2007

Communications Director

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

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

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  • Recycle and Plug Into the Community

    Recycle and Plug Into the Community

    Posted: 12/28/2007

    On Saturday, January 12th, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 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

  • City of Knoxville Christmas Holiday Schedule

    City of Knoxville 2007 Christmas Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 12/21/2007

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

  • Motorists Safety During Holidays Top Priority For KPD

    Motorists Safety During Holidays Top Priority For KPD

    Posted: 12/20/2007

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

  • City Offers Leaf Pickup Schedule Online

    City Offers Leaf Pickup Schedule Online

    Posted: 12/18/2007

    The City of Knoxville has introduced a simple way for residents to get an answer to the question they ask most often this time of year - when are my leaves going to be picked up? Read More

  • Downtown ecycling Center Opens

    Downtown ecycling Center Opens

    Posted: 12/18/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Deputy Director of Knox County Office of Neighborhoods Grant Rosenberg officially opened the city's new Downtown Recycling Center Tuesday with a ribbon cutting at the center's 400 State Street location. Read More

  • Phone Book Recycling Starts

    Phone Book Recycling Starts

    Posted: 12/18/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Deputy Director of Office of Neighborhoods kicked off this year's Knox County school phone book recycling effort Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. at the new City of Knoxville Recycling Center at 400 State Street.  Read More

  • Haslam Inaugurated For a Second Term

    Haslam Inaugurated For a Second Term

    Posted: 12/17/2007

    Bill Haslam was inaugurated for a second term as Knoxville's 69th Mayor Saturday in the Tennessee Amphitheater at World's Fair Park. Read More

  • Major Project for South Waterfront

    Major Project for South Waterfront

    Posted: 12/11/2007

    The City of Knoxville and Southshore Properties LLC announced plans today for a major project located in the city's 20-year South Waterfront redevelopment plan area.  Read More

  • City Law Director Leaving

    City Law Director Leaving

    Posted: 12/07/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that City Law Director Morris Kizer is stepping down and returning to private practice. Read More

  • New Knoxville Transit Center to be LEED Certified

    New Knoxville Transit Center to be LEED Certified

    Posted: 12/07/2007

    At a public meeting last night, the City of Knoxville announced that the new Knoxville Transit Center would be a certified green building. Read More

  • Public Arts Task Force Meeting Set

    Public Arts Task Force Meeting Set

    Posted: 12/07/2007

    The City of Knoxville Public Arts Task Force will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12in the Knoxville Museum of Art's boardroom.  Read More

  • Concept Drawings of Transit Center Unveiled

    Concept Drawings of Transit Center Unveiled

    Posted: 12/06/2007

    The City of Knoxville and the Public Building Authority unveiled concept drawings and floor plans Thursday of the new Knoxville Station Transit Center featuring a bus platform that will stretch over the James White Parkway. Read More

  • City Invests in LED Lights

    City Invests in LED Lights

    Posted: 12/05/2007

    The City of Knoxville plans to invest $781,500 of an $8 million surplus in energy efficient LED lights to replace the remaining incandescent bulbs in the city's traffic signals. Read More

  • Downtown Residents Present New Gay Street Clock

    Downtown Residents Present New Gay Street Clock

    Posted: 12/04/2007

    Downtown residents unveiled a new clock on Gay Street, to replace the historic Hope Clock, and presented it to the citizens of the City of Knoxville during a dedication ceremony Friday at 5:30 p.m. on the 400 block of Gay Street. Read More

  • New Downtown Recycling Center Opens

    New Downtown Recycling Center Opens

    Posted: 12/03/2007

    The new downtown recycling center at 400 State Street will be open for business beginning on Monday, Dec. 3. The center is being operated by the City of Knoxville's Solid Waste Division and will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., seven days a week.  Read More

  • Project Homeless Connect Dec. 7

    Project Homeless Connect Dec. 7

    Posted: 12/03/2007

    Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event designed to connect homeless people with the resources that can help lead them to housing and self-sufficiency. Read More

  • City's Leaf Season Underway

    City's Leaf Season Underway

    Posted: 11/30/2007

    The City of Knoxville's annual "Leaf Season" is well underway and that means that regular bi-weekly yard waste collection will be on hold until February 1st. Read More

  • Senior Dance at Deane Hill Rec Center

    Senior Dance at Deane Hill Rec Center

    Posted: 11/30/2007

    Seniors will get the chance to strike up a little romance or just have fun at a senior dance hosted by the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department on Monday, December 3, 2007.  Read More

  • Revised Stormwater Ordinance Agreement

    Revised Stormwater Ordinance Agreement

    Posted: 11/29/2007

    The City of Knoxville has agreed to withdraw its lawsuit regarding Knox County's recently enacted stormwater ordinance contingent on County Commission's approval of a new revised ordinance. Read More

  • City Receives Two TRPA Awards

    City Receives Two TRPA Awards

    Posted: 11/28/2007

    The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department has received two of the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association highest awards - one for a newly created program and one for the renovation of an existing community park. Read More

  • Downtown Lands New Recycling Center

    Downtown Lands New Recycling Center

    Posted: 11/28/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale announced that the city and county are working together to establish the first downtown recycling center located at 401 State Street is bounded by S. Central, State, Union and Commerce Streets. Read More

  • Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect

    Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect

    Posted: 11/28/2007

    The City of Knoxville, Knox County and Remote Area Medical are seeking volunteers to help make an annual one-day event aimed at helping people get off the streets and into housing a success. Read More

  • Honored Officers for Sept. 2007

    Honored Officers for Sept. 2007

    Posted: 11/27/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer J.D. Hopkins and Officer Scott Noe the September Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Officer Wins Life Saving Award

    Quick Response To An Injured Driver Earns Officer Life Saving Award

    Posted: 11/27/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the Knoxville Police Department's Life Saving Award to Sgt. John Kiely for his quick actions that saved the life of a crash victim. Sgt. Kiely has been with the department since December 1998. Read More

  • 2007 COMCAST Christmas at Chilhowee

    2007 COMCAST Christmas at Chilhowee

    Posted: 11/26/2007

    Chilhowee Park will become a holiday wonderland filled with music, bright lights and fun at Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee on Friday night.  Read More

  • 2007 REGAL Celebration of Lights

    2007 REGAL Celebration of Lights

    Posted: 11/23/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead the countdown as the City of Knoxville lights up for the holidays Friday night at the Regal Celebration of Lights.  Read More

  • Outstanding City Employee 2007

    Outstanding City Employee 2007

    Posted: 11/21/2007

    At City Council Tuesday, Mayor Haslam honored city employees selected as honorable nominees for the Outstanding City Employee for 2007. The overall winner was Robin Shelton, a Financial Analyst from the Finance Department. Read More

  • Transit Center Public Meeting

    Transit Center Public Meeting Dec. 6, 2007

    Posted: 11/21/2007

    On Thursday, Dec. 6 a public meeting will be held regarding the new Knoxville Station Transit Center. The meeting will start at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Civic Auditorium. Read More

