Tools For Dealing With Blight

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   Interested in beautifying your neighborhood?   Tired of seeing overgrown yards or rundown homes on your street?   Join the Neighborhood Working Group (NWG), Thursday, Aug. 2, 5:15 p.m., at the Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine St., to discuss ways to fight blight in your neighborhood.   Cheri […]

Commercial Truck Drivers in East Tennessee to Receive Free Diabetes Prevention Program

Nonprofit St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund Partners with Hope 80/20 to combat nearly 5% higher diabetes rate in truck drivers versus general U.S. population   Nonprofit St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is teaming up with Hope 80/20 to offer commercial truck drivers in East Tennessee the opportunity to participate in a free […]

Local agencies celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Goal to increase breastfeeding rates The Knox County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program; Knox County Health Department (KCHD); and East Tennessee Lactation Consultant Association will host their eighth annual World Breastfeeding Week kick-off Friday, Aug. 3 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Breastfeeding mothers, moms-to-be, families […]

Fountain City Business and Professional Association August Meeting

The Fountain City Business and Professional Association meeting is coming up next Wednesday, August the 8th . Meetings are held 2nd Wednesday of each month. Note: Please plan to arrive by 11:45. Lunch will be from 11:45-12:15 Introductions begin promptly at 11:55 RSVP is encouraged Speaker: Jeffrey Jeter | Financial Advisor, OneSouth Financial Group – East Tennessee Topic:  Succession Strategies – “what […]

Early voting totals could mean long lines for vote on Thursday

By Mike Steely As of Friday morning, some 33,699 Knox County voters had gone through the long ballot with early voting ending the next day. The county general election and state primary is Thursday, August 2nd. Thus far, through the end of early voting on Thursday, the new Downtown West voting place led in the […]


The westbound lanes on Summit Hill Drive at Patton Street will be closed next week so that Knoxville Utilities Board can continue work on the Depot Avenue Area Water Project. The lanes will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 30, and lasting through 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3. Westbound traffic will […]

Lonsdale Homecoming Celebrates Local Diversity

    The 32nd Annual Lonsdale Homecoming will be held Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5, with an international theme to celebrate Lonsdale’s local diversity.   In recent years, Lonsdale community has become more and more diverse.  There are African Americans, Caucasians, Guatemalans, Mexicans, Burundians, and much more.  With each group comes a different […]

Tennessee Valley Fair Competition Entries – Apply Today

Most applications due August 24   The Tennessee Valley Fair is now accepting entries for all competitions and contests. With over 3,200 contests and competitions, there truly is a competition for everyone! Apply to any competition to show off your unique skill to our East Tennessee community. Competitions being offered include horticulture, livestock, arts, photography, […]