2004

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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  • City of Knoxville park dedicated

    City of Knoxville park dedicated

    Posted: 12/21/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam today dedicated Victor Ashe Park in northwest Knoxville in a ceremony attended by the Ambassador to Poland and his family. Read More

  • Holiday Traffic Enforcement Plans

    Holiday Traffic Enforcement Plans

    Posted: 12/21/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced holiday traffic enforcement plans for the upcoming Christmas and New Years holidays.  Read More

  • City Employee Earns Special Honor

    City Employee Earns Special Honor

    Posted: 12/20/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Jonne Crick as the November Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Crick has been with the department since September 1997. Read More

  • City of Knoxville holiday schedule

    City of Knoxville holiday schedule

    Posted: 12/20/2004

    Waste Connections, the City's household garbage collector, will run normal residential routes on Friday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 31.  Read More

  • KPD Employee Earns Special Honors

    KPD Employee Earns Special Honors

    Posted: 12/20/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Jackie Roberts as the October Civilian Employee of the Month. Roberts has been employed with the Knoxville Police Department since June 2003. Read More

  • Officer Honored With Special Award

    Officer Honored With Special Award

    Posted: 12/20/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the Life Saving Award to Officer Doyle Lee. Officer Lee has been with the Knoxville Police Department since 1999. Read More

  • Officer Honored with Life Saving Award

    Officer Honored with Life Saving Award

    Posted: 12/20/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Officer Brad Anders for his quick actions in saving a family from their burning house. Officer Anders has been with the department since January 1994. Read More

  • Officers Earn Award for Arrest

    Officers Earn Award for Arrest

    Posted: 12/20/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officers Shane Watson and Phil Jinks as the October Officers of the Month for two incidents that resulted in the arrest of violent offenders. Officer Watson has been with the department since May 2002 and Officer Jinks since May 1999. Read More

  • Officers Earn Special Honors

    Officers Earn Special Honors

    Posted: 12/20/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named seven officers as the Officers of the Month for November. Read More

  • Knoxville-Branded Merchandise Announced

    Knoxville-Branded Merchandise Announced

    Posted: 12/14/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the introduction of Knoxville-branded merchandise to retail outlets in Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport.  Read More

  • Board appointments announced

    Board appointments announced

    Posted: 12/13/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam has made the following appointments to City of Knoxville boards and commissions: Read More

  • Public comments accepted on center

    Public comments accepted on center

    Posted: 12/10/2004

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 14 to receive comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Knoxville Central Station Transit Center and potential joint development. Read More

  • Schools urged to recycle

    Schools urged to recycle

    Posted: 12/08/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam kicked off today this year's phone book recycling contest at the Goodwill Collection Center located at Magnolia Avenue, which the City of Knoxville has designated a "Super Recycling Center."  Read More

  • New jobs for downtown Knoxville

    New jobs for downtown Knoxville

    Posted: 12/07/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam joined with Clayton Homes CEO Kevin Clayton and Richard Ray, chief financial officer for 21st Mortgage Co., on Tuesday to announce the addition of more than 200 jobs to the Knoxville area.  Read More

  • Vanderbilt Purchases Chase Portfolio

    Vanderbilt Purchases Chase Portfolio

    Posted: 12/07/2004

    Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced they have signed a definitive agreement for Vanderbilt to purchase Chase Home Finance's $4 billion manufactured housing loan portfolio. Read More

  • City receives award, accreditation

    City receives award, accreditation

    Posted: 12/06/2004

    The City of Knoxville is the first city in the United States to receive the TRI-ARC Excellence Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Mayor Bill Haslam announced today.  Read More

  • City Wins Award for Its Budget

    City Wins Award for Its Budget

    Posted: 12/01/2004

    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the City of Knoxville, Tennessee has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.  Read More

  • City to drop lawsuit against KUB

    City to drop lawsuit against KUB

    Posted: 12/01/2004

    The City of Knoxville will drop its lawsuit against KUB regarding the utility's operation of its wastewater system.  Read More

  • Mayor announces appointments

    Mayor announces appointments

    Posted: 11/29/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the reappointments of two individuals to City of Knoxville boards.  Read More

  • Citizen Survey Opportunity Announced

    Citizen Survey Opportunity Announced

    Posted: 11/24/2004

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Division is conducting a citizen survey to help determine the needs of its residents and neighborhoods.  Read More

  • City offices closed for holiday

    City offices closed for holiday

    Posted: 11/23/2004

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Read More

  • KPD Prepared for Holiday Travel

    KPD Prepared for Holiday Travel

    Posted: 11/23/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Deputy Chief Gus Paidousis today announced traffic enforcement measures for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Special traffic enforcement procedures will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 and conclude at midnight on Sunday, November 28, 2004.  Read More

