2005

Communications Director

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

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

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  • November Officers of the Month

    2005 November Officers of the Month

    Posted: 12/29/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Shawn Peoples and Officer Brian Kauffman the . Officer Peoples has been with the department since October 2001. Officer Kauffman has been an officer for KPD since March 2005. Read More

  • October Civilian Employee of the Month

    2005 October Civilian Employee of the Month

    Posted: 12/29/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Scott Dickenson the for the Knoxville Police Department. Dickenson is a Crime Analyst and has been with the department since April 1991. Read More

  • October Officer of the Month

    2005 October Officer of the Month

    Posted: 12/29/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Ryan Flores as the Knoxville Police Department's Officer of the Month for October. Officer Flores has been with the department since January 1997. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Christmas Holiday Schedule 2005

    City of Knoxville Christmas Holiday Schedule 2005

    Posted: 12/21/2005

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas Day.  Read More

  • City of Knoxville holiday schedule

    City of Knoxville holiday schedule 2005

    Posted: 12/16/2005

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. City leaf crews will run a limited service on Friday morning, Dec. 23rd. Read More

  • Phone book recycling campaign begins

    Phone book recycling campaign begins

    Posted: 12/13/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam kicked off this year's phone book recycling contest today by recognizing pupils who designed winning posters to promote the campaign and their teachers. Read More

  • South Waterfront public workshop

    South Waterfront public workshop

    Posted: 12/13/2005

    Consultants will present development scenarios for Knoxville's South Waterfront at a public workshop beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at Kerbela Shriners Temple, located at 315 Mimosa Ave.  Read More

  • Swearing-in Ceremony Set for Dec. 17

    Swearing-in Ceremony Set for Dec. 17

    Posted: 12/13/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host a swearing-in ceremony for recently re-elected City Council members at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at the City County Building.  Read More

  • Agencies in Project Homeless Connect

    Agencies in Project Homeless Connect

    Posted: 12/07/2005

    Project Homeless Connect is sponsored by the City of Knoxville, Knox County, and the East Tennessee Coalition for the Homeless.  Read More

  • Meeting for transit center design

    Meeting for transit center design

    Posted: 12/07/2005

    A public meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13 to review the most recent design plans for the Knoxville Station Transit Center.  Read More

  • Project Homeless Connect in Knoxville

    Project Homeless Connect in Knoxville

    Posted: 12/07/2005

    Knoxville is one of 20 cities across the country taking part in Project Homeless Connect on Dec. 8 by hosting a one-day event to link homeless individuals and families with the resources needed to help them move toward housing and self-sufficiency.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo's Einstein headed to N.Y.

    Knoxville Zoo's Knoxville Zoo's Einstein flying to New York for two television programs

    Posted: 12/02/2005

    Einstein already rules the roost at Knoxville Zoo's Bird Show. Now she is set to rule the airwaves. The zoo's feathered friend is making another national television appearance during "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, Dec. 6 on WATE-TV Ch. 6.  Read More

  • Street Closures Set

    Street Closures Set for Christmas Parade

    Posted: 12/01/2005

    The 2005 Fowler's/WIVK Santa Claus Parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • City Wins Recycling Contest

    City Wins Recycling Contest

    Posted: 11/28/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that the City of Knoxville earned a first place national award in the National City Recycling Challenge for collecting 182,672 pounds of aluminum cans to be recycled.  Read More

  • Furniture needed to assist evacuees

    Furniture needed to assist evacuees

    Posted: 11/28/2005

    The Compassion Coalition is seeking donations of furniture and household goods for individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina who are moving into permanent housing in the Knoxville area.  Read More

  • KFD Graduates New Firefighters Class

    KFD Graduates New Firefighters Class

    Posted: 11/28/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Fire Chief Carlos Perez presented diplomas and badges to the 28 members of the 2005 Fire Recruit Class at a ceremony on Nov. 21st at North Knoxville Baptist Church. Read More

  • Celebration of Lights Festival Opens

    Celebration of Lights Festival Opens

    Posted: 11/23/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead the traditional lighting of the tree on Friday, November 25 to kick off the Celebration of Lights, an evening of holiday entertainment on Market Square.  Read More

  • City's Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City's Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule 2005

    Posted: 11/23/2005

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Read More

  • City's playground named state's best

    City's playground named state's best

    Posted: 11/22/2005

    The Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association has named the City of Knoxville's Ashley Nicole Dream Playground as the Best New Facility in 2005.  Read More

  • Entrance Ramp Closing

    James White Parkway Entrance Ramp Closing

    Posted: 11/22/2005

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced that the Summit Hill Drive entrance ramp to James White Parkway will close November 29, 2005. Read More

  • Volunteers needed for Homeless Connect

    Volunteers needed for Homeless Connect

    Posted: 11/18/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale issued a call for volunteers to assist with Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event designed to help homeless individuals and families tap into the resources needed to help them move toward housing and self-sufficiency.  Read More

  • Holidays on Knoxville waterfront

    Holidays on Knoxville waterfront

    Posted: 11/15/2005

    Pilot's RiverLights Festival and Boat Parade - the first Christmas in the City event of the 2005 season - will be held this Friday at Volunteer Landing.  Read More

  • KPD Opens New Drivers Training Center

    KPD Opens New Drivers Training Center

    Posted: 11/15/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today opened the new Knoxville Police Department Drivers Training Center. The Drivers Training Center completes the final phase of the state-of-the-art Phil Keith Training Center. Read More

  • South Waterfront workshop

    South Waterfront workshop

    Posted: 11/15/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam invites Knoxville citizens to participate in the first public workshop on Thursday to begin creation of the South Waterfront Vision and Action Plan.  Read More

  • Employee honored for work

    Chris Howley Honored for Work

    Posted: 11/14/2005

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Nashville district presented today its Commander's Award For Public Service to Christopher S. Howley, a stormwater engineer for the City of Knoxville, for demonstrating superior teamwork and providing exceptional service to the community. Read More

  • Recycle hangers and beautify Knoxville

    Recycle hangers and beautify Knoxville

    Posted: 11/14/2005

    The City of Knoxville and Prestige Cleaners are encouraging residents to recycle their hangers to help beautify the city's Dogwood trails with the planting of new trees.  Read More

