Priority Ambulance reminds swimmers, boaters to stay safe Memorial Day weekend

As East Tennesseans flock to area pools and lakes this Memorial Day weekend, Knoxville-based Priority Ambulance reminds everyone to recognize the signs of drowning and always watch children during water activities and sports. While the perception is that drowning victims thrash in the water or call for help, the reality is that drowning is known as the “silent killer.” Victims … Read More

Alan Carmichael honored as 2018 Outstanding Marketing Professional

The American Marketing Association Knoxville (AMAK) has honored Alan Carmichael, president and COO of Moxley Carmichael, as the 2018 Outstanding Marketing Professional. The lifetime achievement award, which was presented in May at the AMAK’s annual HONORS celebration, recognizes significant contributions in marketing and the community. Previous honorees include Pilot Flying J Founder Jim Haslam II, former University of Tennessee women’s … Read More

KSO to perform free concert May 19 in Maryville

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform a free, family-friendly concert Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre in the Park on the Greenbelt in Maryville, Tennessee. Music Director Aram Demirjian will lead the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra in a concert of light pops, including timeless music of the stage and screen, such as “Waltz” from Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty,” a … Read More

KCDC earns ‘Website of the Year’ honors for 2018

The website for Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has earned recognition as Website of the Year in 2018 in a statewide competition. The Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (TAHRA) announced the winners at the 2018 TAHRA Annual Awards held in April in Murfreesboro. KCDC’s website won in the Extra Large Public Housing Agency category. The judges considered the … Read More

KSO to close 2017-18 season with ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will end the 2017-18 season with Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” part of the KSO Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, on Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. These performances are sponsored by Brogan Financial-Retirement & Legacy Planning. Tickets start at $15, and are available online. Musical selections include Leonard Bernstein’s … Read More

Gerdau rewards Lonsdale Elementary students with new bikes, helmets

Steel recycler Gerdau today presented new bicycles and safety helmets to 12 Lonsdale Elementary School students in recognition of best attendance during the 2017-18 school year. The presentation marked the seventh year that the Knoxville steel mill has rewarded the school’s students with best attendance. The company presented the bikes and safety helmets to kindergartners Maisha Niyonishu and Marisol Tomas-Gaspar; … Read More

KCDC launches construction on new Five Points affordable housing

Celebration marks launch of 80-unit residential community On May 14, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC), along with business and community leaders and members of the Five Points community officially broke ground on Five Points Phase 3, an affordable housing complex to be built at the west corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and McConnell Street. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, … Read More

Big Ears Festival to receive $20,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to Big Ears Festival for continued work to showcase music and art at the annual Knoxville event. The Art Works … Read More

Pilot Flying J offers free coffee for Mother’s Day

To recognize and thank mothers, Pilot Flying J is offering a free cup of Pilot coffee during Mother’s Day weekend from May 11-13. Guests who download or open the myPilot app beginning Friday, May 11, will find a coupon to redeem for a free Pilot coffee at Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers across North America and Pilot Convenience Stores … Read More

South College to ‘kick it’ with free community health screening in Alcoa

The South College School of Pharmacy will provide a free community health screening in Alcoa on Saturday, May 12, as part of stroke awareness month. The “Kick-it Annual Community Health Fair” will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the practice field at Alcoa Elementary School on 1200 Springbrook Road. The fair will offer health education courses on blood pressure, … Read More