Fuel up for United Way during Pilot Pumpers Oct. 5-7

Pilot to donate proceeds to the United Way of Greater Knoxville during three-day event Fuel up, enjoy a coffee or grab a snack to help the Knoxville community during the 28th annual Pilot Pumpers. From Oct. 5-7, visit any Pilot Convenience Store in Knox County, and Pilot will donate five cents of every gallon of gasoline sold and 10 cents of … Read More

Pilot Company and Haslam family donate $5 million to build new Emergency Department at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Pilot Company and the Haslam family have donated $5 million to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to renovate the Emergency Department at the hospital’s main campus on Clinch Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The facility will be named Pilot Emergency Care Center, in honor of past, present and future Pilot Company team members and their families. In a statement, the Haslam family … Read More

Tennessee Theatre to host ‘Stars on Stage’ with limited guests, free streaming

92nd birthday celebration features Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors The Tennessee Theatre will hold its first semi-public event since the pandemic closed the venue six months ago with the screening of a concert by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors to celebrate the theatre’s 92nd birthday during “Stars on Stage.” The “Stars on Stage Virtual Concert: A Streaming Fundraising Event” will … Read More

2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon shifts course to virtual format

Prioritizing community health and safety, the 16th annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events are moving to a virtual format to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19 and allow runners to safely participate while achieving their personal goals in 2020. “The move to a virtual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon event helps ensure the health and safety of our community, runners and … Read More

Pilot Company Founder Jim Haslam authors memoir on leadership lessons, learning and luck

Pilot Company Founder James “Jim” Haslam II has written “Co-Piloting: Luck, Leadership, and Learning That It’s All About Others,” a book that takes readers inside the journey from owning a single gas station in Gate City, Virginia, to starting one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States. “This book is written to hopefully inspire people to embrace life,” Haslam … Read More

Groundbreaking makes new behavioral health hospital in Knoxville a reality; milestone celebrated virtually

Covenant Health and Acadia Healthcare held a “virtual groundbreaking” on Sept. 2 announcing the start of construction for East Tennessee Behavioral Health, a new psychiatric inpatient hospital in West Knoxville. The virtual webinar was attended by more than 100 community leaders and elected officials. Speakers for the event included Covenant Health and Acadia executives, Congressman Tim Burchett, Knoxville Mayor Indya … Read More

Cherokee Distributing Company partners with E-Z Stop and KenJo Markets to donate $7,500 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Cherokee Distributing Company teamed up with E-Z Stop and KenJo Markets to make a total donation of $7,500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to assist the nonprofit’s efforts during COVID-19. The Knoxville-headquartered distributing company, a leading beer wholesaler in the state, used a special in-store promotion during the months of May and June to raise … Read More

Covenant Health named to Forbes 2020 list of best employers in Tennessee

Covenant Health has been named a 2020 “Best-in-State Employer” in Tennessee by Forbes Magazine. The health system ranked #15 in a list of 75 top employers in the state. The designation marks the sixth time Forbes has named Covenant Health to one of its “Best Employer” lists in the past five years. The health system was included in the publication’s … Read More

Tennessee Theatre launches new streaming Ghostlight Series to showcase local musicians

The Tennessee Theatre announces its new Ghostlight Series, spotlighting local artists by streaming concerts from the Tennessee Theatre stage. “The ghost light is a longstanding tradition designed to keep a theatre lit when it otherwise would be completely dark,” Tennessee Theatre Executive Director Becky Hancock said. “Though the Tennessee Theatre currently is closed, or at extended intermission as we like … Read More