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February 2021 - Posts
During the past 12 months, an exhibit titled “Black & White: Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era” has been on display at the Museum of East Tennessee History. It closes this Sunday, Feb. 28, on the last day ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 26, 2021 at 5:08 PM
Community Engagement Manager Kathy Mack believes that young people are our future -- the changemakers on whom we depend to point the way toward long-term opportunities and success.  With that senti ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 25, 2021 at 11:14 AM
On a single Saturday (Feb. 20), 54 Public Service Department employees worked a sixth day and fanned out across the city to bag roadside debris. The totals were impressive: They filled 542 bags of ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 25, 2021 at 8:58 AM
Decades before he owned Andrews Electric Services, Horace Andrews got started in the electricity business at the ground level – literally. He was 12 years old, and his Uncle David, the founder of t ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 22, 2021 at 2:56 PM
Within weeks of taking office, one of the first decisions made by Mayor Indya Kincannon was to invest in upgrading the Police Department’s in-car patrol cruiser cameras and outfitting all uniformed pe ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 18, 2021 at 9:29 PM
Last Saturday, Manager Kenny Perry and a crew of 12 City Public Service Department employees battled a misty rain, and traffic, to pick up a heaping pile of roadside litter. They started at 7 a ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 16, 2021 at 2:52 PM
The top-to-bottom $25 million public investment in reconstructing a flawed Cumberland Avenue four years ago aimed to stimulate private investment. (It did - worth more than $200 million.) The project ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Feb 12, 2021 at 12:26 PM
A former Black-owned motel that provided lodging for Black travelers in Knoxville during the segregation era will soon provide much-needed permanent supportive housing for men with prison records.  ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 10, 2021 at 6:31 PM