  • Enjoy Knoxville's Holidays on Ice

    Enjoy Knoxville's Holidays on Ice

    Posted: 11/20/2007

    Ice-skating in Knoxville is back! Presented by U.S. Cellular, Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice in 2007 will take place November 23- January 1, 2008. Read More

  • Fantasy of Trees 2007

    Fantasy of Trees 2007

    Posted: 11/20/2007

    The Fantasy of Trees at the Knoxville Convention Center has been a holiday tradition in East Tennessee since 1985, and this year's event marks the 23rd anniversary of this celebration of the season. Read More

  • KPD Prepares for Holiday Travelers

    KPD Prepares for Holiday Travelers

    Posted: 11/20/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen announced traffic enforcement plans for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The specialized enforcement effort will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, and continue until Midnight on Sunday, November 25, 2007. Read More

  • City's 2007 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    City's 2007 Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 11/19/2007

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Read More

  • Mayor Haslam Hosts Senator Corker

    Mayor Haslam Hosts Senator Corker

    Posted: 11/19/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam hosted a conversation with Senator Bob Corker at a luncheon Monday at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park. "Most national issues ultimately touch those of us who live and work in Knoxville," Mayor Haslam said. "This is a great opportunity to discuss items that are on the national agenda." Read More

  • Public Meeting Set to Discuss Dog Park

    Public Meeting Set to Discuss Dog Park

    Posted: 11/19/2007

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 28, to discuss the development of a dog park in downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • City Receives Award for 2007-08 Budget

    City Receives Award for 2007-08 Budget

    Posted: 11/13/2007

    The City of Knoxville has received the Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Budget. Read More

  • City Sponsors Empowerment Zone Workshop

    City Sponsors Empowerment Zone Workshop

    Posted: 11/12/2007

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Division and the Knoxville Chamber are sponsoring an Empowerment Zone (EZ) Business Tax Credits & Incentives Workshop designed to help businesses in the EZ. Read More

  • City is Changing with ENERGY STAR

    City is Changing with ENERGY STAR

    Posted: 11/12/2007

    The City of Knoxville announced that they have again 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

  • Haslam Announces Changes in City Government

    Haslam Announces Changes in City Government

    Posted: 11/12/2007

    Mayor Haslam today announced the following changes in Knoxville City Government. Read More

  • City Holds Reception for Small Businesses

    City Holds Reception for Small Businesses

    Posted: 11/09/2007

    The City of Knoxville will hold a reception, Tuesday, November 13, for small businesses interested in bidding on major city projects including the new Knoxville Station Transit Center among others. Read More

  • Public Meeting Held for South Waterfront Project

    Public Meeting Held for South Waterfront Project

    Posted: 11/09/2007

    Knoxville residents will have an opportunity next week to see - and comment on - the proposed designs for the first phase of public improvements on the South Waterfront Project. Read More

  • City's 311 Call Center Hits Milestone

    City's 311 Call Center Hits Milestone

    Posted: 11/08/2007

    There were no noisemakers, flashing lights, falling balloons or popping champagne corks when the City of Knoxville's Call 311 Center hit a milestone this week. Read More

  • Family Justice Center Receives Contribution

    Family Justice Center Receives Contribution

    Posted: 11/08/2007

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) - has announced a $25,000 contribution to the Knoxville-Knox County Family Justice Center to support technology upgrades that will help the organization reach and assist victims of domestic violence. Read More

  • Turn on Up On the Rooftops

    Turn on Rooftop Lights Nov. 23, 2007 for Christmas in the City

    Posted: 11/07/2007

    One of Knoxville's most visible Christmas in the City events comes to life November 23, 2007 during the Celebration of Lights. Read More

  • Fort Dickerson Living History Weekend

    Fort Dickerson Living History Weekend

    Posted: 11/05/2007

    The Knoxville Civil War Round Table will present its annual Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson Park November 9-11. Read More

  • O.P. Jenkins Celebrates 100 Years

    O.P. Jenkins Celebrates 100 Years

    Posted: 10/31/2007

    Mayor Haslam honored O.P. Jenkins Furniture Store on Wednesday for their 100 years of business in downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • Veterans Day Parade Nov. 9

    Veterans Day Parade Nov. 9, 2007

    Posted: 10/31/2007

    American Legion Knoxville Post 2 presents the 82nd Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 9 at 10:45 a.m. on Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • 2007 Christmas in the City

    2007 Christmas in the City

    Posted: 10/25/2007

    Christmas in the City, the two-month-long holiday celebration in Knoxville, begins next month. Mayor Bill Haslam unveiled the 2007 edition of Christmas in the City Thursday at a 5:00 p.m. press event at Krutch Park. Read More

  • Wade Named Community Development Administrator

    Wade Named Community Development Administrator

    Posted: 10/24/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that Becky Wade has accepted the position of Community Development Administrator for the City of Knoxville. Wade, currently manager of the city's Neighborhood Codes Enforcement Office, will begin work in her new role on October 29 where she will report to Madeline Rogero, director of the Community Development Division.  Read More

  • Woodle Named Neighborhood Coordinator of City's Office of Neighborhoods

    Woodle Named Neighborhood Coordinator of City's Office of Neighborhoods

    Posted: 10/24/2007

    Old house. He is a member of the 2008 class of Leadership Knoxville and a board member and program chair of the Race Relations Center of East Tennessee. PRESS Read More

  • Neighborhood Bike Ride Tours the East Side

    Neighborhood Bike Ride Tours the East Side

    Posted: 10/19/2007

    The seventh annual Neighborhood Bike Ride, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and organized by the Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program, will be held on Saturday, October 20.  Read More

  • Nationwide Bus Tour Urges Full Realization of the Promise of the ADA

    Nationwide Bus Tour Urges Full Realization of the Promise of the ADA

    Posted: 10/18/2007

    Nearly twenty years ago Justin Dart - father of the disability rights movement - toured the country with his wife Yoshiko to raise support for a groundbreaking piece of legislation to protect the rights of people with disabilities - the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read More

  • Adoption Tour 2007

    Adoption Tour 2007

    Posted: 10/17/2007

    During the third annual bicycle tour across the state of Tennessee, 50 cyclists delivered a message of hope for children who need a permanent home and a loving family. Read More

  • KFD Holds Memorial Service

    KFD Holds Memorial Service

    Posted: 10/11/2007

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

  • City to Begin Transit Center Construction

    City to Begin Transit Center Construction

    Posted: 10/03/2007

    The City of Knoxville will begin construction on the new Knoxville Station Transit Center in November after receiving the final approval for the $27 million project. Read More

  • KSCO Concert at New Harvest Park MOVED to Market Square

    KSCO Concert at New Harvest Park MOVED to Market Square

    Posted: 10/03/2007

    The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra concert scheduled for Friday, October 5 at New Harvest Park has been moved to Market Square, in downtown Knoxville, due to incomplete construction at the park. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra apologizes for any inconvenience that this relocation may have caused.  Read More

