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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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February 2019 - Posts
To say that Robert J. “Bob” Booker is busy in February is an understatement.  The author, historian, Knoxville College graduate, military veteran, former state legislator and co-founder of the Beck ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 18, 2019 at 1:39 PM
The City of Knoxville has long been involved in preserving the legacy of one of its most notable sons: Caldonia Fackler Johnson.  Born into slavery in a room at the Farragut Hotel in 1844, and free ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 18, 2019 at 12:21 PM
It had become a field of weeds and destroyed tombstones.  Odd Fellows Cemetery, one of Knoxville’s first African-American cemeteries, was neglected and overgrown. Then, in 2009, a community res ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 15, 2019 at 3:14 PM
East Knoxville residents turned out for an open house Tuesday night at the Jacob Building as City staff and a consulting team heard their dreams of how Chilhowee Park might be used in the future. ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 07, 2019 at 4:21 PM
The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of East Tennessee rolled out the red carpet for Knoxville’s youth as they launched the Go Big! Knoxville mentoring program at ... more» 
Posted by fmcanally  On Feb 01, 2019 at 3:45 PM
Knoxville has seen lots of snowfalls over the years. Who can forget the great “Blizzard of ‘93” when East Tennessee was blanketed with heavy snow for weeks.  This week’s snow? Only about an inch. E ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 01, 2019 at 10:39 AM