KSO to open 2019-20 season with musical journey through ‘The Planets’

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra opens the 2019-2020 season Sept. 19-20 with the Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series concert, “The Planets.” Music Director Aram Demirjian will lead the orchestra at two performances  at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Tennessee Theatre. The performances are sponsored by Twin City Dealerships. Musical selections include Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” and Missy Mazzoli’s “These … Read More

Pilot Flying J announces $10,000 grand prize winner of 2019 Road Warrior contest

Pilot Flying J announced the winners of its sixth annual Road Warrior contest on Sept. 9, hosting a surprise celebration for the $10,000 grand prize winner as part of the company’s kick off to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Based on more than 13,000 combined online votes, Timothy Chelette of Murfreesboro, Tenn. is the 2019 Road Warrior grand prize winner. … Read More

KCDC Section 8 program again earns high-performer status from HUD

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) again has earned high-performer status from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) following an assessment review. KCDC’s high-performer status for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, falls under the Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP), the federal agency’s primary tool for evaluating Section 8 performance. The SEMAP review considers 15 performance … Read More

The Importance of Reading: National Read a Book Day

Reading has the power to educate, entertain and take the imagination on a ride. Friday, Sept. 6 is National Read a Book Day, a day dedicated to bringing awareness to the importance of reading and the benefits that come from it. With today’s technology, book readers have started to change their reading habits, trading their printed copies for digitally-released versions … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center to temporarily move intake area due to construction

Young-Williams Animal Center will move its Lost and Found department, which includes both the Pet Intake area and the Pet Resource Center, to a temporary on-site location during construction. For approximately 8-10 weeks, the Lost and Found area at the main shelter at 3201 Division St., will be housed behind the main building. Visitors to intake, lost and found, and … Read More

National Self-Improvement Month provides new chance for change

What happened to those New Year’s resolutions? The lofty goals that were set on New Year’s Eve to get in shape or quit a bad habit don’t have to be left behind. September is National Self-Improvement Month, which means it’s a great time to reevaluate those goals and make positive changes. And technology can help. Smartphones, like the iPhone X … Read More

South College Physician Assistant program expands to Atlanta

The South College Physician Assistant program has expanded to include the college’s Atlanta campus. Admitted students in Atlanta will be part of the college’s Knoxville, Tennessee, program, which started more than a decade ago. When classes start on Sept. 27, the inaugural Atlanta class will have 40 students representing 15 different states. Admission is ongoing for the second class to … Read More

The Trust Company of Tennessee adds Olivia Greenlee as recordkeeper

The Trust Company of Tennessee has hired Olivia Greenlee as a recordkeeper in the firm’s Knoxville headquarters. Based in Knoxville and with offices in Chattanooga and Tri-Cities, The Trust Company of Tennessee is a state-chartered bank with more than $3.5 billion under management. The company helps individuals, families, business owners and charities make better decisions with money through wealth management, … Read More

Knoxville Area Urban League partners with TVA to train local contractors, community

The Knoxville Area Urban League has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to set up weatherization work opportunities for local contractors with initial training scheduled for this Friday and Saturday. The eScore Minority Contractor Training Program is a workforce training initiative to expand TVA’s certified contractor base for weatherization with a focus on minority-owned businesses and workforce individuals. The … Read More