Final KCS Strategic Plan Development Insight Session tonight

  The journey to provide Excellence for All Children began in 2008 with the creation of the Knox County Schools’ ambitious five-year strategic plan.  Five years later, the Knox County Schools is in the process of creating the next iteration of its strategic plan and vision, dubbed “Knox Schools 2020.”  Critical to its success is […]

Karns High Reception

Karns High School will hold a reception for alumni on Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the commons area of the school. It’s all a part of the 100th anniversary of the school. A variety of memorabilia, including yearbooks and newsletters, will be on display. A time capsule from 1938 and one placed at the […]

Publisher’s Position: Clerk Flap Is Pure Politics

By Steve Hunley Well, it looks like the 2014 election season has already begun. The flap about innocent folks being arrested without cause is being laid at the doorstep of Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey by much of the local media. They have likely been fed this information by a disgruntled (with McCroskey) prosecutor in […]

One-day book sale set for Seymour tomorrow

If you could buy a hard-cover novel by John Grisham or Danielle Steele (or Tom Clancy or Nora Roberts) for $1, would you? If the answer’s yes, a one-day sale of gently used books by popular authors is for you. Books that often cost $20 or more when new will be on sale for $1 […]

South Knoxville Autumn Fest Event

Two South Knoxville businesses will celebrate the beauty of fall and the re-opening of the Henley Street  bridge with “Autumn Fest” on Saturday, October 26.  Stanley’s Greenhouse, 3029 Davenport Road,  offers the color and diversity of new fall foliage, including over eighty varieties of pansies, violas and panolas, including the new Cool Wave (trailing) pansy.   Yester Years Vintage Store, […]

Teacher Supply Depot to Open Oct. 26

On Saturday, October 26, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County teachers, teaching assistants and administrators will have the opportunity to receive free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot opens for the second time in the 2013-2014 school year.   The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County educators with a variety of new and […]


Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Leisure Pools officials today announced the company will open a new facility in Knoxville. This facility, which will become the corporate headquarters for Leisure Pools in North America, will be the first for Leisure Pools in Tennessee and will service increased […]