New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on September 4

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from September 4-25, 2020. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, September 4, from 5:00-7:00 PM to which the public is invited to attend at 75 people at a time. All visitors […]

TDOT Traffic Alert: Alcoa Highway in Blount County

Motorists traveling in Blount County should be aware of an upcoming traffic shift on Alcoa Highway near McGhee Tyson Airport.   On Monday, August 17, the contractor will begin setting beams for the new Hunt Road overpass near McGhee-Tyson Airport.  Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Hunt Road, then to Louisville Road, and then back […]

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe announce Facebook to build $800 million data center in Gallatin

Approximately 100 jobs will help run the facility Gallatin facility will be supported by 100 percent renewable energy   Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) officials announced today that the global technology company will invest $800 million to build a new state-of-the-art data center […]

CAC nutrition program provides grab & go summer meals for children to cover the school opening delay

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM August 12th, 17th and 19th Student/child must be present to receive meal ~ from the CAC Office on Aging Beginning Wednesday, August 12th, CAC Nutrition Services, in partnership with the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation, Knox County Schools- Nutrition and other community organizations, will provide curbside pickup service for […]

6th Annual Wildlife and Landscape Photo Contest Taking Submissions

Tennessee Wildlife Federation asking photographers to submit Tennessee wildlife and landscape photos   Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, is now accepting photo submissions for its 6th annual Tennessee wildlife and landscape photo contest.   Photographers are encouraged to submit up to […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson With all the miserable news that daily bombards us, is it any wonder why people are despondent and huddle in fear? The journalistic mantra of, “If it bleeds, it leads,” is on full display these days. A recent Gallup poll found that 84% of Americans believe the media is the major […]

On the mark with Hunter

By Ralphine Major At the July event held in Ohio, he became the 2020 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National American Skeet Champion, Men’s Senior Division!  Pandemic aside, Hunter Raley is “on target!”  He shot a perfect score of 200/200 in skeet!  The rising Gibbs High School junior won in a sudden death shoot off […]

Develop until no one can move

By Joe Rector If you are one of the many folks who travel Karns Valley Road and Emory Road, get ready for more headaches. Your drive time will grow; your frustration level will increase; and your chances of being involved in an accident will multiply. A tract of land located at the intersection of Henderson […]

Emotional Support Animals and Renting

By Jedidiah McKeehan A recent trend in America is the use of animals in a medically prescribed way for emotional purposes.  Medical research has determined that animals can provide a calming effect on individuals.  True, these animals (usually dogs, but I suppose it could be any animal), do provide a real and noticeable difference on […]

Something To Smile About

  By Rosie Moore From Blonde’s Cookbook Monday: It’s fun to cook for Bob. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat twelve eggs separately. The neighbors were nice enough to lend me some extra bowls. Tuesday:  Bob wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So, I didn’t dress. […]

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