Knoxville Smokies baseball team takes aim at full season in 2025

A spring 2025 date to start baseball in Knoxville in a new multi-purpose stadium is now likely because of global supply chain issues and a volatile construction market. The original date had been spring 2024. The City of Knoxville, Knox County and Boyd Sports have agreed that the new date is the most feasible, and the timing already had been … Read More

First residential structure at new stadium to be named ‘The Beauford Delaney Building’

The first residential structure at the new Knoxville stadium will be named “The Beauford Delaney Building” in honor of the internationally acclaimed artist whose original childhood home stood one block from the site of the transformational project on the edge of the Old City. Downtown Knoxville-based Partners Development will serve as the developer for the $45 million project, and the … Read More

SpringHill Suites to be built in Old City if proposed baseball stadium approved

Local developer Nick Patel has announced that he will build a 127-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Knoxville’s Old City if the proposed baseball stadium and multi-use facility is approved. “I’m excited about the growth of downtown Knoxville,” Patel said. “The stadium is a much-needed element to help refresh and revitalize the Old City. It brings a great new energy, … Read More

New alliance encourages community to wear masks, get flu shot

‘Knoxville Recovers’ to help lead resurgence, recovery from COVID-19 Always wear a face mask indoors in public places and be sure to get your flu shot this year. It’s more important than ever. Those are the messages delivered by a wide-ranging alliance of local leaders who came together after a call by the News Sentinel for prominent and respected people … Read More

Former News Sentinel President Frank Rosamond opens full-service firm to help businesses

Frank Rosamond, former president of the Knoxville News Sentinel, has opened Mondbiz Strategic Business Solutions, a full-service firm specializing in advertising, sales and marketing to help businesses adapt and grow. Mondbiz also has purchased the local franchise of Sandler Training, and the former owner of that franchise, Steve Herzog, has joined the new company as associate partner and trainer. “We … Read More

Statement regarding aircraft accident

Members of the Clayton family are deeply saddened by the loss of businessman Joe Clayton, the beloved cofounder of Clayton Automobiles and Clayton Homes, who lost his life in an aircraft accident late Monday evening. Others on board the aircraft were his brother, Jim Clayton; Jim’s grandson, Flynt Griffin; and Jay McBride, a friend and local businessman, all of whom … Read More

Lauren Miller promoted to senior vice president of Moxley Carmichael

Lauren Miller has been promoted to senior vice president of Moxley Carmichael and will be responsible for strategy, vision and leadership of the firm’s public relations services, including delivery of creative ideas, excellent service and bottom-line impacting results to clients. Miller, who joined Moxley Carmichael in 2007, has earned four promotions in 12 years and has handled key communications strategies … Read More

Cazana to sell two major hotel properties downtown; Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park will get major renovation

Nicholas G. Cazana, managing partner of THE TENNESSEAN Personal Luxury Hotel and HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK, said an agreement has been reached to sell the two hotels. “This has been a difficult decision,” Cazana said. “But the companies purchasing and managing the two hotels have an extensive amount of experience, know-how and capital to take the properties to the … Read More

KUB President and CEO Mintha Roach announces retirement

At its Board meeting today, KUB President and CEO Mintha Roach announced her intent to retire from KUB by year-end. “I am so grateful for the time I have spent at KUB, working alongside men and women who have demonstrated year in and year out their commitment to our customers,” said Roach. “I could not have asked for a better … Read More

Christi Branscom rejoins Partners and GRACE Construction

Christi Branscom, who has served as the City of Knoxville’s chief operating officer and deputy to the mayor for the past five-and-a-half years, has rejoined her former firm, Partners, as chief operating officer and general counsel. She also has reassumed her position as chief executive officer of GRACE Construction. “We are thrilled to have Christi back and, due to her … Read More