  • Holiday festivities on waterfront-Archived

    Holiday festivities on waterfront

    Posted: 11/22/2004

    Holiday festivities take to the water on November 26 with the Pilot RiverLights Festival and Boat Parade at Volunteer Landing.  Read More

  • Jones recommended to KUB board

    Jones recommended to KUB board

    Posted: 11/22/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today he is recommending to City Council the appointment of J. Thomas Jones for a second term on the Knoxville Utilities Board's Board of Commissioners.  Read More

  • Sale of Confiscated Items

    Sale of Confiscated Items

    Posted: 11/22/2004

    The City of Knoxville will offer for sale at Public Auction approximately 160 items confiscated by the City of Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Celebration of Lights at Market Square

    Celebration of Lights at Market Square

    Posted: 11/19/2004

    Celebration of Lights begins at 6 p.m. today with Mayor Bill Haslam leading the traditional lighting of the trees on Market Square.  Read More

  • Winston Road Bridge reopened

    Winston Road Bridge reopened

    Posted: 11/19/2004

    The Winston Road Bridge spanning Interstate 40/75 in west Knoxville reopened Friday afternoon, November 19, six months ahead of the planned project schedule.  Read More

  • Outdoor market in downtown Knoxville

    Outdoor market in downtown Knoxville

    Posted: 11/17/2004

    The Craft and Greenery Market, a four-day outdoor market featuring handmade crafts and gifts, opens today at Market Square - the first of a host of holiday activities slated for downtown Knoxville this year.  Read More

  • New Year's Eve Celebration scheduled

    New Year's Eve Celebration scheduled Dec. 31, 2004

    Posted: 11/16/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Citadel Broadcasting/Knoxville announced today a family-friendly New Year's Eve Celebration slated for World's Fair Park. Read More

  • Christmas in the City begins this week

    Christmas in the City begins this week

    Posted: 11/15/2004

    The City of Knoxville launches the holiday season this week with the opening of the Craft and Greenery Market beginning Wednesday at Market Square.  Read More

  • Listening Tour scheduled at Ridgedale

    Listening Tour scheduled at Ridgedale

    Posted: 11/12/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam's Listening Tour will be at Ridgedale Elementary School on Monday, November 15. The Listening Tour is a monthly event designed to bring city hall to Knoxville's neighborhoods. Read More

  • Mayor hosts park opening

    Mayor hosts park opening

    Posted: 11/12/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam, City Council members and Mechanicsville residents celebrated the opening of Danny Mayfield Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.  Read More

  • Two cannons to be dedicated

    Two cannons to be dedicated

    Posted: 11/12/2004

    Two replicas of Civil War-era cannons will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Fort Dickerson, a City of Knoxville park.  Read More

  • Knoxville awarded new events

    Knoxville awarded new events

    Posted: 11/09/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale announced today that Knoxville would be the host city of two major amateur athletic sporting events in the summer of 2005.  Read More

  • Mayor Haslam names Knoxville fire chief

    Mayor Haslam names Knoxville fire chief

    Posted: 11/08/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the appointment of Carlos Perez as chief of the Knoxville Fire Department.  Read More

  • August Officers of the Month

    August Officers of the Month

    Posted: 11/04/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Aaron Bowman and Officer Eric Parks as the August Officers of the Month. Officer Bowman has been with the department since 1998. Officer Parks will complete his first year of service next week.  Read More

  • Officer Receives Life Saving Award

    Officer Receives Life Saving Award

    Posted: 11/04/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Officer Robert Taylor. Officer Taylor has been with the department since May 1994. Read More

  • Papermill closed beginning Nov. 8

    Papermill closed beginning Nov. 8

    Posted: 11/04/2004

    Papermill Road between Kingston Pike and Westfield Road will be closed for about 90 days beginning Monday, Nov. 8 to improve storm-water drainage and replace utilities in the area. Read More

  • September Officers of the Month

    September Officers of the Month

    Posted: 11/04/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Mike Waggoner, Officer Robert Hembree and Investigator Steve Still as the September Officers of the Month. Read More

  • Downtown to be decked out for holidays

    Downtown to be decked out for holidays

    Posted: 11/03/2004

    Two 20-foot live trees were installed Tuesday in downtown Knoxville - harbingers of Christmas in the City festivities.  Read More

