Vocal competition honoring Dolly Parton extends entry deadline

Vocalists from around the world will converge on Dolly Parton’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. this spring to compete in the annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, honoring the songwriting of the country music legend on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The deadline for vocalists to enter has been extended to April 14, 2017. The event will feature […]

Tennessee Celebrations of Spring

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism events are celebrating spring in big ways from nature hikes, barbecue festivals, concerts featuring a variety of music genres and more. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing Baxter – Spend your Saturday at the Gear Heads Car Club Cruise-In featuring live music, exhibits, food and cars of every […]

Spend Your Easter at a Tennessee State Park

Tennessee State Parks is offering fun events and discounts for the whole family over the Easter holiday weekend. From celebratory buffets to golf games to egg hunts, our parks are the perfect way to spend your weekend. The following Tennessee State Park restaurants are offering special holiday dining options for guests who wish to celebrate […]

NOTICE: Water testing company NOT operating on behalf of Knox County

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s office has been contacted by constituents who have apparently received a flyer concerning residential water testing. The flyer incorporates the state seal and tells recipients “your area has been selected to participate in a water quality testing for Knox County.”   There is no such contractor operating on behalf of […]

Senate Committee Approves Alexander Bills to Take Next Step to Preserve President Polk’s Home, Expand Shiloh National Military Park

A Senate committee today approved legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to take the next step in including former President James K. Polk’s home in Columbia, Tenn., in the National Park System. The committee also approved legislation to expand the boundaries of Shiloh National Military Park to include three Civil War battlefields in […]

The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

More than 4,000 UT students, faculty, staff and alumni broke the Guinness World Record for the world's largest human letter, as part of the Today show's Rokerthon 3 on Wednesday, March 29, at Neyland Stadium.

The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff and retirees, about 400 alumni and one bluetick coonhound, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this morning set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet, encompassing the majority of […]

Knox County Schools to Host Additional Rezoning Meetings

  Knox County Schools has scheduled two public meetings to gather additional feedback from parents, teachers and community members on the preliminary middle school rezoning proposal that was released last month. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the following days and locations: Tuesday, April 4, at Holston Middle School Tuesday, April 11, […]

Happy Healthy Smart Symposium this week

The East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC) and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) are hosting an innovative symposium to find new and better ways to connect people and places, with a focus on what makes a happier, healthier and smarter region.  The sessions will feature screenings of short, thought-provoking documentary videos, augmented by […]

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