Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover Program wins award

The Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM) program was honored with a 2017 Southface Fulcrum Award at the 19th annual Greenprints Conference held in Atlanta, March 7 – 8.   KEEM launched in August 2015 as a project of the Smarter Cities Partnership, a group of 20-plus community groups committed to finding long-term solutions for low-income […]

Free tennis clinic for 10-under kids

The first of six free tennis clinics will take place March 19 at Goodfriend Tennis Center (UT campus). This series of clinics is a community outreach effort on the part of the UT men and women’s tennis teams to introduce the sport to young children and encourage physical activity. UT is thrilled that 60+ kids […]

Downtown St. Patrick’s Day celebration includes Friday night parade

  Knoxville will be extra Irish this weekend as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations including a parade, a family-friendly fair, live music on the Market Square stage and two different charity runs dominate downtown. Free parking is available after 6 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday at the State Street, Locust Street, Market Square, […]

State Veterinarian Issues Poultry Health Advisory

The state veterinarian for Tennessee is urging all poultry owners to take extra precautions to protect their flocks from illness.   “We are working to protect the poultry population from exposure to avian influenza,” State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher said. “The best way to protect your birds is to increase your biosecurity measures and particularly, […]

Mayor Burchett to have lunch with state Sen. Mark Green

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is scheduled to have lunch at Vol Market #3, 3400 Western Ave., with Tennessee Senator Mark Green this Friday, March 17, from 11:30 until 1 p.m.  The media, members of the public and other elected officials, including the Knox County Commission, are invited.   From Burchett’s Office: Mayor Burchett has […]

Exhibit marks 30th Anniversary of Dolly Statue

The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the unveiling of the Dolly Parton Statue. Created by artist Jim Gray, the statue is located on the Sevier County Courthouse lawn in historic downtown Sevierville. The exhibit, 30: Celebrating Dolly in Bronze, will be on display from March 15, 2017, until the end […]

Seymour Roads and Rivers Day

Seymour’s spring Roads and Rivers Day will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a. m. until noon. Sevier County’s Keep Sevier Beautiful organization sponsors this twice-a-year effort to remove litter from the area’s roads, rivers, stream banks, and public places. Since Seymour occupies parts of Sevier, Knox, and Blount counties, citizens from all […]

Dogwood Arts Hikes & Blooms kicks off Saturday

It may feel wintery outside, but Dogwood Arts will be ready to kick off annual spring events with the return of the Hikes & Blooms program this weekend. Hikes & Blooms is made possible with the help of Legacy Parks Foundation. “We love to create ways for everyone to get out and play, and partnering with Dogwood […]

Connor Concepts Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Knoxville-based Connor Concepts, Inc., is celebrating 25 years in business this month, having first opened The Chop House in Knoxville, in March of 1992. Connor Concepts, Inc. now includes 12 Chop House locations and five Connor’s Steak & Seafood restaurants, primarily throughout the Southeast. Mike Connor founded Connor Concepts, Inc. following a lengthy career with […]

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