All Tennesseans invited to plant trees on 250k Tree Day, March 23, 2019

  Tennessee residents are invited to beautify their properties and their communities by planting trees on 250K Tree Day, March 23, 2019. Trees are available to order for a $1 donation per tree, while supplies last through March 17, by visiting the event website at The event is organized by Tennessee Environmental Council in […]

O’Connor Senior Center Pancake Fest 2019 Friday

The O’Connor Senior Center presents the 2019 Pancake Fest, an annual fundraising event for O’Connor and the Daily Living Center. For $5, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee, and milk. Regular and gluten-free pancakes will be available. Celebrity pancake flippers, including local mayors, city council and county commissioners, along with other elected […]

Floodwaters close city facilities

A number of City facilities and streets remain closed today until further notice following last weekend’s record-setting rains and flood damage.   The playground at Tyson Park, Charter Doyle Park and ZigZag Bridge on Third Creek Greenway, west of Tyson Park, are closed.   Additionally, Zoo Knoxville, Chilhowee Park and The Muse remain closed until […]

Now Let’s Have Some Pickin’ and Singin’: Cas Walker’s Legacy

On Saturday, March 2nd, the Museum of Appalachia will celebrate the legacy of the legendary Cas Walker, with a special program of live music, rare video clips, and museum exhibit. Orton Caswell Walker (1902-1998) wore many hats, including grocery store magnate, politician, and of course, bluegrass and country music promoter. Early on, Walker understood the […]

Now is the time to plan for pesticide application

Springtime in Tennessee means pesky weeds and troublesome pests will soon challenge homeowners and farmers. February is National Pesticide Safety Month, and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is reminding homeowners, agricultural producers, utility companies, and pest control professionals about the importance of pesticide safety.   “Pesticides are a valuable tool for controlling weeds, diseases, […]

Vols Open Series Against Hoosiers with 5-1 Win

Another dominant pitching performance and a three-run first inning led Tennessee to a 5-1 victory over Indiana in Friday’s series opener at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Vols continued their winning ways to improve to 5-0, their best record to start a season since 2014 when the team won its first 12 games. UT’s pitching staff […]

Knox County GOP Biennial Convention tomorrow

The Knox County Republican Party will conduct its Biennial Convention on February 23, 2019 at Central High School, 5321 Jacksboro Pike Knoxville, TN 37922. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.; delegates must be checked in and seated by 9:45. The purpose of the convention is to seat Delegates from the 89 Voting Precincts from throughout Knoxville […]

Small Business Saturday meeting tomorrow

After a successful kick-off event on January 19, Duncan School of Law student and community activist, Daniel Herrera, invites you to attend the second monthly “Small Business Saturday” initiative to support small businesses all-around Knox County. The initiative aims to support businesses by inviting residents to meet for lunch at restaurants to push for community […]


The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced $1,902,024 in Waste Reduction Grants for community projects to help reduce landfill waste across Tennessee.   The grants go to 14 different recipients, with funds provided for equipment ranging from trucks and chippers to recycling carts and containers. The state’s intent with the grants is […]