Vols Drop Regular-Season Finale to Vanderbilt, 38-13

~ from UTAD NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Volunteers dropped their final game of the regular season to Vanderbilt, 38-13, Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. After trading punts to start the game, the Commodores (6-6, 3-5 SEC) took a 17-0 lead heading into the half. Tennessee (5-7, 2-6 SEC) fought back to pull within 10 points in […]

Vols Fall in Overtime to #2 Kansas, 87-81

~ from UTAD NEW YORK — In a battle of top-five teams, No. 5 Tennessee dropped a heartbreaker to second-ranked Kansas in overtime, 87-81, in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game at the Barclays Center. The Big Orange fought the whole game, but an 18-12 advantage in overtime pushed the Jayhawks to the win. Admiral Schofield, who […]

Mushrooms: a Tennessee crop coming into new light

Highly anticipated crops like pumpkins usually get all of the attention during the autumn months. Tennessee mushrooms, however, are coming out of the woodwork this season as a nutrient powerhouse.   Mushrooms provide many health benefits, including several nutrients and antibacterial properties. These fungi are typically grown outdoors during the spring and fall months. However, […]

Wines of the South: Top Honors Announced

For the seventeenth year, the University of Tennessee Food Science Department hosted the Wines of the South regional wine competition in October. Forty-seven wineries from eight states competed against one another in categories such as rosé and blush, red, sparkling, white and cider.   Seven of the top “best of” awards went to Tennessee wineries, […]

Christmas in the City kicks off Friday

City departments spend weeks preparing for the Christmas in the City season in downtown Knoxville. It’s a big production that involves tens of thousands of lights, swags of greenery, decorated windows and the pièce de résistance, the lighted 42-foot-tall Christmas tree in the Krutch Park Extension at Gay Street. All Christmas in the City events […]

In-Person Assistance Available for HealthCare.gov Enrollments

There’s not much time before the final December 15 deadline to get health coverage at HealthCare.gov. It’s more important than ever that people understand their options and get the help they need to get covered and stay covered.   “There are new insurers in the market this year and it’s really important for people to know […]

TDOT halts lane closures on Tennessee highways during Thanksgiving Holiday

No lane closure activity for busy holiday travel period   Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped […]

VOL REPORT: Bowl, Pride on the Line in Final Week

~ From UTAD KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee football team was back at practice at Haslam Field on Monday ready to prepare for its final opponent of the 2018 regular season. The Vols travel to Nashville to face the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network). With both teams at 5-6, the winner […]

Trees Knoxville Giving Away Trees

  Trees Knoxville’s 2018 Tree Give-Away is Saturday, December 1, 10am to noon or until the trees are gone.  The Knoxville Botanical Garden is hosting this give away (2649 Boyd’s Bridge Pike.) Use the Boyd’s Bridge Pike entrance to the Knoxville Botanical Garden.  The giveaway is open to residents and businesses of Knoxville and Knox […]

Thanksgiving Potluck Supper & Old Harp Singing

Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 pm   Jubilee Community Arts and the Epworth Old Harp Singers host the annual Thanksgiving get together.  A potluck supper will be followed by a community singing from the New Harp of Columbia. Shape note singing has a long history in East Tennessee and the Epworth Old Harp Singers are actively carrying […]