TDA issues guidance for unsolicited seeds recipients

Citizens have contacted the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) indicating they’ve received seeds in the mail that they did not order. The seeds appear to have been shipped from China, and in some cases, the envelopes are labeled jewelry or beads.   “While we have no reason at this time to suspect that these seeds […]

Tennessee Department of Human Services makes it more convenient to apply for services

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to temporarily waive one step in the process for individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits. During the months of July and August, new customers filing initial applications and existing […]

Champion Dogs return to Farragut

DOG DAZE IV @ Village Green Shopping Center is presented by TDS Telecom. This will be a 3 Day Festival of fun, food, shopping and competition!  SHOP FARRAGUT and Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs ( & Ricki’s Pet Depot ( ) to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics […]

Knox County Public Library introduces “Pilot’s Pursuit,” a new library adventure game

Knox County Public Library’s Summer Club is finally here with a whole new look and schedule. This program is a major departure from previous years’ activities.  “Pilot’s Pursuit” is a free adventure game made up of 20 enrichment challenges such as trying out a new recipe inspired by another culture, learning 10 words in a foreign language, or […]

Clarence Brown Theatre Suspends Production for 2020

The Clarence Brown Theatre and the Department of Theater will suspend live theater productions for the remainder of 2020.   “The ongoing incompatibility of theatrical production with University policy and best public health practices in response to COVID-19 force us to this decision. The pandemic demands we take the health and safety of our audiences […]

Joint Statement: KCHD and KCS

Given the current pandemic, Knox County Schools and the Knox County Health Department have been working even more closely. Staff from both KCS and KCHD have weekly scheduled calls and are in regular communication regarding COVID-19 and a variety of matters. KCHD reviewed and provided feedback on the district’s reopening plan, representing just one of […]

Sen. Briggs reminds citizens to take advantage of Tennessee’s extended Sales Tax Holiday

State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) is encouraging citizens to take advantage of Tennessee’s 15th annual Sales Tax Holiday set to begin the last weekend in July. This year, the General Assembly passed legislation extending the yearly tax-free weekend to two weekends and doubling the price limits on most tax-exempt items.  This extension, which was supported […]