2006

Communications Director

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

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

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  • Beer Permit for Restaurant Temporarily Suspended

    Beer Permit for Restaurant Temporarily Suspended

    Posted: 12/29/2006

    Steve Hall, chairman of the City of Knoxville Beer Board, ordered an immediate temporary suspension Friday of the beer permit held by Michael's Restaurant & Bar at 7049 Kingston Pike. Read More

  • City of Knoxville New Year's Day Holiday Schedule

    City of Knoxville New Year's Day Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 12/28/2006

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, January 1st in observance of New Year's Day. Waste Connections, the city's household garbage collector, will be closed on Sunday, December 31st.  Read More

  • Go to the Knoxville Zoo for Half Price

    Go to the Knoxville Zoo for Half Price

    Posted: 12/28/2006

    Winter has arrived, but don't let that stop you from visiting the zoo. Knoxville Zoo is open daily, and is currently offering special half-price admission for all visitors through Feb. 28, 2007.  Read More

  • Mayor Haslam Announces New Director

    Mayor Haslam Announces New Director

    Posted: 12/22/2006

    Today, Mayor Bill Haslam announced that Madeline Rogero will join his administration as Director of Community Development. "I'm thrilled that Madeline is joining our team, she brings great strengths to this job" said Mayor Haslam. Read More

  • Flood Management Plan Available

    Flood Management Plan Available

    Posted: 12/21/2006

    The City of Knoxville was required to create a Flood Management Plan due to the number of repetitive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood insurance claims made within the Knoxville community.  Read More

  • Knoxville Police Ready For Holiday Travelers

    Knoxville Police Ready For Holiday Travelers

    Posted: 12/21/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement plans for the Christmas and New Years holiday weekends. Read More

  • KPD Civilian Employees of the Month for September Honored

    KPD Civilian Employees of the Month for September Honored

    Posted: 12/20/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Donna Patty and Jonne Crick the Civilian Employees of the Month for September. Ms. Patty has been with the department since December 1990 while Ms. Crick has been with KPD since September 1997. Read More

  • KPD Civilian Employee for October 2006

    KPD Civilian Employee for October 2006

    Posted: 12/20/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Vicki Dagnan the Civilian Employee of the Month for October. Ms. Dagnan has been with the Knoxville Police Department since February 1995. Read More

  • 2006 October Officers of the Month Honored

    Officers of the Month for October 2006 Honored

    Posted: 12/20/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Richard Wallace and Officer Michael Price the October officers of the Month. Officer Wallace and Officer Price have been with the Knoxville Police Department since March 2005. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Christmas Holiday Schedule

    City of Knoxville 2006 Christmas Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 12/19/2006

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

  • City Receives Award for 2006-2007 Budget

    City Receives Award for 2006-2007 Budget

    Posted: 12/18/2006

    The City of Knoxville has received the Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Budget.  Read More

  • Former Mayor Crossley Passes

    Former Mayor Crossley Passes

    Posted: 12/15/2006

    Prominent Knoxville lawyer and former Knoxville Mayor Robert L. Crossley, 78, died December 15, 2006 at his home in West Knoxville.  Read More

  • Help Make Improvements to Mary James Park

    Help Make Improvements to Mary James Park

    Posted: 12/15/2006

    Volunteers with the South Haven Neighborhood Association will be working in a streambed Friday and Saturday to create a "rain garden" aimed at improving Mary James Park in partnership with the Tennessee Izaak Walton League and the Fort Loudon Lake Association. Read More

  • James White Parkway to Close

    James White Parkway to Close

    Posted: 12/14/2006

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that James White Parkway will close to traffic on Sunday, December 17. Read More

  • New Hall of Fame Drive Opens

    New Hall of Fame Drive Opens

    Posted: 12/14/2006

    Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) officials and local leaders cut the ribbon on the new Hall of Fame Drive Thursday, December 14 officially opening the roadway to traffic.  Read More

  • Recycling Contest Winners Honored

    2006 Recycling Contest Winners Honored

    Posted: 12/13/2006

    Michelle Finchum, a student at Ritta Elementary School, and Aaron Brown, a student at Chilhowee Intermediate School, are the winners of the recent Knox County Schools' Phone Book Recycling Poster Contest. Read More

  • Outstanding City Employee for 2006 Announced

    Outstanding City Employee for 2006 Announced

    Posted: 12/06/2006

    Mayor Haslam announced at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 5 that the Outstanding City Employee 2006 Overall Winner was Michael "Jason" Booker - Police Officer II. Read More

  • Phone Book Recycling Effort

    Phone Book Recycling Effort

    Posted: 12/06/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will kick off this year's Knox County school phone book recycling effort at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the new Goodwill-Park Village Drive Recycling Center in West Knoxville. Read More

  • Project Homeless Connect to be Held Dec. 8

    Project Homeless Connect to be Held Dec. 8

    Posted: 12/06/2006

    Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event designed to connect homeless individuals with the resources that can help lead them to housing and self-sufficiency, will be held Friday, Dec. 8, at the old Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center. Read More

  • City Recycling Super Center Temporarily Closed

    City Recycling Super Center Temporarily Closed

    Posted: 12/05/2006

    The City Recycling Super Center at the Broadway Shopping Center at 2217 Broadway will be temporarily closed from December 9th until after Christmas for parking lot paving.  Read More

  • City Recreation Centers Offer Skiing Opportunities

    City Recreation Centers Offer Skiing Opportunities

    Posted: 12/01/2006

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Division will be taking children (and parents) to instructional ski courses at Ober Gatlinburg during the first week of January.  Read More

  • Have a say in the future of Cumberland Avenue

    Have a say in the future of Cumberland Avenue

    Posted: 11/29/2006

    You are invited to be part of a three-day public design process to create a new future for Cumberland Avenue. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 pm - A design meeting will be held in the University Center Ballroom at UT Thursday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 pm - Presentation of charrette results in the Shiloh room.  Read More

  • KFD Members Training to Improve Car Seat Safety

    KFD Members Training to Improve Car Seat Safety

    Posted: 11/29/2006

    The Knoxville Fire Department is joining the effort to improve car seat safety for area infants and children. Read More

