Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, has been asked to testify before the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee (Committee on Education and the Workforce) in the United States House of Representatives on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m. Dr. McIntyre will be addressing the Subcommittee regarding the Tennessee […]
As the calendar turns toward spring, local tennis players will be flocking to the tennis courts. City of Knoxville tennis programming will begin Friday, March 1st. Singles and doubles leagues for all NTRP levels are being offered at Tyson and West Hills Tennis Centers. The City will offer daytime and evening leagues to accommodate […]
School Board Chair Karen Carson has convened a meeting of leaders from various local government entities to discuss issues and potential solutions regarding electronic school security systems in the Knox County Schools. In order to allow for appropriate public notice, the meeting will be held on Friday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in the […]
Incoming Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs was honored with the prestigious Watkins Award this past Saturday night at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The future Vol was recognized with the accolade that promotes academic excellence among African-American males. Dobbs was selected the winner from four finalists, who were star football players and equally talented […]
The Knox County Schools have planned a meeting to discuss the security concerns recently brought to light by local news media. Today, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett released the following statement: “I am calling on Knox County Board of Education Chair Karen Carson to sunshine the planned security meeting in order to allow all parties […]
Knox County Commission also tabled a resolution expressing support of a state bill that would allow for an elected school superintendent.
Knox County Commission has voted 6-5 to table the discussion regarding partisan school board races in Knox County. It will require a 2/3 vote from commission to bring the issue back.
Planning for the next Knox Cash Mob is underway, and this time around the community has a chance to help decide which South Knoxville business will get a visit from the cash mob. Business nominations are being accepted until noon on Friday, March 1. Then, in an online vote beginning Friday at 5 p.m., the community will […]
I just got off the phone with Knoxville’s tourism department now called “Visit Knoxville.” I asked if anybody has called in regards to the episode last night or if the call volume is higher than normal. The operator on the other line stated the call volume has been average and to the best of her […]
Last night, “Finding Bigfoot” aired on Animal Planet. Journalists and media relations people were calling and tweeting each other behind the scenes. My two favorite quotes of the night of the night. “Dan, I just saw you on Finding Bigfoot.” My response, in a sarcastic tone, “Great, I haven’t been this famous for a bad […]