Summer Food Program Seeking Community Partners For 2019

  Department of Human Services hopes to recruit more partners to help feed children while out of school.   NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) will once again open the application process for organizations to participate in this year’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) on Friday, February 1, 2019.   The goal […]

Gov. Bill Lee Issues First Executive Order to Address Accelerated Transformation of Rural Areas

  All executive departments required to assess rural impact and provide recommendations   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued his first executive order, requiring all state executive departments to issue a statement of rural impact and provide recommendations for better serving rural Tennessee.   “My administration will place a high emphasis on the development […]

Open house for North Central Street landscape plans

When: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019   Where: Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 N. Central St.   Who:  Stakeholders in the North Central Street streetscaping project, including area residents, business and property owners, staff from the City’s Office of Redevelopment and representatives from landscape architects Hedstrom Design     As the $6.15 million […]

Public meeting of the Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC)

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019   Where: Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, 1101 Liberty St.   Who: Police Advisory & Review Committee members, PARC Executive Director Clarence Vaughn, Knoxville Police Department Chief Eve Thomas, KPD officers   PARC meetings are held quarterly in varying locations around the city. They are open […]

Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Association to Reopen Park Visitor Centers for MLK Jr. Weekend

Friends of the Smokies announced Thursday that it will temporarily fund the reopening of Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C., from Friday through Monday, Jan. 18-21.   Visitation to the park is expected to increase during these dates due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. Both […]

Library to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday this Friday

Knox County Public Library and Imagination Library to host special birthday celebrations for Dolly on January 18 Join the Imagination Library and Knox County Public Library to celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday at 10:30 a.m. on January 18. Five participating library locations, listed below, will host free story time programs with crafts and cupcakes. Guests will also […]

King Week Celebrations Close with MLK Parade, Memorial Tribute Service

In preparation for the Annual MLK Parade and Memorial Tribute, The MLK Commemorative Commission would like to ensure that participants are informed of the parade route and tribute service. The MLK Parade Monday, January 21, 2019 will begin at Midway (Chilhowee Park) 3300 E. Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville TN 37914. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at […]

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