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Welcome to the City Blog! Here you will find news and notes about City of Knoxville services, updates on ongoing projects, links to community events, and much more. If you have questions or comments about the Blog, please email citywebmaster@knoxvilletn.gov. If you would like to peruse our Blog Archives please click here.

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Before First Responders could get to all the victims, bystanders provided emergency treatment to 23 seriously-injured people after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. All 23 survived. That's no ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Mar 09, 2018 at 12:22 PM
New mural at Beck Cultural Exchange Center “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”   This is one of the most famous quotes by American author Alex H ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Feb 27, 2018 at 4:16 PM
Geraldetta Dozier was walking home one day when she happened to look up as a bus topped the hill on Harriet Tubman Street. To her surprise, a woman was driving. "I said, 'Wow,' and I walked rig ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 22, 2018 at 3:37 PM
Horticulture Service Worker Joe Collins repairs a bicycle for a Third Creek Greenway patron with the assistance of co-worker Jeremy Mitchell. Some Horticulture crew members in the City’s Public S ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Feb 22, 2018 at 3:21 PM
The pilot phase of the City’s LED retrofit project is underway, with 17 intersections and stretches of roadway outfitted with new LED streetlights for project contractor Siemens, City staff and reside ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 21, 2018 at 6:40 PM
Crews are finishing up a final punch list of construction tasks for a new segment of First Creek Greenway in North Knoxville. The $1.3 million project will connect Woodland Avenue at Fulton High S ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Feb 21, 2018 at 6:39 PM
How long does it take to write a poem? What's the connection between music and poetry? And what exactly does a poet laureate do, anyway? Last week, poet, musician and playwright R. ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 19, 2018 at 9:24 AM
Drainage repairs made on Westland Drive in 2016. With 3 inches of rain over the weekend and showers expected to continue into next week, Knoxville’s stormwater infrastructure has been continuousl ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Feb 16, 2018 at 4:19 PM
It was a successful experiment. The City's first-ever online auction of 26 surplus tax-sale properties netted more than $280,000. Even more importantly, the auction provided potential private ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 14, 2018 at 4:54 PM
​ Pace, a first-of-its-kind dockless bike share service, launched today in Knoxville. With just a tap on a smartphone, you can rent one of 200 smart bikes for an on-demand trip.  It's easy to re ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 01, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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