Deadline for Small Business Relief Extended Until September 30

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today announced a 5-day extension for eligible small businesses to certify for the Tennessee Business Relief Program (TBRP).   “We want to ensure this relief makes it to as many small businesses as possible who are hurting from the impacts of the pandemic,” said Gov. Lee. “I encourage every eligible business […]

Seniors: Get Your Flu Shot This Fall – It’s Important!

By Seema Verma Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services   Getting vaccinated for the flu this fall is more important than ever. Not only will a flu shot help keep you and your family healthy, it can help reduce the strain on our healthcare system and keep hospital beds and other medical resources available […]

Absentee By-mail Voters Can Track Their Ballot Online

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee voters who request an absentee by-mail ballot for the Nov. 3 election can track the status of their ballot on the Secretary of State’s website using the Absentee By-Mail Ballot Status Tracker tool. Through this tool, Tennessee voters can easily and securely track their absentee by-mail ballot’s status starting when the […]

Second Harvest Food Bank Hosts Inaugural “Drive Up and Drop Off” Food Drive

Drive-through food drive hosted at West Town Mall during Hunger Action Month   Join Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee on Thursday, September 24 for the inaugural Drive Up and Drop Off Food Drive. This event takes place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at West Town Mall near Women’s Belk (at the Montvue Road entrance, 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919). A […]

KCHD to Offer Public Flu Vaccination Clinics

Due to the impact of the pandemic, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will not be able to conduct individual flu vaccination clinics at each of our Knox County public pre-schools, elementary and middle schools this year. Instead, KCHD will hold public flu vaccination clinics at several locations in Knox County. These clinics are geared […]

Tennessee Secretary of State Launches 2020 Election FAQ Video Series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, the Secretary of State released a new video series featuring members of the Division of Elections answering some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2020 election. “Misinformation about the 2020 election is rampant. We must all be vigilant in ensuring that we are not only getting our information from […]

Seymour Roads and Rivers Day this Saturday

Seymour – Seymour’s Fall “Roads and Rivers Day” will be held on Saturday, September 26, from 9:00 a. m. until noon. Sevier County’s Keep Sevier Beautiful organization sponsors this twice-a-year effort to remove litter from the area’s roadways, river and stream banks, and public places. Since Seymour occupies portions of Sevier, Knox, and Blount counties, […]

Kickstand holding bike safety class

On Saturday, September 26, Kickstand Community Bike Shop will be hosting a bike safety course 12-2 p.m., at 1323 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917 in the shop’s parking lot. The class will be led by League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor Jay Snyder. Whether you are a new bike rider or experienced, this class can […]

Smart Trips Celebrates Car Free Day and Bike to Work Day

On September 22, Smart Trips is hosting Car Free Day and Bike to Work Day for the greater Knoxville region. Both events encourage individuals to ditch their keys and find a different way to get around town.   Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages alternatives to driving alone in a car. Telework, […]