July 4th Travelers in Tennessee Won’t be Delayed by Construction

Lane Closures Halted for Independence Day Holiday Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6th to provide maximum roadway capacity […]

Odds Ends of This & That, IX

Odds Ends of This & That, IX

By Steve Hunley sheriff’s department bonuses Sheriff Tom Spangler advanced his case for giving deputies a $1,500 “bonus” which will cost some $1.6 million of taxpayer money. Mayor Jacobs was dubious about spending money the county doesn’t have and offered a more modest $750 and waiting to see how the taxes roll in later on […]

All-Star Game and Fireworks

Friday at Smokies Stadium An East Tennessee High School Baseball League All-Star game and Fireworks Show on Friday, July 3, at Smokies Stadium will cap off a big week. The game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Three regular season games are slated each day this week Monday through Thursday starting at 2:30. Sevier […]

City of Knoxville provides malware investigation update

City of Knoxville provides malware investigation update

Over the past two weeks, the City of Knoxville has worked diligently to recover information technology systems impacted by the malware event.   Fortunately, the City’s Information Systems Department (IS) responded quickly to identify and contain the risk and to secure technical specialists experienced in cyber recovery services.   Cybersecurity law firm Mullen Coughlin as well […]

B&GC participating in Child and Adult Care Food Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley announces participation in Child and Adult Care Food Program.  Meals provided at no separate charge to eligible children served at the following site(s):                                SITE NAME:               […]

MEDIC Regional Blood Center Announces FDA Changes in Donor Deferrals and Increased Demand for COVID Convalescent Plasma Donors

MEDIC Regional Blood Center has updated donor eligibility requirements per FDA approval. The FDA recently evaluated blood donor eligibility criteria and recommended a reduction in deferral time period for several areas. MEDIC Senior Management evaluated and adopted these recommendations.   The following areas are now a 3-month deferral after the last date of exposure: Tattoo […]

Nominations sought for city Poet Laureate

Knoxville is seeking nominations for its third Poet Laureate.   If you know a local poet whose art inspires you, please submit his or her name. An Arts & Culture Alliance committee will review the works of all the nominees and then forward its choice to Mayor Indya Kincannon, who will make the final appointment. […]

Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) 1st Quarter public meeting Thursday

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 Where: Main Assembly Room, City-County Building, 400 Main Street Who: Police Advisory & Review Committee members, PARC Interim Executive Director Ola Blackmon-McBride, Knoxville Police Department Chief Eve Thomas, Deputy Law Director Ronald Mills, KPD officers, neighborhood leaders and residents The City of Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee […]

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