Burchett listening tour continues

  On Wednesday, March 13,  Mayor Tim Burchett continued his open constituent meetings. The meetings are designed to allow residents quality time to interact and ask questions of the Mayor. The most recent meeting took place at the Howard Pinkston library.   The next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 20, 1 to 2 p.m. […]

Statement from POTUS on Pope

Statement from the President on His Holiness Pope Francis   (March 13, 2013) On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint Peter and begins his papacy.  As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among […]

Corker, Warner, Vitter, Warren Introduce “Jumpstart GSE Reform Act”

Bill Would Prohibit Use of Guarantee Fee to Offset Other Government Spending and Prevent the Sale of Treasury Owned Senior Preferred Shares   WASHINGTON—In an effort to spur substantive and structural housing finance reform, U.S. Senators Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Mark Warner, D-Va., David Vitter, R-La., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., all members of the Senate Banking, […]

Coster Road and Glenoaks Drive Road Closure

KUB and its contractor will close sections of Coster Road (between Broadview Drive and Glenoaks Drive) and Glenoaks Drive (between Coster Road and High School Road) to through traffic beginning at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, March 14, and lasting through 6 p.m., Friday, March 15, as work is completed on the sewer collection system in this […]

Tickets on sale for Soul on the Square

Tickets are on sale now for “Soul on the Square” at Latitude 35 to benefit Redeeming Hope Ministries on April 11. $60 individual / $100 couple, Call 865.253.7317 or 865.414.8557. Only 100 tickets (advance only) will be sold for this intimate affair.

Knox County earns national transparency award

Today, Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to government transparency, released the winners of the fourth annual Sunny Awards and Knox County was among them. The award, which honors the most transparent government websites in the nation, went to 250 government entities with Florida receiving the most Sunny Awards.   Knox County’s website, KnoxCounty.org, […]

Dooley home for sale $2.9 million

Former University of Tennessee Head Football coach Derek Dooley has placed his home in Knoxville on the market for $2.9 million…click here to view… Likewise former University of Tennessee Basketball coach Bruce Pearl’s Gettysvue home is still up for grabs for a cool $2.4 million …click here to view…

Powell football coach Derek Rang resigns

Derek Rang resigned as head football coach of the Powell Panthers this morning some three months he was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into alleged testing irregularities during an End of Course Algebra II test he was administering.

Wine in grocery stores and campaign math…

Tenneseeans remain sharply divided on a state bill which would allow local voters to decide through referendums whether grocery stores can sell wine in their area. The bill failed (8-7) in the state house Local Government Committee earlier this week. Many have suggested campaign contributions from the liquor industry have heavily influenced the issue….many also maintain that […]