New giraffe arrives at Zoo Knoxville

New giraffe arrives at Zoo Knoxville

Frances the giraffe arrived in Knoxville today to join the zoo’s herd in the Grasslands Africa habitat.   Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, one-year-old Frances comes to Knoxville on the recommendation of the Giraffe Species Survival Plan (SSP), which manages the breeding and social placement of all giraffes […]

The 4th Annual Knoxville Film Festival – AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The fourth annual Knoxville Film Festival took place August 26-28, 2016 at Downtown West Regal Cinema 8 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Knoxville Film Festival is presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union and is produced in partnership by Secret City Films, Dogwood Arts, the Visit Knoxville Film Office and Regal Entertainment Group. “From the first frame […]

The Battle At Cumberland – Celebrating The Battle At Bristol

The Battle At Cumberland – Celebrating The Battle At Bristol

During the much-ballyhooed Battle at Bristol on Sept. 10, the University of Tennessee Vols will be taking on Virginia Tech at a neutral site midway between the schools. More than 150,000 seats were presold last spring, creating the largest crowd to ever watch a college football game. Closer to Neyland Stadium, anticipate Big Orange fervor up and down the Cumberland […]

Community Block Party to be held at Harriet Tubman Park this Sunday

Back by popular demand and just in time to celebrate the Labor Day holiday, the Change Center will be sponsoring an Old Skool Block Party, presented by Sterling “Sterl The Pearl” Henton. The block party will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 5-8 p.m. at Harriet Tubman Park, 300 Harriet Tubman St. “The first […]

Ruckytop Scooter Raffle for Children’s Charity

Ruckytop Scooter Raffle for Children’s Charity

Proceeds will benefit The Dream Connection and Children’s Hospital patients The Dream Connection has partnered with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to bring UT fans the chance to win the ultimate tailgate machine while helping sick kids. The RuckyTop Scooter Raffle will be held during the 2016 UT football season and tickets are only $1 each. […]

Knox County elected officials to be sworn in tomorrow

Knox County elected officials to be sworn in tomorrow

Newly-elected and re-elected Knox County officials will take the oath of office on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Small Assembly Room.   The event is open to the public. Those unable to attend can stream […]

Available transit services to UT’s first home game

Looking for the best way to get to the game on Thursday, September 1?  Knoxville Area Transit has some options laid out for you.   Because the game is occurring during KAT’s weekday service, the normal KAT football shuttle service will be very condensed and limited.  The City of Knoxville is encouraging the use of […]

Tennessee Theatre open house, marquee relighting ceremony tonight

The Tennessee Theatre will celebrate the return of its iconic vertical sign to Gay Street and the newly refurbished marquee with a free open house and relighting ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 31.   During the open house sponsored by McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects and Interior Designers, the Tennessee Theatre will be open to the public […]

September 2016 Events at the Blount County Public Library

As summer wanes and changing leaf colors remind us that fall is just around the corner, keep in mind that your public library has online databases, e-books and multiple types of services available to assist you.  In addition, the library offers a wide range of programs for all ages. Some of those programs include Hot […]

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