  • Election Collection recycling event

    Election Collection recycling event

    Posted: 11/02/2004

    The city of Knoxville is partnering with radio station B-97.5, Keep Knoxville Beautiful and local recycling companies to host an "Election Collection" recycling event on Thursday, Nov. 4. Read More

  • Recycle and win cash for the city

    Recycle and win cash for the city

    Posted: 11/01/2004

    City of Knoxville and Knox County residents who recycle their aluminum cans could help the city win cash prizes that will fund recycling projects throughout the year.  Read More

  • Russ Jensen to lead new call center

    Russ Jensen to lead new call center

    Posted: 10/25/2004

    An administrator with experience in communications and call center design, construction and operations has been named to lead the city of Knoxville's 311 customer service center, Mayor Bill Haslam announced today. Read More

  • Knoxville gains message board and more

    Knoxville gains message board and more

    Posted: 10/21/2004

    Knoxville now has its own Times Square-like message board - another way to keep visitors and residents apprised of what's going on in town.  Read More

  • City of Knoxville Neighborhood Bike Ride Tours the East Side-Archived

    City of Knoxville Neighborhood Bike Ride Tours the East Side

    Posted: 10/17/2004

    The seventh annual Neighborhood Bike Ride, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and organized by the Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program, will be held on Saturday, October 20. Read More

  • Mayor's Tour at Gresham

    Mayor's Tour at Gresham

    Posted: 10/17/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his monthly Listening Tour at Gresham Middle School on Monday, October 18. Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour in North Knox

    Mayor's Walking Tour in North Knox

    Posted: 10/12/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam will take City Hall to North Knoxville with a Walking Tour to visit with Oglewood Avenue residents on Thursday, Oct. 14. Read More

  • July Officers of the Month

    July Officers of the Month

    Posted: 10/08/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced Officers Doyle Lee and Kevin Ragland as the . Officer Lee has been with the department since December 1999. Officer Ragland will complete his first year of service in November.  Read More

  • June Officers of the Month

    June Officers of the Month

    Posted: 10/08/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced Officers J.D. Hopkins and Jonathan Chadwell as the . Hopkins has been with the department since December 1999. Chadwell, who is in his third phase of the Field Training and Evaluation Program, will complete his first year of service in November.  Read More

  • May Officer of the Month

    May Officer of the Month

    Posted: 10/08/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced Knoxville Police Officer Donny Sams as the . Sams has been with the department since April 1989.  Read More

  • Mayor names Downtown Advisory Committee

    Mayor names Downtown Advisory Committee

    Posted: 10/08/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the appointment of a Downtown Advisory Committee that will aid him in creating a strategy for continuous improvements to the heart of the city.  Read More

  • Mayors announce homelessness initiative

    Mayors announce homelessness initiative

    Posted: 10/06/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale announced today the creation of a committee to create a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness.  Read More

  • Have you tested your Smoke Detector

    Have you tested your Smoke Detector

    Posted: 10/04/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Interim Fire Chief Charles Hansard are joining the National Fire Protection Association this fall to remind Knoxvillians about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9.  Read More

  • Knox Says Thanks for Being Here

    Knox Says Thanks for Being Here

    Posted: 10/01/2004

    Mayors Bill Haslam and Mike Ragsdale announced today a new multimedia campaign to recognize area companies that have made Knoxville and Knox County their home.  Read More

  • Commuter program announced

    Commuter program announced

    Posted: 09/30/2004

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County today announced a model "Smart Trips" program to help employees find alternatives to driving alone.  Read More

  • Curbside recycling in Knoxville

    Curbside recycling in Knoxville

    Posted: 09/28/2004

    Waste Connections of Tennessee Inc., the garbage collector for the city of Knoxville, is making a curbside-recycling program available for city residents, Mayor Bill Haslam announced today.  Read More

  • Mayor to meet in Bearden area

    Mayor to meet in Bearden area

    Posted: 09/23/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 29 to provide information regarding utility and sidewalk construction in the Bearden area.  Read More

  • Wee Course receives grant

    Wee Course receives grant

    Posted: 09/23/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today a $200,000 grant to the Wee Course at Williams Creek.  Read More

  • Horseshoe tourney benefits center

    Horseshoe tourney benefits center

    Posted: 09/22/2004

    The city of Knoxville is sponsoring a horseshoe tournament at Caswell Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 to benefit the John T. O'Connor Senior Center.  Read More

  • You Too Can Do The Zoo!-Archived

    You Too Can Do The Zoo!

