Knoxville Area Urban League supports students with 17th annual ‘Shoes for School’

More than 1,500 children receive new shoes and 4,000 receive school supplies Thousands of local children received new tennis shoes and school supplies Saturday, Aug. 3, during the 17th annual “Shoes for School” event presented by the Knoxville Area Urban League and sponsored by Covenant Health. The event at Caswell Park coincided with the start of school, which is Monday, … Read More

United Way of Greater Knoxville President and CEO Ben Landers announces retirement

Ben Landers, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Knoxville, announced June 27 that he is retiring after 26 years of service during which the agency experienced significant growth and accomplishments. Under Landers’ leadership, United Way of Greater Knoxville donors, staff and volunteers raised a total of $273 million to support the nonprofits served by the agency. “I have … Read More

U.S. Cellular offers smartphone cleaning tips to help “spark joy”

Spring is upon us. Marie Kondo’s cleaning method has taken the millennial generation by storm and inspired them to complete their tidying adventures. When it comes to smartphones, there are ways for people to follow suit and tidy them up so they can work more efficiently. During a mobile device “spring sweep,” consumers can refresh the outside of their device … Read More

KSO 2018-19 Pops Series concludes with ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. in concert

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will conclude the 2018-19 Pops Series with a special performance by Leslie Odom Jr., the Grammy and Tony Award-winning star of “Hamilton” for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash. Odom’s debut with the Knoxville Symphony on Saturday, May 11, will feature jazz standards and familiar Broadway hits. The concert, sponsored by Regal, will … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center achieves first-ever ‘no-kill’ status

Young-Williams Animal Center has achieved “no-kill” status for the first time in the shelter’s history, marking a milestone toward fulfilling its vision to find a home for every pet. In 2018, Young-Williams Animal Center saved 8,311 pets. “We’ve worked diligently through innovative programs and community involvement to make it to this day, and it is such a remarkable achievement for … Read More

Symphony’s 2019-20 Pops Series features film, jazz, guitars and legends

Season subscriptions are on sale now for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 News Sentinel Pops Series, which includes “Singin’ in the Rain: Film + Orchestra” and “Symphony of Illusions with Michael Grandinetti.” Current Pops subscribers can renew their packages and retain their seats by renewing by May 11. All concerts take place at 8 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, … Read More

Tired of being tired? Put down your smartphone for a sound night of sleep.

Let’s face it, the last thing most people look at before bed and the first thing they grab upon waking up is likely their smartphone. While its convenient to have within arm’s reach if using a smart device as an alarm clock, when it is that close the temptation to check social media sites, work email and the news headlines … Read More

Dave & Buster’s Sevierville hiring site now open for walk-in applicants

Interested candidates invited to visit hiring site Monday-Friday Dave & Buster’s is slated to open its Sevierville location in the Millers Landing shopping center on Monday, April 29th and is looking to hire more than 200 enthusiastic individuals to join the team. There are both front and back-of-house positions available, including servers, bartenders, hosts, line cooks, game techs and more. … Read More