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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.


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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 - ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 23, 2017 at 10:48 AM
  
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 ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 22, 2017 at 3:06 PM
  
“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 ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 22, 2017 at 1:44 PM
  
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 ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM
  
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 ... more» 
Posted by kgibi  On Feb 17, 2017 at 2:09 PM
  
Knoxville City Councilman Daniel Brown has always embraced service - as a U.S. Army soldier in Vietnam in 1970, as a 22-year public servant with the U.S. Postal Service, and as an East Knoxville com ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM
  
The City’s Office of Business Support is seeking nominations for its next Business Advisory Council. Twelve local business representatives will be selected to serve two-year terms on the Counc ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 15, 2017 at 1:02 PM
  
Neighborhood organizations, is there a graphic designer in your midst? Put him or her to work on a T-shirt design to enter in the 2017 Neighborhood Conference’s T-Shirt Contest. New T-shirt designs ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 09, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  
A former Knoxville slave made rags-to-riches history in the early 1900s, becoming Knoxville’s first African-American millionaire. Caldonia “Cal” Fackler Johnson was born a slave on Oct. 14, 18 ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 08, 2017 at 1:17 PM
  
What’s more fun than going down a big, yellow, 17-foot slide with an eight-foot drop? How about doing it on the way into work—or while waiting for a trolley—or on the way to a show at the Coliseum ... more» 
Posted by kgibi  On Feb 08, 2017 at 9:56 AM
  
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