  • Civil War Reenactment at Fort Dickerson

    Civil War Reenactment at Fort Dickerson

    Posted: 11/08/2005

    The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Civil War Round Table will be hosting their annual Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson Park located at 3000 Fort Dickerson Road just off Chapman Highway November 12-13, 2005.  Read More

  • Install Smoke Alarms

    Install Smoke Alarms

    Posted: 11/08/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Fire Chief Carlos Perez and other area Chiefs and firefighters gathered Wednesday to encourage residents to install smoke alarms or, if they already have alarms, to test the batteries to ensure the alarms are in good working order.  Read More

  • Market Sq. Parking Garage now open

    Market Sq. Parking Garage now open

    Posted: 11/03/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam and City Council today cut the ribbon to open the Market Square Parking Garage, which was built to serve the growing number of downtown residents, visitors and businesses. Read More

  • Holidays On Ice coming to Market Square

    Holidays On Ice coming to Market Square

    Posted: 11/02/2005

    Ice skating returns to Market Square this holiday season with the opening of an outdoor rink on Nov. 25 during the City of Knoxville's Celebration of Lights festival. Read More

  • KPD Civilian Employee of the Month

    KPD Civilian Employee of the Month

    Posted: 10/31/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced Tracy Isenberg as the September Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Isenberg works in the Crime Analysis Unit and has been with the department since February 2002. Read More

  • September Officer of the Month

    September Officer of the Month for 2005

    Posted: 10/31/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Motor Officer Ron Trentham as the September 2005 Officer of the Month. Officer Trentham has been with the Knoxville Police Department since November 1994. Read More

  • Mayor opens City greenway

    Mayor opens City greenway

    Posted: 10/28/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely and members of City Council cut a ribbon today to mark a 1-mile addition to the Will Skelton Greenway.  Read More

  • Gay Street Viaduct to Close Nov. 1

    Gay Street Viaduct to Close Nov. 1

    Posted: 10/27/2005

    The Gay Street viaduct, which spans the Norfolk Southern railroad yard and connects Jackson Avenue to Depot Avenue, will be closed beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1 for construction.  Read More

  • James White Pkwy. Entrance Ramp Closing

    James White Pkwy. Entrance Ramp Closing

    Posted: 10/27/2005

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced Thursday that the Magnolia Avenue entrance ramp to southbound James White Parkway will permanently close the morning of November 1, 2005.  Read More

  • Input sought to So. Waterfront plan

    Input sought to So. Waterfront plan

    Posted: 10/20/2005

    The City of Knoxville released today a schedule for more than a dozen public meetings beginning October 26 through June 15, 2006 to create a South Waterfront Vision and Action Plan. Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour Oct. 18

    Mayor's Walking Tour Oct. 18

    Posted: 10/18/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host a Walking Tour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 beginning at Cagle Terrace Apartments, 515 Renford Drive.  Read More

  • Greenways highlight of Nov. 5 bike ride

    Greenways highlight of Nov. 5 bike ride

    Posted: 10/14/2005

    The fifth annual Neighborhood Bike Ride Waterfront Tour, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and organized by the Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program, will be held on Saturday, Nov 5.  Read More

  • Fun at Boo! at the Zoo

    Fun at Boo! at the Zoo

    Posted: 10/13/2005

    Knoxville's largest Halloween event is back and it's bigger than ever. The 19th annual Boo! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® is eight nights of safe and spooky fun set for Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 20-23 and 27-30, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.  Read More

  • Plan to end chronic homelessness

    Plan to end chronic homelessness

    Posted: 10/07/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale announced today that they will appoint a director to bring together the federal, state and local resources necessary to implement a plan to end chronic homelessness over the next 10 years.  Read More

  • Basketball Official Workshop

    Basketball Official Workshop

    Posted: 10/04/2005

    A Basketball Officials Camp and Scorekeepers Workshop are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12 at Cumberland Estates Recreation Center, located on 4529 Silver Hill Drive. Read More

  • First Friday Event Downtown Nov. 2005

    First Friday Event Downtown Nov. 2005

    Posted: 10/04/2005

    Come downtown and enjoy First Friday in the Market Square District!  Read More

  • August Officer of the Month

    August 2005 Officer of the Month

    Posted: 09/29/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Joshua McAlister the Officer of the Month for August 2005. Officer McAlister has been with the Knoxville Police Department since December 2002. Read More

  • Civilian Employee of the Month

    August 2005 Civilian Employee of the Month

    Posted: 09/29/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Becky Brack the August for the Knoxville Police Department. Brack is assigned to the Crime Analysis Unit and has been with the department since February 1998. Read More

  • KPD Chaplains Honored

    KPD Chaplains Honored

    Posted: 09/29/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today honored three Knoxville Police Department Chaplains for their response to an individual who was victimized while traveling through Knoxville. The Chaplains honored include Chaplain Mike Patty, Chaplain Gerald King, and Chaplain Pamela Neal.  Read More

  • Thermometer Exchange Event

    Thermometer Exchange Event

    Posted: 09/26/2005

    Knoxville residents can exchange their old mercury thermometers for new, free digital thermometers from 10a.m. to 2 p.m., or as long as the supply lasts, on Saturday, October 1 at one of the Home Depot Stores located at Knoxville Center Mall 4710 Centerline Drive or, Knoxville West 9361 Kingston Pike. Read More

  • Coliseum Red Cross Shelter to Close

    Coliseum Red Cross Shelter to Close

    Posted: 09/21/2005

    The Red Cross shelter at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, which opened September 9th for 287 evacuees from Louisiana, will close on Monday, September 26th after breakfast. Read More

  • Furniture Needed for Evacuees

    Furniture Needed for Evacuees

    Posted: 09/21/2005

    The Compassion Coalition is urgently seeking donations for furniture and household items for Hurricane Katrina evacuees who are moving into housing in the Knoxville area.  Read More

  • Redflex Chosen for program

    Redflex Chosen for program

    Posted: 09/20/2005

    A contract between the City of Knoxville and Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. to provide automated red light enforcement system is scheduled to be considered by City Council on October 4.  Read More

  • Zoo Hosts Hispanic Celebration

    Zoo Hosts Hispanic Celebration

    Posted: 09/19/2005

    The Knoxville Zoo is a place for everyone to enjoy and view the many wonders of nature firsthand. For that reason, the zoo is hosting its first Hispanic Cultural Celebration Sunday, Sept. 25.  Read More

