Mayor seeks independent analysis following election night server crash

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett today called for a cyber-security contractor to look into the Tuesday night server crash that shut down the County’s website just as polls closed on election night.   “Although the crash did not affect the vote tallies or the integrity of the election, this is not something that should happen,” […]

Knox County Teacher Appointed to Civic Engagement Committee

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is pleased to announce the continued service of a Knox County teacher on the Civic Education and Engagement Advisory Committee. Since its inception as the Blue Book Curriculum Task Force, the committee was expanded to advise and assist Secretary of State Tre Hargett on the best ways to get […]

Emerald Youth, FCA remember Dwayne Sanders

Longtime urban sports director impacted thousands of children in urban Knoxville   Dwayne Sanders, Director of Sports Ministry with Emerald Youth Foundation and Director of Urban Fellowship of Christian Athletes, passed away April 29 after a determined battle with cancer.   Sanders, 51, devoted his life to ministry with urban young people and was a […]

CTE goes Live on May 4, 2018

Knox County Schools presents CTE goes Live, a music competition for 15 high schools in the county, from 7-9 p.m. on May 4 at Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Each school will select a student to sing at the event. With all this passionate talent, it’s sure to be a fantastic night! This event isn’t […]

Honor Student Jacob Leuciuc Nominated for The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Jacob Leuciuc, a sophomore at Farragut High School of Knoxville, has been nominated for the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts this summer.   The Congress is an honors only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is […]

Public hearing on the City of Knoxville’s 2018-19 Draft Annual Action Plan for Community Development

  When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018   Where: John T. O’Connor Center, 611 Winona St.   Who:   City of Knoxville Director of Community Development Becky Wade, Community Development Administrator Linda Rust and other City officials and community development partners will take public comments on the 2018-19 Draft Annual Action Plan that describes […]

Knox Democrats to hear Bredesen

By Mike Steely It is official now: former Governor Phil Bredesen will speak at May 4th Truman Day annual dinner. Knox County Democratic candidates for local, state and federal offices will also be present. Bredesen, who has raised his party’s hopes by running for the seat of Republican Bob Corker, is crisscrossing the state during […]

Young-Williams Animal Center offers “Mother May I” spay special

The Spay/Neuter Solutions team at Young-Williams Animal Center is offering a “Mother May I” special with $20 spay surgeries for all female pets. “The first step in reducing pet homelessness is spaying and neutering,” says Dr. Lisa Chassy, director of veterinary services for Young-Williams Animal Center. “These discounted surgeries serve as a great opportunity to […]