Statement from Jimmy Haslam
Knoxville City Council recently announced the appointment of Randy Fields of Messer Construction Co. to the Public Assembly Facilities Board of Directors.
Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam tells reporters that he is confident his company will weather an FBI investigation apparently centered on the travel center operator’s rebates to trucking companies. “Our first value is to do the right thing, and I steadfastly believe we have done that,” he says.
Craig Griffith was honored recently for 10 years of service on the Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s (KCDC) Board of Commissioners as he completed his term in March. KCDC Executive Director and CEO Alvin Nance and fellow commissioners presented a commemorative plague and special gift to show their appreciation at Griffith’s last meeting on March 28.
UT DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY HOSTS 82ND ANNUAL PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST’S MEETING AT KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER
Some lucky anthropologists will take home a replica of a prehistoric hominid while others discuss development of the human race at the Knoxville Convention Center this week.
Rodney A. Fields has been named the managing partner of the law firm Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.’s Knoxville office. Fields joined the firm in 1991 and became a Shareholder in 1997. He serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and manages Lewis King’s Business Practice Group.
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra invites iconic trumpeter and former Tonight Show band leader Doc Severinsen to perform “Italian Style” with the orchestra for the Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series.
Wojciech Kopec of Searcy, Ark., won the ninth annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on Sunday, April 7. In a field of about 7,500 participants in six races, Kopec finished the 26.2-mile men’s full marathon with a time of 2:22:15.
Community Health Alliance (CHA), Tennessee’s health insurance CO-OP, and Summit Medical Group have entered into a collaborative partnership to provide consumers with comprehensive patient-centered care. This is the first of many managed care agreements Community Health Alliance is developing across the state as it assembles its network of preferred providers.
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra continues its Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series with performances of the Verdi Requiem on April 18 and 19. Maestro Lucas Richman conducts the Orchestra, joined by the Knoxville Choral Society and special guest vocalists. The concert will take place on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. These concerts are sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Knoxville.