  • 2006 Santa Claus Parade Friday

    2006 Santa Claus Parade Friday

    Posted: 11/28/2006

    The 2006 WIVK Santa Claus Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. along Gay Street on Friday, December 1. Read More

  • Celebration of Lights on Market Square

    Celebration of Lights on Market Square Nov. 24, 2006

    Posted: 11/22/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead the countdown before lighting up the city Friday, Nov. 24, at the City of Knoxville's Celebration of Lights on Market Square. Read More

  • Officers Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    Officers Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    Posted: 11/22/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement plans for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The special enforcement effort will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 and conclude at Midnight on Sunday, November 26, 2006. Read More

  • 20 Year Homelessness Report Released

    20 Year Homelessness Report Released

    Posted: 11/21/2006

    A report chronicling homelessness in Knoxville over the past two decades indicates the numbers of people living in shelters and on the street has declined since 2004 but is still twice as high as it was in 1986. Read More

  • City of Knoxville 2006 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City of Knoxville 2006 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 11/21/2006

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Waste Connections, the city's household garbage collector, will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd. Read More

  • First Friday Event Downtown Dec. 2006

    First Friday Event Downtown Dec. 2006

    Posted: 11/21/2006

    Enjoy First Friday the Market Square District & other downtown areas on Friday, December 1st from 5-9 p.m.  Read More

  • Committee Recommends Location

    Committee Recommends Location for New Transit Center

    Posted: 11/16/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday that a selection committee has recommended building the new Knoxville Station Transit Center at the east end of Church Avenue.  Read More

  • HGTV's Program Focuses on Houses

    HGTV's Program Focuses on Houses

    Posted: 11/15/2006

    Mayor Haslam and representatives from Knox Heritage and HGTV announced that the George Barber-designed houses located at 1618 and 1620 Washington Avenue will be a part of the HGTV's Restore America initiative. Parkridge neighbors gathered to celebrate this new initiative and helped kick off the restorations.  Read More

  • Second Floor of Historic Building Opens

    Second Floor of Historic Building Opens

    Posted: 11/14/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Faris Eid, founder of Design Innovations Architects, Inc., and Dane Baker, owner of the Knoxville Voice to celebrated the opening of the second floor of the historic building at 402 S. Gay Street at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14.  Read More

  • City's Uses Customized Schedules for Leaf Pickup

    City's Uses Customized Schedules for Leaf Pickup

    Posted: 11/10/2006

    It's leaf season again in Knoxville and that means that the regular bi-weekly yard waste collection schedule is on hold - at least until February. Read More

  • Fort Dickerson Living History Weekend Nov. 10-12

    Fort Dickerson Living History Weekend Nov. 10-12

    Posted: 11/09/2006

    The Knoxville Civil War Round Table will be hosting their annual Living History Weekend, sponsored by the City of Knoxville, at Fort Dickerson Park located at 3000 Fort Dickerson Road just off Chapman Highway November 10-12, 2006.  Read More

  • City Offers Small Business Workshops

    City Offers Small Business Workshops

    Posted: 11/08/2006

    The Small Business Workshop Series, developed by the city's Equal Business Opportunity Program (EBOP), will assist in increasing the capacity of minority, women and small business employers.  Read More

  • Free Day at the Zoo

    Free Day at the Zoo Nov. 11, 2006

    Posted: 11/07/2006

    Saturday, Nov. 11, all visitors to Knoxville Zoo will receive free admission and parking during its annual Free Day event.  Read More

  • City is Changing with ENERGY STAR

    City of Knoxville is Changing the World, One Light at a Time with ENERGY STAR®

    Posted: 11/06/2006

    The City of Knoxville announced that they have joined the ENERGY STAR® Change a Light, Change the World campaign, a growing community of corporations, cities, utilities, manufacturers, individuals, and countless others who have made a firm commitment to change the world, one light - one energy-saving step - at a time.  Read More

  • Rally Coming to Knoxville

    Motorcycle Rally Coming to Knoxville

    Posted: 11/03/2006

    City of Knoxville Mayor Haslam, county officials and representatives from the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation announced today that Knoxville has been chosen to host the 2007 Harley Owners Group® CLUB H.O.G. Down Home 24th Annual Rally which will take place at Knoxville's Chilhowee Park, August 23-25, 2007.  Read More

  • Documentary To Screen at First Friday

    Market Square: Earth, Brick, & Fire Documentary To Screen at First Friday

    Posted: 10/31/2006

    For eight Knoxville teenagers, Market Square used to be just the place where they hung with their friends at Sundown in the City. Their parents remembered concrete canopies and bargains at Watsons.  Read More

  • Summit Hill Drive Open To Traffic

    Summit Hill Drive Open To Traffic

    Posted: 10/27/2006

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that Summit Hill Drive including two new bridges between Hall of Fame Drive and Central Avenue is now open for traffic. The ramp from James White Parkway to Summit Hill Drive will remain closed. Read More

  • Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for Nov 11th

    Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for Nov 11th

    Posted: 10/26/2006

    Knoxville and Knox County residents will be able to take advantage of a mercury thermometer exchange on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Earth Fare, located at 10903 Parkside Drive in the Shops at Turkey Creek. Read More

  • Christmas in the City 2006 Events

    Christmas in the City 2006 Events

    Posted: 10/25/2006

    Halloween candy is still in its wrappers and no one is even thinking about basting that Thanksgiving turkey yet. Read More

  • Sudoku Craze Hits the Library

    Sudoku Craze Hits the Library

    Posted: 10/25/2006

    The Sudoku craze that is sweeping the nation is sweeping right into Lawson McGhee Library. On Thursday, November 2, the Library is hosting a TEEN SUDOKU NIGHT.  Read More

  • Award Winners for August

    Life Saving Award Winner for August

    Posted: 10/16/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Officer Chas Terry. Officer Terry has been with the Knoxville Police Department since March 2005. Read More

  • KPD Employee of the Month of August

    KPD Employee of the Month of August

    Posted: 10/16/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Vicki Dagnan the Civilian Employee of the Month for August. Ms. Dagnan has been with the department since February 1995 and is currently assigned to Safety City. Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour in Chilhowee Hills

