U.S. Cellular provides free phone calls, internet access to those in need

On Thanksgiving, U.S. Cellular associates provided free phone calls and internet access at the annual Thanksgiving Day meal hosted by Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). The associates also donated pies and desserts to the meal so that attendees could enjoy a sweet treat. Being able to share a meal and call families and loved ones is something U.S. Cellular knows … Read More

Tennessee Theatre 90th Anniversary keepsake ornaments available for holidays

The Tennessee Theatre has commissioned two glass holiday ornaments celebrating 90 years of grand entertainment. The ornaments are available for purchase now to decorate a tree at home or give as a gift this season, and all purchases support the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. The 90th anniversary ornament depicts the outside of the Tennessee Theatre, complete with the iconic … Read More

Big Ears Festival celebrates 10 years of genre-defying musical exploration

Big Ears is thrilled to announce the final lineup for its tenth-anniversary, March 21-24, 2019, in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The festival will offer more than 100 performances — plus a film festival, workshops, talks, exhibitions, and a 12-hour drone concert — all taking place in an extraordinary array of venues, from historic theaters and houses of worship to beautiful converted … Read More

Pilot Flying J announces Kevin Wills as Chief Financial Officer

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, announced today that Kevin Wills will join the company as chief financial officer in February 2019. “With 30-plus years in retail, professional services and utilities, Kevin has the right expertise to contribute immediately to the company’s success in a significant way,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying … Read More

Pilot Flying J announces $2 million in charitable donations to celebrate 60 years of fueling life’s journeys

Pilot Flying J is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month by announcing donations totaling $2 million in honor of its history of giving back and commitment to fueling life’s journeys into the future. The company’s giving is focused on fueling those who serve by supporting military heroes and their families, and helping communities across the country by investing in programs … Read More

Tennessee Theatre continues 90th anniversary celebration with events, fundraiser

Throughout its “90 Days for 90 Years” anniversary celebration, the Tennessee Theatre is encouraging donations to ensure the continued preservation of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee and offering additional community events. During the “$90 for Our Next 90 Years” fundraising campaign, tax-deductible donations of any amount are welcome. Funds will be used not only for preservation, but also to … Read More

‘Pilot Celebrity Pumpers’ raises record-breaking $97,173 for United Way of Greater Knoxville

Pilot donated $97,173 to the United Way of Greater Knoxville thanks to the tremendous support of community members who purchased gas and other items at Knox County Pilot Convenience Stores during “Pilot Celebrity Pumpers.” The 2018 fundraiser tally bested the previous record of $94,091 set in 2017. From Oct. 1-3, local celebrities, including elected officials, media personalities and University of … Read More

Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival announces bold and inventive lineup for 2019

The Big Ears Music Festival returns to historic downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, for its eighth edition March 21–24, 2019. During the last decade, Big Ears has developed a reputation for presenting preeminent musical pioneers and cutting-edge innovators from a wide swath of genres, earning it praise from The New York Times as “a music festival with a rare vision” and from … Read More

Pilot Flying J offers free coffee to celebrate National Coffee Day

Pilot Flying J is treating all guests to a free cup of its “best coffee on the interstate” this Friday and Saturday in celebration of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29. Guests who download or open the myPilot app Friday-Saturday, Sept. 28-29, will find a coupon to redeem for a free Pilot coffee at participating Pilot and Flying J Travel … Read More

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon awards $10,000 in grants through Community Contribution Program

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on Sept. 21 presented a total of $10,000 in grants to five local organizations that support healthy living in East Tennessee through its Community Contribution Program. Grant recipients include Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville, Knoxville Sled Bears, Bike Elf, Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge and PJ Parkinson’s. “These five programs make a difference … Read More