Guidebook for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

~ from the CAC Office on Aging The Grandparents as Parents (GAP) program is excited to announce the 2nd Edition of the Grandparents as Parents Guidebook. This guidebook serves as a valuable resource for those who are parenting for the second time. We invite everyone to join us for the 2020 GAP Guidebook Launch Party […]

March Master Gardener Events

Prep for Success Join Master Gardeners Vickie Smith, Debbie Fox, and Barb O’Neil to learn how and when to keep your flowers and vegetables happy all year long.  This free public event is scheduled on Saturday, March 7, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919,  phone 865-588-8813 or visit […]

Early voting underway, state candidates pick up petitions

By Mike Steely Early voting for Knox County and presidential candidates is underway. The Knox County Election Commission reported, as of Friday morning, that 4,318 people have voted in person or sent absentee ballots. Four people within the county chose to vote in the non-partisan school board races only. Republicans are the majority party in […]

History Under the Covers with Merikay Waldvogel

~ from Historic Ramsey House Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Join Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville,  for a dive into a special look at a selection from our quilt and coverlet collection! Enjoy a box lunch as special guest, internationally renowned quilt historian and author Merikay Waldvogel guides […]

Tennessee Stage Company Announces Auditions For SHAKESPEARE ON THE SQUARE

The Tennessee Stage Company will hold auditions for the 2020 Shakespeare on the Square season on Sunday, March 8, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street.   Auditionees are requested to prepare two contrasting monologues, at least one classical, of no more than one minute each. Please bring two copies […]

Fountain City Business and Professional Association February Meeting

Fountain City Business and Professional Association February Meeting

By Elaine Davis     The FCBPA had their monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Several candidates and local elected officials were in attendance: Patti Lou Bounds, Knox County School Board District 7 member; Kyle Hixson, candidate for criminal court judge; and John Fugate, surrogate for Wesley Stone who is also running for […]

Fish or Foul?

By Elaine Davis There was a sighting on Fort Loudon Lake. No, not Nessie,  but a campaign sign. Clayton Woods, who is running against incumbent John Schoonmaker for the Commission 5th District seat, may have gone adrift of sign regulations. We’ll see what TWRA decides. A nextdoor.com post reads: Campaign Sign on the Lake Driving […]

Where Are All the Signs?

Where Are All the Signs?

By Elaine Davis   Several reports have been made that the night before Early Voting started a lot of campaign signs were removed some from yards that had owner’s permission and support. The majority of candidates have ran before and those newcomers have been diligent in adhering to the law. So where’d they all go? […]

‘Women Power the Vote’ for 100 years and counting

~ from the League of Women Voters Tennessee To celebrate the League of Women Voters 100th anniversary on Feb. 14, 2020, the League of Women Voters of Tennessee is joining other Leagues across the country for a “Women Power the Vote” day of action. The League was founded by suffrage leaders to help American women […]