New requirements for captive deer herds following CWD detection

After the confirmed detection of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in ten wild deer, Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) Commissioner Jai Templeton is implementing emergency rules to prevent further spread of the disease.   Hunters harvested the deer in Fayette and Hardeman counties. Targeted sampling by the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) indicated the presence of […]

Krystal Foundation presents awards to Knoxville grant recipients

K-12 funding program awards over $11,000 to six schools in the Knoxville area The Krystal Foundation awarded $11,520 in enrichment funding to six Knoxville-area schools at a special presentation ceremony on Monday, December 17 at the Krystal location at 6725 Maynardville Highway, Knoxville, TN 37918. These schools are among 24 chosen from 114 applications received […]

#3 Tennessee Tops Wake Forest, 83-64, Behind Williams’ Double-Double

~from UTAD   In front of a season-high 19,846, Grant Williams recorded his fourth double-double of the season to guide No. 3 Tennessee to an 83-64 win over Wake Forest in Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday afternoon. Williams finished the night with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds, with 17 of his points coming in the first half. […]

Secretary Hargett recognizes Tennessee students for outstanding essays on leadership, civic engagement

Civics essay contest encourages young Tennesseans to recognize important roles as citizens   Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett on Wednesday recognized elementary, middle and high school students from across the state for writing outstanding essays on leadership and civic engagement. The winners of the Secretary of State’s third annual Civics Essay Contest will receive […]

Fountain City Art Center calls for artists

Calling all Artists   FOUNTAIN CITY ART CENTER 14th Annual OPEN SHOW January 18th – February 23th, 2019   Dates and Requirements   –         Entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019. –         Up to two entries will be accepted per person. The entry fee for nonmembers of FCAC […]

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes during Holiday NASHVILLE – 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 […]

Knox County to host 20th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights

Mayor Jacobs to kick off event Dec. 21 at The Cove Knox County’s 20th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at The Cove at Concord Park kicks off Friday, Dec. 21 with Mayor Glenn Jacobs hosting a meet and greet and passing out free candy “Kanes.”   The family-friendly event starts that evening at 6:30 p.m. […]


Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today made the following statement on the announcement from Senator Lamar Alexander:   “It is almost impossible to measure the impact of Lamar Alexander’s commitment to Tennessee.  His time as governor paved the way for the economic position we enjoy today as a leading state for business, and his educational reforms […]

Volunteer State: #3 Vols Top Memphis, 102-92

~ From UTAD   MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A double-double by Admiral Schofield fueled No. 3 Tennessee to a tough, 102-92 win over in-state rival Memphis on the road in FedExForum. Schofield finished with 29 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds, while helping the Vols’ eclipse the 100-point margin for the first time since putting […]

Tennessee state parks add their own flavor to holiday shopping

Tennessee State Parks is encouraging shoppers this holiday to support conservation efforts through making a seasonal toast with their coffee roast or by spreading some cheer with their beer. A portion of the sales of the “State Parks Coffee” and the “State Park Blonde Ale” support the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, a nonprofit partner of the state parks system.   The state parks […]