    Posted: 09/21/2004

    Knoxville Zoo invites you to discover the wonders of the natural world; the animals, the plants, and the people who make up the communities of the Earth.  Read More

  • New homes for historic neighborhood

    New homes for historic neighborhood

    Posted: 09/16/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the city is seeking proposals to construct single-family homes on long-vacant lots in the Fourth and Gill Historic District. Read More

  • Sidewalk makes walking to school safer

    Sidewalk makes walking to school safer

    Posted: 09/15/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam and neighborhood residents will celebrate today the completion of the Bearden Middle School sidewalk project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. at the school.  Read More

  • Movie theatre coming downtown

    Movie theatre coming downtown

    Posted: 09/14/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Regal Theatre Group CEO Mike Campbell announced today that they've agreed in principle for Regal Entertainment Group to operate an eight-screen multiplex style movie theater in downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • Blount Mansion Celebrates U.S. Constitution Week Sept. 13-18

    Blount Mansion Celebrates U.S. Constitution Week Sept. 13-18

    Posted: 09/13/2004

    Blount Mansion, a National Historical Landmark and home of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, is hosting a series of special events September 13-18 in celebration of U.S. Constitution Week. Read More

  • Blount Mansion Events-Archived

    U.S. Constitution Week at Blount Mansion Schedule of Events and Activities

    Posted: 09/13/2004

    Events for U.S. Constitution Week at Blount Mansion Read More

  • National Preparedness Month

    National Preparedness Month

    Posted: 09/11/2004

    The Dept. of Homeland Security has lauched a campaign to educate the public about being prepared for disasters of all kinds.  Read More

  • Mayor's Bus Tour in South Knox

    Mayor's Bus Tour in South Knox

    Posted: 09/10/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam will take City Hall to South Knoxville on Monday in a bus tour with stops to visit with residents in the Old Sevier area. The mayor and city officials will leave from South Knoxville Elementary School, 801 Sevier Ave., at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Read More

  • New nonstop service for McGhee Tyson

    New nonstop service for McGhee Tyson

    Posted: 09/08/2004

    Starting November 7, 2004, US Airways Express will launch nonstop service between Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. Using a fleet of 50-seat CRJ regional jets, US Airways Express will offer East Tennessee passengers three daily flights into the City of Brotherly Love. Read More

  • Notice of Public Meetings

    Notice of Public Meetings

    Posted: 09/08/2004

    The James White Pkwy.-Chapman Hwy. Corridor Study Task Force invites the public of a series of informal "OPEN HOUSE MEETINGS" to be held at the following locations:  Read More

  • New rec center name needed

    New rec center name needed

    Posted: 09/07/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam is asking for the community's input in renaming the former Eastside YMCA, which will reopen this autumn as the city's newest recreation center. Read More

  • City offices closed Labor Day

    City offices closed Labor Day

    Posted: 09/03/2004

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 for the Labor Day holiday. Waste Connections will operate on its normal schedule. Garbage in the downtown area will be picked up from 8 a.m. to noon Monday. Read More

  • Proposals for World's Fair Park assets

    Proposals for World's Fair Park assets

    Posted: 09/02/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the city of Knoxville is seeking proposals for the redevelopment and/or adaptive reuse of four structures at World's Fair Park.  Read More

  • KPD Prepares for Labor Day Weekend 2004

    KPD Prepares for Labor Day Weekend 2004

    Posted: 09/01/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement plans for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Special traffic enforcement efforts will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2004 and conclude at Midnight, Monday, September 6, 2004.  Read More

  • Downtown Summit-Archived

    Downtown Summit Set for Sept. 16

    Posted: 08/31/2004

    A meeting open to anyone interested in living, working or playing downtown.  Read More

  • Revenue employees focus on tax collections

    Revenue employees focus on tax collections

    Posted: 08/30/2004

    The City Revenue Collection Office at Knoxville Center will close effective Friday, Sept. 3 and its staff transferred downtown to focus on the collection of delinquent taxes and unpaid City Court fines and fees. Read More

  • Program to Aid Home Ownership

    Program to Aid Home Ownership

    Posted: 08/26/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale today outlined a new program designed to help more people own homes in the community.  Read More

  • Boomsday Fact Sheet 2004-Archived

    Boomsday Fact Sheet 2004

    Posted: 08/25/2004

    Info to know before you visit Boomsday 2004 Read More

  • Boomsday and UT for Labor Day fun 2004

    Boomsday and UT for Labor Day fun 2004

    Posted: 08/25/2004

    Star 102.1 Boomsday and the city of Knoxville promise the same fireworks and fun on downtown Knoxville's waterfront Labor Day Weekend 2004, just on a more visitor-friendly day - Saturday, Sept. 4. Read More

