Effort to Digitize World War I Artifacts Heads to Blount County

Over a five-year period, World War I ravaged Europe, the Middle East and parts of north Africa, overturning governments and costing millions of lives. The United States joined the battle in 1917, eventually mobilizing 130,000 soldiers from Tennessee. Countless other Tennesseans helped relief organizations like the Red Cross, organized scrap metal drives, manufactured war materials […]

Railroad crossing repairs to detour motorists

  This week, contract crews will be repairing CSX railroad crossings on Liberty Street, Piney Grove Church Road, Third Creek Road, Jackson Road and Knott Road. The work had been rescheduled from late last week. Motorists should follow signed detours around the work sites.   Starting on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, a crew will be […]

East Tennessee Libertarian Party To Hold Monthly Meeting in Knoxville

The East Tennessee Libertarian Party (ETNLP) will host its 8th monthly meeting on Thursday, February 23rd at Puleo’s Grille on Cedar Lane in Knoxville. The event will begin at 6:30 and feature several speakers on a range of topics, including: Jeremy Faison, Eleventh District State Representative and Chair of the Government Operations Committee, will be […]

UT Recycling to Host Public Drop-Off Awareness Day  

UT Recycling will hold an awareness day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, to promote its public recycling drop-off location on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Established in 2014, the location provides the community with a place to responsibly dispose of difficult-to-recycle items. Recently many curbside recycling programs and the campus […]

Indictment, Arrests Highlight Why Legislation is Needed

A recent 320-count indictment and the arrests of 10 people from a joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation highlight an ongoing problem. People are filing fraudulent liens with the Division of Business Services, which can ruin the lives of public officials. Luckily, Senate […]

Department of Revenue to offer free tax workshops for new businesses in March

The Tennessee Department of Revenue will be holding a series of free tax workshops for new businesses in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville in March. Details on the bi-monthly workshops are below. Chattanooga: March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET at the Department’s Chattanooga regional office, located at 1301 Riverfront Parkway, […]

Weekly Column by Sen. Lamar Alexander

There is an Obamacare emergency in Tennessee. Humana’s announcement that it is pulling out of all Obamacare exchanges could leave 40,000 residents in Knoxville with no health care exchange options next year—they may have an Obamacare subsidy but it’ll be like holding a bus ticket in a town where no buses run. This news from […]

Writers in the Library Presents Ocean Vuong

Poet Ocean Vuong will read on Monday, February 20, 2017, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus as part of the Writers in the Library reading series. The mission of Writers in the Library is to “showcase the work of novelists, poets, and other literary craftsmen.” Some of the best voices on the literary scene […]

‘Sleep On The Ground’ Scout Honored

The Great Smoky Mountain Council Distinguished Citizen Dinner was held this evening at the Knoxville Convention Center and Randy Boyd, former Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, business leader, education advocate and philanthropist, was honored.   The annual Distinguished Citizen dinner is a major event each year for the Great Smoky Mountain Council of the […]

UT Professor: Five Tips for Staying Healthy and Living Longer

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What can you do to gain the benefits of prevention? Paul Erwin, professor and department head of public health in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers five suggestions that […]