Ed & Bob’s Night Out

Ed and Bob are headed out to Burlington in East Knoxville to Shoney’s! Shoney’s has been a staple of East Tennessee since 1962 and it’s where you will find the next Ed & Bob’s Night Out in Knox County. Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas will be at Shoney’s at 4020 Rutledge […]

Knoxville Municipal, Whittle Springs Golf Courses Celebrate Major Enhancements

Mayor Madeline Rogero to Attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Thursday, August 13 Knoxville Municipal Golf Course and Whittle Springs Golf Course – owned by the City of Knoxville and managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – will showcase more than $1 million in enhancements to the popular and storied public-access properties with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on […]

Welcome Week Kicks Off Semester for New Vols

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is rolling out the orange carpet to welcome new Vols to campus during its annual Welcome Week.   The week is designed to help first-year and transfer students get settled. Events kick off Saturday, Aug. 15, as students move in to residence halls beginning at 8 a.m. More than 7,000 […]

UT Athletics goes high tech with GPS tracking

  By Dan Andrews   The University of Tennessee is pumping some money into sports science.   With the hot weather and the start of college football practice, monitoring the weather and the impact it has on players is critical. To accomplish this task, the football program monitors the weather conditions using the 3M QUESTemp […]

Mosquito spraying in three areas Thursday night

First spraying of the year   Knoxville, Tenn. – The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in three areas of Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in the affected areas Thursday, August 13 […]

HASLAM ANNOUNCES VETERAN EDUCATION GRANTS

Program provides funding to enhance veteran success in higher education   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the 11 colleges and universities selected to receive the Veteran Reconnect Grant, a competitive grant focused on improving the success of student veterans enrolled in Tennessee colleges and universities.   “From 2008 to 2013, we saw […]

Commission looks at school fund requests

By Mike Steely The Knox County Commission meets in a work session next Monday, July 20, at 5 p.m. in the City-County Building and will consider several requests from the school system including leasing 14 vehicles for Drivers Education. The 36-month lease, with Acme Auto Leasing LLC, will cost $67,134.48 for each 12-month period, or […]

Teachers, Leave Those Tests Alone

By Sally Absher In what some are calling yet another assault on Tennessee educators, the Tennessee Department of Education (TN DOE) has adopted a new method of detecting cheating on Tennessee’s most important standardized assessment, the TCAP. The State calls this its “erasure analysis.” Tri-Cities News Channel 11 (WJHL) reported that this led state leaders […]

Evaluation process begins on Superintendent

By Mike Steely   The Knox County Board of Education’s Evaluation Committee met Thursday to begin tweaking the language of a 14-page document that will probably be used in evaluating Superintendent James McIntyre and future superintendents. The two part evaluation, which will be discussed in a full BOE meeting in August, should be adopted in […]

Donation to Everly Park on agenda

  By Mike Steely Among the many items on the Knoxville City Council agenda tonight are several donations to various organizations including $1,000 from Community Improvement Funds toward the creation of the Everly Brothers Park. City Councilman Duane Grieve has requested the funding which will go through Legacy Parks Foundation which is acting as fiscal […]

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