The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

More than 4,000 UT students, faculty, staff and alumni broke the Guinness World Record for the world's largest human letter, as part of the Today show's Rokerthon 3 on Wednesday, March 29, at Neyland Stadium.

The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff and retirees, about 400 alumni and one bluetick coonhound, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this morning set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet, encompassing the majority of […]

Knox County Schools to Host Additional Rezoning Meetings

  Knox County Schools has scheduled two public meetings to gather additional feedback from parents, teachers and community members on the preliminary middle school rezoning proposal that was released last month. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the following days and locations: Tuesday, April 4, at Holston Middle School Tuesday, April 11, […]

Happy Healthy Smart Symposium this week

The East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC) and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) are hosting an innovative symposium to find new and better ways to connect people and places, with a focus on what makes a happier, healthier and smarter region.  The sessions will feature screenings of short, thought-provoking documentary videos, augmented by […]

Dr. Monica Crane Named Medical Director of Courtyards Senior Living

Geriatric medicine specialist to treat residents with cognitive impairments   Dr. Monica Crane, a fellowship-trained, geriatric medicine specialist with extensive experience in treating Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias has been named Medical Director for The Courtyards Senior Living. Last week, Mike Mursten, president, announced that Dr. Crane will join The Courtyards’ premier assisted living and […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

County Commission questions Care Center location By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Former Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown sat up front during the commission’s work session last week and listened to the many, many questions coming from the elected officials about the proposed Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center. For eight years Brown spearheaded the commission’s efforts to […]

Thomas picked unanimously to lead Knox schools

Thomas picked unanimously to lead Knox schools

By Ken Lay It took less than 30 minutes for the Knox County Board of Education to appoint the district’s new leader. In a special meeting, the board voted unanimously to offer the position to assistant superintendent Bob Thomas, a veteran educator of more than four decades. The final vote was 9-0 and Thomas, who […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

By Ray Hill Secretary of State Cordell Hull had finally made clear the position of the Roosevelt administration on revision of America’s neutrality laws. Before writing letters outlining the position of the administration to key committee chairmen, Hull had consulted with influential members of both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations […]

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