    Mayor's Walking Tour in Chilhowee Hills

    Posted: 10/11/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will do a Walking Tour of the Chilhowee Hills neighborhood beginning at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12.  Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service

    KFD Holds Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service

    Posted: 10/10/2006

    The Knoxville Fire Department held its annual Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Firefighters Tuesday at the KFD's Headquarters Fire Station in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Neighborhood Bike Riders Enjoy View of Knoxville

    Neighborhood Bike Riders Enjoy View of Knoxville

    Posted: 10/09/2006

    More than 200 riders journeyed, "North by Northwest" Saturday morning in the sixth annual Neighborhood Bike Ride sponsored by the City of Knoxville. Read More

  • City's neighborhood bike ride Oct. 7

    City's neighborhood bike ride Oct. 7, 2006

    Posted: 10/03/2006

    The sixth annual Neighborhood Bike Ride, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and organized by the Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program, will be held on Saturday, October 7.  Read More

  • Hill Named Senior Director of South Waterfront Development

    Hill Named Senior Director of South Waterfront Development

    Posted: 10/03/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam has announced that Dave Hill, the city's chief operating officer, will become the Senior Director of South Waterfront Development beginning Oct. 9.  Read More

  • Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for Oct. 7, 2006

    Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for Oct. 7, 2006

    Posted: 10/03/2006

    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 Home Depot to conduct a mercury thermometer exchange for City of Knoxville and Knox County residents at Home Depot - East on October 7, 2006.  Read More

  • Mary Boyce Temple House Saved

    Mary Boyce Temple House Saved

    Posted: 09/28/2006

    The first time Brian Pittman laid eyes on the Mary Boyce Temple House he was sitting in the back seat of his parents' car stopped at a Henley Street red light.  Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour in West View

    Mayor's Walking Tour in West View

    Posted: 09/27/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will do a Walking Tour of the West View Community beginning at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.  Read More

  • KPD Employee of the Month of July

    KPD Employee of the Month of July

    Posted: 09/26/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Patricia Nicley the Civilian Employee of the Month for July. Ms. Nicley has been with the department since September 1989. Read More

  • KPD Officers Receive Award

    KPD Officers Receive Award

    Posted: 09/26/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department's Lifesaving Award to Officer Rhett Carter and Sr. Evidence Technician Tim Kesterson. Officer Carter has been with the department since October 2001. Evidence Technician Kesterson joined the department in August 2001. Read More

  • KPD Officers of the Month of July

    KPD Officers of the Month of July

    Posted: 09/26/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Brad Boruff and Officer John Williams the Officers of the Month for July. Officer Boruff has been with the department since November 2003. Officer Williams has been with KPD since August 2000. Read More

  • Bent Fork Bikefest Rolls into Knoxville

    Bent Fork Bikefest Rolls into Knoxville

    Posted: 09/25/2006

    Bent Fork Production will host the 2nd Annual Bent Fork Bike Fest September 29 - October 1 on the grounds of the Worlds Fair Park in Knoxville, TN. The Bent Fork Bike Fest is a major all-brand motorcycle rally where there is something for everyone. Read More

  • News item

    City & County Look for Help on Parks

    Posted: 09/20/2006

    It's mid-afternoon on a gorgeous late summer day and Betty Pedigo is making her way steadily along the paved loop at Victor Ashe Park in Northwest Knoxville. Read More

  • Erik Weihenmayer Coming to Knoxville

    Erik Weihenmayer Coming to Knoxville

    Posted: 09/19/2006

    Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in association with Mountain Hardwear will be hosting world class mountaineer and blind athlete, Erik Weihenmayer at 7:00pm, Monday September 25, 2006 at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Auditorium, 1502 W. Cumberland Ave. SW, Knoxville, TN. Read More

  • Gameday Center to be Built Near Neyland Stadium

    Gameday Center to be Built Near Neyland Stadium

    Posted: 09/15/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam welcomed Gameday Center President Gary Spillers to town Friday as the Atlanta-based developer officially announced its plans to build a 212-suite luxury sports condominium here. Read More

  • Knoxville to host Head of the TN Regatta

    Knoxville to host Head of the TN Regatta

    Posted: 09/15/2006

    USRowing and RegattaCentral.com have announced that The Knoxville Rowing Association (KRA) will host the 31st Annual Head of the Tennessee Regatta, October 28, 2006. Read More

  • Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week

    Sept. 17-23, 2006 is Constitution Week

    Posted: 09/14/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale presented the Daughters of the American Revolution's Knox County Council of Regents with a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 as "Constitution Week" in Knoxville and Knox County.  Read More

  • City Launches Program for Parks

    City Launches Destination Information Program for Knoxville Parks

    Posted: 09/08/2006

    The City of Knoxville has launched its new Destination Information program, an effort to inform Knoxville residents about the City's Parks and Recreation facilities; including parks, greenways, community centers and much more. Read More

  • Assistant Fire Chief Resigns

    Assistant Fire Chief Mark Foulks Resigns

    Posted: 09/07/2006

    Knoxville Fire Department Chief Robert Key said Thursday that he has accepted the resignation of Assistant Fire Chief Mark Foulks, who will become the new chief of the Greeneville Fire Department. Read More

  • Recycle Cans and Win Money for the City

    Recycle Cans and Win Money for the City

    Posted: 09/01/2006

    The City of Knoxville - a two-time winner of the national Cans for Cash recycling challenge - is asking for its citizens help in achieving this distinction for the third year in a row.  Read More

  • Labor Day Traffic Enforcement Plans

    Labor Day Traffic Enforcement Plans

    Posted: 08/30/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen announced traffic enforcement plans for the Labor Day holiday weekend. The special traffic enforcement effort will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2006 and conclude at Midnight, Monday, September 4, 2006. Read More

  • Smart Trips Wins Second National Award

    Smart Trips Wins Second National Award

    Posted: 08/30/2006

    Smart Trips has just been awarded the Silver Level Award for EPA’s Best Workplaces for Commuters Race to Excellence.  Read More

  • AWARE Program Launched

    AWARE Program Launched

    Posted: 08/23/2006

    A program that has received national acclaim for its efforts to assist in the protection of victims of domestic violence was launched in Knox County. Called AWARE (Abused Women's Active Response Emergency), the program places security systems and emergency necklace pendants in the residences of battered or abused victims.  Read More

