Say “Thumbs Down” to Texting and Driving During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Say “Thumbs Down” to Texting and Driving During  National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office and the Department of Safety and Homeland Security are joining to share a unified message: Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving.   During April, the Highway Safety Office asks people to use their social media presence to promote their distaste for […]

Gala for the University of Tennessee School of Music

Gala for the University of Tennessee School of Music

You or your favorite fan can lead the Pride of the Southland Marching Band by directing Rocky Top at a home football game this fall. This and other exciting opportunities will be auctioned during the April 9th Gala for the University of Tennessee School of Music.  The School’s Board of Advisors is hosting the Gala […]

Zoo Knoxville Celebrates A Day Of Magical Make-Believe This Saturday

Magical Make-believe Day Presented by JK Mouse Travel-Tarah Wilson Zoo Knoxville brings fairy tales to life during a day of Magical Make-Believe, presented by JK Mouse Travel – Tarah Wilson, on Saturday , April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.   This enchanted day will feature Neverland and Company princesses Rapunzel, The Little […]

Motorists, plan ahead: Sunday’s Knoxville marathon includes 26.2 miles of rolling street closures

 Sunday morning’s Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is the biggest in its 12 years – boasting about 8,000 runners in six race events. But to accommodate East Tennessee’s largest competitive road race, motorists should anticipate some temporary no-parking zones and rolling street closures along the 26.2-mile route. Clinch Avenue between Henley and 11th streets will be […]

Volunteer at the 27th Ijams River Rescue this Saturday

Volunteer at the 27th Ijams River Rescue this Saturday

  Interested volunteers still have time to sign up for Ijams Nature Center’s 27th annual River Rescue of the Tennessee River this Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community-wide annual event, involving about 1,000 volunteers, covers 30 different cleanup sites on Knoxville’s river and creek tributaries.   Volunteers for the Ijams […]

UT Welcomes FIRST Robotics to Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Welcomes FIRST Robotics to Thompson-Boling Arena

Teams from around the country have begun arriving in town as the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics 2016 competition gets underway. The event moves to University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Arena this year—a sign of how popular the competition has become. “We’ve had a number of good years at the […]

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2017-2019

Program Reflects One-Time Funding Increases Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released TDOT’s annual three year transportation program, featuring approximately $2 billion in infrastructure investments for 79 individual project phases in 42 counties, as well as 15 statewide programs.   The three-year program continues the state’s focus on […]