  • Furniture Needed for Katrina Evacuees

    Furniture Needed for Katrina Evacuees

    Posted: 09/16/2005

    The Compassion Coalition has notified us that they currently need furniture for the Katrina evacuees.  Read More

  • 2005 Outstanding City Employees Announced

    2005 Outstanding City Employees Announced

    Posted: 09/14/2005

    Mayor Haslam announced the Outstanding City Employee Award for 2005 at the City Council meeting held Tuesday, September 13.  Read More

  • News item

    KPD & KFD respond to Katrina

    Posted: 09/13/2005

    The City of Knoxville's police officers and firefighters are responding to calls for help in the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo giving away kisses

    Knoxville Zoo giving away kisses

    Posted: 09/13/2005

    Knoxville Zoo is set to give a kiss to each visitor to the zoo Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Hershey's Kissmobile cruiser is rolling into Knoxville Zoo to give away Hershey's Kisses brand milk chocolates to visitors.  Read More

  • Warehouse Halts Acceptance of Donations

    Warehouse Halts Acceptance of Donations

    Posted: 09/08/2005

    The Katrina Relief Warehouse, located at 4825 North Broadway, has temporarily halted the collection of donations. Read More

  • Early Vote for City Primary Election

    Early Vote for City Primary Election

    Posted: 09/07/2005

    Early voting centers are now open for the City of Knoxville Primary Election.  Read More

  • Recycle and win cash for the city

    Recycle and win cash for the city

    Posted: 09/07/2005

    City of Knoxville and Knox County residents who recycle their aluminum cans helped the city win cash a prize of $5,000.00 that funded recycling projects throughout the rest of the year.  Read More

  • UT is Invited to Discover Downtown

    UT is Invited to Discover Downtown

    Posted: 09/07/2005

    The City of Knoxville is inviting University of Tennessee students, faculty and staff to "Discover Downtown" beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at Market Square.  Read More

  • Thermometer Exchange Sept. 17

    Thermometer Exchange Sept. 17

    Posted: 09/06/2005

    Knoxville residents can exchange their mercury thermometers for new, free digital thermometers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or as long as the supply lasts, on Saturday, September 17 at Safe City, the City of Knoxville Police Department's Safety Fair. 165 S. Concord Street between Kingston Pike and Sutherland Avenue. Read More

  • Free Baseball-Softball Camp

    Free Baseball-Softball Camp

    Posted: 09/02/2005

    The City of Knoxville is hosting a free baseball/softball camp on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005 at Caswell Park on 620 Winona Street from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Read More

  • Katrina Relief Effort Buoyed by 2-1-1

    Katrina Relief Effort Buoyed by 2-1-1

    Posted: 09/02/2005

    Across the country, calls to 2-1-1 are bringing relief, financial aid and support to victims of Hurricane Katrina, and local 2-1-1 officials say the increased activity demonstrates the critical need for a national 2-1-1 service. Read More

  • Local Hurricane Relief Efforts Underway

    Knoxville & Knox County Efforts Underway to Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina

    Posted: 09/02/2005

    Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam today announced that the city and county are doing everything possible to provide the necessary assistance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Read More

  • Donate to Red Cross at Boomsday 2005

    Donate to Red Cross at Boomsday 2005

    Posted: 09/01/2005

    On Sunday, Sept. 4, not only will more than 250,000 Boomsday XVIII spectators view the nation's largest Labor Day fireworks show, but they'll also have the opportunity to lend a helping hand to thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims hundreds miles away in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Read More

  • Reservations for Market Sq. Parking Garage

    Reservations for Market Sq. Parking Garage

    Posted: 09/01/2005

    Reservations for monthly parking passes for the Market Square Parking Garage in downtown Knoxville will be accepted beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7. Read More

  • Talks begin on So. Waterfront plan

    Talks begin on So. Waterfront plan

    Posted: 09/01/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today he's accepted an evaluation committee's recommendation that the City of Knoxville begin contract negotiations with a team lead by Hargreaves Associates for the creation of a South Waterfront Vision and Action Plan.  Read More

  • KPD Announces Holiday Traffic Plans

    KPD Announces Holiday Traffic Plans

    Posted: 08/31/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement plans for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Holiday enforcement efforts will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2005 and conclude at Midnight, Monday September 5, 2005. Read More

  • Knoxville Sends Help to Hurricane Area

    Knoxville Sends Rural/Metro Ambulances to Hurricane Area

    Posted: 08/31/2005

    City of Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale announced today the deployment of four Rural/Metro ambulances from Knox County to the hurricane relief effort on the Gulf Coast. Read More

  • Knoxville Fire Department turns 120

    Knoxville Fire Department turns 120

    Posted: 08/29/2005

    To celebrate its 120th anniversary, the Knoxville Fire Department is hosting a celebration and exposition at Boomsday and Open Houses at its fire stations. Read More

  • Zoo's Yucky Exhibit Leaving Soon

    Zoo's Yucky Exhibit Leaving Soon

    Posted: 08/28/2005

    Animal Grossology has been one of the best reasons to visit Knoxville Zoo this summer. But time is running out to see the zoo's yuckiest exhibit ever.  Read More

  • Marathon set March 26, 2006

    Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Set for March 26, 2006

    Posted: 08/26/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam, Covenant Health CEO Tony Spezia and representatives of the Knoxville Track Club announced the date, the new name and other details of the city's 2006 marathon at a news conference today at Neyland Stadium.  Read More

  • First Friday Event Downtown Sept. 2005

    First Friday Event Downtown Sept. 2005

    Posted: 08/23/2005

    Enjoy First Friday events this Friday, Sept. 2nd. Read More

  • July Officer of the Month

    July Officer of the Month

    Posted: 08/19/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer John Holmes as the . Holmes has been with the department since October 2001. Read More

  • Boomsday 2005 - More Music & Bang!

    Boomsday 2005 - More Music & Bang!

