Farewell and Thank You, Stan Brock

The Tennessee Health Care Campaign is saddened by the death of Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM). Brock founded RAM in 1985, initially to serve as a safety net provider of free medical care in developing countries, but almost immediately he started getting requests to hold medical clinics in the United States. Brock, […]

Knox County Breaks $1 Billion in Tourism for Third Consecutive Year

Gov. Haslam & Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Announce 2017 Figures Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett have announced Tennessee tourism’s latest economic impact numbers. Direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time record high of $20.77 billion in 2017, up 6.3 percent over the previous year, as […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Many will hit the road for Labor Day weekend to soak up the last days of summer before the crisp fall air moves in. Here’s how you can celebrate with unique events, festivals and free fun across Tennessee this week. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Aug. 30 Jackson – Bring an instrument […]

OLPNA to Discuss NC-1 Overlay

~from the City Office of Neighborhoods Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) staff, together with the Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (OLPNA), will be hosting a public input meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m., in the OLPNA Clubhouse, 916 Shamrock Ave.   At this meeting, OLPNA neighbors will have the opportunity to discuss […]

Mosquitoes in east Knoxville test positive for West Nile virus

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Milligan Street area of east Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in this area on Thursday, Aug. 30 between 8:30 p.m. and 2 […]

Mechanicsville to Celebrate Homecoming This Weekend

The Mechanicsville Community Association (MCA) will host its 13th annual Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 1, starting with a parade at 10 a.m. on the corner of University and 5th Ave. The parade will conclude at Danny Mayfield Park, 700 College St, where the festivities will continue until 7 p.m.   The MCA welcomes residents from […]

African American men hardest hit by prostate cancer

September is dedicated to raising awareness about the disease   NASHVILLE – One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death and the most commonly diagnosed.   In 2018, nearly 165,000 new cases of prostate cancer are expected in the United States with nearly […]

Recycle and be rewarded with $10 Zoo Knoxville admission

Zoo Knoxville and Waste Connections raise awareness about the perils posed by plastics.   Visitors to Zoo Knoxville will receive $10 admission in exchange for recycling bottles and containers made of #1 PET and #2 HDPE plastics beginning Monday, August 27, through Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018.  The discount is an initiative by the zoo and […]