Goodwill Reminds That Year-End Donation Deadline Quickly Approaches

As 2017 comes to a close, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville is giving tips to make end-of-year giving easy. Because Goodwill is a nonprofit organization, any donations made to Goodwill by the end of business hours on Sunday, December 31st can be deducted from 2017 taxes.   Here are some helpful hints for making the most of your […]

Tennessee Stage Company announces auditions

The Tennessee Stage Company will hold auditions for the Tennessee Stage NEW PLAY FESTIVAL on Monday, January 8 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 9, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street in downtown Knoxville.   The NEW PLAY FESTIVAL will consist of fully staged World Premiere […]

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

  No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes during Holiday   Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. No temporary lane closures […]

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign in need of Volunteers

Volunteer Bell Ringers Needed Through December 23   The Salvation Army’s 2017 Red Kettle Campaign is quickly coming to an end with the annual fundraiser ending on Saturday, December 23. While donations have been up from this point in 2016, they are still below this year’s budget. The main reason behind the kettles being below […]

2017 Civics Essay Contest Winners Announced

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 civics essay contest, an annual initiative created to encourage students to be actively engaged citizens. Students were asked to write about citizenship with length requirements varying by grade level. Winners will receive a TNStars 529 College Savings Program scholarship and […]

Tennessee Valley Fair Raises $3,500 for the Love Kitchen

The Tennessee Valley Fair was proud to present the Love Kitchen a $3,500 donation Monday morning. Food City, Wade Shows, Inc., WBIR Channel 10, and the Knoxville News Sentinel were sponsors of Love Kitchen Day during the 98th annual Tennessee Valley Fair which ran September 8th-17th this past year. Love Kitchen Day was on Sunday, […]

Homeless advocates beseech new council

By Mike Steely When the city council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. the five new members may be getting an ear full as advocates for the city’s homeless population plan to address the meeting. Community Activist Vivian Underwood Shipe is rallying the Knoxville community to call the city council office and place their names on […]

Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar Available for 2018

Monthly Tips, Management Templates and More from UT Extension Experts Home gardeners and growers across the state should enjoy a new resource in 2018 available free from University of Tennessee Extension.  The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar has been developed by the UT Extension Fruit and Vegetable Workgroup to help users create a comprehensive plan […]

2018 Grains & Grits Festival Date Announced

Third annual event set for November 3, 2018 TOWNSEND, Tenn. — The date of the third annual Grains and Grits event, a festival of Southern spirits and gourmet grub, has been set for November 3, 2018. This event will bring together whiskey lovers, distillers and culinary enthusiasts from across the country to celebrate the culture of whiskey, spirits and distilling in Tennessee. Set in Townsend, Tennessee, on the […]