Tennessee and American Neutrality, VI

Tennessee and American Neutrality, VI

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had declared himself solidly behind Secretary of State Cordell Hull’s plan to revise the neutrality act.  McKellar had also urged President Franklin Roosevelt to call Congress into special session to consider neutrality legislation following Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland.  McKellar had visited with reporters […]


The popular Ijams Crag outdoor rock climbing area at Ijams Nature Center will reopen to the public this Saturday, April 8. The Crag has been closed since last fall because of difficulty in obtaining liability insurance for the attraction.   Under a temporary agreement with Ijams, the City of Knoxville has agreed to take over […]

Newly Formed Tennessee State Parks Conservancy Aims to Enhance Statewide Park System

The Tennessee State Parks Conservancy – a recently formed nonprofit partner of Tennessee State Parks within the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) – will look to enhance visitor offerings at Tennessee State Parks in education, health and other special areas. “This supporting organization to TDEC will make the park experience better for visitors […]

UT Chamber Singers’ England Residency to Air on PBS April 9

A documentary detailing the University of Tennessee Chamber Singers’ 2015 England Cathedral Residency will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Forty-six members of UT’s Chamber Singers spent 13 days in England in July 2015. Twelve of those days were spent in a residency filled with rehearsals and singing during cathedral […]

Annual Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

When: Saturday April 8th,  2017 Time: 9 am to 12 pm Where: Fountain City Park The Annual Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt is a yearly tradition bringing together kids of all ages and their parents to enjoy a fun day of vendors, games, a variety of activities, and, of course, Easter egg hunting! The event is free […]

Urban League Job Fair tomorrow

April 6 9 a.m.  – Noon Ground level of the Midway Rehab Building, 1515 East Magnolia Avenue 25 plus local employers will be seeking applicants for open positions with a wide range of occupations, experience and expertise. Recruiters will conduct introductory interviews and explain the application process. Bring your resume, smile, can-do attitude, and dress for […]

Tennessee History Day Competition Draws Students From Across Tennessee

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following months of research and competitions at the local and district levels, more than 300 students from across the state will present their projects at the annual Tennessee History Day competition in downtown Nashville Saturday. The competition allows students to showcase their creativity and researching skills by developing projects with historical […]

‘Virtual Story Time’ Offers a New Way to Experience Books

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Story time is a popular tradition at public libraries throughout the country, but story time events at the Tennessee State Library and Archives have a special twist: instead of performing with groups of eager children crowded at her feet, the librarian administering the program at the Library and Archives is reading books aloud […]

Family Search in Detail workshop

Parrott-Wood Memorial Library in Strawberry Plains will host a  “Family Search in Detail”  workshop.   Come and enjoy Dr. George K. Schweitzer on Monday, April 10th at 5:00 p.m.   George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD, is a member of the Board of Directors for the East Tennessee Historical Society, where he plans and oversees the genealogy programming […]

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