Celebrating Independence Day: This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for Fourth of July this year, according to AAA. Here are the Independence Day celebrations, festivals and events going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Independence Day Celebrations Tennessee State Parks – Whether you’re looking for something to do […]

Knox County Commission Candidates to Participate in Forum tonight

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville-Knox County, the Knoxville Chapter of the NAACP, Centro Hispano, and Knoxville’s Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a candidate forum for Knox County Commission Candidates.   This free event will feature candidates Randy Smith, Cody Biggs, Charles Busler, Tori Griffin, Justin Biggs, and Daniel […]

Oakwood Lincoln Park Host Forum / Cookout on Monday

On July 2, Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a community picnic and public forum.   Local, state and federal candidates for August’s election are invited to join residents for a cookout.   The cookout will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at the picnic area on Sharp’s Ridge Memorial Park Drive. Hamburgers and hot dogs will […]

City of Knoxville Hosts Public Meeting for Parkridge tonight

Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Councilmember Gwen McKenzie, City and MPC staff will meet to continue a dialogue about preservation and mediation in Parkridge, tomorrow at 6 p.m., Wed., June 27, at John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St.   A proposed expansion of the existing H-1 historical overlay in the Parkridge neighborhood created intense […]

Art Market Gallery’s July Featured Artist Exhibit and Reception

  Recent works by artist Kathy Holland and jewelery artist Lynn Straka will be featured throughout July at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the artists, including complimentary refreshments and live music performed by Wendel Werner, will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 6th, during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk. The show […]

Knox County Schools Releases Draft Strategic Plan

Knox County Schools has released a draft of its 2018-2021 strategic plan, Roadmap to Success: Moving Forward Together. It will be considered by the Board of Education at the July 11 meeting. The plan was created using information gathered at 11 community meetings and from the community survey responses. Once final, this plan will serve […]

Tennessee to Host John Ward Tribute Ceremony Wednesday

  Specific details regarding media policies and access are forthcoming. The University of Tennessee Athletics Department and The Vol Network are hosting a Tribute to “The Voice” event honoring John Ward on Wednesday, June 27, starting at 6 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena. The legendary broadcasting and marketing icon passed away this week following a […]

Tre Hargett: New Business Growth Continues Across Tennessee

The number of new businesses grew more than 10 percent during the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same time last year, according to a new report released by the Secretary of State’s office. There were 11,480 new entity filings in the first quarter of 2018, representing a 10.7 percent increase compared to the […]

Bring it Home Forum on Medicaid June 26

Concerned citizens and community leaders will gather for a public information forum on Tuesday, June 26, from 7–9 p.m. to discuss how Tennessee is negatively impacted by the refusal of federal tax dollars reserved for Tennessee’s working uninsured. This forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County and Tennessee Health Care Campaign, […]

Mabry-Hazen House hosting “Fourth of July on Mabry’s Hill”

Mabry-Hazen House is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July front porch celebration on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 from 5:30pm-10pm. Gather with friends, family, and museum staff to celebrate Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, and community. Enjoy great views, good food and beer, live music, and tours of the 1858 house for $10 in a […]