  • Officer Honored For Arrest

    Officer Honored For Arrest Of Murder Suspect

    Posted: 10/02/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Benny Mitchell the August Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Mitchell has been with KPD since April 1989. Read More

  • Recycle Cans and Win Money for the City

    Recycle Cans and Win Money for the City

    Posted: 10/02/2007

    Recycle your aluminum cans and you might win A $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE and, help win money for the City during the city's participation in the Aluminum Can Recycling Program and partnership with Keep Knoxville Beautiful. Read More

  • James White Parkway Reopens

    James White Parkway Reopens

    Posted: 09/21/2007

    Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Gerald Nicely along with state and local officials cut the ribbon to reopen James White Parkway Friday morning in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Kane Appointed to MPC

    Kane Appointed to MPC

    Posted: 09/21/2007

    Michael Kane, an environmental engineer who resides in Fountain City, has been appointed to serve on the Metropolitan Planning Commission.  Read More

  • Celebrate National Run at Work Day

    Celebrate National Run at Work Day

    Posted: 09/20/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Taylor Poling with the Knoxville Track Club will lead a short run/walk in downtown Friday to help celebrate National Run @ Work Day. Read More

  • Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week

    Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week

    Posted: 09/20/2007

    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's Golf Course holds Kids Classic

    City's Golf Course holds Kids Classic

    Posted: 09/19/2007

    Golfers will have the chance to play golf, support a children's golf program, and mentor a child at the Williams Creek Golf Course "Kids Classic" on Friday, September 21, 2007. Read More

  • Red Carpet Event Helps Raise Money for Charity

    Red Carpet Event Helps Raise Money for Charity

    Posted: 09/19/2007

    Bright lights and a Red Carpet fronted Regal Cinemas Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek on Wednesday.  Read More

  • Scripps Set to Expand Headquarters

    Scripps Set to Expand Headquarters

    Posted: 09/19/2007

    Scripps Networks is extending its roots in Knoxville, preparing to break ground on a major expansion of its worldwide headquarters.  Read More

  • James White Parkway To Reopen

    James White Parkway To Reopen

    Posted: 09/18/2007

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced that James White Parkway (JWP) will reopen to traffic on Friday, September 21.  Read More

  • Doing Business with Your Local Governments Conference Announced

    Doing Business with Your Local Governments Conference Announced

    Posted: 09/13/2007

    The East Tennessee Purchasing Association will hold its 2nd Annual "Doing Business with Your Local Governments" Conference for small businesses on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • 2007 Backyard Composter Sale

    2007 Backyard Composter Sale

    Posted: 09/11/2007

    Earth Machine composters will be on sale at less than half of the normal retail price on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Earth Fare parking lot, 10903 Parkside Dr, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last.  Read More

  • New Church Avenue Bridge Opens

    New Church Avenue Bridge Opens

    Posted: 09/07/2007

    Knoxville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) today announced the Church Avenue Bridge in downtown Knoxville is now open to traffic. Read More

  • Traffic Control Plans Announced For UT Home Opener

    Traffic Control Plans Announced For UT Home Opener

    Posted: 09/07/2007

    Knoxville Police Department Captain Gordon Catlett today announced traffic control plans for the first home football game for the University of Tennessee. Kickoff for the game is schedule for 7:00 p.m. Read More

  • City Receives Outstanding Planning Award

    City Receives Outstanding Planning Award

    Posted: 09/06/2007

    The City of Knoxville has received an "Outstanding Planning Award" from the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association for its South Waterfront Vision Plan. Read More

  • City to hold free Basketball League in the Park

    City to hold free Basketball League in the Park

    Posted: 09/06/2007

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Division will host a free outdoor basketball 5-on-5 league in Harriet Tubman Park this fall. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Tax Sale

    City of Knoxville Tax Sale

    Posted: 09/05/2007

    The City of Knoxville will hold a Tax Sale on Friday, September 7, 2007 in the Large Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main Street. Read More

  • Police Prepare for Boomsday and Labor Day Holiday Traffic

    Police Prepare for Boomsday and Labor Day Holiday Traffic

    Posted: 08/31/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen announced traffic enforcement plans for the Labor Day holiday weekend, which includes the annual Boomsday fireworks display.  Read More

  • City hosts free youth camp

    City hosts free youth camp

    Posted: 08/30/2007

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Division will host a free Youth Baseball and Softball Camp on Saturday, September 1, 2007 from 9 a.m. until noon in Caswell Park, 620 Winona St. Read More

  • Volunteers Help Patrol Downtown Knoxville

    Volunteers Help Patrol Downtown Knoxville

    Posted: 08/30/2007

    The Knoxville Police Department is launching the Volunteer Courtesy Officer (VCO) program.  Read More

  • Holiday Schedule for City Services

    2007 Holiday Schedule for City Services

    Posted: 08/28/2007

    Waste Connections, the city's household garbage collector, will pick up garbage on their normal schedule Monday, September 3rd, Labor Day. Read More

  • Knoxville Marathon Set for March 30, 2008

    Knoxville Marathon Set for March 30, 2008

    Posted: 08/28/2007

    At a news conference on August 28th, City of Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam announced that the 2008 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is set for March 30th.  Read More

  • EBOP Program Offers Business Workshops

    EBOP Program Offers Business Workshops

    Posted: 08/24/2007

    The City of Knoxville's Equal Business Opportunity Program will kick off its second series of business workshops this fall on September 18th with a session on United States General Services Administration contracts. Read More

  • Gay Street Closed on Monday 12-9 p.m.

    Gay Street Closed on Monday 12-9 p.m.

    Posted: 08/24/2007

    Gay Street will be closed between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue for several hours on Monday, August 27, for the opening ceremonies of the new Riviera Stadium 8 Theater. Read More

  • Enjoy Big Orange Blast on Market Square

    Enjoy Big Orange Blast on Market Square

    Posted: 08/23/2007

    Big Orange Football hits Neyland Stadium on September 8 and you can get ready to cheer on your Tennessee Vols by attending the BIG ORANGE BLAST. Read More

  • Gospel at Haley Heritage Square

    Gospel at Haley Heritage Square

    Posted: 08/23/2007

    The Knoxville African American Tours of Cultural Heritage, is "DOIN' IT BIG" this time with the final presentation of the Haley Heritage Summer Movie Classics! Read More

  • Officer of the Month for July 2007

    Officer Honored For His Assistance In DEA Drug Case Investigation

    Posted: 08/21/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Jeremy Maupin the July Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Maupin has been with the department since January 2001. Read More

  • Metro Knoxville joins elite list of nation's mid-sized regions

    Metro Knoxville joins elite list of nation's mid-sized regions

    Posted: 08/16/2007

    Expansion Management magazine has just named the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) – Knox, Anderson, Blount, Loudon and Union counties – third among all mid-sized cities in the nation in its annual “Best Metro for Business and Expansion” competition. Read More

