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Welcome to the City Blog! Here you will find news and notes about City of Knoxville services, updates on ongoing projects, links to community events, and much more. If you have questions or comments about the Blog, please email citywebmaster@knoxvilletn.gov. If you would like to peruse our Blog Archives please click here.


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When heavy rains used to fall in Knoxville, drivers would avoid Westland Drive, Prosser Road and Cross Park Drive. That doesn’t happen anymore.  Since 2013, the City has invested nearly $9 million i ... more» 
Posted by mleidig  at 9:55 AM
  
To say that Robert J. “Bob” Booker is busy in February is an understatement.  The author, historian, Knoxville College graduate, military veteran, former state legislator and co-founder of the Beck ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 18, 2019 at 1:39 PM
  
The City of Knoxville has long been involved in preserving the legacy of one of its most notable sons: Caldonia Fackler Johnson.  Born into slavery in a room at the Farragut Hotel in 1844, and free ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 18, 2019 at 12:21 PM
  
It had become a field of weeds and destroyed tombstones.  Odd Fellows Cemetery, one of Knoxville’s first African-American cemeteries, was neglected and overgrown. Then, in 2009, a community res ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 15, 2019 at 3:14 PM
  
East Knoxville residents turned out for an open house Tuesday night at the Jacob Building as City staff and a consulting team heard their dreams of how Chilhowee Park might be used in the future. ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 07, 2019 at 4:21 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of East Tennessee rolled out the red carpet for Knoxville’s youth as they launched the Go Big! Knoxville mentoring program at ... more» 
Posted by fmcanally  On Feb 01, 2019 at 3:45 PM
  
Knoxville has seen lots of snowfalls over the years. Who can forget the great “Blizzard of ‘93” when East Tennessee was blanketed with heavy snow for weeks.  This week’s snow? Only about an inch. E ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 01, 2019 at 10:39 AM
  
This week, the Diversity Business Advisory Committee met with Mayor Madeline Rogero and discussed strategies for reaching out to owners and managers of companies owned by minorities, women and service ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jan 11, 2019 at 5:26 PM
  
Our Winter Work blog series has caught up with City employees to find out how they help make the holidays happen downtown. We reached out to Public Service's Mark Karns to find out how they keep downt ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Dec 28, 2018 at 8:45 AM
  
We've been covering how City employees make the holidays happen in our "Winter Work" blog series. We caught up with Capt. John Dodson to learn about how Knoxville Fire Department's first responders ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Dec 28, 2018 at 8:38 AM
  
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