Gibbs and Fountain City areas added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Gibbs area of North Knox County. In addition, a bird in the Fountain City area of North Knoxville has tested positive for WNV. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department […]

Workshop on Live Sound Mixing

  October 11 from 6-9 p.m. at The Laurel Theater As part of its community service and education programs, Jubilee Community Arts is offering a workshop which will provide an introduction to audio setup, equipment, and mixing for concerts. Designed for musicians and volunteers interested in a basic introduction to live sound mixing, this workshop […]

Mayor to host 11th annual senior appreciation picnic today

When: Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Where: John Tarleton Park, 3201 Division Street   Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will host the 11th Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic on Friday, Sept. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at John Tarleton Park.   The picnic will include lunch, live music […]

UT Saturday Morning Lectures to Explain ‘Physics for Everyone’

Are space and time intertwined? Is light a particle or a wave? What are the building blocks of the universe? UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy hopes to address some of these questions in Physics for Everyone, a fall public lecture series that debuts at 11 a.m. Saturday. “We invite the public to come to campus to hear […]

Fans Encouraged to Plan Ahead for Travel to Florida-Tennessee

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, fans traveling to Saturday’s Florida-Tennessee game are encouraged to plan ahead due to heavy traffic, high waters and gas shortages around the Gainesville area. Saturday’s game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 16. Heavy congestion is expected on the roads and fans are encouraged to […]

State high school graduation rate reaches highest on record

Graduation Rates Increased in More than Half of All Districts   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent is the highest on record for Tennessee. The statewide graduation rate is up more than half a percentage point since last year, and overall it […]

38th Annual Greek Fest this weekend

Dates/times:  Sept. 15 – 17 ; Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The 38th annual Greek Fest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church and is sure to once again be a favorite tradition of the Knoxville community.  Features include authentic Greek food and pastries, […]

University of Florida Police, FDOT Announce Road Closures along US 441, I-75 Due To Flooding

Those planning on traveling to Saturday’s Tennessee-Florida game in Gainesville should stay up-to-date on Florida road conditions and plan accordingly.   From University of Florida Police FDOT is currently monitoring the water levels at the Santa Fe River and the integrity of the bridges over the river at US 441 and I-75. They anticipate closing […]

Tennessee ‘Purple Out Day’ to support Alzheimer’s Tennessee THIS Friday, September 15

  Alzheimer’s disease impacts Tennessee families in every county from West to East, and now communities across the state are showing their support by participating in the third annual statewide “Purple Out Day” benefitting Alzheimer’s Tennessee, a not-for-profit organization.   Businesses, homes, justice centers and courthouses will turn purple on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 to […]

Twenty-four UTPD Officers to Assist at UT–Florida Game

With hurricane recovery efforts underway in Gainesville, Florida, 24 officers from the University of Tennessee Police Department will travel there on Saturday to assist with game-day security. Troy Lane, associate vice chancellor for public safety and chief of police, is speaking with University of Florida police this morning to work out the details. “Due to […]

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