Partners Urge Burlington Residents to Share the Vision

~ from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods   The Burlington Residents Association and the East Tennessee Community Design Center are working to envision a welcoming place for Burlington residents and others to shop, play, live, and work in the neighborhood and adjacent Burlington Commercial District.   The two organizations are encouraging Burlington residents and […]

State Parks and Recreation Grants Available to Local Communities

TDEC to host grant workshops November 28-30   NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced the 2018 grant cycle for the Local Parks and Recreation Fund, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the Recreational Trails Program. TDEC’s Division of Recreational Educational Services (RES) will host three workshops across the state […]

Mosquitoes in two areas test positive for West Nile virus

Spraying dependent upon weather conditions                                                                          The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Fourth Avenue and Tower Drive areas of north Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in these areas […]

League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County to host discussion on climate resilience in East Tennessee

Climate change represents one of the major challenges of this century. What does this mean for East Tennessee? This presentation, developed in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the City of Knoxville’s Office of Sustainability, will review the basic science underlying global climate change and highlight recent trends in global greenhouse gases, corresponding […]

Donate a Deer in Knox County to Feed Area Hungry

Hunters for the Hungry connects generous hunters in Knox County and across the state with Tennesseans in need Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is open for the season. Participating deer processors throughout the state are now accepting donations of whole deer to feed local families in need. This year, more than 80 […]

Fall Stargazing Session at Marble Springs State Historic Site 

  Join us at Marble Springs on Saturday, November 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. for our fall nighttime viewing session. This session will be facilitated by Gary Noland, adjunct instructor of Astronomy at the University of Tennessee. Guests will meet at the cottage at 5:30 p.m. where they will begin with a discussion […]

Fee versus ‘Free’

Fee versus ‘Free’

By Steve Hunley Evidently the Knoxville News-Sentinel has taken up the cause of allowing folks to copy public documents with cell phones.  According to the Sentinel, this is a fundamental aspect of transparency required for the public good.  The Sentinel is commending the efforts of State Senator Mike Bell, a Riceville Republican.  Senator Bell is […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations, IV

Tennessee and the League of Nations, IV

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, John Knight Shields, had surprised tens of thousands of his constituents and infuriated many members of his own Democratic Party when he had voted to add reservations to the Treaty of Versailles in the Senate.  The treaty was the culmination of months of torturous negotiations between the […]

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