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 […]

New downtown signage highlights how to help businesses stay open

  New signage will be displayed across downtown Knoxville to remind people that staying safe and healthy can help downtown businesses stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 5, the messaging will be installed in businesses and public areas around the downtown district. The eye-catching signage, provided by Downtown Knoxville Alliance, will […]

Appalachian Arts Craft Center releases August, September class schedule

Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Clinton/Norris, TN is offering the following art classes in August: Pondering, Painting, & Planting Peace Poles on 8/28, Painting Sunflowers on 8/30, Fused Glass Workshop on 9/3.  For additional information, call 865-494-9854 or visit appalachianarts.net. 8/28 Pondering, Painting, & Planting Peace Poles with Claudia Fulshaw: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. […]

Volunteer Tennessee announces two funding opportunities

Volunteer Tennessee, Tennessee’s governor-appointed commission on volunteerism and service, announces the availability of Volunteer Center and Youth Civic Engagement grants. Both opportunities will allow organizations to utilize service as a vehicle for addressing critical needs throughout the state. Volunteer Center grants allow Volunteer Centers to assist Volunteer Tennessee in carrying out responsibilities outlined in the […]

Emerald Academy launches partnership with Cherokee Health Systems

Collaboration will provide care to scholars and faculty Emerald Charter Schools has announced a landmark partnership with Cherokee Health Systems to provide medical care and expanded services for scholars and faculty members of Emerald Academy. This innovative partnership will enhance the model of a traditional school nurse and expand opt-in offerings to include access to […]

Secretary Hargett encourages voters to use official election day hotline

Secretary Hargett encourages voters to use official election day hotline

As Tennesseans cast their ballots today, Secretary Hargett encourages voters to call the Division of Elections toll-free Election Day hotline at 1-877-850-4959 to report possible voter fraud, misinformation or get answers to Election Day questions. Today is the State and Federal Primary and County General election. All polls in Tennessee will close at 8 p.m. […]

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