Emerald Youth Foundation to participate in Child and Adult Care Food Program

Emerald Youth Foundation is participating in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through Sept. 30, 2022. CACFP provides snacks after school, at no separate charge, to young people who participate in Emerald Youth’s programs without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, at the following […]

Gov. Lee and First Lady Announce State’s Christmas Events

Festivities include Christmas at the Capitol, holiday residence tours Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee announced the state’s holiday events, including Christmas at the Capitol and “A Storybook Christmas” tour of the Tennessee Residence. “This Christmas is especially meaningful as we reflect on 225 years of Tennessee statehood,” said Gov. Lee. “Maria […]

World’s Fair 40th Anniversary Celebration to kick off December 5

~ from Visit Knoxville Feel the ENERGY of our nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town Visit Knoxville has partnered with the City of Knoxville and Knox County to build out the World’s Fair 40th Anniversary Celebration to take place throughout 2022. Please join us as we kick off the celebration with special guests the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale Horses!   WHEN: […]

Small Business Saturday Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season

This Saturday is the perfect day to start your holiday shopping with gifts sourced from Tennessee farms and food businesses.   November 27 is set aside for Small Business Saturday to encourage shoppers to support local businesses. Gift buying is easy in your area with Pick Tennessee Products.   “Thoughtfully chosen gifts from a farm […]

Tennessee Season to Remember to be held virtually Dec. 2

19th annual event to honor victims and survivors of homicide to be livestreamed   NASHVILLE – Holidays can be a difficult time for families missing their loved ones, and particularly for victims and survivors of homicide. That’s why federal, state and local public safety officials have hosted “Tennessee Season to Remember” every year since 2003 […]


Tennessee State Parks offer an alternative to Black Friday shopping or simply a chance to walk off some of that Thanksgiving meal with After Thanksgiving Hikes on Friday, Nov. 26 at parks across the state.   The hikes can be guided or self-directed. They vary from easy strolls to more rugged excursions and include options […]

Quick-Strike Vols Race Past Jaguars, 60-14

~ from UTAD KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee scored in all three phases of the game and put up points in lightning-quick fashion, racing past South Alabama, 60-14, on a chilly Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. With the win, the Vols (6-5, 3-4 SEC) secured bowl eligibility for the 54th time in program history. That feat ranks […]

Toy Tech Ensures Happy Holidays for Children with Disabilities

Santa Claus is coming to Toy Tech! The local nonprofit Spark is happy to announce the return of its annual Toy Tech event. It will once again provide adapted toys for children with disabilities, from 3-6 p.m. on  Wednesday, Dec. 8. Toys will be provided free at a drive-thru distribution, with assistance from some holiday […]

Carson-Newman honors Long Hollow Pastor with inaugural Ken Sparks Award

Carson-Newman University presented Long Hollow Church Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty with the inaugural Ken Sparks Award during its Alumni and Friends Dinner November 16 at Brentwood Baptist Church. “It is such a pleasure to honor Dr. Gallaty with this award,” said Carson-Newman President Charles A. Fowler. “His commitment to ‘making disciples who make disciples’ is […]

Great American Smokeout 

KCHD joins the American Cancer Society in urging the community to quit smoking      he Knox County Health Department (KCHD) joins the American Cancer Society (ACS) in celebrating The Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 18, by encouraging smokers to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives.   ACS has been hosting the annual event for […]