Knox County earns national transparency award

Today, Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to government transparency, released the winners of the fourth annual Sunny Awards and Knox County was among them. The award, which honors the most transparent government websites in the nation, went to 250 government entities with Florida receiving the most Sunny Awards.   Knox County’s website,, […]

Dooley home for sale $2.9 million

Former University of Tennessee Head Football coach Derek Dooley has placed his home in Knoxville on the market for $2.9 million…click here to view… Likewise former University of Tennessee Basketball coach Bruce Pearl’s Gettysvue home is still up for grabs for a cool $2.4 million …click here to view…

Powell football coach Derek Rang resigns

Derek Rang resigned as head football coach of the Powell Panthers this morning some three months he was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into alleged testing irregularities during an End of Course Algebra II test he was administering.

Wine in grocery stores and campaign math…

Tenneseeans remain sharply divided on a state bill which would allow local voters to decide through referendums whether grocery stores can sell wine in their area. The bill failed (8-7) in the state house Local Government Committee earlier this week. Many have suggested campaign contributions from the liquor industry have heavily influenced the issue….many also maintain that […]

Fountain City Business & Professional Association Meeting

The monthly Fountain City BPA Lunch Meeting is Wednesday, March 13, at 11:45 a.m., at Central Baptist Church. Rick Ross from Rick Ross & Associates and Studio Four Design Architects will speak on “Company Culture: Why It’s Important and How to Build it.”   We hear a lot of discussions about Company Culture, but what does that really mean? And […]

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War meeting

Lucinda Heatherly Tent #3, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the EastTennessee History Center, 601 Gay Street, Knoxville.  The program will be presented by reenactors portraying President Abraham and Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln.  For information call (865)494-7785.

KUB to Host Public Meeting for Lyons View Pike Construction Project

KUB will host a public meeting Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Bearden Elementary School Gymnasium, 5717 Kingston Pike, to discuss a major upcoming utility construction project along Lyons View Pike. The community meeting will begin with a brief presentation about the project. KUB will also introduce the prospective contractor for the project […]

John Duncan III to speak at Halls Republican Club

The Halls Republican Club will be meeting at the Boys & Girls Club of Halls/Powell (1819 Dry Gap Rd. just off of E. Emory Rd. across fromBrickey School) on Monday, March 18, 2013. The Meet & Greet starts at 6 p.m.; the meeting proper begins at 7 p.m.                                        The guest speaker will be John Duncan III, Knox County Trustee. […]

CHS Class of 1963 Reunion

The Central High School Class of 1963 is looking for lost classmates as we prepare to celebrate our 50th Reunion this spring. If you are part of this class and have not heard from the committee about the upcoming “golden reunion” please email or mail your information. Email your contact info to: or mail […]

Halls BPA Good Friday Prayer Breakfast

The Annual Good Friday Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Beaver Dam Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 a.m.  This annual event, sponsored by the Halls Business & Professional Association, attracts businesses, professionals and residents from the community and is always a sold out affair. The guest speaker this year is […]