Knox County Schools is Hiring

On Saturday, March 5, the Knox County Schools’ Human Resources Department will host a recruitment fair for those interested in starting a career with the Knox County Schools. The Priority Staffing Schools Recruitment Fair will be held at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike) from 9 a.m. to noon. The Early Hire Dates are March […]

City to host 11th Annual Teen Step Show Saturday, March 5

City to host 11th Annual Teen Step Show Saturday, March 5

  City Parks and Recreation will host the 11th Annual Teen Step Show Saturday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.   Teens from Tennessee and surrounding states will bring their best moves, as nine step teams take the stage to compete for cash prizes – awarded for both performance on stage […]

Ms Tennessee Senior America 2015 to be honored by State House

Lauren Monahan, Ms. Tennessee Senior America 2015, will be honored with a proclamation from the Tennessee House of Representatives on Thursday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m. Ms. Monahan won the title in May of 2015, and represented the state at the national pageant in Atlantic City in October, where she placed 3rd Runner up. She […]

Oddities in yesterday’s election

Oddities in yesterday’s election

By Mike Steely Last Tuesday record numbers of voters cast ballots in Knox County. The long lines were partially the result of a very long delegate selection in the Republican Presidential Primary. The voting brought about some surprising results in the other races. Marco Rubio, endorsed by the Governor Haslam and Senator Alexander drew […]

Information Session to be held on Gang Awareness in Blount County

Knox County Sheriff Detective Thomas Walker to conduct meeting   The Blount Partnership is holding a free information session regarding gang awareness in Blount County on Friday, March 18, 2016, from 8:30-9:30 a.m., in its boardroom located at 201 S. Washington St. in Maryville. Knox County Sheriff detective Thomas Walker will lead the presentation which […]

Food Festival Success Kicks Off 6th Annual Restaurant week

Participating eateries announced for 6th annual event   The first annual East Tennessee Food Festival presented by US FOODS took place on February 28th and raised thousands of meals for those in need. Over 20 restaurants offered samplings from their menus to over 300 event attendees. The Food Festival kicked off the 6th Annual Restaurant […]

TDOT Awards Emergency Contract for I-75 Rockslide Repair in Campbell County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation yesterday awarded an emergency contract to repair a rockslide on Interstate 75 in Campbell County. The slide, which occurred Friday at mile marker 142, sent vehicle sized rocks falling onto both the north and southbound lanes of I-75.   The $2.9 million contract was awarded to Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc. […]

Emory Road Church gets its lighted sign

By Mike Steely The Little Flat Creek Baptist Church sits on Emory Road and prides itself as being the oldest member of the local Association of Baptist Churches. Founded in 1879 the current building has a small chapel behind the church built with the original logs from the first church. On Wednesday Pastor Jerry Baltimore […]

Tennessee Celebrates Weights And Measures Week

Tennessee Celebrates Weights And Measures Week

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will celebrate Weights and Measures week March 1-7, 2016. The responsibilities of weights and measures inspectors have expanded beyond the simple scales and meters and now include much more than meets the eye.   “The technology in today’s marketplace is constantly changing,” Commissioner Julius Johnson said. “Our inspectors are highly […]