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February 2017 - Posts
Black History Month: One of City's 1st African-American Firefighters Rose Through the Ranks
Luther Bradley, 89, was one of the first African-Americans hired by the Fire Department in 1952. He served 36 years and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief. As a young man, Luther Bradley never ...
On Feb 28, 2017 at 3:17 PM
Black History Month: Literary ‘Roots’ Embodied in One of Knoxville’s Landmarks
One of Knoxville’s iconic landmarks holds the title for the second tallest statue of an African-American in the nation. Second only behind the statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C. ...
On Feb 27, 2017 at 6:20 PM
Black History Month: From Tennessee Theatre Porter to Painter
W. James Taylor has always loved the smell of buttery popcorn and the soul-pleasing sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at the Tennessee Theatre - first as a teenager working as a porter in the 1960s ...
On Feb 27, 2017 at 1:11 PM
Mayor Rogero Welcomes Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss to Knoxville
The Knoxville Civic Auditorium was packed Tuesday night for a very special event. Eva Schloss, an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor, spoke to radio host Hallerin Hilton Hill about her harrowing experienc ...
On Feb 24, 2017 at 12:22 PM
Community Relations' Tatia Harris Connects Rob Peace Biography with Knoxville Sons
Mayor Rogero and several City staff members showed up to support Tatia Harris as she presented for the Knox County Public Library’s Books Sandwiched In series on Wednesday. Harris, TCCRP Grant ...
On Feb 23, 2017 at 4:29 PM
Mark Your Hand Today With a Red X to "Shine a Light on Slavery"
Thursday, Feb. 23, is the END IT Movement's annual "Shine a Light on Slavery" awareness campaign, when Americans across the country will show solidarity for ending modern slavery around the globe - ...
On Feb 23, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Black History Month: First African-American Volunteer Fire Department Formed in 1868
These men were the first African-American firefighters to be hired by the City in 1952. A total of eight men were assigned to Engine Co. 4. The photo embedded in the upper left corner is of former M ...
On Feb 22, 2017 at 3:06 PM
Young people invited to blues class this Saturday
“Woke up this morning… da da da da da….” Many blues songs start out this way. And some would argue it’s because the blues is a universal experience, regardless of age. Local singer-songwriter Ke ...
On Feb 22, 2017 at 1:44 PM
Firefighters Honored for Freeing Teenager, Saving His Finger
Congratulations to the five City firefighters with Engine 1 and Rescue 1, who last summer freed a 19-year-old man whose finger had gotten stuck in the frame support of his truck. The firefighters were ...
On Feb 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM
Big Benders Gives $15,000 to Local Veterans Group to Improve Sharp's Ridge Veterans Memorial Park
Sharp’s Ridge Veterans Memorial Park is about to receive some upgrades, thanks to a $15,000 check from Big Benders LLC, a franchise of Hardee’s. The check was presented to the Veterans Heritage Si ...
On Feb 17, 2017 at 2:09 PM
Knoxville Bar Foundation
Festival on the 4th
Voting Rights Act
Mayor Helps Plug in New Solar Panels at Eastbridge Business Park
Enjoy Daniel Tiger and Spectacular Tiger Forest Exhibit at Zoo Knoxville this Saturday
Mayor touts Community Development programs' achievements
KUB Celebrates Opening of 1st CNG Fueling Station
Video: Dogwood Arts Opens With a Flourish
Marble Alley Lofts Unveils Plaque Honoring Cal Johnson
Volunteers Plant 18 Trees at New Zaevion Dobson Memorial Playground & Park
Video from The Change Center Groundbreaking Event
100 Years Ago: Annexations 'Sealed Knoxville's Destiny' as ET Hub
1st of 'Knoxville Slides' opened at the Coliseum strikes a chord with kids, media
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