Chief of Engineering/Deputy Commissioner Paul Degges TDOT Region 1 Director/Assistant […]

Knox County School System earns just above a below average score…

The Sunshine Review  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based out of Virginia, dedicated to state and local government transparency. The organization collects and shares transparency information and uses a “10-point Transparency Checklist” to evaluate the content of every state and more than 6,000 local government websites. Sunshine Review collaborates with individuals and organizations throughout America in an […]

Billboard ordinance passed…

Knox County Commission passed an ordinance yesterday that prevents billboard companies from converting traditional existing billboards to digital billboards. The commission did not approve an ordinance that would effectually ban all new billboards. Nor did they approve another measure that would prohibit electronic messaging centers. Those two ordinances were sent back to the Metropolitan Planning […]

More weather on its way tonight and tomorrow…

According to the National Weather Service in Morristown, very strong winds will develop late tonight ahead of an approaching cold front. Gusts as high as 50 to 60 MPH are possible in the highest terrain of the Southern Appalachians. Additionally the front brings the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms on Wednesday ahead of a strong cold […]

AVID Students Welcome You for Pennies for Patients

AVID students at Northwest Middle School recently kicked off their annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year, their goal is to raise $4,250 which would bring their overall contribution over the last six years to be $20,000. Students have made special materials in support of Pennies for Patients and […]

VOLS ANNOUNCE SPRING FOOTBALL PRACTICE DATES

The University of Tennessee football team’s spring football practice schedule begins March 9, including six practices before the University’s spring break week (March 25-29). The Vols open on Saturday, March 9, with the first of 14 practices leading into the Dish Network Orange and White Game, which is set for April 20 at 2:00 p.m. […]

20 Year Pastoral Anniversary Celebrated at Crowne Plaza

                        The “Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church”, located at 1723 Washington Avenue in Knoxville, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the leadership of Pastor John B. Jordan Sr. and First Lady Diane Jordan. The celebration was held this weekend at the Crowne Plaza and […]