  • GAC Presents Free Concert

    GAC Presents Free Concert

    Posted: 08/21/2006

    Country music network Great American Country (GAC) is teaming with the city of Knoxville to bring country music singers Aaron Tippin and Brian McComas to Market Square. The popular artists will perform in a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m.  Read More

  • Third Creek Restoration Project set

    Third Creek Restoration Project set

    Posted: 08/21/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam, City Council, state officials, the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program (TSMP) and the design-build team of Buck Engineering and River Works will break ground soon on the Third Creek Restoration Project.  Read More

  • City to Offer New Recreation Leagues

    City to Offer New Recreation Leagues

    Posted: 08/18/2006

    Several City of Knoxville recreation centers are now offering individuals and teams an opportunity to participate in Recreational League Play in 3-on-3 Basketball, Volleyball and Dodgeball this fall. Read More

  • Journalist Joins Mayor Haslam's Staff

    Journalist Joins Mayor Haslam's Staff

    Posted: 08/18/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced that he has hired Randy Kenner as Communications Coordinator for the city of Knoxville.  Read More

  • Mast General Store opens downtown

    Mast General Store opens downtown

    Posted: 08/17/2006

    Mast General Store opened today in historic downtown Knoxville - its first store west of the Appalachian Mountains - after a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Mast Store president John Cooper and Mayor Bill Haslam.  Read More

  • Mayor Presents Innovator Award

    Mayor Presents Innovator Award

    Posted: 08/16/2006

    During City Council on Tuesday, August 15, Mayor Haslam honored the Chronic Problem Properties Committee with the first Annual City of Knoxville "Innovator Award." Read More

  • Covenant Health Seeks Members for Team

    Covenant Health Seeks Community Members for Celebrity Training Team

    Posted: 08/15/2006

    Amateur runners seeking to kick it up a notch will have the chance to apply for a spot on an elite team training for the 2007 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.  Read More

  • Marathon Set for April 1, 2007

    Marathon Set for April 1, 2007

    Posted: 08/15/2006

    The third annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon promises to be bigger than ever, with more participants, and more involvement from the community and area businesses. Covenant Health, the City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Track Club announced all of the information about next year's event at a news conference today at Neyland Stadium.  Read More

  • KPD Employee of the Month of June

    KPD Employee of the Month of June

    Posted: 08/10/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Diane Lewis as the Civilian Employee of the Month for June 2006. Ms. Lewis is the Patrol Division Administrative Assistant and has been with the department since March 2001. Read More

  • KPD Officers of the Month of June

    KPD Officers of the Month of June

    Posted: 08/10/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today honored Investigator Richard Giammarino and Cadet Zach Wilson for their quick action in the arrest of a burglary suspect. Investigator Giammarino has been with the department since November 1986. Zach Wilson has been a Cadet since October 2005. Read More

  • KPD Prepares For Students Return

    KPD Prepares For Students Return

    Posted: 08/10/2006

    Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen and Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Charles Lindsey today announced traffic enforcement plans for the start of the 2006 - 2007 school year. Knox County students will return to school for a half-day on Friday, August 11, 2006. Read More

  • City's Finance Director to leave

    City's Finance Director Kinney to Leave

    Posted: 08/07/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that Senior Director of Finance and Accountability Chris Kinney will leave his position at the end of September to return to the private sector.  Read More

  • Martin to Join Mayor's Administration

    Martin to Join Mayor's Administration

    Posted: 08/07/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that longtime Knoxville banker and community leader Larry Martin has agreed to serve as Senior Director of Finance and Deputy to the Mayor. Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour in Norwood

    Mayor's Walking Tour in Norwood

    Posted: 08/07/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will do a Walking Tour of a Norwood neighborhood beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8.  Read More

  • New look for South Knoxville park

    New look for South Knoxville park

    Posted: 07/26/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam, City Council members and South Haven neighborhood residents cut a ribbon today to celebrate the "new and improved" Mary James Park.  Read More

  • Swim Lessons Available for Children

    Swim Lessons Available for Children

    Posted: 07/26/2006

    The City of Knoxville will hold a two-week session of American Red Cross swim lessons at Ed Cothren Pool, located at 1737 Reynolds St., from July 31-August 11. This "Learn to Swim" program will teach children between the ages of six and 10 the fundamentals of swimming.  Read More

  • Downtown Design Guidelines Continue

    Downtown Design Guidelines Continue

    Posted: 07/19/2006

    The Downtown Design Guidelines steering committee will meet at noon July 26 at the UT Downtown Studio, located at 500 Gay St. The committee will review comments from the recent City Council workshop as well as the third public workshop held June 29. Read More

  • Public Meeting set for South Waterfront

    Public Meeting set for South Waterfront

    Posted: 07/19/2006

    On Tuesday, August 1, 2006, during the 7:00 PM Regular Meeting, the Knoxville City Council will consider approval of a resolution of authorizing Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) to prepare a Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan to be known as the Knoxville South Waterfront Redevelopment and Urban Renewal Plan.  Read More

  • City Challenge Grant Program

    City's 2006 Challenge Grant Program

    Posted: 07/17/2006

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Division is accepting applications for its 2006 Challenge Grant Program, which offers capital assistance to non-profit organizations for projects at parks and recreation facilities within the City limits.  Read More

  • Solid Waste Facility Closing Wednesdays

    Solid Waste Facility Closing Wednesdays

    Posted: 07/17/2006

    The City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Management Facility, located at 1033 Elm St., will be closed at noon on Wednesdays beginning Aug. 2.  Read More

  • SmartFIX40 on National Geographic Channel

    SmartFIX40 on National Geographic Channel

    Posted: 07/13/2006

    At a $190 million cost, "SmartFIX40" is the largest roadway construction project in the 90-year history of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.  Read More

  • Knoxville Best Place for Graduates

    Knoxville Best Place for Graduates

    Posted: 07/10/2006

    ERI Economic Research Institute has announced that Knoxville ranks as the best place in the United States for recent college graduates, according to ERI Economic Research Institute. The ranking is based on salary and cost of living data that shows that those entering the workforce have a higher standard of living in Knoxville than any other location. Read More

