Public docks closed near Calhoun’s restaurant

Following a crash involving a privately owned boat, the public docks near Calhoun’s on the River restaurant on Volunteer Landing have been closed for safety reasons. That section of docks will remain closed to boaters and pedestrians until City repairs can be made early next year.   The Vol Navy docks to the west will […]

TDMHSAS Awards Knox County Government $3.4 Million

TDMHSAS Awards Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure Grant   NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) has announced the recipients of the Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure Grants.   “The research indicates people with mental illnesses tend to stay in jail longer and when released, face a higher recidivism rate,” said TDMHSAS Commissioner […]

Sunday Funday Brew Tour, a Fundraiser for Knox Heritage – Sunday, August 27

Join Knox Heritage in celebrating the growing Arts & Drafts District at the Sunday Funday Brew Tour, from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, August 27.   Along Broadway and Central north just outside downtown Knoxville, five local breweries will be offering limited edition beers, inspired by local landmarks paired with food by food trucks and restaurants.  Guests will […]

Temporary road closure in Lakeshore Park Phase I construction

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN LAKESHORE PARK PHASE I CONSTRUCTION   As of Friday, Aug. 25, Lakeshore Park will experience a temporary road and parking lot closure in the northeast section of the park as Phase I implementation of the Lakeshore Park Master Plan progresses.   The closure is expected to last through the end of the […]

Public safety, freedom of speech priorities for city at Saturday rally

The Knoxville Police Department is taking steps to ensure the safety of both participants and the public during a planned demonstration scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, in Fort Sanders, Mayor Madeline Rogero said today.   Seventeenth Street will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday from Cumberland Avenue to Highland Avenue, and […]

Thursday is Last Day of Early Voting

From City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods:    This Thursday, August 24, is the last chance for early voting in the upcoming Knoxville City Council Primary Election.   See the early vote schedule and locations here . Or call the Knox County Election Commission at 215-2480.   Council incumbents in the District 1, 2, 3, […]

MedicAlert Foundation to Give Away Free Medical IDs on August 24th

Non-profit celebrates MedicAlert Month with free giveaway as part of its Share the Care campaign August is MedicAlert month, and to celebrate MedicAlert Foundation is giving away free medical IDs to new customers on August 24, 2017. The free offer is part of the “Share the Care” campaign which has been created to extend the […]

Knox County medicine collection CANCELLED

The medication collection scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 has been CANCELED. It will not be rescheduled.   Knox County residents can bring old or unused medicines to the Knoxville Police Department Safety Building at 800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. The Safety Building is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Thousands of Additional Tennessee Students Take Advanced Placement Exams in 2017

More than 16,000 students earn nearly 80,000 possible college credits                                   NASHVILLE— Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that more than 29,000 students took Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2017 – a record high for Tennessee. In addition, the number of students who scored a 3 or higher, which makes students eligible for college credit […]

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