KCS announces winners of School Technology Challenge

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, recently announced the winning schools of the School Technology Challenge, which is an internal competition for selected schools to begin a 1:1 technology effort (one technology device for each one student, and each one teacher).  Interested schools went through an application process, and a total of […]

FLOTUS Press Release about White House Kitchen Garden

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                              April 4, 2013 REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY AT KITCHEN GARDEN PLANTING EVENT White House Kitchen Garden     1:16 P.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA:  How are you guys doing?   CHILDREN:  Good.   MRS. OBAMA:  Is it a little chilly? CHILDREN:  Yes.   […]

Mayor Releases Statement on Property Mistake

“Yesterday I discovered that I had inadvertently forgotten to pay property taxes on two parcels that I own on Amherst Road. I paid the taxes owed on that property, including a late fee of $57.27, yesterday.  This oversight was my fault and unintentional. It will not happen in the future.”  

VOL REPORT: (Pefect) Practice Makes Perfect

During his inaugural press conference as UT’s head football coach, Butch Jones said, “We’ll be working to be champions each and every day.  We will be a champion in everything we do.” Every day. Every snap. Every rep. Every play. Demanding perfection.  Demanding excellence. Jones has demonstrated this mentality on the practice field, in part, […]

Lunch with Mayor this Friday

The next “Lunch with the Mayor” will be this Friday from 11:30-1p.m. at El Charro in Farragut, which owned by Juan Aranda. The address is 10420 Kingston Pike, and their website is http://www.elcharroknoxville.com.

Former Central point guard could give Vols some pizzazz

By Steve Williams There were times this basketball season when Tennessee Vols fans were either complaining or yawning or doing both. That old saying in sports about “offense sells tickets and defense wins championships” was being put to a test, and head coach Cuonzo Martin’s style of play was being seriously questioned. A 37-36 loss […]

East Knox Republican Club

There will be no meeting of the East Knox Republican Club for April. The second Thursday meeting date falls the evening immediately prior to Knox County Lincoln Day Dinner.  

SouthFest headliners announced

Mayor Burchett announced this morning that two local radio stations are each sponsoring headlining musical acts during SouthFest on April 12 & 13. Both performances will be held outside of Emery’s 5 & 10 on Chapman Highway. At 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 12, Homer Hart will perform. His performance is sponsored by Q 93.1 […]

ELITE 8 BOUND: Lady Vols Top Oklahoma, 74-59

Tennessee used a 25-5 first-half run and cruised to a 74-69 victory in the Sweet 16 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday evening. Tennessee (27-7) will play in the Elite Eight on Tuesday night at 9 p.m., on ESPN. The No. 2 seeded Lady Vols await the winner of the Baylor/Louisville game, which took […]