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 […]

“Telling the Story of Tennessee: New Places, Big Stories”

“Telling the Story of Tennessee: New Places, Big Stories”

  “Telling the Story of Tennessee: New Places, Big Stories” will be the topic of Dr. Carroll Van West’s address at the annual dinner of the East Tennessee Historical Society on Tuesday, May 3, at the Foundry on World’s Fair Park. Both members and the general public are invited to attend. The event begins with a […]

South Knoxville Trash Run tomorrow

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host a Trash Run in South Knoxville on Thursday, April 28th. Participants will meet at Alliance Brewing Company at 1130 Sevier Avenue at 5:30 p.m. and the run will kick off at 6:00. There is a suggested donation of $5 to participate. The Trash Run is a non-competitive fun run and […]

Leaders for Readers appreciation event tonight

    Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will join Great Schools Partnership President Buzz Thomas and Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre for a special appreciation event on Wednesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium at the East Tennessee History Center. The event honors the dedicated school-based volunteers from the Leaders for […]

Mayor Madeline Rogero’s State of the City Address tomorrow

Mayor Madeline Rogero’s State of the City Address tomorrow

Mayor Rogero will present the State of the City Address and her proposed 2016-17 budget to City Council members and the public at noon at Zoo Knoxville.   Hundreds of community and civic leaders will hear the Mayor’s plans for continuing to strengthen the local economy, enhance neighborhoods and quality of life, and ensure a […]

Author Jerry Ellis to speak at Historic Ramsey House Annual Meeting

Author Jerry Ellis will be speaking about his 900-mile walk along the Cherokee Trail of Tears as guest speaker for Historic Ramsey House Annual Meeting to be held at the East Tennessee Historic Center on June 21st at 5:30 p.m. Ellis, a graduate of the University of Alabama, became in 1989 the first person in the […]

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