    Posted: 08/18/2005

    Fun for the entire family, food, live music and entertainment - not to mention 20 percent more fireworks - are on tap for Boomsday XVIII set to take place on the downtown Knoxville waterfront at Neyland Drive and Volunteer Landing Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005. Read More

  • TDOT Opens SmartFIX40 Center and Office

    TDOT Opens SmartFIX40 Center and Office

    Posted: 08/18/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam, TDOT officials and neighborhood representatives cut the ribbon Thursday to officially mark the opening of the SmartFIX40 Community Center and Project Office.  Read More

  • Safety Measures For School Openings

    Safety Measures For School Openings

    Posted: 08/10/2005

    Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen and Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Charles Lindsey today urged caution to area motorists as children head back to school after the summer break. Knox County School children will return to class tomorrow. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo on Early Show

    Knoxville Zoo's Einstein flies the coop again - this time for "The Early Show" on CBS

    Posted: 08/09/2005

    Tune in to the "The Early Show" on CBS this Wednesday morning, Aug. 10, to watch Einstein, star of Knoxville Zoo's popular Bird Show, entertain another television audienc Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour Aug. 9

    Mayor's Walking Tour Aug. 9

    Posted: 08/08/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead a Walking Tour of the South Haven neighborhood on Tuesday, August 9 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Read More

  • Waterfront Project Committee Selected

    Waterfront Project Committee Selected

    Posted: 08/05/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today members of the City of Knoxville's South Waterfront Oversight Committee, comprised of representatives of South Knoxville neighborhoods, businesses, and public agencies expected to participate in a regulatory or technical capacity. Read More

  • Kesler New Director

    Kesler Named New Director

    Posted: 08/04/2005

    Knoxville banker and community leader Renee Kesler has been named director of community development for the City of Knoxville, Mayor Haslam announced today.  Read More

  • Homes built in Historic 4th and Gill

    Homes built in Historic 4th and Gill

    Posted: 08/03/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam hosted a groundbreaking celebration today to mark the beginning of construction of two new houses in the Historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood.  Read More

  • Dial 3-1-1 for City Services

    Dial 3-1-1 for City Services

    Posted: 08/02/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that residents can now call just one telephone number - 311 - to access information about services provided by the City of Knoxville. Read More

  • Stan Musial Tournament in Knoxville

    Stan Musial Tournament in Knoxville

    Posted: 07/29/2005

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation is hosting the A.A.B.C. Stan Musial State Tournament this weekend at Lindsey Nelson Stadium and Ridley/Helton Field, formerly known as Bill Meyer Stadium.  Read More

  • Waterfront interviews Teams selected

    Waterfront interviews Teams selected

    Posted: 07/29/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam confirmed today the recommendations of the South Waterfront Consultant Evaluation Committee by extending invitations for interview to three consultant teams led by Bullock, Smith and Partners, Inc., from Knoxville; EDAW, Inc., based in Atlanta; and Hargreaves Associates, from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Read More

  • First Friday Event Downtown Aug. 2005

    First Friday Event Downtown Aug. 2005

    Posted: 07/28/2005

    Enjoy First Friday events on Friday, August 5th 5:00 - 9:00pm. Read More

  • Ribs, Rides 'N Rock in Knoxville

    Ribs, Rides 'N Rock in Knoxville

    Posted: 07/27/2005

    The World's Fair Park will be busy with "Ribs, Rides 'N Rock" this weekend starting at 10:30 a.m.  Read More

  • Celebrate Summer Playground Program

    Celebrate Summer Playground Program

    Posted: 07/26/2005

    The City of Knoxville held its annual July Jamboree on Friday, July 22, 2005 at Inskip Park to celebrate the end of another season with the City's Summer Playground Program.  Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour July 26

    Mayor's Walking Tour July 26

    Posted: 07/25/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead a Walking Tour along Pleasant Ridge Road on Tuesday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m.  Read More

  • Developer Exceeds Market Value

    Developer Exceeds Market Value

    Posted: 07/21/2005

    An appraisal of the Candy Factory has determined its value at $1.4 million - $200,000 less than offered by the firm that the City of Knoxville has selected to develop that property and other buildings at World's Fair Park. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo offers sleepovers

    Knoxville Zoo invites groups for wild sleepovers

    Posted: 07/20/2005

    Bring your favorite pajamas and get ready for a night full of adventure during Knoxville Zoo's Bedtime with the Beasts.  Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour July 21

    Mayor's Walking Tour July 21

    Posted: 07/20/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead a Walking Tour of the Fort Sanders neighborhood on Thursday, July 21 beginning on Laurel Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Read More

  • South Waterfront Plan Proposals Opened

    South Waterfront Plan Proposals Opened

    Posted: 07/19/2005

    Eight teams have submitted qualifications and proposals to the City of Knoxville to create a South Waterfront Vision and Action Plan that will set the framework for future development and investment in the area.  Read More

  • Lucinda Williams to Rock TN Theatre

    Lucinda Williams to Rock TN Theatre

    Posted: 07/18/2005

    Just as Lucinda Williams’ first-ever live album, Lucinda Williams: Live @ the Fillmore hits music stores, Williams fans will have the opportunity to enjoy her one-of-a-kind sound at the Tennessee Theatre. Read More

  • June Officers of the Month

    June Officers of the Month

    Posted: 07/13/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Lieutenant Donna Clift and Officer James Cox as the . Lt. Clift has been with the department since 1979 and is being honored for the apprehension of an armed robbery suspect. Officer Cox has been an officer for the department since 2002 and is being honored for the arrest of two burglary suspects. Read More

  • Officers Earn Special Honor

    Officers Earn Special Honor

    Posted: 07/13/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Adam Willson, Officer Shawn Neal, and Officer Hakan Dururvurur as the Officers of the Month for May. Officer Willson and Officer Neal have been with the Knoxville Police Department since January 2001. Officer Dururvurur is in his first year of service.  Read More

  • Unified arts district recommended

    Unified arts district recommended

    Posted: 07/13/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam's administration will recommend to City Council at a Thursday workshop that space in downtown Knoxville's Emporium Building be built-out to accommodate arts and community uses currently located at the Candy Factory.  Read More

  • Appointments announced

    Appointments announced

    Posted: 07/12/2005

    Stephen J. King has been named director of engineering for the City of Knoxville, Mayor Bill Haslam announced.  Read More

  • Bearden Village greenway work underway

    Bearden Village greenway work underway

    Posted: 07/11/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam and City Council broke ground today on the Bearden Village Vehicle Trip Reduction Project, nearly two miles of pedestrian paths that link residential neighborhoods to schools, businesses and bus service. Read More