  • PBS KIDS characters to Visit Zoo

    PBS KIDS characters to Visit Zoo

    Posted: 07/10/2006

    PBS KIDS Sprout, the first and only 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, and several of its popular characters will visit Knoxville Zoo on July 22, 2006. Read More

  • Zoo Enrichment Weekend

    Zoo Enrichment Weekend

    Posted: 07/10/2006

    Fun activities and unique gifts are a sure thing during Enrichment Weekend at Knoxville Zoo July 15-16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Read More

  • KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment

    KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment

    Posted: 07/07/2006

    The Knoxville Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.  Read More

  • Gay Street viaduct reopened to traffic

    Gay Street viaduct reopened to traffic

    Posted: 06/30/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam and City Council members cut a ribbon Friday to reopen five months ahead of schedule the Gay Street viaduct that spans Jackson and Depot Avenues in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Zoo celebrates birth of new lion cub

    Zoo celebrates birth of new lion cub

    Posted: 06/30/2006

    Knoxville Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of an African lion cub.  Read More

  • July 4th Traffic Enforcement Plans

    July 4th Traffic Enforcement Plans

    Posted: 06/29/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement plans for the July 4th holiday weekend.  Read More

  • KPD Employee Honored

    KPD Employee Honored

    Posted: 06/29/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Karen Ellis the May Civilian Employee of the Month. Ms. Ellis has been with the department since May 1992. Read More

  • Officers for May 2006 Announced

    Officers for May 2006 Announced

    Posted: 06/29/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Eric Parks and Officer Robert Blevins the Officers of the Month for May 2006. Officer Parks has been with the department since November 2003. Officer Blevins has been with KPD since May 2002. Read More

  • Two KPD Employees Honored For Their Service to the Department

    Two KPD Employees Honored For Their Service to the Department

    Posted: 06/27/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Chief Sterling Owen named June Fulford and Karen Mitchell the Civilian Employees of the Month for April. Ms. Fulford has been with the department since May 1982 and Ms. Mitchell has been with KPD since June 2003. Read More

  • Honored Officers of April 2006

    Honored Officers of April 2006

    Posted: 06/27/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer John Williams and Officer David Ogle the April 2006 Officers of the Month. Officer Williams has been with the KPD since August 2000. Officer Ogle has been with the department since May 2002. Read More

  • Fifth Broadway Committee Meets

    Fifth Broadway Committee Meets

    Posted: 06/22/2006

    A committee of stakeholders in the Broadway/Fifth Avenue Corridor will have its first meeting at noon Thursday at the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building.  Read More

  • Honda Hoot Rolls Into Town

    Honda Hoot Rolls Into Town

    Posted: 06/21/2006

    Honda Hoot, which has brought about 18,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to Knoxville each year for the past six years, plans to keep coming through 2009. Read More

  • Collision Avoidance Training For Teens

    Knoxville Police Launches Collision Avoidance Training For Teens

    Posted: 06/16/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced a new training program designed to better prepare teens for driving.  Read More

  • Cool Off Downtown this Summer

    Cool Off Downtown this Summer

    Posted: 06/16/2006

    Take the kids to downtown Knoxville to cool off this summer. Volunteer Landing, World's Fair Park and Market Square all feature interactive fountains - as well as great places to walk, picnic or just relax.  Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour at Island Home

    Mayor's Walking Tour at Island Home

    Posted: 06/15/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host a Walking Tour of the Island Home neighborhood on Monday, June 19 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Read More

  • Honda Hoot cruises into Knoxville

    Honda Hoot cruises into Knoxville

    Posted: 06/14/2006

    For the sixth consecutive year, Knoxville welcomes more than 17,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to town June 21-24 for the 13th annual Honda Hoot, one of the largest organized multi-brand motorcycle rallies in the nation.  Read More

  • Movies in the park begin Friday

    Movies in the park begin Friday

    Posted: 06/13/2006

    Catch a movie in a park this summer and help build the new Knoxville Skate Park too. "Superman," starring Christopher Reeve, will be shown June 23 at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive.  Read More

  • Lawyer appointed to City zoning board

    Lawyer appointed to City zoning board

    Posted: 06/07/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam has appointed Knoxville lawyer Barbara W. Clark to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Clark is a member of the law firm, Clark, Brown & Waters Association.  Read More

  • Meeting set for South Waterfront

    Meeting set for South Waterfront

    Posted: 06/07/2006

    A public meeting will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15 to discuss new form-based coding - an alternative to traditional zoning - for the South Waterfront.  Read More

  • Bijou Opens

    Bijou Theatre Reopens

    Posted: 06/02/2006

    After more than a year of planning and construction, the 97-year old Bijou Theatre reopened tonight to continue its history of hosting world-class musicians and other performing artists.  Read More

  • Bijou Theatre Celebration on June 2

    Bijou Theatre Celebration on June 2, 2006

    Posted: 05/26/2006

    Join Mayor Bill Haslam in celebrating the grand reopening of the beloved historic Bijou Theatre June 2. Read More

  • KPD Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    KPD Prepared For Holiday Traffic

    Posted: 05/25/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today announced traffic enforcement plans for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Special traffic enforcement efforts will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2006 and conclude at Midnight on Monday, May 29, 2006. Read More

  • Committee to focus on Corridor

    Committee to focus on Broadway/Fifth Avenue area

    Posted: 05/24/2006

    A committee of stakeholders in the Broadway/Fifth Avenue Corridor will have its first meeting at noon Thursday at the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. Read More

  • Flags Accepted at Recycling Centers

    Flags Accepted at Recycling Centers

    Posted: 05/23/2006

    A flag retirement ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 10 at the Knoxville Elks Lodge No. 160, located at 6000 Lonas Road. Read More

  • Family one-stop resource center

    Family one-stop resource center

    Posted: 05/19/2006

    The grand opening of the Knoxville Family Justice Center was celebrated today as a place where those affected by family violence can more easily access the caring assistance they need to cope with and leave abusive situations.  Read More

  • Knoxville Makes CNNMoney.com's List

    Knoxville Makes CNNMoney.com's List

    Posted: 05/19/2006

    Knoxville was named to CNNMoney.com’s list of the seven most affordable vacation destinations in the United States and abroad.  Read More