  • Boomsday Festival Set for Sept. 2nd

    Boomsday Festival Set for Sept. 2, 2007

    Posted: 08/15/2007

    The 2007 Chrysler Jeep Boomsday Festival is a free day of family fun, fireworks and food with amusement games, children's activities, live entertainment. Read More

  • Two Knoxville Volunteers to Receive President's Call to Service Award

    Two Knoxville Volunteers to Receive President's Call to Service Award

    Posted: 08/14/2007

    Two Knoxville men who have spent thousands of hours volunteering to help Knoxville's homeless community will be honored for their efforts in a ceremony Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 9 a.m. in the Main Assembly Room at the City County Building. Read More

  • Club H.O.G Down Home 24th Annual Rally Coming to Knoxville

    Club H.O.G Down Home 24th Annual Rally Coming to Knoxville

    Posted: 08/10/2007

    Registration fee is $15 plus $5 shipping and handling. Registration includes a commemorative pin. Capacity is unlimited. For additional information, H.O.G. members can visit www.members.hog.com (member only site). Scheduled events Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting For Renovated Park

    Ribbon Cutting For Renovated Park

    Posted: 08/10/2007

    Hundreds of Lonsdale community residents are expected to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the recently renovated Lonsdale Park on Monday, August 13, at 5 p.m. Read More

  • Ribbon Cutting at the Emporium Building

    Ribbon Cutting at the Emporium Building

    Posted: 08/09/2007

    A ribbon cutting celebrated the opening of the renovated studio and meeting room space on the first floor of the Emporium Building this morning after dancers warmed up in the newly completed space.  Read More

  • Groundbreaking Held for New Skate Park

    Groundbreaking Held for New Skate Park

    Posted: 08/08/2007

    The City of Knoxville and Knox County began turning skateboarders' dreams into a reality today by breaking ground for the new Knoxville Skatepark. Read More

  • Knoxville Police Prepared for Students Return To School

    Knoxville Police Prepared for Students Return To School

    Posted: 08/07/2007

    Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen joined today with Knox County School Interim Superintendent Roy Mullins in announcing back to school traffic enforcement efforts. Knox County students return to school on Thursday, August 9, 2007.  Read More

  • Officer of the Month for June 2007

    Astute Observation Results In Arrest Of Suspect and Award For Officer

    Posted: 08/06/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Leslie Bowman the June Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Bowman has been with the department since November 2003. Read More

  • Officer of the Month for May 2007

    Traffic Stop Nets Guns - Drugs and Officer An Award

    Posted: 08/06/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Josh Hurst the May Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Hurst has been with Read More

  • City golf course listed as one of top in the nation

    City golf course listed as one of top in the nation

    Posted: 08/02/2007

    Williams Creek Golf Course has been listed as one of the top par three golf courses in the nation in an issue of Golf Range Magazine this summer.  Read More

  • Shakespeare on the Square

    Shakespeare on the Square

    Posted: 08/01/2007

    Enjoy an entertaining evening of the various writings of the Bard with Tennessee Stage Company's Shakespeare on the Square event. Shows are presented during the summer in Market Square in Downtown Knoxville.  Read More

  • Grand Opening Celebration for Downtown Knoxville Theatre

    Grand Opening Celebration for Downtown Knoxville Theatre

    Posted: 07/31/2007

    Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announced that the grand opening date for Regal Cinemas Riviera Stadium 8 will be Friday, August 31.  Read More

  • KPD Hosts National Night Out

    KPD Hosts 2007 National Night Out

    Posted: 07/27/2007

    The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) will join forces with citizens, community groups, businesses and local officials to mark the 24th Annual National Night Out. Nationally over 35 million people are expected to participate in America's night out against crime on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. Read More

  • Help Knoxville Zoo Find Lost Barn Owl

    Help Knoxville Zoo Find Lost Barn Owl

    Posted: 07/26/2007

    The bird show at Knoxville Zoo needs your help. Read More

  • KnoxTeenSource.com offers info to Knox County Teens

    KnoxTeenSource.com offers info to Knox County Teens

    Posted: 07/26/2007

    Discussions between local youth agencies including United Way of Greater Knoxville, the Metropolitan Drug Commission, and the American Red Cross illustrated a need for a central directory of information for young people in the Knox County community. To fill this need, the Knox County Teen Empowerment Coalition launched KnoxTeenSource.com, Read More

  • Zoo Hosts Feast with the Beasts

    Zoo Hosts Feast with the Beasts

    Posted: 07/26/2007

    There's no need to forage for food or seek out a place to have fun this August. Both can be found at Knoxville Zoo's 13th annual Feast with the Beasts fundraiser on August 18, 2007 from 7-11 p.m. at the Knoxville Zoo.  Read More

  • Enjoy First Friday Downtown Aug. 3

    Enjoy First Friday Downtown Aug. 3

    Posted: 07/25/2007

    Enjoy First Friday Downtown on August 3rd from 5:00pm - 9:00pm in the Market Square District & other downtown areas. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation July Jamboree

    City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation July Jamboree

    Posted: 07/23/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam will speak to approximately 1,000 children at 11:30 a.m. at the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation July Jamboree. Read More

  • KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment

    KPD Scheduled for CALEA Assessment

    Posted: 07/23/2007

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

  • City Parks and Recreation Splash Jam

    City Parks and Recreation Splash Jam

    Posted: 07/20/2007

    1406 or look for the Parks and Recreation section of the city's website at PRESS RELEASE INDEX Read More

  • Mayor Makes a Trip to Boot Camp

    Mayor Makes a Trip to Boot Camp

    Posted: 07/20/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam was a guest this week at the Knoxville Police Department and Phillip Moore Outreach Center's annual "Boot Camp" for children in the center's program.  Read More

  • Mayor's Walk in Timbercrest

    Mayor's Walk in Timbercrest

    Posted: 07/20/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam talks with a resident of the Timbercrest neighborhood Thursday evening at the conclusion of a mayor's walk there.  Read More

  • World's Fair Rubik's Cube Has New Home

    World's Fair Rubik's Cube Has New Home

    Posted: 07/16/2007

    After 25 years as a vagabond the world's largest Rubik's Cube has finally found a permanent home.  Read More

  • Public Hearing Regarding Environmental Assessment of New Transit Center

    Public Hearing Regarding Environmental Assessment of New Transit Center

    Posted: 07/12/2007

    The City of Knoxville will hold a public hearing Monday, July 16, on the draft environmental assessment of the Church Avenue site for the new transit center. Read More

  • Final Concert for City's Concerts in the Park

    Final Concert for City's Concerts in the Park

    Posted: 07/09/2007

    The final concert for City's Concerts in the Park is this weekend July 8 at 3 p.m. at the Cove in Concord Park at 10901 S. Northshore Dr. Read More

  • City Opens Sunsphere Observation Deck

    City Opens Sunsphere Observation Deck

    Posted: 07/05/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced that the city would open the fourth floor observation deck of the Sunsphere to the public beginning Thursday, July 5. Read More

