State Board of Education to Hear Proposed Social Studies Standards

NASHVILLE – The State Board of Education will hear and discuss the proposed draft of Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies at its April 20th workshop. The standards will be voted on first consideration the following day, April 21st. Members of the Standards Recommendation Committee (SRC), appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of […]

Motorists, plan ahead for Saturday’s Rossini Festival, Dish Orange & White Game

Two big, boisterous happenings on Saturday, April 22, will entertain more than 160,000 people. But motorists also should anticipate street closures and unusual traffic patterns due to the University of Tennessee’s Dish Orange & White Game at Neyland Stadium and the Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival International Street Fair on Gay Street. Rossini Festival Knoxville Opera […]

‘The Island Of Dr. Libris’ at Knoxville Children’s Theatre

  Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with The Ritchie Company, will present a world-premiere production of “The Island of Dr. Libris,” based on the 2015 New York Times best-selling novel by Chris Grabenstein.  The play, adapted by Chris Grabenstein and Ronny Venable, will be performed May 5 through May 21, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 […]

TONIGHT: Redevelopment From an Outward Core: What the City of Knoxville is Doing to Improve Streets, Leverage Investments, Deal with Burnout and Dirty Laundry

On April 18 the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Master of Public Administration Program announces that Anne Wallace will speak as part of their Spring Lecture Series 2017. Mrs. Wallace will present Redevelopment From an Outward Core: What the City of Knoxville is Doing to Improve Streets, Leverage Investments, Deal with Burnout and Dirty Laundry. Her […]

‘Bees, Butterflies and Birds’ event brings outdoor education and family fun to the entire community

Artisans, notable naturalist speakers, and monarch butterfly release are event highlights   On Sunday, May 7, Heska Amuna Synagogue will be buzzing with outdoor-related activities – and the entire community is invited to fly by and join in the fun. “Bees, Butterflies and Birds” (“the B’s” for short) is an afternoon of family-friendly fun during […]


        The 1st Annual Paws for the Cause event, benefiting Smoky Mountain Service Dogs (SMSD) raised nearly $6,300. The fundraising event was created by Jeff Comas and presented by Knoxville Academy of Music with help from dozens of generous local businesses and individuals, who donated goods, services, money and time. SMSD is […]

Friends of the Smokies foot race returns to Cades Cove

Runners, on your marks and mark your calendars! At the Knoxville Marathon last Sunday, the Knoxville Track Club announced that Friends of the Smokies is set to host the Cades Cove Loop Lope on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). Billed as a “one-time-only” event in 2010, the park service […]

Keys and Notes

Keys and Notes

  By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kegan E. Kay, USS Bataan (LHD 5) Public Affairs   5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATION (NNS) — Natives of Tennessee are no strangers to the sounds of music and Knoxville raised, Derrick Weaver, is no different.   The soon to be 23-year-old picked up playing guitar after being […]

PK Hope is Alive Parkinson Unity Walk

PK Hope is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East Tennessee is sponsoring their 6th annual Parkinson’s Walk on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Bissell Park Pavilion in Oak Ridge. Registration will be 9:00 a.m. and Walk will start at 10:00 a.m. The Walk route will be 1.2 miles. There will be free parking next to […]