Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Marketplace

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Marketplace

Join us for the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Marketplace in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Sugarlands Distilling Company will host local artists Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 4. p.m. Come experience, first hand, the craftsmanship and beauty that goes into broom making, clay sculpting, glass blowing and wood carving and burning.   Featured […]

Sample the Fare of the 15th Annual Taste of Blount

Sample the Fare of the 15th Annual Taste of Blount

  Top Blount County restaurants to offer samples of their fare Let the friendly competition begin. Taste of Blount, a collection of savory food favorites from restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers, returns for its 15th year at the Theater in the Park in Maryville (across from the Blount County Courthouse) Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6–8 […]

‘History Hound’ Dog Costume Contest

‘History Hound’ Dog Costume Contest

Have a blast with the past at the East Tennessee History Fair!  The “History Hound” Dog Costume Contest is a feature event of the 9th Annual East Tennessee History Fair being held on Saturday, August 20.  Bring your canine companion in his best historic costume to have him crowned History Hound!  Local celebrities will be judging […]

Cumberland Avenue paving schedule adjusted

Southern Constructors Inc. crews paved this block of Cumberland Avenue, between 21st and 22nd streets, on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. This paved lane covers what had been a strip of gravel, and it will be the future westbound lane of Cumberland. The new pavement establishes the roadway and connections with cross streets at the correct new height while providing better access to the entrances of businesses. To the right are wide new sidewalks, with decorative bricks and silva-cell structures that will nurture healthy root growth for new trees.

Cumberland Avenue paving schedule adjusted

The schedule for overnight pavings along a three-block section of Cumberland Avenue has been adjusted to include Friday night and early Saturday morning, Aug. 5-6.   The series of pavings – involving the future westbound lane of Cumberland and closures of one-block sections of 19th, 20th and 21st streets north of Cumberland – initially was […]

Tennessee Highway Patrol warns motorists that school is starting back be alert for children loading and unloading from school buses

Tennessee Highway Patrol warns motorists that school is starting back be alert for children loading and unloading from school buses

  As Tennessee schools are starting back to school, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) wanted to make drivers aware of the rules and penalties for improperly passing a school bus.  Tennessee Law 55-8-151 addresses the overtaking and passing school busses while unloading/loading passengers and the penalties.   The Tennessee law states: The driver of a […]

Construction to close downtown intersection of Church and Gay

The downtown intersection of Church Avenue and South Gay Street will be closed from Thursday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 12 – part of a $1.5 million rebuild of the 700 block of South Gay Street, between Cumberland and Church avenues.   The rebuild of the Church Avenue intersection with Gay Street, on the north […]

Teachers Shop for Free Classroom Supplies at First 2016-2017 Teacher Supply Depot Saturday

On Saturday, Aug. 6, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County Schools’ teachers and teaching assistants will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot opens for the first time in the 2016-2017 school year. The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County Schools’ teachers and others with new and […]

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on August 5

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 5-26, 2016. A public reception will take place on Friday, August 5, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for […]

Overnight pavings scheduled on 3-block section of Cumberland Avenue

A series of overnight pavings along a three-block section of Cumberland Avenue, starting at 9 p.m. today (Tuesday, Aug. 2), will establish the roadway at its correct new height while providing better access to the entrances of businesses.   The carefully-sequenced series of pavings – involving the future westbound lane of Cumberland and closures of […]

Remote-controlled mower reduces safety hazards for crews

The City of Knoxville’s Fleet Services Department has recently introduced a TRX-440-Pro Remote Control Slope Mower to reduce the safety risk to Public Service crews.   The mower is operated by a remote control that features a joystick. A City worker will control the machine with the remote by line of sight. The controller has […]

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