Nominate a deserving neighbor for annual award

The City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhood Empowerment wants to hear about Knoxville residents who have found creative ways to support and connect their neighbors during a year distinguished by canceled plans and physical distancing.   The department is accepting nominations for the annual Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award through 4:30 p.m. […]

MLK Commission Offers Activities for MLK Day

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   MLK Commission will offer several activities for MLK Day. Due to COVID-19, some activities will be provided on Zoom, some have been postponed to a later date, and others were canceled.   If you are interested in joining the Interfaith Prayer Service on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 12 […]

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show returning as virtual show in 2021

Free Event Premieres February 12th – March 14th at DOGWOODARTS.COM   For over forty years the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has showcased the latest trends in home improvement, landscape design, decor, and more. The 2021 event will be no exception and will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with quality vendors without fear […]

Sen. Briggs appointed Chairman of Senate State and Local Government Committee

State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) has been appointed chairman of a key committee in the Tennessee State Senate.    Briggs was appointed chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as lawmakers organized the 2021-2022 legislative sessions.   The State and Local Government Committee hears all matters pertaining to state […]

McNally re-elected Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Senate

The State Senate today re-elected Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) for a third term as Speaker of the Senate. Senators met at noon on the first organizational day of the 112th General Assembly to elect their speaker. By statute, the Speaker of the Senate holds the title of Lieutenant Governor. McNally has served as […]

KCHD: Demand Outpacing Supply for COVID-19 Vaccine 

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in Knox County is significantly outpacing supply. With just 4,700 vaccines in hand—most of which went to health care workers and first responders—the Knox County Health Department must rely on the State and vaccine distributors with regard to how quickly it can vaccinate citizens. KCHD’s remaining doses have all been […]

KCHD prioritizing vaccination efforts, changing contact tracing strategy 

To prioritize vaccination efforts, the Knox County Health Department is changing its contact tracing and case investigation strategy. An important tool in a typical outbreak, contact tracing is less effective than vaccination when such a high level of community transmission is occurring.    Contact tracers are, in effect, disease detectives. They interview people who have […]

PK Hope is Alive Parkinson’s Support Group to meet January 19

~ from PK Hope is Alive Parkinson’s Support Group PK Hope is Alive Parkinson’s Support Group along with Jim Brown would like to wish everyone a Happy and Health New Year!  Our monthly meeting of the Oak Ridge Parkinson’s Support group will gather again on a Zoom telecast meeting on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00 […]

Legal and public notices for the week of January 11, 2021

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Sale WHEREAS default has occurred in the payment of a debt due David L. Aiken & wife Judy L. Aiken, secured  by a Deed of Trust dated 10/24/19, from Ashley F. Carpenter, and recorded at Inst. # 201910250028492, in the Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee: and whereas A. Scott McCulley […]