  • Mayors Announce Joint Parks and Rec Map

    Mayors Announce Joint Parks and Rec Map

    Posted: 07/07/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale announced the availability of free maps that display virtually every park, greenway and recreation facility in the Knoxville area.  Read More

  • SmartFIX40 Downtown Knoxville Begins

    SmartFIX40 Downtown Knoxville Begins

    Posted: 07/06/2005

    With the turn of a key, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Gerald Nicely along with Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Ragsdale revved up the equipment needed to begin the most complex project in TDOT's 90 year history today.  Read More

  • Robin Hood To Shine Again

    Robin Hood To Shine Again

    Posted: 07/05/2005

    The Summer Movie Magic Series is showing the original Adventures of Robin Hood on July 9 at 8pm and July 10 at 2pm. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children (12 and under) and seniors (60 and over.)  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo bird and trainer to be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    Knoxville Zoo bird and trainer to be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    Posted: 06/30/2005

    Be sure to tune into the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, July 6, at 11:30 p.m. on WBIR-TV Ch. 10. Read More

  • Accessible Playground Opened

    Accessible Playground Opened

    Posted: 06/29/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam hosted a celebration today to mark the opening of the Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, the City of Knoxville's first universally accessible playground. Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting Announced for Playground

    Ribbon Cutting Announced for Playground

    Posted: 06/29/2005

    The ribbon cutting for the Ashley Nicole Dream Playground will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in Caswell Park.  Read More

  • First TN Announces Relocation

    First TN Announces Relocation

    Posted: 06/27/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam, First Tennessee and the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership today announced the relocation of the company's customer service center to a 60,000 square foot facility on Chapman Highway.  Read More

  • New Graphics on KPD Cruisers

    New Graphics on KPD Cruisers

    Posted: 06/27/2005

    Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen unveiled three new vehicles along with a new look for Knoxville Police Department vehicles. The vehicles with the new graphics were placed into service last week. Read More

  • East TN Construction for June 2005

    East TN Construction for June 2005

    Posted: 06/23/2005

    List of construction projects in East Tennessee from TDOT. Read More

  • Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange

    Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange

    Posted: 06/16/2005

    The City of Knoxville Solid Waste Section is pleased to join with the Knox County Health Department (KCHD), the TN Department of Environment and Conservation, the Safe Kids Coalition of the Greater Knox Area and the CAC Office on Aging to conduct a mercury thermometer exchange for City of Knoxville and Knox County residents at John T. O'Connor Senior Citizen's Center, to be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005.  Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour June 14

    Mayor's Walking Tour June 14

    Posted: 06/14/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead a Walking Tour of the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood on Tuesday, June 14 beginning at Whitlow-Logan Park at 5:30 p.m.  Read More

  • Knox County Traffic Alert

    Knox County Traffic Alert

    Posted: 06/13/2005

    Today, starting at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. there will be a right lane closure on I-40 westbound at Broadway for road repair. Also, on I-275 south ramp at Oldham Avenue there will be a lane closure from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for brush removal.  Read More

  • Reily Foods (JFG) to Expand

    Reily Foods (JFG) to Expand

    Posted: 06/13/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Robert C. Maurer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Reily Foods Co. announced today that the company will expand its Knoxville operation with the construction of a new coffee roasting facility.  Read More

  • Thermometer Exchange this Saturday

    Thermometer Exchange this Saturday

    Posted: 06/09/2005

    Knoxville residents can exchange their mercury thermometers for new, free digital thermometers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or as long as the supply lasts, on Saturday, June 11 at West Town Mall's Safe Summer Event. Read More

  • Call for Christmas in the City Info

    Call for Christmas in the City Info

    Posted: 06/08/2005

    Although summer is just beginning, the City of Knoxville is planning for the upcoming Christmas in the City Celebration.  Read More

  • City Seeks Waterfront Proposals

    City Seeks Waterfront Proposals

    Posted: 06/03/2005

    The City of Knoxville today issued a request for qualifications and proposals to create a South Waterfront Vision and Action Plan that will set the framework for future development and investment in the area. Read More

  • Concert proceeds donated to Bijou

    Concert proceeds donated to Bijou

    Posted: 06/03/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the campaign to restore the Bijou Theatre has received a donation of $3,000 - the proceeds of a benefit concert by Scott Miller and the Commonwealth. Read More

  • Enjoy Annual Concerts in the Park

    Enjoy Annual Concerts in the Park

    Posted: 06/02/2005

    The Knoxville Community Recreation Band, sponsored by the City of Knoxville, will hold its annual "Concerts in the Park" on Sundays throughout the summer at Fountain City Park and West Hills Park.  Read More

  • Food City builds new store

    Food City builds new store

    Posted: 06/02/2005

    Construction began Thursday for a Food City Superstore in the heart of Knoxville that will serve Mechanicsville and surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the growing number of people living downtown.  Read More

  • Food City Groundbreaking

    Food City Groundbreaking

    Posted: 06/01/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host a groundbreaking for a new Food City Superstore at Leslie Street and Western Avenue at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Read More

  • Summer Movie Magic Returns

    Summer Movie Magic Returns

    Posted: 05/31/2005

    The Tennessee Theatre returns to its roots as a classic movie palace with six of Hollywood’s most classic films in this year’s Summer Movie Magic. Gene Kelly, Errol Flynn and Vivien Leigh are just a few of the legends that audiences can see on the big screen again.  Read More

  • Three Officers Earn Special Honors

    Three Officers Earn Special Honors

    Posted: 05/31/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Knoxville Police Department Officers Steve Slagle, Jonathan Chadwell, and Floyd Fox as the March Officers of the Month.  Read More

  • Flag Retirement Ceremony June 11

    Flag Retirement Ceremony June 11

    Posted: 05/27/2005

    Our nation's flag flies boldly from homes, offices, and automobiles. Many of these flags, however, are beginning to show the ill effects of time, wind and weather.  Read More

  • KPD Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    KPD Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    Posted: 05/26/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement measures for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. The special traffic enforcement campaign will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2005 and conclude at Midnight on Monday, May 30, 2005. Read More

  • History of Mast General Store

    History of Mast General Store

    Posted: 05/25/2005

    The Mast General Store was built, or rather, the first of its many rooms was built, in 1882 by Henry Taylor and the store opened in 1883. Read More

