Registration Now Open For Neighborhood Online Auction

The Knoxville Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction is now underway.  If you would like to bid, you must register first by going to CTV’s website ( and filling out the form.  Bidding will continue through the final three-hour live conclusion on June 5, 5-8 p.m., on CTV.  You can stream live from CTV’s website […]

Goodwill Offers Google IT Professional Certificate Program

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville offers Google IT Professional Certificate Program for those in East Tennessee interested in launching careers in information technology. The program is designed to take beginners to job readiness in six months. Support roles in IT are included in the best jobs over the next decade, growing faster than many other occupations. Participants in […]

Gov. Bill Lee COVID-19 Bulletin 34

Today, Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19. Gov. Lee’s conferences can be viewed here. Visit for up-to-date administrative action.   Key Updates   Testing Strategy Continues to Meet Goals Tennessee continues to be a national leader in COVID-19 testing. Tennessee has already tested 2.5% of the state’s population and […]

KCHD releases guidance for Phase Two of community reopening plan

Knox County and the City of Knoxville will begin Phase Two of the community’s reopening plan on Tuesday, the Knox County Health Department announced today.   Most industries can operate in Phase Two if they can maintain safety and health precautions. The Phase Two guidelines are on KCHD’s website, titled “Reopening Plan: Phase Two Amendment”. […]

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette Announces $1,598,908 for Small Business Research and Development Grants in Tennessee

Grants Will Support Innovation and Job Creation U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will award 256 grants totaling $53 million to 211 small businesses in 35 states and the District of Columbia. These awards include eight in Tennessee totaling $1,598,908. Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research […]

UT System COVID-19 Task Force Releases ‘Best Practices’ for Re-Opening Campuses

The University of Tennessee System’s COVID-19 task force has released a report that provides guidance, recommendations and best practices to re-open its campuses in the fall. “The faculty and staff at each of our campuses have done an incredible job of thinking through the details of re-opening their campuses this fall,” said UT System President […]

Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group Issues Updated Guidance for Restaurants and Retail, Allows for Large Attractions to Open

Tennessee continues to advance the state’s reopening plan under the Tennessee Pledge, as the Economic Recovery Group issued updated guidelines today for restaurants and retail, along with new guidelines that enable attractions and larger venues to reopen with social distancing and capacity restrictions on or after May 22. The State continues to meet the White […]

Mayor Jacobs Makes Statement About Local Plans for Phase 2

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs provided the following statement regarding local Phase 2 reopening plans, additional information for which is to be presented by Dr. Buchanan during the Knox County Health Department’s regularly-scheduled 12:30 p.m. press conference today.   “I want to applaud Dr. Buchanan, her team and the citizen volunteers of the Knoxville-Knox County […]

City Requests Input on Re-Opening After COVID-19

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods The City of Knoxville is currently in Phase 1 of re-opening after the onset of COVID-19 in March.  The Knox County Health Department is regularly testing and closely monitoring the number of cases in our area.  Closures and guidelines are being closely watched and considered as we work up […]

No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend   Motorists won’t be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 22 through 6:00 a.m. […]