UT Brings the Circus to Rocky Top for Homecoming

Homecoming stands out as the greatest orange-and-white celebration on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, calendar for both students and alumni. This year’s festivities culminate on Saturday, Nov. 9, when faculty, staff and students from different colleges, offices and organizations across campus welcome back thousands of lifelong Vol fans.   “Cirque du Rocky Top” is this […]


The 2013 Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo is pulling into the Knoxville Convention Center for its first trip to Knoxville, Nov. 5-8. More than 500 campground owners, RV enthusiasts and suppliers will participate in the trade show and expo that will feature 35 educational seminars, discussion panels, networking […]

Becky Hancock joins the Tennessee Theatre as interim executive director

The Tennessee Theatre announced today that Becky Hancock, recently hired as manager of communications and outreach, will serve as interim executive director following the resignation of Tom Cervone, who is leaving to take a position with the University of Tennessee. Hancock returns to the theatre where she was general manager from 2001 to 2007.  As […]

Publisher's Position: The business of politics

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel does nothing better than pontificate, telling us all what we ought to think. The Sentinel recently pontificated on the glorious news the Chamber of Commerce is banging away and steadily improving our local economy almost singlehandedly. Of course Patrick Birmingham, the publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel, also […]

Nothing Too Fancy selected to host ORNL Federal Credit Union’s next Small Business Counts Cash Mob on November 7th

First 30 people to receive free $20 gift card courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union WHAT:  ORNL Federal Credit Union has announced that its Small Business Counts Cash Mob program will be making its first stop in  downtown Knoxville at Nothing Too Fancy on Union Avenue. WHEN: Thursday, November 7th – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WHERE:  Nothing Too Fancy, 435 Union […]

Breaking Ray Jenkins to run

The following information was obtained via the Twitter account @ElectRayJenkins  The account states “Candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Division I.” I personally called and confirmed with Mr. Jenkins that this is indeed his account thus verifying that he is running. Dan Andrews reporting

Fall back this weekend

RURAL/METRO FIRE DEPARTMENT REMINDS RESIDENTS TO ‘CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY’   To help battle Tennessee’s high incidence of fire deaths, Rural/Metro is reminding homeowners to change the battery in their smoke alarms when Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. When you set your clocks back one hour, don’t forget […]

Final KCS Strategic Plan Development Insight Session tonight

  The journey to provide Excellence for All Children began in 2008 with the creation of the Knox County Schools’ ambitious five-year strategic plan.  Five years later, the Knox County Schools is in the process of creating the next iteration of its strategic plan and vision, dubbed “Knox Schools 2020.”  Critical to its success is […]

Karns High Reception

Karns High School will hold a reception for alumni on Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the commons area of the school. It’s all a part of the 100th anniversary of the school. A variety of memorabilia, including yearbooks and newsletters, will be on display. A time capsule from 1938 and one placed at the […]

Publisher’s Position: Clerk Flap Is Pure Politics

By Steve Hunley Well, it looks like the 2014 election season has already begun. The flap about innocent folks being arrested without cause is being laid at the doorstep of Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey by much of the local media. They have likely been fed this information by a disgruntled (with McCroskey) prosecutor in […]