Knox County High School TNReady Scores Outperform State Scores

  Knox County high school students who took the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams performed better than the state in all four subject areas and on each end-of-course (EOC) exam. The four subject areas tested are U.S. History, Math, Science and English. The EOC exams are English I, II and III, Alegbra I and II, Geometry, […]

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.7 Million to Strengthen Innovation and Economic Growth Initiatives

Colleges and Universities in 16 States Awarded Funding Through Economic Development Competition   WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced the grantees under the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) 2017 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. EDA is providing a total of $2.7 million in grants to 22 colleges and universities in 16 states to run […]

City and County Wireless Communication Facilities Ordinance Public Meeting

Staff from the Metropolitan Planning Commission recently completed draft cell tower ordinances for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. A public workshop will be held on August 31, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cansler Family YMCA, located at 616 Jessamine Street.  Staff will present an overview of the ordinances and be available to answer questions. […]

West Hills and Chapman Highway areas to be treated for mosquitoes

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the South Chapman Highway area of South Knox County and the West Hills area of West Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in these […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of August 28, 2017

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE     STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, James E. Bay and Kimberly C. Bay executed a Deed of Trust to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, Lender and John O. Rhea, Trustee(s), which was dated December 11, 2007 and recorded on December 18, 2007 in Instrument […]

AMR-Rural/Metro service questions continue

AMR-Rural/Metro service questions continue

By Mike Steely The early renewal proposal for ambulance service in Knox County saw lots of discussion and questions during the Knox County Commission’s work session last week and the issue may come to a head today during the regular meeting. The Knox County Health Department is asking to renew a five-year agreement with […]

The Last Vestige of the Crump Machine: Clifford Davis, Part II

The Last Vestige of the Crump Machine:  Clifford Davis, Part II

By Ray Hill Congressman Clifford Davis of Memphis had served in the House of Representatives since 1940 and in 1959 was the chairman of the House Public Works Committee.  A relatively obscure committee to most folks, it became of prime importance to Tennessee.  Davis was pushing a bill vital to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a […]

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