Candidate for Sheriff, Tom Spangler, opening campaign headquarters

Two day event provides opportunity to meet Law Enforcement Veteran What: Grand opening of campaign headquarters of Tom Spangler for Knox County Sheriff Who: Tom Spangler and the Tom Spangler for Sheriff election campaign team When: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. AND Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.   […]

Tennessee Department of Education Releases New State Report Card

Centralized Website Allows Communities to Easily View Data and Achievement of Schools, Districts   NASHVILLE—Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has unveiled the latest version of the state Report Card, which is now available on the department’s website. This annual snapshot of school, district, and state performance offers users the ability to view multiple achievement and […]

Nominations now open for the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards.   “The high quality of life Tennessee offers is due in part to the health and vibrancy of our natural environment,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. “Tennesseans deserve to be acknowledged for their passion […]

KCS Strategic Plan community meetings series begins tonight

Knox County Schools is currently in year four of a five-year strategic plan. Seeking input from the community on the contents of the next strategic plan, Knox County Schools has scheduled nine community meetings—one for each school district—in January and February. The meetings are scheduled for the following dates and locations: • District 5: Tuesday, […]

Three Knox Teens Win Kerri Maniscalco Writing Contest

Awards Presented at December Ceremony Three Knox County teens have been selected as the winners of a writing contest inspired by the Knoxville appearance of best-selling young adult author Kerri Maniscalco in September. Kelsey Craighead, Knoxville Catholic High School junior, took first place; Kathryn White, Hardin Valley Academy junior, second place; and Pierce Gentry, Central High School freshman, third place. […]

Knox County’s Highway Department ready for winter weather

Knox County Engineering & Public Works has prepared its fleet ahead of possible winter weather this weekend. On-call crews are ready in each service district to begin treating roadways as needed. Crews have the ability to use granular road salt or liquid brine as a treatment.   The Highway Department can equip up to 14 […]


Knoxville residents wishing to operate a short-term rental unit can apply for a permit from the City of Knoxville, provided they meet the conditions in the City’s newly adopted short-term rental ordinances.   The application form is available on the City website at It includes a list of necessary supporting documents, including proof of […]

Tennessee State Museum to Host Homeschool Day in February

The Tennessee State Museum will host a free day of fun and historical activities for homeschool families on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme of the day will be Black History Month, and will include an exclusive viewing of the award-winning travelling exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, […]

Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets January 10

The Fountain City Business and Professional Association meeting is coming up next Wednesday, January the 10th . Meetings are held 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Note: Please plan to arrive by 11:45. Lunch will be from 11:45-12:15 Introductions begin promptly at 11:55 RSVP is encouraged Speaker: Andrew Hartung, CPA, owner of Hartung Tax & Accounting, P.C. Topic: Highlights of the […]