  • Major Vendors of Mast General Store

    Major Vendors of Mast General Store

    Posted: 05/25/2005

    Major vendors of the Mast General Store include Carhartt, Patagonia and more! Read More

  • Mast General Store to locate downtown

    Mast General Store to locate downtown

    Posted: 05/25/2005

    Mast General Store, a unique retail destination, will open its first Tennessee store in a historic building in downtown Knoxville, Mayor Bill Haslam and Mast Store president John Cooper announced today.  Read More

  • Zoo Set to Open Yucky Exhibit

    Zoo Set to Open Yucky Exhibit

    Posted: 05/24/2005

    Yuck, ick, gross and a host of other words will be heard often throughout Knoxville Zoo this summer. Read More

  • City's Summer Playground Program

    City's Summer Playground Program

    Posted: 05/23/2005

    The City of Knoxville will again hosts its Summer Playground Program for children ages 6 to 12 years old at its 14 recreation centers.  Read More

  • Art Project Dedicated in Downtown

    Art Project Dedicated in Downtown

    Posted: 05/19/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam, in partnership with Knoxville Area Transit, is pleased to announce the dedication of a new public art project, at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the City County Building Plaza, 400 Main Street.  Read More

  • City's outdoor pools open May 28

    City's outdoor pools open May 28

    Posted: 05/19/2005

    The City of Knoxville will offer swimming lessons at its Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center beginning Monday, May 23 in preparation for the May 28 opening of its outdoor pools.  Read More

  • Fallen Police Officers Honored

    Fallen Police Officers Honored

    Posted: 05/19/2005

    All the police agencies in Knoxville and Knox County gathered today to honor police officers that died during 2004.  Read More

  • Innovation Valley in top 20 percent

    Innovation Valley in top 20 percent

    Posted: 05/18/2005

    The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley has moved into the top 20 percent of metropolitan areas in the nation for worker quality, according to a poll just released by a national trade publication.  Read More

  • Knox welcomes Destination ImagiNation

    Knox welcomes Destination ImagiNation

    Posted: 05/18/2005

    The Knoxville Convention Center (KCC) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will welcome more than 20,000 visitors for the annual "Destination ImagiNation" (DI) Global Finals May 25-28.  Read More

  • Sundown's Lineup is Complete

    Sundown's Lineup is Complete

    Posted: 05/18/2005

    Knoxville’s celebrated free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, is proud to announce the final artists to complete this year’s lineup. The twelve-week Thursday evening series has been tremendously successful in the heart of Downtown.  Read More

  • TN Theatre Shows Off Renovation

    TN Theatre Shows Off Renovation

    Posted: 05/13/2005

    The Tennessee Theatre will host its third Community Open House of 2005 on Sunday, May 22, from 1pm - 4pm. Close to 6,000 people have participated in these self-guided tours since the Theatre's first Open House in January. Read More

  • Volunteers Needed for Playground

    Volunteers Needed for Playground

    Posted: 05/10/2005

    Volunteers are needed on Saturday, May 14, 2005 to help assemble the Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, Knoxville's first 100 percent accessible playground. Read More

  • Forbes ranks Innovation Valley 17th

    Forbes ranks Innovation Valley 17th

    Posted: 05/09/2005

    Forbes magazine has ranked the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley the 17th best place in the nation to do business and have a career. Read More

  • TDOT SmartWay Opens in Knox

    TDOT SmartWay Opens in Knox

    Posted: 05/09/2005

    Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely along with Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam started the countdown, and with the press of a button today, launched TDOT SmartWay - Knoxville’s new intelligent transportation system.  Read More

  • Mayor's Listening Tour May 9, 2005

    Mayor's Listening Tour May 9, 2005

    Posted: 05/03/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam's monthly Listening Tour will be Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m. at the City of Knoxville's Milton Roberts Recreation Center, 5900 Asheville Highway.  Read More

  • Trucks should avoid viaduct

    Trucks should avoid viaduct

    Posted: 05/03/2005

    The Church Avenue viaduct in downtown Knoxville will be closed to heavy truck traffic beginning this week to prevent further deterioration to the bridge, which is scheduled to be replaced. Read More

  • Computer Recycling Event May 14

    Computer Recycling Event May 14

    Posted: 05/02/2005

    Benefit local charities and Plug-In to Your Community by Recycling Computers and equipment. Read More

  • Street Rods Roll into Town

    Street Rods Roll into Town

    Posted: 05/02/2005

    12 years). Children under five are free when accompanied by an adult.The NSRA Street Rod Nationals South is the largest street rod sport sanctioning organization in the world with more Read More

  • Mayor Presents '05-'06 Budget

    Mayor Haslam proposes budget focused on quality services

    Posted: 04/28/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam today proposed a budget for the City of Knoxville that emphasizes neighborhood services that improve the quality of life within the city and invests in projects that benefit the community as a whole. Read More

  • Officer of the Year Named

    Officer of the Year Named

    Posted: 04/26/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Mike Waggoner as the 2004 Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Waggoner has been with the department since November 1974. Read More

  • Reserve Officer of the Year Named

    2004 Reserve Officer of the Year Named

    Posted: 04/26/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Reserve Officer Matt Rader as the department's 2004 Reserve Officer of the Year.  Read More

  • Funding for Bijou Theatre announced

    Funding for Bijou Theatre announced

    Posted: 04/25/2005

    Congressman John J. Duncan Jr. joined Mayor Bill Haslam and community leaders today to announce $571,608 in federal support for the restoration and preservation of Knoxville's 188-year-old Bijou Theatre.  Read More

  • TN Theatre Offers Sneak Peek

    TN Theatre Offers Sneak Peek

    Posted: 04/25/2005

    The Tennessee Theatre will host its second Community Open House of 2005 on Monday, April 25, from 5pm - 8pm. The Theatre's first Community Open House, held the day after its grand opening on January 16, drew a crowd of more than 5,000 people.  Read More

  • 2005 Neighborhood Conference Info

    2005 Neighborhood Conference Info

    Posted: 04/22/2005

    Please join Mayors Bill Haslam and Mike Ragsdale for Knoxville/Knox County's Second Annual Neighborhood Conference. This event is a partnership between Knox County, the City of Knoxville, East Tennessee Community Design Center, Center for Neighborhood Development, and Council Of Involved Neighborhoods. Read More

