ECO shows ‘improved’ outlook for most retail

Dave MillerFeature

First Horizon Bank is financing an area Economic Conditions Outlook report through the Knoxville Chamber. Each month, the report lists economic indicators, based on a monthly survey of businesses in …

Knoxville snow removal plan

Paige M. TravisFeature

When winter weather arrives, rest assured: Knoxville’s Public Service Department is trained, prepared and fully equipped to respond.
“We always plan ahead and look for ways to improve our response to …

‘Big Give Knox’ can boost nonprofits

Sandra ClarkFeature

COVID-19 has cost local nonprofits over $20 million, according to a recent survey. United Way CEO Matt Ryerson calls it a perfect storm.
“Due to the pandemic, we have seen an …

Health insurance open enrollment period nears

Paige M. TravisFeature

Area residents without health insurance can receive personal assistance to learn about their options under the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace during the open enrollment period, which begins Nov. …

Hair resigns, White fired

Sandra ClarkFeature

It was a short-lived scandal, and that is the best kind. Knox County is saving over $250,000 in salaries and gained two golf carts. Here’s the press release:
Knox County Mayor …

Safer spin on Knoxville’s Christmas

Paige M. TravisFeature

The city of Knoxville’s annual Christmas in the City celebrations have been adapted to safely accommodate participants and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 during the holiday season.
“Even though celebrations …

Vacancies ahead for Neighborhood Advisory Council

Paige M. TravisFeature

Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods seeks applications from staunch supporters of neighborhoods for Mayor Indya Kincannon to consider for appointment to the Neighborhood Advisory Council. Seats open in December for three-year …

History professor Dr. Earl Hess retires

Nikki LockhartFeature

Dr. Earl Hess began teaching history at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in 1989 and officially retired in August 2020. During his time at LMU, he published 24 books on the …