  • Interim fire chief named

    Interim fire chief named

    Posted: 08/25/2004

    Charles Hansard, an assistant chief of the Knoxville Fire Department, has been named interim chief until a successor to retiring Chief Ed Cureton is named, Mayor Bill Haslam said today. Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour in Westwood

    Mayor's Walking Tour in Westwood

    Posted: 08/24/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam will walk the Westwood neighborhood beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, continuing his commitment to take City Hall to Knoxville neighborhoods. Read More

  • New vehicle policy nets savings for city

    New vehicle policy nets savings for city

    Posted: 08/23/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today a new policy related to city-owned vehicles driven home by employees that will save taxpayers over $100,000 annually. Read More

  • New space at Market Square

    New space at Market Square

    Posted: 08/19/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam broke ground today on two buildings that will include additional parking, office/retail space and condominiums near Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Dave Hill named as chief operating officer

    Dave Hill named as chief operating officer

    Posted: 08/18/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that Dave Hill has been named chief operating officer for the city of Knoxville. Read More

  • Independence Air announces new service

    Independence Air announces new service

    Posted: 08/17/2004

    Independence Air announced today it will introduce new non-stop service from Knoxville's McGhee-Tyson Airport to Orlando International Airport beginning Oct. 13. Read More

  • Market Square is hot spot

    Market Square is hot spot

    Posted: 08/16/2004

    Market Square is downtown Knoxville's latest "hot spot" thanks to NetStar Communications, which is providing wireless Internet access to the public space as well as first-floor building occupants. Read More

  • State Street site selected for transit center

    State Street site selected for transit center

    Posted: 08/13/2004

    The city of Knoxville has forwarded to federal officials a study recommending that the proposed transit center be located on State Street in downtown Knoxville, Mayor Bill Haslam announced today. Read More

  • Knoxville Police Prepares For Start of New School Year

    Knoxville Police Prepares For Start of New School Year

    Posted: 08/10/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Deputy Chief Gus Paidousis joined today with Knox County Schools Deputy Superintendent Roy Mullins in announcing back to school traffic enforcement plans for the start of the 2004-2005 school year. Knox County students return to school on Thursday, August 12, 2004. Read More

  • Owen appointed as new police chief

    Owen appointed as new police chief

    Posted: 08/10/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the hiring of Sterling Owen IV, a 22-year law enforcement veteran with extensive experience working with federal, state and local agencies and a history of Knoxville community involvement, as chief of the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Listening Tour scheduled at Pellissippi State

    Listening Tour scheduled at Pellissippi State

    Posted: 08/06/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam's Listening Tour will be at Pellissippi State's Magnolia Avenue campus on Monday, August 9. Read More

  • Mayor names fire chief advisory panel

    Mayor names fire chief advisory panel

    Posted: 08/06/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the appointment of a five-member committee to advise him on the selection of a Knoxville fire chief. Read More

  • Knoxville police chief search continues

    Knoxville police chief search continues

    Posted: 07/29/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today he is focusing on six law enforcement veterans in choosing the next Knoxville police chief.  Read More

  • Knoxville receives grant for Family Justice Center

    Knoxville receives grant for Family Justice Center

    Posted: 07/22/2004

    A $1 million federal grant will be used to create a Family Justice Center in Knoxville that will serve as a one-stop resource center for victims of domestic violence. Read More

  • City Accepting Applications for Grant Program

    City Accepting Applications for Grant Program

    Posted: 07/15/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam and city Community and Neighborhood Services Director Sam Anderson announced today that the City Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the 2004 Challenge Grant Program. Read More

  • Mayor Haslam at Gerdau-Ameristeel

    Mayor Haslam at Gerdau-Ameristeel

    Posted: 07/13/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam will be at Gerdau-Ameristeel at 11 a.m. Tuesday to mark a significant capital investment that retains 300 jobs at the Knoxville manufacturing facility.  Read More

  • Inaugural Knoxville Marathon Set for March 20, 2005

    Inaugural Knoxville Marathon Set for March 20, 2005

    Posted: 07/12/2004

    The Knoxville Marathon Organization, in conjunction with the Knoxville Track Club, the City of Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee, will host the inaugural Knoxville Marathon on Sunday, March 20 th, 2005.  Read More

  • Listening Tour travels to North Knoxville

    Listening Tour travels to North Knoxville

    Posted: 07/09/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam's Listening Tour will be at Norwood Elementary School on Monday, July 12. The Listening Tour is a monthly event designed to bring city hall to Knoxville's neighborhoods. Read More