  • City of Knoxville July 4th Holiday Schedule

    City of Knoxville July 4th Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 07/02/2007

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of the July 4th holiday. Read More

  • Celebrate July 4th in 1982 World's Fair Style

    Celebrate July 4th in 1982 World's Fair Style

    Posted: 06/27/2007

    Celebrate the Fourth of the July in 1982 World's Fair style on Wednesday July 4, 2007 at the World's Fair Park starting at 2 p.m. Read More

  • News item

    City Arts & Fine Crafts Center Hosts Reception

    Posted: 06/27/2007

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  • Mayor's Walking Tour July 24

    Mayor's Walking Tour July 24

    Posted: 06/22/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead a Walking Tour in the Lonsdale Neighborhood on July 24 at 5:30 p.m.  Read More

  • Mayor's Walking Tour June 26

    Mayor's Walking Tour June 26

    Posted: 06/22/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam will lead a Walking Tour in the Parkridge neighborhood on June 26 at 5:30 p.m.  Read More

  • SmartFIX40 Update

    SmartFIX40 Update

    Posted: 06/22/2007

    The SmartFIX40 project will have the following street closures. Read More

  • City's Youth Baseball & Softball Tournament Champions

    City's Youth Baseball & Softball Tournament Champions

    Posted: 06/21/2007

    View the 2007 Winners of the City of Knoxville Youth Baseball & Softball City Tournaments. Read More

  • Free Movies at Haley Heritage Square

    Free Movies at Haley Heritage Square

    Posted: 06/21/2007

    The Summer Movies will air once monthly through the entire summer, and the cost to the public is absolutely FREE! Read More

  • Honda Hoot Roars Into Town

    Honda Hoot Roars Into Town

    Posted: 06/20/2007

    For the seventh consecutive year, Knoxville welcomes more than 16,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to town June 20-23 for the 14th annual Honda Hoot, one of the largest organized multi-brand motorcycle rallies in the nation. Read More

  • New Pantry Breaks Ground

    New Pantry Breaks Ground

    Posted: 06/19/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new FISH Hospitality Pantry at 122 W. Scott A Read More

  • Making Saturday Night on the Square a Recycling Event

    Making Saturday Night on the Square a Recycling Event

    Posted: 06/14/2007

    The City of Knoxville is pleased to be among the organizations partnering with the Tennessee Valley Earth Partnership to make Saturday Night on the Square a recycling event. Read More

  • Movies in the Park Return

    Movies in the Park Series Returns to Market Square

    Posted: 06/12/2007

    Movies in the Park, presented by the Knox County Parks and Recreation Department are back for the second year.  Read More

  • Saturday Night on the Square June 23

    Saturday Night on the Square June 23

    Posted: 06/12/2007

    Miller Lite presents Saturday Night on the Square on June 23 from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.  Read More

  • City's Tennis Block Party Rescheduled

    City's Tennis Block Party Rescheduled

    Posted: 06/08/2007

    Due to inclement weather, the City's annual Tennis Block Party at the Tyson Family Tennis Center in Tyson Park has been rescheduled from June 8 to June 15. Read More

  • UT Lady Vols Softball Team Day

    Mayor Haslam Declares UT Lady Vols Softball Team Day

    Posted: 06/08/2007

    On Thursday night June 7th, Mayor Haslam, citizens of Knoxville and Lady Vol fans from around the area attended a welcome home celebration for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols Softball Team at Tyson Park. Read More

  • City Initiating Public Art Program

    City Initiating Public Art Program

    Posted: 06/06/2007

    The City of Knoxville is working toward establishing a Public Art Program to guide and manage art installations in public places. Read More

  • Employee Honored For Job Performance

    Employee Honored For Job Performance

    Posted: 06/06/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Diana Duran the March Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Four Officers Win Award

    Four Officers Win Award

    Posted: 06/06/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Kevin Ragland, Officer William Muhlfeld, Officer Jonathan Chadwell, and Officer Matthew Janish the March Officers of the Month. Read More

  • Officer Honored

    Officer Honored For Saving A Life By Rendering First Aid

    Posted: 06/06/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Officer Preston Whillock. Officer Whillock has been with the department since June 2006. Read More

  • City Holds Tennis Block Party at Tyson Park

    City Holds Tennis Block Party at Tyson Park

    Posted: 06/05/2007

    The City of Knoxville is holding its annual Tennis Block Party on Friday, June 15, at the Tyson Family Tennis Center in Tyson Park. Read More

  • City kicks off free Summer Concert Series in the Parks

    City kicks off free Summer Concert Series in the Parks

    Posted: 06/01/2007

    This weekend kicks off the City's free "Summer Concert Series," held on Sundays at 3 p.m. Read More

  • Join the Homeland Security Highway Watch Program Team

    Join the Homeland Security Highway Watch Program Team

    Posted: 05/30/2007

    Join the Homeland Security Highway Watch Program Team and receive free training on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 6:30 PM at the Knoxville Police Department Safety Building (Headquarters) located at 800 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue.  Read More

  • City's Outdoor Pools Open

    City's Outdoor Pools Open

    Posted: 05/29/2007

    The City Parks and Recreation Outdoor Pool open on Saturday May 26 at 11 a.m. Read More

  • Enjoy First Friday Downtown June 1

    Enjoy First Friday Downtown June 1

    Posted: 05/24/2007

    Enjoy First Friday Downtown on Friday, June 1st from 5-9pm in the Market Square District & other downtown areas. Read More

  • City of Knoxville Holiday Schedules

    City of Knoxville Holiday Schedules

    Posted: 05/23/2007

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. Read More

  • Father's Day Fishing Event in Victor Ashe Park

    Father's Day Fishing Event in Victor Ashe Park

    Posted: 05/22/2007

    Dads and their kids will be able to catch a bonding experience at the City of Knoxville's Father's Day Fishing Event on Sunday, June 17, in Victor Ashe Park. Read More

  • Flag Retirement Ceremony Scheduled for Flag Day Weekend

    Flag Retirement Ceremony Scheduled for Flag Day Weekend

    Posted: 05/18/2007

    A flag retirement ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9 at the Knoxville Elks Lodge No. 160, located at 6000 Lonas Road. Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo hosts Bear Awareness Day

    Knoxville Zoo hosts Bear Awareness Day

    Posted: 05/16/2007

    Defenders of Wildlife, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants, has declared May 13-19 as Bear Awareness Week. In honor of that week, Knoxville Zoo will host Bear Awareness Day on Saturday, May 19.  Read More

  • Lawler Named Director

    Lawler Named Director

    Posted: 05/16/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale announced today that they have appointed Jon Lawler as the new director of the Knoxville/Knox County Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. Read More

  • News item

    City & County Celebrate National Employee Health & Fitness Day

    Posted: 05/15/2007

    The City of Knoxville is joining Knox County Wednesday, May 16, to celebrate National Employee Health & Fitness Day. Read More

