Registration for National Night Out Closes This Week!

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   Does your neighborhood plan to participate in this year’s National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 13? While it may look a little different, the City of Knoxville is still participating in the 37^th annual National Night Out (NNO) celebration! Registration closes on Friday, Oct. 9! Show support for […]

League of Women Voters, partners to host virtual candidate forums

Voters in Knoxville and Knox County will have an opportunity to hear from candidates for the Knox County Board of Education, U.S. Congress, Tennessee State Senate and the Tennessee House of Representatives in a series of Zoom webinars over the next two weeks. The forums will be moderated by Blake Stevens of WATE and registration […]

The Golden Bears and the Playoffs, Part 2: The Players

By Tom Heck Coaches Polston and Ward established the culture for winning at Rule High, but it was the Golden Bears, the players, that won the games. Rule players were a special group who worked hard year-round and laid it all on the line on Friday nights. James Gallman said, “When you talk to players […]

Go Vote!

Here are some important dates to remember in regards to the upcoming election.   The final day to register to vote for the election is Monday, Oct. 5. Early Voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 14. The final day to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 27. The final day of the Early Voting period is […]

FB PREVIEW: #21/20 Vols Set to Host Missouri for Home Opener

~ from UTAD Fresh off a 31-27 road victory over South Carolina in the season opener, No. 21/20 Tennessee will look to improve to 2-0 on Saturday afternoon when the Vols welcome Missouri to Neyland Stadium for their 2020 home opener. The Vols enter Saturday’s contest with the longest current win streak in the SEC, […]

Alzheimer’s Association invites Knoxville residents to join 2020 walk to end Alzheimer’s on October 3

Participants Will Continue to Walk as Individuals, Families or Small Teams on Sidewalks, Tracks and Trails across Knoxville in Wake of COVID-19 The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Knoxville residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on October 3. The Knoxville Walk to End Alzheimer’s […]

Young-Williams Animal Center offers $25 adoptions to ‘Empty the Shelters’ with BISSELL Pet Foundation

Fall adoption event takes place nationwide Oct. 1-4 to find forever homes for homeless pets   On October 1-4, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is teaming up with 160 shelter and rescue partners in 33 states, including Young-Williams Animal Center, to reduce adoption fees and find forever homes during Empty the Shelters (ETS). All adoptable pets […]

Pandemic prompts changes at city facilities on game day

Following the lead of health officials and the University of Tennessee, the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Area Transit have adopted several COVID-19 public-health protocols that will change how many University of Tennessee fans take part in home football games this fall. UT has prohibited large tailgate parties on campus, and UT-sponsored tailgates are not […]

State of Emergency Remains Through October

State of Emergency Remains Through October

Some Restrictions Amended, Mask Authority Continues   As a National State of Emergency remains in place, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Emergency in Tennessee will continue through October with adjustments made to previous executive orders.   “Tennessee’s response continues to be one of the most targeted in the country and a […]