  • Fire Chief applications being accepted

    Fire Chief applications being accepted

    Posted: 07/08/2004

    The deadline for applying for the position of Fire Chief of the City of Knoxville is August 2nd at 5 P.M. The City of Knoxville is looking for a visionary leader who can address the needs of multiple constituencies.  Read More

  • Early Voting starts July 16th

    Early Voting starts July 16th

    Posted: 07/07/2004

    For the August 5th Election, early Voting starts July 16th and ends July 31. Read More

  • City's offices closed July 5th

    City's offices closed July 5th

    Posted: 07/02/2004

    The city of Knoxville's offices will be closed Monday, July 5. Waste Connections will pick up household garbage on its normal schedule, and city recycling centers will remain open.  Read More

  • Trucks detoured from Papermill Drive

    Trucks detoured from Papermill Drive

    Posted: 07/02/2004

    Eastbound trucks will be detoured away from Papermill Road beginning Tuesday, July 6. Read More

  • Changes in TN Child Passenger Laws

    Changes in TN Child Passenger Laws

    Posted: 07/01/2004

    Governor Bredesen has recently signed a law which revises the current child restraint law. The new law is slated to take effect on July 1, 2004. Until that time, offenders will receive warnings. The main provisions are these: Read More

  • Event listings for Festival on the Fourth-Archived

    Event listings for Festival on the Fourth

    Posted: 07/01/2004

    Schedule for Festival on the Fourth Read More

  • Knoxville Police Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    Knoxville Police Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    Posted: 07/01/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Deputy Chief Gus Paidousis today announced July 4th Holiday enforcement plans.  Read More

  • Music and fireworks at World's Fair Park on Sunday

    Music and fireworks at World's Fair Park on Sunday

    Posted: 07/01/2004

    Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to the World's Fair Park on Sunday to enjoy music and fireworks city of Knoxville's Festival on the 4th.  Read More

  • Ground breaking for new $10 million health care facility

    Ground breaking for new $10 million health care facility

    Posted: 06/30/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam joined Cherokee Health System's executives and state and local leaders to break ground Wednesday for Cherokee Health's $10 million, full-service health-care facility.  Read More

  • One Vision Plaza opens to rave reviews

    One Vision Plaza opens to rave reviews

    Posted: 06/30/2004

    The Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (KTSC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house today to celebrate the grand opening of One Vision Plaza, headquarters for the organization plus the location of Knoxville's new downtown visitor center featuring the broadcasting studios of Americana radio station WDVX, the Café Gourmet Coffee Bar and the "Uniquely Knoxville" Gift Shop.  Read More

  • City schedules public meeting on transit center

    City schedules public meeting on transit center

    Posted: 06/29/2004

    The city of Knoxville is sponsoring a public meeting on Tuesday, July 13 to discuss the proposed location for a new Knoxville Central Station Transit Center. Read More

  • One Vision Plaza Grand Opening on June 30-Archived

    One Vision Plaza Grand Opening on June 30

    Posted: 06/29/2004

    The One Vision Plaza opens on June 30.  Read More

  • Amnesty Saturday moved to July 10

    Amnesty Saturday moved to July 10

    Posted: 06/28/2004

    The city of Knoxville's "Amnesty Saturday" - when residents may dispose of extra garbage at no charge at the city's transfer station - is being moved to July 10 this month because of the holiday weekend.  Read More

  • KAT begins new Hybrid Electric Trolley Route

    KAT begins new Hybrid Electric Trolley Route

    Posted: 06/17/2004

    As part of KATs Clean Fuels Program and in response to downtown parking demands, KAT began a new Red Line Trolley Route, effective June 14, 2004.  Read More

  • Public's comments to be discussed at forum

    Public's comments to be discussed at forum

    Posted: 06/16/2004

    The city of Knoxville will host a forum at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at the Knoxville Museum of Art to review the public's suggestions and comments about the best uses of city-owned assets at the World's Fair Park.  Read More

  • TDOT Launches SmartFIX40

    TDOT Launches SmartFIX40

    Posted: 06/14/2004

    The downtown Knoxville I-40 improvement project now has a name and its own web site. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) today unveiled a new logo for the project and announced the new internet address for the I-40 / James White Parkway / Hall of Fame Drive project.  Read More

  • Flag retirement ceremony

    Flag retirement ceremony

    Posted: 06/11/2004

    The city of Knoxville and Knox County, along with local businesses and organizations, are sponsoring a flag retirement ceremony on Sunday, June 13. Read More

  • Mayor seeks community input

    Mayor seeks community input

    Posted: 06/11/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the dates and locations for community meetings to gather input as he chooses Knoxville's next Chief of Police. Read More