  • Knoxville in Top 25 Cities in America

    Knoxville in Top 25 Cities in America

    Posted: 04/21/2005

    Knoxville has vaulted to one of the top 25 cities in America to do business in Inc. Magazine's 2005 rankings of metropolitan areas.  Read More

  • Movie Theater a Go

    Movie Theater on Gay Street a Go

    Posted: 04/14/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today a movie theater in downtown Knoxville is a go under a new design that preserves most of the buildings within the 500 block of Gay Street, including the S&W Cafeteria.  Read More

  • Opportunities on S. Knox waterfront

    Opportunities on S. Knox waterfront

    Posted: 04/12/2005

    Development of the South Knoxville waterfront should proceed in incremental steps utilizing a vision of its potential for new housing, commercial and recreational uses.  Read More

  • Catch a KAT to Knoxville Zoo

    Catch a KAT to Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 04/07/2005

    On Saturday, April 16, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will partner with Knoxville Zoo to offer free and fuel-efficient transportation between the Radisson Hotel and Knoxville Zoo. Beginning at 10 a.m., visitors to downtown or the Dogwood Arts Festival can catch a shuttle to, and from the zoo every 20 minutes until 6 p.m. Zoo admission ends at 5 p.m. and the zoo closes at 6 p.m.  Read More

  • Month of Fun Continues at Zoo

    Month of Fun Continues at Zoo

    Posted: 04/06/2005

    Join the festivities as Knoxville Zoo continues celebrating the recent opening of Kids Cove. April is the "Month of Fun at Kids Cove" and the zoo is offering special entertainment for the whole family.  Read More

  • Sundown in the City Returns

    Sundown in the City Returns

    Posted: 04/01/2005

    Knoxville's celebrated free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, will return to Market Square in downtown Knoxville opening on Thursday, April 21 with a concert by rock legend Steve Winwood. Knoxville's own Hector Qirko Band will open the show. Read More

  • UT Hosts James Agee Celebration

    UT Hosts James Agee Celebration

    Posted: 04/01/2005

    The University of Tennessee, in partnership with the City of Knoxville, Knox County and other community organizations, will host a James Agee Celebration throughout April to highlight and explore the Knoxville native's work in literature and the arts.  Read More

  • January Civilian of the Month Awarded

    January Civilian of the Month Awarded

    Posted: 03/30/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the January Civilian of the Month Award to John Venn. Venn is the supervisor for the Crime Analysis Unit and has been with the department since May 1996. Venn is being honored for serving as host to three students as part of a three-week long law enforcement internship.  Read More

  • Officer Earns Special Honor

    Officer Earns Special Honor

    Posted: 03/30/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Investigator Kathy Pappas as the January Officer of the Month. Investigator Pappas has been with the Knoxville Police Department since January 1994. Read More

  • Officers Honored with Award

    Officers Honored with Award

    Posted: 03/30/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Officer Todd Strickenberger and Officer Mike Rupe for saving the life of a trapped accident victim.  Read More

  • Saving the Bijou Theatre

    Saving the Bijou Theatre

    Posted: 03/30/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced the strategy to ensure the historic Bijou Theatre remains a Knoxville treasure for future generations. Read More

  • KAT Route 101X Relocated

    KAT Route 101X Relocated

    Posted: 03/29/2005

    Effective April 1, the Park & Ride location, presently at Cedar Bluff Crossing, will be relocated.  Read More

  • Zoo Announces Kids Cove

    Zoo Announces Kids Cove

    Posted: 03/29/2005

    Knoxville Zoo will open its most fun-filled exhibit area in its 57-year history on April 2. It's called Kids Cove. Read More

  • City seeks comment on report

    City seeks comment on report

    Posted: 03/22/2005

    The City of Knoxville will hold two public meetings to review and elicit public comments on a downtown improvement strategy recommended by the Downtown Advisory Committee.  Read More

  • City set to host Knoxville Marathon

    City set to host Knoxville Marathon

    Posted: 03/16/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam and the Knoxville Track Club today urged residents to come out Sunday and support runners in the inaugural event for the City of Knoxville.  Read More

  • Knoxville Makes Top 50

    City Selected as One of Top 50 Places to Live and Work

    Posted: 03/16/2005

    The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley is now recognized as one of the top 50 places in the country to live and work. Read More

  • Mayor's Listening Tour Monday

    Mayor's Listening Tour Monday

    Posted: 03/14/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his monthly Listening Tour at Cumberland Estates Recreation Center, 4529 Silver Hill Drive, on Monday, March 14. Read More

  • Jerry Ledbetter to retire

    Jerry Ledbetter to retire

    Posted: 03/09/2005

    Jerry Ledbetter, senior director of the City of Knoxville's Department of Engineering and Operations, will retire effective June 30, the end of the city's fiscal year. Read More

  • Historic home to be restored

    Historic Pickle Mansion to be restored

    Posted: 03/04/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that a Knoxville couple has purchased and intends to restore the historic Pickle Mansion.  Read More

  • Adult Softball Sign-Ups begin Monday

    Adult Softball Sign-Ups begin Monday

    Posted: 03/03/2005

    Registration for adult softball teams begins Monday, March 7 and continues through Friday, March 18 at the City of Knoxville's Athletics Office, 917A E. Fifth Ave.  Read More

  • City Basketball Tournament Results

    City Basketball Tournament Results

    Posted: 03/03/2005

    The City of Knoxville basketball program held its season-ending basketball tournament February 11-19 at various sites in Knoxville recreation centers.  Read More

  • Volleyball played at City rec center

    Volleyball played at City rec center

    Posted: 03/03/2005

    The City of Knoxville's Cumberland Estates Recreation Center is hosting adult recreational volleyball games Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Read More

  • Façade improvement program launched

    Façade improvement program launched

    Posted: 03/01/2005

    Owners of commercial properties in five Knoxville business districts may apply for financial assistance to renovate street-facing exteriors under a new program announced today by Mayor Bill Haslam.  Read More

  • Hours extended at solid waste station

    Hours extended at solid waste station

    Posted: 02/25/2005

    The City of Knoxville is extending daily hours at the Elm Street drop-off location for construction/demolition debris, tires and other solid waste items to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Read More

  • City selects World's Fair Park finalist

    City selects World's Fair Park finalist

    Posted: 02/23/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam has begun negotiations with Kinsey Probasco Hays & Associates to redevelop City-owned structures at World's Fair Park.  Read More

