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Pat Edward Cureton, a Knoxville firefighter whose career spanned four decades and who served as KFD’s 13th Fire Chief, died January 5. He was 82. Chief Cureton joined the Fire Department in Jun ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jan 06, 2020 at 3:56 PM
If you think you’re seeing lots of people skating on the Market Square open-air ice rink this year, you’re right. The City’s Office of Special Events has the numbers to back that up. Holidays on ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Dec 15, 2019 at 1:03 PM
It’s a huge effort that happens every year. And it’s a labor of love.  “The public lets us know they like it. We can see it in their faces, too,” says Jay Tinsley, City Assistant Facilities Man ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Nov 26, 2019 at 4:27 PM
Country music celebrity Garth Brooks’ Nov. 16 concert broke a Neyland Stadium record for concert sales with nearly 84,000 tickets sold. The seven-time CMA Entertainer of the Year was the first ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Nov 18, 2019 at 4:31 PM
It began as a small college in the Southwest Territory in 1794 and is today Tennessee’s flagship university and a top-ranked public research institution.  This year, with its “Lighting the Way” the ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Oct 29, 2019 at 5:46 PM
Schools are closed for in-service training on Tuesday, Nov. 5, due to their use as polling places for the City General Election. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot of learning happening at ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Oct 29, 2019 at 11:43 AM
During the first week of October, our Community Development department hosted the Region VI Southeastern conference of the National Community Development Association, welcoming approximately 40 commun ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Oct 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Here's the view on West Jackson Avenue this week, looking eastward toward Gay Street. Notice that the Jackson Avenue ramp on the west side of Gay Street has been completely demolished - and the ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Oct 15, 2019 at 4:49 PM
After a busy summer, Knoxville Poet Laureate Marilyn Kallet launched into autumn with gusto.  In September, she helped the University of Tennessee mark its 225th anniversary by reading her original ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Oct 15, 2019 at 4:35 PM
Hundreds of Knoxville residents weathered the unseasonable heat to enjoy time with their neighbors during National Night Out celebrations held across the city on Oct. 1.  Nineteen Knoxville neighbo ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Oct 04, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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