  • State Recognizes EarthFest as an Outstanding Program

    State Recognizes EarthFest as an Outstanding Program

    Posted: 05/11/2007

    The Tennessee Valley Earth Partnership's, (TVEP), EarthFest has been recognized by the state as an outstanding program for its efforts to raise awareness of environmental issues.  Read More

  • Mayor Honors South Waterfront Oversight Committee

    Mayor Honors South Waterfront Oversight Committee

    Posted: 05/09/2007

    Mayor Haslam and City Council honored the members of the South Waterfront Oversight Committee on Tuesday, May 8.  Read More

  • City offers EZ Blighted Properties Redevelopment Program

    City offers EZ Blighted Properties Redevelopment Program

    Posted: 05/07/2007

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Division will award $1.9 million to help renovate rundown housing or build new homes on blighted and vacant properties in the city's Empowerment Zone. Read More

  • Officer Earns Special Honors

    Consistent Job Quality and Performance Earns Officer Special Honors

    Posted: 05/04/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Robert (Bobby) Solomon the Knoxville Police Department's 2006 Officer of the Year. Officer Solomon has been with the Knoxville Police Department since November 1986 and is currently the Property Manager of the Property Unit. Read More

  • Reserve Officer Earns Honors

    Reserve Officer Earns Honors

    Posted: 05/04/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Reserve Officer Gary Cinnamon the 2006 Knoxville Police Department's Reserve Officer of the Year.  Read More

  • Two KPD Employees Share Civilian of the Year Honor

    Two KPD Employees Share Civilian of the Year Honor

    Posted: 05/04/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Scott Tidwell and Tom Sparkes the 2006 Civilian Employees of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

  • 3rd Annual Children's Festival of Reading on June 2

    3rd Annual Children's Festival of Reading on June 2

    Posted: 05/03/2007

    The Knox County Public Library is very pleased to host the 3rd Annual Children's Festival of Reading on June 2 in World's Fair Park.  Read More

  • City to Celebrate Fair Anniversary

    City to Celebrate Fair Anniversary

    Posted: 05/01/2007

    Amid the sights of fireworks and deely boppers and the sound of an Oompah band, Mayor Bill Haslam today announced the City of Knoxville's plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1982 World's Fair. Read More

  • Mayor Presents 2007-2008 Budget

    Mayor Presents 2007-2008 Budget

    Posted: 04/27/2007

    Promising to show his audience the money Mayor Bill Haslam unveiled a 2007-2008 City of Knoxville budget Friday that includes millions for capital projects like new sidewalks, roads and neighborhood improvements - without a tax increase. Read More

  • Special Enforcement Plan for Sundown

    Special Enforcement Plan for Sundown

    Posted: 04/26/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Knoxville Police Department Captain David Rausch today announced a special enforcement plan designed to reduce underage drinking and maintain the family-friendly atmosphere at Sundown in the City.  Read More

  • Local Train Ride Gears Up For Summer Season

    Local Train Ride Gears Up For Summer Season

    Posted: 04/25/2007

    The Three Rivers Rambler begins its eighth season showcasing East Tennessee's unique history and beauty. Guests aboard the excursion train will enjoy a 90-minute trip along the Tennessee River. Read More

  • Possible Heavy Traffic Downtown Thursday

    Possible Heavy Traffic Downtown Thursday

    Posted: 04/25/2007

    There is a potential for heavier than normal rush hour traffic in the area around the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum and the Knoxville Convention Center due to the "Get Motivated Seminars" scheduled for 8 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. Read More

  • Walk for Power-U Healthy Program

    Walk for Power-U Healthy Program

    Posted: 04/18/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam will take part in a celebration walk Thursday, at 3:45 p.m. in Victor Ashe Park with children who recently completed the city's new Power-U Healthy program.Several dozen of the participants, aged 6 to 12, are expected to take part in the walk Thursday. Read More

  • New Senior Directory Now Available

    New Senior Directory Now Available

    Posted: 04/17/2007

    The latest edition of the Senior Service Directory has been released and is now available.  Read More

  • Public Meeting Set for Community Development's Draft 2007 Annual Plan

    Public Meeting Set for Community Development's Draft 2007 Annual Plan

    Posted: 04/17/2007

    A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 1 for attendees to comment on a draft of the City of Knoxville Community Development Division's 2007 Annual Plan. Read More

  • Mercury Thermometer Exchange at EarthFest

    Mercury Thermometer Exchange at EarthFest

    Posted: 04/16/2007

    Exchange your old mercury thermometer for a battery operated digital thermometer at EarthFest on April 21 at the World's Fair Park from 11 am to 7 pm. Read More

  • Lonsdale Cleanup Saturday

    Lonsdale Cleanup Saturday

    Posted: 04/11/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam will take part in the 2nd Annual Lonsdale United for Change cleanup on Saturday, April 14th. Read More

  • Dogwood Arts Festival Still a Springtime Jewel

    Dogwood Arts Festival Still a Springtime Jewel

    Posted: 04/10/2007

    The 47th annual Dogwood Arts Festival, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, arrives in full splendor Wednesday, April 11, when more than 70 miles of the area's most scenic trails and a wide variety of new festival attractions open to the public. Read More

  • Greenway Extension Finished in Bearden

    Greenway Extension Finished in Bearden

    Posted: 04/10/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam joined residents and business owners along Sutherland Avenue today to celebrate the completion of the final phase of the 2.1-mile Bearden Village Greenway. Read More

  • Public Meeting Concerning Stormwater Issues on April 12

    Public Meeting Concerning Stormwater Issues on April 12

    Posted: 04/10/2007

    The City of Knoxville's consulting firm, Arcadis G&M Inc., will issue a report comparing the city's existing stormwater ordinance with Knox County's proposed stormwater regulations. Read More

  • City and Sundown Partner with Keep Knoxville Beautiful

    City and Sundown Partner with Keep Knoxville Beautiful

    Posted: 04/10/2007

    The City of Knoxville is pleased to be among the organizations partnering with Keep Knoxville Beautiful to make Sundown in the City a zero-waste event.  Read More

  • City Will Celebrate National Community Development Week

    City Will Celebrate National Community Development Week

    Posted: 04/05/2007

    The City of Knoxville will celebrate National Community Development Week from April 9-14, with events showcasing a few of the many ongoing programs of the city's Community Development Division. Read More

  • UT Lady Vols Basketball Team Day

    UT Lady Vols Basketball Team Day

    Posted: 04/05/2007

    On Wednesday night April 4th, Mayor Haslam, citizens of Knoxville and Lady Vol fans from around the area attended a welcome home celebration for the National Champions Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball Team at the Knoxville Convention Center. Read More

  • Mayor Bets with Piscataway Mayor

    Mayor Bets with Piscataway Mayor

    Posted: 04/03/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Piscataway, N.J. Mayor Brian C. Wahler have a friendly bet on the outcome of tonight's NCAA Championship game between the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers and the Rutgers University Lady Knights. Read More

