Sen. Massey recognized for leadership to protect senior citizens through Silver Alert Program

State Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) was recently recognized with the Tennessee Federation for the Aging Legislative Advocacy Award for her leadership to establish the Tennessee Silver Alert Program.  During the 2021 legislative session, Sen. Massey successfully spearheaded legislation through the Senate with unanimous approval to create a statewide Silver Alert Program to strengthen local efforts […]

City Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26, in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage and recycling pickups will be on the regular schedule Monday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 24. There will be NO household garbage or recycling collection on Thursday, Nov. 25, and Waste Connections’ office will […]

Tennessee Celebrates the 7th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 15-19, 2021

Celebrating Role of Apprenticeships in Postsecondary Success   NASHVILLE, TN – This week, the Tennessee Department of Education is celebrating the important role apprenticeships play in postsecondary preparation during the 7th Annual National Apprenticeship Week, happening November 15-19.   Across the state, schools and districts will spotlight and promote these opportunities for students through various activities and events. Tennessee Governor Lee has proclaimed November 15-19, 2021 as Apprenticeship Week […]

Bank of America Names Volunteer Ministry Center as Neighborhood Champion

Recognized for its Work to Advance Economic Mobility in Knoxville   Volunteer Ministry Center (VMC) has been named as the 2021 Bank of America Neighborhood Champion for its work in ending homelessness and addressing the affordable housing crisis in Knoxville. Its latest project, Caswell Manor, will nearly double the number of permanent supportive housing units […]

Carson-Newman welcomes ACA President, ’81 alumna to address graduates at Winter Commencement

Carson-Newman University will hold its Winter Commencement ceremony on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Sevierville Convention Center. Dr. Beth Rushing, a 1981 C-N alumna, will address the December graduates. Rushing is president of the Appalachian College Association (ACA), a consortium of 34 private colleges and universities in Appalachia that offers collaborative opportunities and […]

Knox County to break ground on new dog park Monday

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will be joined by local philanthropist Randy Boyd and other elected officials to break ground on what will become Knox County’s newest dog park. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held at Beverly Park, 5311 Beverly Park Circle, at noon on Monday, November 15. The […]

Elf on the Shelf Returns to Knoxville

~ from Visit Knoxville The Elf on the Shelf® is a cherished Christmas tradition celebrated in households around the world. This November, for a sixth straight year, Santa will send some of these magical Scout Elves from the North Pole to Knoxville, Tennessee to be adopted by over two dozen downtown Knoxville businesses. Families are invited to explore downtown and find where these little Scout Elves have landed each night for a […]

Walking through the Holidays with Joy breakfast and program this Saturday

The holidays can be especially difficult while walking through your grief journey. Mynatt Funeral Home, Powell Church and Walking with Joy-Loss & Grief Recovery are partnering together to offer Walking through the Holidays with Joy to the community. This free one-day event will be held Saturday, November 13. Breakfast will start at 9:30 a.m. with […]