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 […]

Nourish Knoxville Launches the 2016 East Tennessee Local Food Guide at Final Winter Farmers’ Market

What: Winter Farmers’ Market and Local Food Guide Launch  When: Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Where: Central United Methodist Church, 201 E Third Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917  How much: Free!  Nourish Knoxville will close out their Winter Farmers’ Market season with the release of the 2016-17 edition of the East Tennessee Local Food […]

More than 150 participating in 1st City Pickleball Tournament this weekend

The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will host the area’s first pickleball tournament April 15-17, 2016, at the new outdoor pickleball courts in West Hills Park, 7624 Sheffield Drive. More than 150 players have registered for the first-time event.   Vice Mayor Duane Grieve will host an on-site opening ceremony for the tournament […]

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Loudon, Sullivan and Weakley Counties

  The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Loudon, Sullivan and Weakley Counties on April 16. Since the program’s inception in 1993, more than 322,000 households have properly disposed of more than 21 million pounds of material.   “Our household hazardous waste mobile collection service provides […]

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