  • Key Sworn in as Knoxville Fire Chief

    Key Sworn in as Knoxville Fire Chief

    Posted: 05/17/2006

    Robert E. Key was sworn in today as the City of Knoxville's Fire Chief in a ceremony conducted by Mayor Bill Haslam at the Fire Department's downtown headquarters.  Read More

  • Mayor Haslam at Fairmont on Tuesday

    Mayor Haslam at Fairmont on Tuesday

    Posted: 05/15/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his first Walking Tour this year on Tuesday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m. Read More

  • Boomsday named Top 20 Event

    Boomsday named Top 20 Event

    Posted: 05/12/2006

    Tourism officials with the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (KTSC) announced today that "Boomsday" had been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's (STS) "Top 20 Events" for the month of September 2006. Read More

  • Summer Fun at City's Rec Centers

    Summer Fun at City's Rec Centers

    Posted: 05/12/2006

    Give your children something educational and fun to do this summer by signing them up for the City's Summer Playground Program. Read More

  • City Investigates Activities

    City Investigates Activities at Solid Waste Management Facility

    Posted: 05/10/2006

    Today, six city employees were placed on administrative leave with pay pending the conclusion of a criminal investigation by the Knoxville Police Department into alleged misappropriation of city property. The Read More

  • Festival to be held at Adair Park

    Festival to be held at Adair Park

    Posted: 05/09/2006

    The Friends of Adair Park will host a community festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the City of Knoxville's Adair Park.  Read More

  • Discover Your Knoxville Saturday

    Discover Your Knoxville Saturday

    Posted: 05/08/2006

    Local residents are encouraged to "Discover Your Knoxville" on Saturday, May 13 when they can visit many area attractions for free. Read More

  • Knoxville Moves Up Forbes Rankings

    Knoxville Moves Up Forbes Rankings

    Posted: 05/08/2006

    The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley climbed from 17th to fifth in the nation in Forbes magazine's annual business rankings - outperforming all other Tenenssee cities in overall rankings. Read More

  • First Phase Bearden Greenway Completed

    First Phase Bearden Greenway Completed

    Posted: 05/05/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at a new Sutherland Avenue sidewalk that is part of the first phase of the Bearden Village Vehicle Trip Reduction Project. Read More

  • Grand Opening of Five Points Plaza

    Grand Opening of Five Points Plaza

    Posted: 05/05/2006

    A grand opening celebration was held Friday for Five Points Village Plaza, a public-private partnership that is revitalizing a key block in the Park City neighborhood.  Read More

  • S. Waterfront Financial Strategy Draft

    S. Waterfront Financial Strategy Draft

    Posted: 05/04/2006

    A draft version of the financial strategy for pursuing development of Knoxville's South Waterfront over the next 20 years is now available for public review. Read More

  • Key promoted to KFD chief

    Key promoted to KFD chief

    Posted: 05/03/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today the appointment of Robert Key as chief of the Knoxville Fire Department.  Read More

  • 2005 Civilian Employee of the Year

    2005 Civilian Employee of the Year

    Posted: 05/02/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Debbie Moore the Civilian Employee of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Moore has been with the City of Knoxville since February 1979. Read More

  • 2005 Officer of the Year

    2005 Officer of the Year

    Posted: 05/02/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Sammy Shaffer the for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Shaffer has been with the department since October 2001.  Read More

  • 2005 Reserve Officer of the Year

    2005 Reserve Officer of the Year

    Posted: 05/02/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Sgt. Lee Ragsdale the Knoxville Police Department's Reserve Officer of the Year for 2005. Ragsdale is the Probation and Parole Program Coordinator with the Knoxville Police Department and has been a member of the Reserve Unit since December 1999. Read More

  • KPD Employee of the Month March 2006

    KPD Employee of the Month March 2006

    Posted: 05/02/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Ms. Janice Marston the Civilian Employee of the Month for March. Ms. Marston works in the Management Services Division and has been with the police department since October 2004. Ms. Marston started her career with the City of Knoxville in 1986. Read More

  • Officer of the Month for March 2006

    Officer of the Month for March 2006

    Posted: 05/02/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Robert Taylor the March Officer of the Month. Officer Taylor has been with the department since May 1994. Read More

  • Expert appointed to homeless plan

    Expert Dr. Nooe appointed to homeless plan

    Posted: 05/01/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale announced today the appointment of Dr. Roger Nooe, a recognized expert on homelessness, to direct the implementation of the community's Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo opening new exhibit

    Knoxville Zoo opening new exhibit

    Posted: 05/01/2006

    Knoxville Zoo is set to open a new addition in its popular kids area on May 1.  Read More

  • Street Rods Roll into Town

    National Street Rod Association Rolls into Town

    Posted: 05/01/2006

    More than 3,500 street rods roll into town May 5-7 for the 32nd annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals South at the City's Chilhowee Park. Read More

  • Bike to Work Day

    Bike to Work Day

    Posted: 04/30/2006

    Interested in biking to work but not sure what route to take or dont want to do it alone the first time? Meet up with one of these bike pools Read More

  • Mayor Presents '06-'07 Budget

    Mayor Presents '06-'07 Budget

    Posted: 04/27/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam today proposed a budget for the City of Knoxville that is "responsible, pays the bills, puts some money into our savings and let's us do some projects that move us forward." Read More

  • Beginner Bike Rides

    Beginner Bike Rides

    Posted: 04/25/2006

    Has your bike been in the garage too long? Do you want to know how to get from downtown to Ijams Nature Center or Caswell Park without getting in a Read More

  • South Waterfront Drop-In Center

    South Waterfront Drop-In Center

    Posted: 04/21/2006

    The Knoxville South Waterfront Drop-In Center is a temporary information clearinghouse located at 906 Sevier Avenue, east from the Gay Street bridge in South Knoxville.  Read More

  • City holds step off contest

    City holds step off contest at Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center

    Posted: 04/19/2006

    Students are invited to step off and make college connections at the City of Knoxville's Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5.  Read More

