Sunflower Festival is Saturday

Carol EvansOur Town Outdoors, South Knox

Thousands of blooming sunflowers will be showcased at TWRA’s Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area during the fifth annual Knoxville Sunflower Festival Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m.-noon.
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Have a care for the bears

Beth KinnaneBlount, Our Town Neighbors

The black bear is an iconic symbol of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the country. Crowds throng to Cades Cove and the Roaring …

Ed Carter retires at TWRA

Sandra ClarkKnox Notes

Ed Carter, 48-year veteran of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has retired after 11 years as executive director of the agency. He has held many positions, including TWRA’s first chief …