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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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The pilot phase of the City’s LED retrofit project is underway, with 17 intersections and stretches of roadway outfitted with new LED streetlights for project contractor Siemens, City staff and reside ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 21, 2018 at 6:40 PM
  
Crews are finishing up a final punch list of construction tasks for a new segment of First Creek Greenway in North Knoxville. The $1.3 million project will connect Woodland Avenue at Fulton High S ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Feb 21, 2018 at 6:39 PM
  
How long does it take to write a poem? What's the connection between music and poetry? And what exactly does a poet laureate do, anyway? Last week, poet, musician and playwright R. ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 19, 2018 at 9:24 AM
  
Drainage repairs made on Westland Drive in 2016. With 3 inches of rain over the weekend and showers expected to continue into next week, Knoxville’s stormwater infrastructure has been continuousl ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Feb 16, 2018 at 4:19 PM
  
It was a successful experiment. The City's first-ever online auction of 26 surplus tax-sale properties netted more than $280,000. Even more importantly, the auction provided potential private ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 14, 2018 at 4:54 PM
  
​ Pace, a first-of-its-kind dockless bike share service, launched today in Knoxville. With just a tap on a smartphone, you can rent one of 200 smart bikes for an on-demand trip.  It's easy to re ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 01, 2018 at 3:54 PM
  
Last week, poet, musician and playwright R.B. Morris launched the Knoxville Poetry Project alongside hundreds of Knox County teachers and principals. Morris, the City's first Poet Laureate, is pa ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jan 28, 2018 at 7:28 PM
  
The snow predicted for Tuesday, January 16, has City crews and Waste Connections making adjustments in attempts to stay ahead of the weather. Residents will need to put garbage and recycling ou ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Jan 15, 2018 at 3:54 PM
  
Weather that can’t make up its mind. Rain, ice, sleet, and snow. Salting components used to counter the winter weather. Rinse and repeat that cycle about ten times each winter. It’s a rough lif ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Jan 08, 2018 at 12:14 PM
  
Most lists of the top news stories in Knoxville in 2017 included the election of the most diverse City Council in Knoxville’s history. For the first time, four women are serving, including the first ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jan 04, 2018 at 2:59 PM
  
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