  • Construction Slated for Playground

    Construction Slated for Playground

    Posted: 02/22/2005

    Construction slated to begin for Knoxville's first Universally accessible playground  Read More

  • Groundbreaking for playground Feb. 22

    Groundbreaking for playground Feb. 22

    Posted: 02/21/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host a celebration at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 22 to mark the beginning of construction for the Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, the City of Knoxville's first universally accessible playground.  Read More

  • Mayor's Listening Tour, Feb. 21

    Mayor's Listening Tour, Feb. 21

    Posted: 02/16/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his monthly Listening Tour at Inskip-Norwood Recreation Center on Monday, February 21. Read More

  • City's financial condition improving

    City's financial condition improving

    Posted: 02/09/2005

    The City's financial condition is improving because of tighter control of expenses, increased sales taxes and better collection of delinquent taxes, Mayor Bill Haslam told City Council Wednesday.  Read More

  • December 2005 Civilian Employee of the Month

    December 2005 Civilian Employee of the Month

    Posted: 02/09/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named David Kitts as the December 2004 Civilian Employee of the Month. Kitts is the training specialist for the Domestic Violence Unit and has been with the department since January 2002.  Read More

  • December Officers of the Month

    December 2005 Officers of the Month

    Posted: 02/09/2005

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the December Officer of the Month Award to Officer Todd Hardin, Officer Charles Sands, and Officer Brian Bush for their apprehension of two counterfeiting suspects. Officer Hardin has been with the department since August 1998. Officer Sands and Officer Bush have been with KPD since December 1998.  Read More

  • City Sponsors Backyard Composter Sale

    City Sponsors Backyard Composter Sale

    Posted: 02/07/2005

    Earth Machine composters will be on sale at less than half of the normal retail price on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Kmart parking lot, 7428 Kingston Pike, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last.  Read More

  • Market Square Vehicle Permit Regulation

    Market Square Vehicle Permit Regulation

    Posted: 02/04/2005

    Only vehicles permitted by the City of Knoxville will be allowed access to Market Square. For Construction-related vehicle permits, please call 865-215-2060. Read More

  • Mayor's Budget Retreat Scheduled

    Mayor's Budget Retreat Scheduled

    Posted: 02/04/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 9 to begin discussions on the City's budget for the 2005-2006 fiscal year.  Read More

  • Traffic prohibited on Market Square

    Traffic prohibited on Market Square

    Posted: 02/04/2005

    Vehicular traffic is prohibited on Historic Market square to maintain a safe and open pedestrian atmosphere, protect the flooring surface and provide open lanes for public safety vehicles.  Read More

  • City Emergency Shelter Grant Funds

    City Emergency Shelter Grant Funds

    Posted: 02/03/2005

    Non-profit organizations may apply for more than $82,000 awarded to the City of Knoxville to provide services for homeless individuals.  Read More

  • Papermill Road Reopened Monday

    Papermill Road Reopened Monday

    Posted: 02/02/2005

    Papermill Road between Kingston Pike and Westfield Road was reopened to traffic on Monday, Jan. 31st.  Read More

  • Traffic Safety Strategies Announced

    Traffic Safety Strategies Announced

    Posted: 02/02/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today strategies aimed at reducing the speed of traffic in Knoxville neighborhoods through increased enforcement and public awareness.  Read More

  • Business seminar scheduled

    Business seminar scheduled

    Posted: 01/31/2005

    The City of Knoxville's Equal Business Opportunity Program is hosting a seminar on "Business Essentials" on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the KCDC Family Investment Center, 400 Harriet Tubman Ave.  Read More

  • Knoxville Wins Cans For Cash Contest

    Knoxville Wins Cans For Cash Contest

    Posted: 01/27/2005

    The City of Knoxville won $5,000 and first-place in its division in the Cans for Cash: City Recycling Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Novelis Inc. Read More

  • Mayor's Listening Tour at Rocky Hill

    Mayor's Listening Tour at Rocky Hill

    Posted: 01/21/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his monthly Listening Tour at Rocky Hill Elementary School on Monday, January 24. Read More

  • City outlines theater process

    City outlines theater process

    Posted: 01/20/2005

    City of Knoxville and Knox Heritage leaders at a public meeting Thursday outlined the reasons for a $3 million funding disparity between renovation and new construction to locate a new downtown movie theater in the 500 block of Gay Street.  Read More

  • City to accept grant applications

    City to accept grant applications

    Posted: 01/18/2005

    The City of Knoxville will be accepting applications from non-profit organizations and public agencies for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds made available to the City by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Read More

  • City to hold public meeting Thursday

    City to hold public meeting Thursday

    Posted: 01/18/2005

    The City of Knoxville, in partnership with Knox Heritage, will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday Jan. 20 at the Knoxville Convention Center to review its analysis of the cost of renovating buildings in the 500 block of Gay Street.  Read More

  • Community Center to be dedicated Sunday

    Community Center to be dedicated Sunday

    Posted: 01/13/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host a dedication ceremony of the Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center, 3124 Wilson Ave., on Sunday, January 16. Read More

  • Computer Recycling Day Jan. 15

    Computer Recycling Day Jan. 15

    Posted: 01/12/2005

    Got a new computer for Christmas and wondering how to recycle the old one?  Read More

  • Regal and City sign letter of intent

    Regal and City sign letter of intent

    Posted: 01/12/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the City of Knoxville and Regal Entertainment Group have executed a letter of intent to develop an eight-screen, 2,000-seat movie theater in downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • World's Fair Park proposals

    World's Fair Park proposals

    Posted: 01/06/2005

    Four finalists have been selected for interviews on their proposals to redevelop city-owned assets at World's Fair Park, Mayor Bill Haslam announced today.  Read More

  • Flags flown at half-staff

    Flags flown at half-staff

    Posted: 01/04/2005

    Mayor Bill Haslam today ordered that flags at City of Knoxville facilities be flown at half-staff in sympathy for victims of the natural disaster in southern Asia and eastern Africa.  Read More

  • Knoxville 'Hot City' for business

    Knoxville 'Hot City' for business

    Posted: 01/04/2005

    Expansion Management, a business magazine for executives of companies actively looking to expand or relocate their businesses, ranked Knoxville as one of "America's 50 Hottest Cities" in its January issue.  Read More