Johnson Architecture donates design of new facility for Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue

Animals to get new home after devastating December fire After a devastating fire last December, plans to rebuild the Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue started quickly since the surviving animals and new rescues would need a permanent home. Knoxville-based Johnson Architecture volunteered to donate its time to design a new structure for the nonprofit organization. “Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue … Read More

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon seeks volunteers

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon needs volunteers for the March 24-25 race weekend to help participants hit the ground running for the event. “It takes 1,200 people to make the marathon weekend happen,” said Jason Altman, Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon executive director. “There are plenty of ways to help from packet pickup to course monitor. Volunteers have the opportunity to … Read More

Pilot Flying J announces $981,000 donation to American Heart Association

Pilot Flying J on March 14 revealed the amount raised in support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “Life Is Why We Give™” campaign, presenting a total of $981,000 to AHA representatives at a celebration at the company’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. In honor of American Heart Month, Pilot Flying J and its network of travel centers and convenience stores … Read More

New owners of The Swag retreat promise to preserve its character

David and Annie Colquitt of Knoxville, Tennessee, are purchasing The Swag, a popular mountain retreat near Waynesville, North Carolina. The Swag is located on 250 acres abutting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Its award-winning accommodations, fine dining and spectacular mountain views at an elevation of 5,000 feet make The Swag a one-of-a-kind getaway, one that is familiar to many … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center at ‘critical capacity’ for dogs

Young-Williams Animal Center currently is at critical capacity for adult dogs, 6 months and older. With dozens of dogs waiting for adoption, the shelter does not have available space to house and care for the lost, stray and surrendered animals in need that come to Young-Williams every day as the official shelter of Knox County and City of Knoxville. Young-Williams … Read More

Purchase tickets now for Knoxville’s first-ever Dragon Lights Festival

Knoxville’s first-ever Dragon Lights Festival starts Friday, March 16, and tickets are available now for the spectacular display of larger-than-life lanterns at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center. The festival, which will be held March 16-April 22, will run from 5:30-10 p.m. each evening. Ticket prices range from $10.50 to $16.50, and event parking will be free. A box office at … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center announces lower adoption fees

With the goal to increase adoptions and save more animal lives, Young-Williams Animal Center is lowering its adoption fees indefinitely. New adoption fees include: Kittens: $100, reduced from $125. Kittens are also buy one, get one free. Adult cats (6 months-3 years): $25, reduced from $75 Older and senior cats (3 years or older): Free, reduced from $50 Adult and … Read More

Pilot raises $28,026 for Salvation Army through Red Kettle campaign

Pilot presented a donation of $28,026 to The Salvation Army of Knoxville for proceeds raised during the annual Red Kettle campaign. The Salvation Army received the check Tuesday, Feb. 27,  from representatives of Pilot at the Pilot Convenience Store on Rutledge Pike in Knoxville. “The Salvation Army positively impacts the lives of so many people in our community, and we … Read More

The Christman Company hires Rob Hudson as senior superintendent

The Christman Company has hired Rob Hudson as a senior superintendent based in its Knoxville office. Hudson brings more than 30 years of experience in construction management to The Christman Company and has handled projects across the country, including federal and state government contracts, office complexes with state-of-the-art security, and education and manufacturing facilities. “Rob has knowledge across all construction … Read More