  • South Waterfront Vision Plan Announced

    South Waterfront Vision Plan Announced

    Posted: 04/19/2006

    Knoxville City Council is scheduled to consider on April 25 adopting the South Waterfront Vision Plan, created to serve as a framework for future development along three miles of waterfront.  Read More

  • Mayor Haslam at Deane Hill on Tuesday

    Mayor Haslam at Deane Hill on Tuesday

    Posted: 04/17/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his monthly Listening Tour at the Deane Hill Recreation Center on Tuesday, April 18. Read More

  • City's 2006 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    City's 2006 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 04/12/2006

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, April 14. Garbage collection will run on regular schedules Friday, and downtown trash will also be collected from midnight to 4 a.m. Sunday.  Read More

  • City holds classes for lifeguards

    City holds training classes for needed lifeguards

    Posted: 04/11/2006

    The City of Knoxville is offering Red Cross certification classes for individuals who want to serve as lifeguards at the City's outdoor summer pools.  Read More

  • City Reopens Golf Course

    City Reopens Whittle Springs Golf Course

    Posted: 04/06/2006

    The Whittle Springs Golf Course will reopen to the public on Friday, April 7. The course is located at 3116 Valley View Drive, owned by the City of Knoxville and currently managed by the Williams Creek Golf Course's board of directors. Green fees for 18 holes and a golf cart rental are $25 for adults and $21 for seniors.  Read More

  • EarthFest 2006 Coming April 22

    EarthFest 2006 Coming April 22, 2006

    Posted: 04/02/2006

    Find out how you can help the environmental - and have fun too! - at EarthFest 2006 on Saturday, April 22 at World's Fair Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will include more than 90 exhibitors presenting what small steps you can take to help the environment in a big way. Read More

  • Input Sought on Development Projects

    Input Sought on Development Projects

    Posted: 04/02/2006

    A meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at the L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Ave., for community members to give City staff input about how federal funding should be used for community development, housing, and homelessness projects for upcoming fiscal year. Read More

  • City Offers New Leagues

    City Offers 3-on-3 Basketball, Volleyball and Dodgeball Leagues

    Posted: 03/29/2006

    The City of Knoxville is offering recreation 3-on-3 basketball, volleyball, and dodge-ball leagues this spring. Read More

  • Festivities scheduled for Park opening

    Festivities scheduled for Dogwood Park opening

    Posted: 03/29/2006

    A grand opening for the Dogwood Park, the City of Knoxville's first off-leash dog park, will be held on April 15 beginning at 3:30 p.m.  Read More

  • Historic Fort Dickerson Receives Grant

    Historic Fort Dickerson Receives Grant

    Posted: 03/28/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam hosted a news conference today at Fort Dickerson Park to highlight a $30,000 grant from Rohm & Haas to the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable that will be used to improve the historic site.  Read More

  • South Waterfront Topic of Two Meetings

    South Waterfront Topic of Two Meetings

    Posted: 03/28/2006

    The City of Knoxville's consultants on the South Waterfront will present this week a refined version of the Vision Plan based on public comments received since the draft was unveiled in February.  Read More

  • December Officer of the Month

    December Officer of the Month

    Posted: 03/22/2006

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

  • January Officer of the Month

    2006 January Officer of the Month

    Posted: 03/22/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Greg Coker the Officer of the Month for January 2006. Officer Coker has been with the department since January 1990.  Read More

  • KPD Civilian Employee of the Month

    KPD Civilian Employee of the Month

    Posted: 03/22/2006

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Donna Patty the January Civilian Employee of the Month. Patty is a TIBRS Auditor and is currently assigned to the Crime Analysis Unit. Patty has been with the Knoxville Police Department since December 1990. Read More

  • New Greenway Map Available

    New Greenway Map Available

    Posted: 03/22/2006

    A map that illustrates the 38 miles of greenways within the City of Knoxville is now available at various sites including local recreation centers, Knox County public libraries, the Knoxville Visitors Center and Ijams Nature Center. Read More

  • Marathon Grows in Second Year

    Marathon Grows in Second Year

    Posted: 03/21/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam encouraged residents to come out Sunday and support runners in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, and for motorists to be aware that lanes and roads along the course will be closed at times. Read More

  • Naked Mole-Rats Coming to Knoxville Zoo

    Naked Mole-Rats Coming to Knoxville Zoo

    Posted: 03/21/2006

    Don’t be embarrassed for Knoxville Zoo's newest nude residents. They are naturally-naked and they like it that way.  Read More

  • City Hosts Easter Egg Hunt

    City Hosts Easter Egg Hunt April 15, 2006

    Posted: 03/17/2006

    The City of Knoxville is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, 2006 in Victor Ashe Park, located at 4901 Bradshaw Road. Read More

  • Sundown in the City Returns

    Sundown in the City Returns April 13, 2006

    Posted: 03/17/2006

    Knoxville's celebrated free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, will return to Market Square in downtown Knoxville opening on Thursday, April 13 with a concert by rock legends Little Feat. Knoxville's own Garage Deluxe will open for Little Feat. Read More

  • Walking from school now safer

    Walking from school now safer

    Posted: 03/14/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the completion of a sidewalk and crosswalk that makes walking to and from Fulton High School safer for students. Read More

  • Family Justice Center Offers Conference

    Family Justice Center Offers Conference

    Posted: 03/13/2006

    The Knoxville Family Justice Center will offer the "Promising Practices Conference" presented by The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women in partnership with the San Diego Family Justice Center on March 28-29, 2006 from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Knoxville Marriott located at 500 Hill Avenue, SE, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915.  Read More

  • Chief Perez announces his retirement

    Fire Chief Perez announces his retirement

    Posted: 03/03/2006

    Fire Chief Carlos Perez announced today that he will retire from the Knoxville Fire Department.  Read More

  • SYSCO to Locate in I-275 Business Park

    SYSCO to Locate in I-275 Business Park

    Posted: 03/02/2006

    SYSCO Corporation (NYSE: SYY) plans to invest $34.2 million at the I-275 Business Park in a distribution facility that will employ more than 300 people, Mayor Bill Haslam announced today. Read More

  • Mayor's Listening Tour Mar. 2

    Mayor's Listening Tour Mar. 2

    Posted: 02/23/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his monthly Listening Tour at the Richard Leake Recreation Center, located at 3511 Alice Bell Road, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2. Read More

