High Ground Park in South Knoxville opens today

Thanks to preservation work by the Aslan Foundation, High Ground Park will open to the public for the first time on November 29 for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Knoxville. The park preserves the remnants of historic Fort Higley where Union soldiers once guarded the high ground above Knoxville during the Confederate siege […]

Knox County’s Highway Department prepares for winter weather

With winter weather in the forecast, Knox County Engineering & Public Works is preparing its fleet for colder days ahead. Knox County’s Highway’s Department has approximately 4,000 tons of road salt ready for use. Because rainfall is predicted ahead of the anticipated wintery weather, the effectiveness of brine pre-treatment will be limited.  However, the department […]


Hear those sleigh bells jinglin’? It is almost time for Christmas in the City!   The annual festivities kick off this Friday, Nov. 29th, with the Regal Celebration of Lights, presented by Regal Entertainment Corporation. The lighting of the 38-foot-tall Christmas Tree in Krutch Park Extension will take place at 6:15 p.m. Free activities include […]

Publisher’s Position: Teacher woes did not happen yesterday

By Steve Hunley Suddenly Knox County teachers are beginning to let the public know about the unreasonable constraints they have been laboring under for the last several years. Finally they have allowed their dismay and dissatisfaction to explode after literally suffering for years under almost impossible circumstances. It didn’t start just yesterday. The Legislature has […]

Holiday Farmers Market at New Harvest Park

Shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and help support local businesses at the New Harvest Park Holiday Farmers Market! The third annual Holiday Market will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the New Harvest Park community building at 4775 New Harvest Lane.   The market will feature 15 local […]


Saturday’s contest against Vanderbilt has plenty of implications. It’s senior night, the last home game of the season in Neyland Stadium and carries the possibility of a bowl game for the Vols.   But the game also means a lot for the entire state of Tennessee.   Tennessee assistant coaches spoke on Wednesday about what […]


Northbound traffic lanes on Gay Street between Church and Clinch avenues will be closed from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21st, for the Remote Area Medical film premiere at the Tennessee Theatre.   A detour will be posted to direct northbound traffic one block to the east on Church, north on State, […]

Local companies build massive can structures to help fight hunger – Friday, Nov. 22

Five local teams of architects, engineers, construction companies and other organizations will come together to construct huge holiday-themed art sculptures made of canned food items for Knoxville’s first “Holiday Canstruction” to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.   See the structures as they are built on Nov. 22 when the teams will gather at the Knoxville Convention […]

Faculty exhibit photographic works at Pellissipp iState

Be inspired by the photographic talents of Pellissippi State Community College faculty during the Faculty Photo Gallery exhibit at the Bagwell Center for Media and Art, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. “The Faculty Photography Gallery is an annual show of all the photography work of the faculty members who teach photography at Pellissippi State,” said […]