(Opening statement) “Thank you very much. What a great turnout. I’m so honored and privileged to be here today. I want to start by acknowledging these young men over here to my right [ the returning student-athletes] on what a fantastic season that they had, their Sweet Sixteen run to finish out the year. I […]

Outdoor KnoxFest Provides Urban Adventure this weekend

Legacy Parks Foundation will host a weekend of urban adventure at the 2014 Outdoor KnoxFest presented by Pilot Flying J, with events for everyone from the novice nature-lover to the outdoor expert. The two-day signature event of the Dogwood Arts Festival is scheduled for April 26-27 and will feature trail rides, runs, hikes, paddles, climbing […]


Waste Connections, the City of Knoxville’s household garbage and recycling collector, will be open during its normal business hours on Friday, April 18.   The collection for residential garbage and curbside recycling will run on a normal operating schedule Friday, April 18.   Downtown trash collection will be picked up on a normal operating schedule […]

Told you so! 2 years ago…

Nearly two years ago I predicted the future. Today, sadly the future has become reality.  Here is what I wrote word for word August 15, 2012.  “Knox County is at the epicenter of the need for encryption! For that reason it should be at the epicenter of beta trials and working WITH the encryption vanguard […]

Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt at Fountain City Park!

When: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 Time: 9 am to 12 pm Where: Fountain City Park The Annual Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt is a yearly tradition bringing together kids of all ages and their parents to enjoy a fun day of vendors, games, bounce house, magic shows and, of course, Easter egg hunting! The event […]

Tennessee Wilderness Act Moves to U.S. Senate Floor

Bill Would Create First New Wilderness Area in 25 Years John Michaelson, Tennessee News Service     NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Years in the making, an effort to help protect some of the state’s most pristine areas finally is moving forward in Congress.     First introduced in 2010, the Tennessee Wilderness Act is headed for […]

Fulmer To Begin Middle East USO Tour

Former Tennessee head football coach Philip Fulmer, accompanied by former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, will begin a USO (United Service Organizations) tour of the Middle East this week. The pair is participating in the USO Celebrity Entertainment Program, continuing a long-standing tradition of entertaining and visiting with U.S. troops, bringing them “a touch of […]