  • City schedules Computer Recyling Day

    City schedules Computer Recyling Day

    Posted: 06/09/2004

    The City of Knoxville has scheduled a Computer Recycling Day on Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Staples, 8913 Town and Country Drive, off North Peters Road.  Read More

  • Details of I-40 Widening Project

    Details of I-40 Widening Project

    Posted: 06/06/2004

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced the detailed construction plans for the future-widening project of I-40 through downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Drug Seizure Earns Officer Award

    Drug Seizure Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 06/03/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Deputy Chief Bill Roehl today named Knoxville Police Department West District Officer Harry McGuffee as the April Officer of the Month.  Read More

  • New Downtown Trolley Routes

    New Downtown Trolley Routes

    Posted: 06/02/2004

    The trolley routes will change on June 14, 2004 to better serve downtown commuters and visitors.  Read More

  • Mayor announces police chief selection process

    Mayor announces police chief selection process

    Posted: 06/01/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today an advisory committee that will assist him in selecting the next Chief of Police for the city of Knoxville. Read More

  • Police Chief Search Timeline

    Police Chief Search Timeline

    Posted: 06/01/2004

    News conference to announce process; first meeting of advisory committee  Read More

  • KPD Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    KPD Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    Posted: 05/27/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Phil Keith today announced traffic enforcement plans for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. Holiday traffic enforcement efforts will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28 and conclude at Midnight, May 31, 2004.  Read More

  • KPD Vehicle Performance Study

    KPD Vehicle Performance Study

    Posted: 05/25/2004

    Knoxville Police Deputy Chief Don Green today announced that the department is currently conducting a study comparing the Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor that is currently used by the department to that of the Chevrolet Impala. Read More

  • Police Chief Keith to retire

    Police Chief Keith to retire

    Posted: 05/24/2004

    Knoxville Police Chief Phil Keith announced today his retirement effective Aug. 31 after 16 years as the city's top law enforcement officer.  Read More

  • Five Points commercial project underway

    Five Points commercial project underway

    Posted: 05/21/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Vice Mayor Mark Brown, along with elected officials, business and community leaders, broke ground today on the 6 million dollar Five Points commercial project.  Read More

  • KPD's New Downtown Public Safety Plan

    KPD's New Downtown Public Safety Plan

    Posted: 05/14/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Phil Keith today announced a new safety plan for downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Labor Day weekend festivities 2004

    Labor Day weekend festivities 2004

    Posted: 05/12/2004

    The City of Knoxville and the University of Tennessee Athletics Department have teamed up to create a weekend-long celebration this Labor Day. Read More

  • KPD Community Awareness Campaign

    KPD Community Awareness Campaign

    Posted: 05/07/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Phil Keith today announced an aggressive awareness campaign designed to inform the public on the dangers of methamphetamine.  Read More

  • Teamwork Earns Officers Special Award

    Teamwork Earns Officers Special Award

    Posted: 05/06/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Deputy Chief Gus Paidousis today announced the March 2004 Officers of the Month. Officer Greg Taylor, Officer James Cox, and Officer Pete Franzen share in the award for their apprehension of three suspects caught stealing methamphetamine production products. Read More

  • Mayor Presents '04-'05 Budget

    Mayor Presents '04-'05 Budget

    Posted: 04/29/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam today presented a budget for 2004-2005 that "sets the stage for moving our city forward over the next four years."  Read More

  • Mayor reopens Jacob Building

    Mayor reopens Jacob Building

    Posted: 04/28/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam reopened Chilhowee Park's Jacob Building on Wednesday and welcomed the NSRA Street Rod Nationals-South as the first guest at the remodeled facility. Read More

  • Comment sought on World's Fair Park

    Comment sought on World's Fair Park

    Posted: 04/23/2004

    The city of Knoxville is seeking public input to aid in determining the future of city-owned assets at World's Fair Park. Read More

  • Gay Street bridge reopens

    Gay Street bridge reopens

    Posted: 04/12/2004

    A Knoxville trolley on Monday ferried Mayor Bill Haslam, City Council members and TDOT officials on the first trip over the newly opened Gay Street bridge.  Read More

  • Community Development Week-Archived

    Community Development Week

    Posted: 04/06/2004

    The City of Knoxville will kick off the 30th celebration of Community Development Week on Monday by hosting a lunchtime discussion of the book, Rise of the Creative Class. Read More

  • Open Budget Hearings

    Open Budget Hearings

    Posted: 04/01/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that hearings on budget requests for the city of Knoxville's 2004-2005 fiscal year will be open to the public.  Read More