  • Open House at Whittle Springs Golf Course

    Open House at Whittle Springs Golf Course

    Posted: 04/03/2007

    The City of Knoxville and Billy Casper Golf are holding an open house, Tuesday, April 10, at the city's Whittle Springs Golf Course.  Read More

  • City's 2007 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    City's 2007 Good Friday Holiday Schedule

    Posted: 04/02/2007

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Friday, April 6. Read More

  • Enjoy Entertainment During the Knoxville Marathon

    Enjoy Entertainment During the Knoxville Marathon

    Posted: 03/29/2007

    Enjoy live music during the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. Read More

  • Marathon Continues Successful Run

    Marathon Continues Successful Run

    Posted: 03/29/2007

    The third annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon promises to be bigger than ever, with more participants and greater involvement from the community and area businesses. Read More

  • Sundown in the City Returns in 2007

    Sundown in the City Returns in 2007

    Posted: 03/29/2007

    Knoxville's celebrated free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, will return to Market Square in downtown Knoxville opening on Thursday, April 12 with a concert by Edwain McCain and special guests Antibalas and Low Stars.  Read More

  • Sysco Distribution Center Breaks Ground

    Sysco Distribution Center Breaks Ground

    Posted: 03/29/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam joined Tommy Dail, president and CEO of Sysco Food Services of Knoxville, and others today to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Sysco Distribution Center.  Read More

  • David McCullough to Visit East Tennessee Historical Society

    David McCullough to Visit East Tennessee Historical Society

    Posted: 03/28/2007

    The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) announces that eminent historian and Pulitzer-Prize winning author David McCullough will be in Knoxville May 3 for an evening lecture at the Historic Bijou Theatre and an afternoon book signing at the East Tennessee History Center. Read More

  • 2007 Prom Challenge April 5th

    2007 Prom Challenge April 5th

    Posted: 03/27/2007

    Prom season is just around the corner! In our on-going effort to keep students safe and substance free, the Knoxville Police Department is hosting Prom Challenge, Thursday, April 5, 2007. In its sixth year, this event promises to be the best yet. Read More

  • City to Commemorate Nikki Giovanni

    City to Commemorate Nikki Giovanni

    Posted: 03/27/2007

    The City of Knoxville, with the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, is pleased to present native Knoxvillian and acclaimed author-poet Nikki Giovanni with an artistic rendering of the cultural marker that commemorates 400 Mulvaney Street. Read More

  • Enjoy First Friday Downtown April 6

    Enjoy First Friday Downtown April 6

    Posted: 03/27/2007

    Enjoy First Friday downtown on April 6th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm in the Market Square District & other downtown areas in conjunction with the popular First Friday downtown gallery and shopping tour Read More

  • Nikki Giovanni to Launch National Book Tour from Knoxville

    Nikki Giovanni to Launch National Book Tour from Knoxville

    Posted: 03/27/2007

    University of Tennessee's Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature is very pleased to host Nikki Giovanni for a special appearance at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.  Read More

  • Burglary Investigation Results In Award for Two Officers

    Burglary Investigation Results In Award for Two Officers

    Posted: 03/26/2007

    47 assault rifle, a loaded .38 caliber pistol, various drug paraphernalia, surveillance equipment, numerous items of stolen property, and over $7,000.00 in cash.Chief Owen said, "Due to the outstanding investigation Read More

  • 2007 Small and Disadvantaged Business Conference Coming April 10

    2007 Small and Disadvantaged Business Conference Coming April 10

    Posted: 03/19/2007

    The City of Knoxville and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are presenting the 2007 Small and Disadvantaged Business Conference on April 10.  Read More

  • Red Light Cams Reduce Traffic Accidents

    Red Light Cams Reduce Traffic Accidents

    Posted: 03/14/2007

    The number of traffic accidents at more than a dozen high-volume Knoxville intersections dropped 17 percent last year after the installation of photo enforcement or "red light" cameras at those locations.  Read More

  • Mayor Announces New Position

    Mayor Haslam Announces New Position

    Posted: 03/07/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced plans today to establish a position in his administration aimed at helping the city better respond to, and serve the needs of, its neighborhoods. Read More

  • Library to Host Garden Heritage Festival

    Library to Host Garden Heritage Festival

    Posted: 03/05/2007

    The Knox County Public Library is proud to host the first annual Garden Heritage Festival: A Celebration of Our Land. The Festival, which will take place at the East Tennessee History Center and Krutch Park on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Read More

  • Mayor Announces New Manager

    Mayor Haslam Announces New Manager

    Posted: 03/05/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that Becky Wade has started work as manager of the City of Knoxville's Codes Enforcement Office.  Read More

  • Mayor Announces Board Appointees

    Mayor Haslam Announces Board Appointees

    Posted: 02/28/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam has announced the appointment or reappointment of several Knoxville citizens to city boards. Read More

  • County Seeking Public Input of Use of Downtown Sites

    County Seeking Public Input of Use of Downtown Sites

    Posted: 02/27/2007

    The Knox County Mayor's Office will seek public input on possible uses for two sites in Downtown Knoxville at a meeting Thursday, March 1 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  Read More

  • Capture of Bank Robbery Suspect Earns Two Officers An Award

    Capture of Bank Robbery Suspect Earns Two Officers An Award

    Posted: 02/26/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer Sandy Reynolds and Officer Sharon Terrell the Officers of the Month for January. Officer Reynolds has been with Read More

  • City Recycling Center to Permanently Close

    City Recycling Center to Permanently Close

    Posted: 02/22/2007

    The City Super Recycling Center at K-Mart at 7428 Kingston Pike will permanently close on March 3, 2007 because of property renovation in the near futrue. Read More

  • Knoxville One of Top Places to Retire

    Knoxville One of Top Places to Retire

    Posted: 02/22/2007

    The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley, with its mild climate and abundant recreation, is gaining national notice as a quickly developing retirement area.  Read More

  • Meeting on Cumberland Ave. Feb. 22

    Meeting on Cumberland Ave. Feb. 22

    Posted: 02/21/2007

    The final public meeting for input on the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Study will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in the University Center Ballroom.  Read More

  • New Chilhowee Drive Sidewalk

    New Chilhowee Drive Sidewalk

    Posted: 02/20/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam presided over a ribbon cutting celebration for the city's Chilhowee Drive Sidewalk Project Tuesday near the entrance to Holston Middle School. Read More

  • Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for March 3

    Used Mercury Thermometer Exchange Set for March 3

    Posted: 02/19/2007

    The City of Knoxville Public Service Division is pleased to join with Earth Fare and, the Tennessee Valley Earth Partnership, to conduct a mercury thermometer exchange for City of Knoxville and Knox County residents at the Earth Fare store at Turkey Creek, to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2007.  Read More

