New Trolley routes to begin Monday on detour

After months of input, planning and preparation, the new downtown trolley routes are going to begin on Monday, May 2… on detour.  The closure of the intersection of Locust Street at Cumberland will cause all three of the new trolley routes – the Blue Line, Orange Line and Green Line – to detour over to […]

Tennessee Tourism Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week, May 1-7

  With National Travel & Tourism Week approaching, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development encourages Tennesseans to take advantage of the lowest gas prices since 2004 and take a road trip on one of the state’s 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways.   The U.S. Energy Information Association projects the average price of a gallon […]


Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee hosts Mayday Fundraiser for Food For Kids Summer Feeding Program   On May 2, 2016 Second Harvest will host its Third Annual MAYDAY Fundraiser for The FOOD FOR KIDS SUMMER PROGRAM from 6 a.m. till 7 p.m. at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, 136 Harvest Lane, […]

UT Gardens,  McClung Museum Partner to Grow Prehistoric Native American Plants

UT Gardens,  McClung Museum Partner to Grow Prehistoric Native American Plants

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has partnered with UT Gardens to create a garden featuring food plants grown in the Americas thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The project is the work of Gary Crites, the McClung Museum’s curator of paleoethnobotany; Susan Hamilton, UT Gardens director; […]

Tennessee Theatre Spring Open House tomorrow

The Tennessee Theatre celebrates arts in Knoxville with a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will include backstage tours, Wurlitzer organ music and an opportunity to learn about and support the marquee refurbishment campaign.   Spring traditionally has been a time in Knoxville to celebrate and promote […]

Dogwood Arts to Transform Downtown Knoxville into a Lively Art Fair

This weekend, Market Square and surrounding streets will be transformed into a vibrant art fair featuring juried artwork of local and regional artisans, live entertainment on three stages, culinary art demonstrations, activities for children, food trucks, and more.   Dogwood Arts’ Executive Director Tom Cervone says of the upcoming festivities, “Following an extremely successful April Celebration, […]

Congressman John Duncan, Jr. to deliver Carson-Newman Commencement Address

Congressman John Duncan, Jr. to deliver Carson-Newman Commencement Address

Knoxville’s Janet Hayes to speak to graduate students Carson-Newman University has announced speakers for its Undergraduate and Graduate Spring Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 6. U.S. Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. will speak to undergraduates while Carson-Newman Board of Trustees Chair Janet Hayes will deliver the graduate address. An estimated 400 students are anticipated to […]

Department Terminates Statewide Assessment Contract

Department Terminates Statewide Assessment Contract

Suspends Grade 3-8 Testing Due to Vendor’s Inability to Deliver Materials Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the department will terminate its statewide testing contract with Measurement Inc., effective immediately. While high school testing will continue as planned, the state will suspend grade 3-8 testing during the 2015-16 school year due to Measurement Inc.’s inability […]

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