  • Arrest Earns Officer Special Award

    Arrest Earns Officer Special Award

    Posted: 03/26/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Phil Keith today announced Knoxville Police Department Officer Todd Hardin as the February Officer of the Month. Read More

  • KPD Names Reserve Officer of the Year

    KPD Names Reserve Officer of the Year

    Posted: 03/26/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Phil Keith today named Captain Stanley Fritz as the department's Reserve Officer of the Year.  Read More

  • Officer Earns Special Honor

    Officer Earns Special Honor

    Posted: 03/26/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Phil Keith today announced Knoxville Police Department Officer Clint Madison as the department's 2003 Officer of the Year. Read More

  • Robbery Investigation Nets Honors

    Robbery Investigation Nets Honors

    Posted: 03/26/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Phil Keith today named officers Bradley Cox and John Williams as the January Officers of the Month.  Read More

  • New Convention Center Program

    New Convention Center Program

    Posted: 03/05/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam is encouraging Knoxvillians to get behind a new Knoxville Convention Center program called Think Knoxville! aimed at attracting more business to the city and the facility. Read More

  • Conference for Neighborhood Leaders

    Conference for Neighborhood Leaders

    Posted: 02/25/2004

    The city of Knoxville has joined with Knox County and nonprofit organizations to host the First Annual Neighborhood Conference on March 13 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • News item

    City Moves Forward on Locating Transit Center and Cinema Downtown

    Posted: 02/17/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today his commitment to locating a movie cinema in the 500 block of Gay Street and establishing quickly a site within the core of downtown Knoxville for a transit center that will serve the city's needs for decades to come. Read More

  • Grant Applications Deadline March 5

    Grant Applications Deadline March 5

    Posted: 02/17/2004

    The city of Knoxville is accepting grant applications now through March 5 from non-profit organizations.  Read More

  • City Sponsors Backyard Composter Sale

    City Sponsors Backyard Composter Sale

    Posted: 02/10/2004

    Earth Machine™ composters will be on sale at less than half of the normal retail price on. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Kmart parking lot, 7428 Kingston Pike, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last. Read More

  • First stop on Listening Tour

    First stop on Listening Tour

    Posted: 02/10/2004

    Knoxville residents are invited to Christenberry Elementary School on Monday, Feb. 16 to share comments and concerns with Mayor Bill Haslam and city government leaders at the first stop of the administration's Listening Tour.  Read More

  • Mayor's Wife Promotes Art Display

    Mayor's Wife Promotes Art Display

    Posted: 02/03/2004

    A diverse collection of paintings, sculptures and multi-media works from Knoxville area artists was installed today at Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam's office at the City County Building.  Read More

  • Chief Keith Honors KPD Santa

    Chief Keith Honors KPD Santa

    Posted: 01/30/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Phil Keith today named Knoxville Police Department Officer Clint Madison as the December 2003 Officer of the Month.  Read More

  • Officers Earn Meritorious Award

    Officers Earn Meritorious Award

    Posted: 01/30/2004

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Phil Keith today awarded Knoxville Police Officers Chip Braeuner and Todd Gilreath with the department's Meritorious Award for their work in dismantle ling the Vice Lords gang.  Read More

  • City Hosts Job Shadow Day Participants

    City Hosts Job Shadow Day Participants

    Posted: 01/29/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam said that the City of Knoxville is participating in the nationwide Groundhog Job Shadow Program on Monday, February 2.  Read More

  • Nolan is Communications Coordinator

    Nolan is Communications Coordinator

    Posted: 01/20/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that Amy Nolan will join his team as Communications Coordinator. Nolan is currently a business writer and columnist with the News Sentinel.  Read More

  • Offices Closed Jan. 19

    Offices Closed Jan. 19

    Posted: 01/16/2004

    City of Knoxville offices will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with office closures on Monday, January 19.  Read More

  • New Hazardous Materials Truck

    New Hazardous Materials Truck

    Posted: 01/06/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Fire Chief Edward Cureton today placed a new Hazardous Materials truck into service at Fire Station 18.  Read More

  • Computer Recycling Day Jan. 10

    Computer Recycling Day Jan. 10

    Posted: 01/05/2004

    Mayor Bill Haslam said that the next "Computer Recycling Day," is on Saturday, January 10, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Staples off N. Peters Road (8913 Town and Country Drive).  Read More

  • Over $1400 raised at Festival

    Over $1400 raised at Festival

    Posted: 01/05/2004

    The RiverLights Festival produced by the City of Knoxville Office of Special Events with the help of local chefs and restaurants raised over $1,400 for the Empty Stocking Fund.  Read More