  • City to Host Downtown Design Workshop

    City to Host Downtown Design Workshop

    Posted: 02/21/2006

    The Metropolitan Planning Commission, in cooperation with the City of Knoxville, is sponsoring a series of public workshops beginning in March to discuss design guidelines for downtown. Read More

  • Deadline for Playstation2 Tournament Nears

    Deadline for Playstation2 Tournament Nears

    Posted: 02/21/2006

    Screen televisions on April 17 at the Dr. E.V. Davidson Community Center, located at 3124 Wilson Ave. PRESS RELEASE INDEX Read More

  • City's report shows improvement

    City's mid-term report shows financial improvement

    Posted: 02/16/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam told City Council members Thursday that the "hard decisions we are making together" are paying off in improving the City of Knoxville's financial condition.  Read More

  • Public's input sought on MLK Corridor

    Public's input sought on MLK Corridor

    Posted: 02/13/2006

    Individuals interested in the redevelopment of Five Points and Burlington communities are invited to a public meeting hosted by the City of Knoxville on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Austin-East High School's Performing Arts Auditorium.  Read More

  • City to Host Senior Valentine Dance Feb. 13, 2006

    City to Host Senior Valentine Dance Feb. 13, 2006

    Posted: 02/09/2006

    A Senior Valentine Dance is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the John T. O'Connor Senior Center, located at 611 Winona St. A live band and refreshments are provided at this event.  Read More

  • Protein Discovery Inc. Celebrates Opening

    Protein Discovery Inc. Celebrates Opening

    Posted: 02/09/2006

    A Senior Valentine Dance is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the John T. O'Connor Senior Center, located at 611 Winona St.  Read More

  • Summit Hill Bridge and Ramp Closing

    Summit Hill Bridge and Ramp Closing

    Posted: 02/09/2006

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced Thursday that the Summit Hill Bridge and entrance ramp from James White Parkway will close February 21.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo looking for volunteers

    Knoxville Zoo looking for volunteers

    Posted: 02/03/2006

    Knoxville Zoo has several volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas for those with a passion and love for animals. Knoxville Zoo’s annual Volunteer Fair will be held Saturday, Feb 11, from 1-3 p.m. in the Zoo Conference Center.  Read More

  • South Waterfront Vision Plan

    South Waterfront Vision Plan

    Posted: 02/02/2006

    The South Waterfront should be an active, attractive and distinctive part of downtown Knoxville and a gateway to a mix of uses, diverse neighborhoods, waterfront recreation, revitalized businesses and places of work.  Read More

  • South Waterfront Open House

    South Waterfront Open House

    Posted: 02/01/2006

    The final scheduled public workshop aimed at creating a South Waterfront Vision and Action Plan will kick-off with an Open House on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave.  Read More

  • Knoxville ranked one of best places for business

    Knoxville ranked one of best places for business

    Posted: 01/27/2006

    Knoxville broke the top 10 for the first time on an internationally respected list of the best American cities to do business, Mayor Bill Haslam and local economic development officials announced Friday. Read More

  • Memorial to be Built in World's Fair Park

    Memorial to be Built in World's Fair Park

    Posted: 01/27/2006

    A memorial to fallen veterans from 35 East Tennessee counties will be built in World's Fair Park, Mayor Bill Haslam and leaders of the East Tennessee Veterans Association announced today. Read More

  • Healthy Living Expo This Weekend

    Healthy Living Expo This Weekend

    Posted: 01/26/2006

    The Knoxville Convention Center is the site this weekend for the BlueCross Healthy Living Expo, billed as the largest consumer show dedicated to health, fitness and nutrition. Read More

  • Five Points to move forward

    Five Points to move forward

    Posted: 01/23/2006

    Five Points Plaza developer LeRoy Thompson plans a joint venture with a familiar name. Thompson will partner with Norman Wright of the Cox & Wright family to operate the Village Plaza grocery store in East Knoxville. Read More

  • Mayor Marks Donation to City

    Mayor Marks Donation to City

    Posted: 01/18/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam marked a $5,000 donation to the City of Knoxville's tree planting efforts by Prestige Cleaners president and Dogwood Arts Festival co-chairman Eddie Mannis with the planting of a Dogwood tree at the East Tennessee History Center.  Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour Feb. 7

    Mayor's Walking Tour Feb. 7

    Posted: 01/17/2006

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his monthly Listening Tour at Lonsdale Elementary School on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Read More

  • Transit Center Public Meeting Scheduled

    Transit Center Public Meeting Scheduled

    Posted: 01/17/2006

    A public meeting is scheduled to review the design of the of planned Knoxville Station Transit Center on Thursday, January 26 at the East Tennessee History Center, 610 S. Gay Street.  Read More

  • Road Closure Scheduled Saturday

    Sutherland Ave. Road Closure Scheduled Saturday

    Posted: 01/12/2006

    A section of Sutherland Avenue will be closed Saturday, Jan. 14 to through traffic to allow for utility work in the area.  Read More

  • Recycle and Plug Into the Community

    Recycle and Plug Into the Community

    Posted: 01/10/2006

    On Saturday, January 14th, from 9am - 3pm, area residents can participate in the Plug Into Your Community event by dropping off old computers, scanners, laptops, printers, calculators, cell phones and other items at one convenient location.  Read More

  • KFD Receives Grant

    KFD Receives Grant

    Posted: 01/09/2006

    The Knoxville Fire Department will receive an Assistance to Firefighter Grant in the amount of $589,032, according to Congressman John Duncan, Jr. Read More

  • Workshops to aid grant applicants

    Workshops to aid grant applicants

    Posted: 01/09/2006

    The City of Knoxville will host this month two workshops to aid representatives from non-profit organizations and public agencies interested in applying for Community Development Block Grant funding.  Read More

  • Zoo offers special admission

    Zoo offers special admission

    Posted: 01/04/2006

    This month it is easier to let your feet do the walking at Knoxville Zoo thanks to The Real Yellow Pages from BellSouth Read More

  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    Posted: 01/03/2006

    Ijams Nature Center will accept live Christmas trees for recycling through the end of January. Read More