Newest VolShop to Hold Grand Opening on August 30

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will celebrate the grand opening of its new VolShop at the University Commons development on Saturday, Aug. 30.   The new store, next to Wal-Mart, is the latest satellite location of the main VolShop.   Door prizes and giveaways are planned throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. […]

Knox County elected officials to be sworn in Sept.2

Several newly-elected and re-elected Knox County officials will take the oath of office on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Small Assembly Room.   The event is open to the public. Those unable to attend can […]

Commission/Board Updates

By Mike Steely   Several critical things are happening between the Knox County Board of Education (BOE) and the Knox County Commission. Both bodies have been through a year of conflict and now face a critical moment.   For those readers not familiar with what’s happening here’s an update…     The interim BOE appointment […]

Mayor releases statement on school employee's paid admin leave

  Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett released the following statement on the school system’s decision to allow paid administrative leave to an employee for more than two years:   “There continues to be a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the school system’s decision to allow an employee to receive paid leave for over two years. […]

STORMWATER SMOKE TEST SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY

Don’t be alarmed if you see smoke drifting out of a downtown area storm drain or even coming out of interior sinks and drains inside buildings on Thursday afternoon. It’s part of a scheduled “smoke test,” in which smoke will be directed into the stormwater system beneath the Clinch Avenue Viaduct.   The work, slated […]

Forum to be held for 2nd District BoE Applicants

In an email from Commissioner Amy Broyles:   Dear Second District Residents,   This Thursday evening, August 14th, there will be a Public Forum at 6:00 pm in the auditorium of Gresham Middle School to introduce you to the candidates who have submitted resumes for the three month interim appointment to the Board of Education, […]

Letter to the Editor: Spinning the Test Data

  Last Monday there was an editorial in the Knoxville News-Sentinel (8/4/14) regarding Tennessee’s assessments, showing a lack of reality and insight.  While it is true that a multiple choice test cannot tell us all that a student has learned, this has always been the case!  It is only because of the high-stakes games being played with public education that […]

35th ANNUAL GREEKFEST – A DELICIOUS KNOXVILLE TRADITION

Dates and times:  SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2014 (Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.;   Sunday 12:00 – 6:00)   The 35th annual Greekfest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 4070 Kingston Pike.  Special features include authentic Greek food, delicious Greek pastries, live music, traditional Greek dancing and costumes that have […]