Halls B&PA April events

  The Halls Business and Professional Association will hold its April Membership meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at noon at Beaver Brook Country Club.  The guest speaker is Kara McFarland from WBIR, who will discuss social media as a marketing tool.  The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.  Cost of lunch is […]

Community dashboard on homelessness launched

Community dashboard on homelessness launched

The City of Knoxville Office on Homelessness and the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System (KnoxHMIS) have launched an interactive website providing the community with at-a-glance detailed information on homelessness in Knoxville.   This Community Dashboard on Homelessness website was developed in response to Mayor Madeline Rogero’s Plan to Address Homelessness. Primarily, the Community Dashboard on […]

Railroad talk

  Railroad enthusiast Joe Holloway will speak about Seymour’s connection to the old Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern railroad and show old photographs at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 at the Seymour Public Library, 137 West Macon Lane, Seymour. Admission is free. The event is part of Friends of Seymour Library’s “How We Live: Then […]

Check cashing regulations, a historic building, Inskip apartments

Check cashing regulations, a historic building, Inskip apartments

By Mike Steely Over the past few years Knoxville neighborhoods and businesses have become more and more concerned about the rapid growth of alternative financial service locations. Back in February the city council asked the Metropolitan Planning Commission to look at the problem and set new regulations. Thursday afternoon the planners adopted staff recommendations that […]

Blount County Public Library presents: Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration at the Library

  Saturday, April 23 is “Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration at the Library.”  To celebrate the Bard’s birthday, the library is hosting a day-long series of event coordinated by Jennifer Spirko.  The schedule for the day:    10:30 to 11:30 a.m.         Bardfest for Kids!  Bardfest for Kids! is a workshop of   stage movement, storytelling and games for children, ages […]

Humor Author to Speak at Knoxville Writers’ Guild

Humor Author to Speak at Knoxville Writers’ Guild

  Local humor author, Judy DiGregorio, will speak at the May 5th meeting of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. Judy will share light verse and favorite stories from her three humor books published by local group, Celtic Cat Publishing. Her books include, “Life Among the Lilliputians”, “Memories of a Loose Woman”, and “Tidbits: Light Verse and […]

State Board Approves New Tennessee Math and English Language Arts Standards

State Board Approves New Tennessee Math and English Language Arts Standards

Today, the State Board of Education voted unanimously on final reading to approve new, Tennessee-specific academic standards for Mathematics and English language arts. A multi-year public review culminated in a six month rigorous revision process led by the Standards Recommendation Committee (SRC), whose members were appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the […]

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