  • Mayor Honors City Employees

    Mayor Honors City Employees

    Posted: 02/15/2007

    Mayor Haslam honored 123 City of Knoxville employees who have served at least 20 years with the city or have retired during the past year. The total years of service to Knoxville and its citizens of the active employees equaled to 1,780 years. The longest serving employee present was Claude E. Earl, who retired this year after serving 50 years with the Knoxville Fire Department.  Read More

  • Employee Honored For Service

    Employee Honored For Service

    Posted: 02/14/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Deborah Thomas the December Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Read More

  • Officer Earns Special Honor

    Officer Earns Special Honor For Off-Duty Arrest of Bank Robbery Suspect

    Posted: 02/14/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Officer Phil Jinks the Officer of the Month for December. Officer Jinks has been with the Knoxville Police Department since May 1999.  Read More

  • Injured Firefighters Speak With Reporters

    Injured Firefighters Speak With Reporters

    Posted: 02/13/2007

    Five of the six Knoxville firefighters injured in two recent fires spoke with reporters Tuesday afternoon at the KFD administrative offices. Read More

  • Grand Opening for Center

    Grand Opening for Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center

    Posted: 02/06/2007

    The City of Knoxville held the grand reopening for the new location of the Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, at 1127 Broadway Ave., at 11:00 a.m. today. Read More

  • Mayor's Listening Tour Set for Feb. 12

    Mayor's Listening Tour Set for Feb. 12

    Posted: 02/06/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his Listening Tour at the Adair Park Community Building on Monday, February 12th.12th.The mayor will meet individually with residents beginning at 5 p.m. to hear Read More

  • City Showing Strong Performance

    City Showing Strong Performance

    Posted: 02/05/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam told City Council members today that the city has had a strong financial performance for the first half of fiscal year 2006-2007 and he expects that to continue through the remainder of the year. Read More

  • Employee Honored For Volunteer Work

    Employee Honored For Volunteer Work

    Posted: 02/02/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Marcie Alls-Stubblefield the Civilian Employee of the Month for November. Read More

  • Officer Earns Award for November

    Arrest of Burglary Suspects and DUI Arrest Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 02/02/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen named Lieutenant Gene Sasscer the Officer of the Month for November. Lt. Sasscer has been with the department since November 1979. Read More

  • Officer Earns Life Saving Award

    Response To Choking Victim Earns Officer Life Saving Award

    Posted: 02/02/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Lt. Bob Wooldridge. Lt. Wooldridge has been with the Knoxville Police Department since November Read More

  • Officers Honored with Life Saving Award

    Officers Honored with Life Saving Award

    Posted: 02/02/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen awarded the department's Life Saving Award to Sgt. Phil Major and Officer Ron Linkins. Sgt. Major has been with the department since March 1993. Officer Linkins has been with KPD since March 1995. Read More

  • Mayor Signs for Dream Team

    Mayor Signs for Dream Team

    Posted: 01/30/2007

    Coaches Bruce Pearl and Pat Summitt are pairing up to encourage the residents of Knoxville to volunteer for one of the largest events taking place in Knoxville this year.  Read More

  • News item

    Sales of Candy Factory and Victorian Houses Fund Renovations for Sunsphere & Tennessee Amphitheater

    Posted: 01/30/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that the planned renovations of the Sunsphere and the Tennessee Amphitheater can be completed without using taxpayer funds. Read More

  • Mayor's Listening Tour Set for Jan. 29

    Mayor's Listening Tour Set for Jan. 29

    Posted: 01/24/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam will host his Listening Tour at South Knoxville Church of God on Monday, January 29th. Read More

  • Portion of Garage to Open

    Portion of Garage to Open

    Posted: 01/23/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam and Mayor Mike Ragsdale announced that they have developed a plan with the Public Building Authority that would reopen a portion of the City/County Building Garage on nights and weekends. Read More

  • Hound Presented to Mayor Haslam

    Hound Presented to Mayor Haslam

    Posted: 01/16/2007

    Mayor Haslam has been selected to be the official caretaker of "Town on the Hound" as a gift to the City of Knoxville in appreciation for support of the "Hounds on the Town" public art project. Read More

  • Mayor Announces New Deputy Director

    Mayor Haslam Announces New Deputy Director

    Posted: 01/16/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that Madeleine R. Weil has begun work as deputy director of policy development for the City of Knoxville where she will concentrate on downtown development.  Read More

  • City's Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

    City's Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

    Posted: 01/10/2007

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Read More

  • New Connection Greenway Opens in Northwest Knoxville

    New Connection Greenway Opens in Northwest Knoxville

    Posted: 01/10/2007

    Greenway patrons now have over 2.5 miles of connected greenway to use in northwest Knoxville.  Read More

  • City Board Appointments Announced

    City Board Appointments Announced

    Posted: 01/09/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam has announced the appointment or reappointment of several Knoxville citizens to city boards. Read More

  • Applications for Funding Available

    Applications for Funding Available

    Posted: 01/08/2007

    Applications for funding under the City of Knoxville's Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) programs will be available on January 8, 2007. Read More

  • Suggestions Sought for Annual Plan

    Suggestions Sought for Annual Plan

    Posted: 01/08/2007

    The City of Knoxville's Community Development Division is currently developing its 2007 Annual Plan and is inviting community members to provide their ideas for what should be in it at a public meeting on Jan. 18.  Read More

  • James White Parkway Bridge To Be Demolished

    James White Parkway Bridge To Be Demolished

    Posted: 01/05/2007

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced that the James White Parkway Bridge, which spans from Willow Avenue to the Norfolk Southern Railway, will be demolished at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday, January 7, 2007.  Read More

  • Site Recommended for Transit Center

    Site Recommended for Transit Center

    Posted: 01/05/2007

    Mayor Bill Haslam announced today that the city will make a recommendation to the Federal Transit Administration that the new Knoxville Station Transit Center be located at a site on the east end of the Church Avenue Viaduct.  Read More

  • East TN Historical Society Receives State Grant

    East TN Historical Society Receives State Grant

    Posted: 01/04/2007

    The East Tennessee Historical Society has been named to receive a $2.5 million grant to fund a permanent exhibit covering the history of East Tennessee. Read More

  • Collision Avoidance Training For Teens

    Collision Avoidance Training For Teens

    Posted: 01/03/2007

    Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen announced a new training program designed to better prepare teens for driving. The Collision Avoidance Training program (CAT) is an advanced defensive driving and vehicle control program that will provide young drivers with the knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics and human kinetics - the forces created by an automobile and the effects of these forces on the human body. Read More

  • King Week Celebration January 10-15, 2007

    King Week Celebration January 10-15, 2007

    Posted: 01/03/2007

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Commission invites you to honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the achievements of MLK Honorees at the 2007 King Week Celebration.  Read More

  • Mayors Join in Moment of Silence

    Mayors Join in Moment of Silence

    Posted: 01/02/2007

    Knox County and City Governments join the nation in mourning the death of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford. On Tuesday, January 2nd at 10:25 a.m., Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam conducted a moment of silence on the lawn of the City County Building to coincide with the beginning of the state funeral. Read More