Downtown to be bustling on Saturday; anticipate street closures to accommodate special events

  Upwards of 20,000 biscuit aficionados will convene downtown Saturday for the world-famous International Biscuit Festival. Thousands more book lovers and barbecue enthusiasts will fill both lawns of World’s Fair Park. The Market Square Farmers’ Market will be in full swing as well. Needless to say, downtown will be hopping on Saturday – with some […]

Knox County Public Library’s Children’s Festival of Reading TOMORROW

World’s Fair Park will be all abuzz with storybook characters, authors, illustrators, storytellers, musicians, and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 for the 13th annual Children’s Festival of Reading.   Hosted by Knox County Public Library to kick off its summer reading programs, the free event will feature classic storybook […]

19th Annual Greenbrier Barn Party Raises $166,000 for National Park

KODAK, TN – Friends of the Smokies hosted more than 450 guests at the 19th annual Greenbrier Barn Party on Friday, May 12th. The fundraising event featured live and silent auctions raising $166,205 this year in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   The Greenbrier Barn Party was co-hosted by Coach Phillip & Vicky […]

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Modern Studio, May 27

Seventy Thirty Creatives launches their inaugural full stage production with William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Memorial Day weekend. Edited to run approximately 75 minutes, catch this unique rendition at 8:00 PM on Saturday May 27th at Modern Studio, 109 Anderson Ave. in Happy Holler. On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves […]

Biscuits, Blues and Barbecue in This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism events include the International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville, Memphis in May’s Great American Run in Memphis, and the Sheriff Buford Pusser Festival in Adamsville. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. May 19 Knoxville – Internationally-renowned Cultural Odyssey presents Fully Awake Facing Seventy “Heaven Betta Bea Honky Tonk!” 7:30 p.m. […]

Beacon Center Legal Foundation Gets Two More Victories, Still Undefeated

NASHVILLE – The Beacon Center Legal Foundation has just picked up two additional victories on lawsuits it has filed. The state legislature has removed the licensing requirements on shampooing and animal massage as a direct result of Beacon’s lawsuits on those two issues. After Beacon filed a highly publicized lawsuit challenging the state law requiring a […]

Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy to graduate 1,000th student

  Jacall Stewart will be the 1,000th student to graduate from Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy, a Knox County school that provides an alternative pathway to high school graduation. Jacall is among 109 students who will graduate today from the school, which was established in partnership with Simon Youth Foundation and is located inside Knoxville […]

Humane Society Holds Kong-A Party to Benefit Shelter Dogs

The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) invites animal lovers to a Kong-A Party on Saturday, May 20th from 12 p.m. to  3 p.m. benefiting shelter dogs. The purpose of the party is to collect requested toys, games, and treats for the organization’s shelter dog enrichment programs. These programs play a huge role in […]

Knox County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct Open House

The community is invited to an Open House for the KCSO North Precinct on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be free hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn, cotton candy, and other goodies for everyone. There will be displays and representatives from the KCSO SWAT, Bomb Squad, Tango, SCAN, K9, Aviation, and […]

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