The Big Read: “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest Gaines

Knox County Public Library, Friends of the Library, Clarence Brown Theatre, and the Public Defender’s Community Law Office are joining forces on The Big Read   A common experience of a story can bring a community together to help face its truths. Knox County Public Library is pleased to partner with Clarence Brown Theatre, Friends […]

Oak Ridge Chorus Concert: A Delight for Music-lovers

The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is pleased to present the Oak Ridge Chorus, led by Chorus Director Seth Maples, in a delightful performance of music by some of the greatest B-named composers, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. “In honor of this season’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony […]

Governor Haslam Proclaims Jan. 24-30 “Tennessee School Choice Week”

Tennessee students, communities to hold over 200 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in Tennessee. Governor Haslam joins more than two dozen other governors and 210 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations. With more than 200 events […]

Chairman Alexander Announces Committee Schedule for “Step by Step” Consideration of Biomedical Innovation Bills

Feb. 9 meeting will be 1st of 3 to produce companion legislation to 21st Century Cures Act already passed by House    “The House has completed its work on the 21st Century Cures Act. The president has announced his support for a precision medicine initiative and a cancer ‘moonshot.’ It is urgent that the Senate […]

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23 to January 4   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 […]

Suit Alleges Pattern of Illegal Segregation of Children with Disabilities by KCS and TDOE

by Sally Absher   Wednesday September 30, 2015. Three Knoxville area preschool and elementary school children and their parents have filed suit in United States District Court in Nashville against Knox County Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education. The suit alleges that children with pervasive disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, developmental delays, or […]

Animal-assisted Therapy Program to Hold Meeting for Potential Volunteers

    Open to Anyone Interested in Volunteering with Their Dog, Cat, or Rabbit   KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A free informational meeting for those interested in becoming volunteers with Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T.), an animal-assisted therapy program, will be held at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Saturday, September 26, 2015, from […]

Knox County Stormwater Management Annual Report Public Hearing

Who:   Knox County Stormwater Management   What:  A comment and question session about Knox County Stormwater’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit annual report, covering July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 When:  Thursday, September 17th 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Where:             Knox County Stormwater Management Building 205 West Baxter Avenue Knoxville, TN […]

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