Knox County School Board Selects Bob Thomas as Superintendent

  The Knox County Board of Education has named current Assistant Superintendent of Knox County Schools Bob Thomas as the new superintendent of Knox County Schools. Mr. Thomas, who was selected during a special-called meeting Monday, will take over the reins from Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas, who has served in the role over the last […]

Knoxville #Help4TNDay Kick off Press Conference featuring Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee

DATE: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 TIME: 2:30 pm (edt) LOCATION: University of Tennessee College of Law Rotunda 1505 W. Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996 At the press conference, local leaders will speak about the legal struggles facing East Tennesseans, and what is being done to provide free legal help to those individuals.   They will also […]

Hawks, Lady Hawks look to add to track tradition

    By Ken Lay The 2017 season opens Tuesday afternoon for the Hardin Valley Academy track and field teams. The Hawks and Lady Hawks will get things rolling Tuesday afternoon at Sevier County at 5 p.m. HVA will make the trip, which will begin a quest to its short but rich track tradition. Since […]

Warriors complete successful season at state tourney

    By Ken Lay   OLIVE BRANCH, Miss — The Knoxville Warriors may have lost all three of their games in the 2017 Blue Division State High School Hockey Tournament recently at the Midsouth Ice House. But that didn’t sully a successful season. “Unfortunately, we went 0-3 down there but I thought it was […]

Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover Program wins award

The Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM) program was honored with a 2017 Southface Fulcrum Award at the 19th annual Greenprints Conference held in Atlanta, March 7 – 8.   KEEM launched in August 2015 as a project of the Smarter Cities Partnership, a group of 20-plus community groups committed to finding long-term solutions for low-income […]

Free tennis clinic for 10-under kids

The first of six free tennis clinics will take place March 19 at Goodfriend Tennis Center (UT campus). This series of clinics is a community outreach effort on the part of the UT men and women’s tennis teams to introduce the sport to young children and encourage physical activity. UT is thrilled that 60+ kids […]

Downtown St. Patrick’s Day celebration includes Friday night parade

  Knoxville will be extra Irish this weekend as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations including a parade, a family-friendly fair, live music on the Market Square stage and two different charity runs dominate downtown. Free parking is available after 6 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday at the State Street, Locust Street, Market Square, […]

State Veterinarian Issues Poultry Health Advisory

The state veterinarian for Tennessee is urging all poultry owners to take extra precautions to protect their flocks from illness.   “We are working to protect the poultry population from exposure to avian influenza,” State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher said. “The best way to protect your birds is to increase your biosecurity measures and particularly, […]