Summit Medical Group to offer free smoking cessation classes for public in support of Tennessee Quit Week

Summit Medical Group will offer free classes to help East Tennesseans stop smoking as part of the organization’s support of Tennessee Quit Week. An annual statewide healthcare initiative led by the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Quit Week encourages people to quit using tobacco. Held Feb. 4-8, the 2019 theme is: “Let’s Call It Quits.” Summit Medical Group offers a … Read More

Big Ears Festival focuses on 50 years of ECM

During the last decade, Big Ears has emerged as the United States’ preeminent festival for exploratory music. This year, the festival honors a visionary international institution that has always operated with the same outlook—ECM Records, the border-erasing label launched by producer Manfred Eicher that has now spent half a century tirelessly pursuing new frontiers and standards of excellence in jazz … Read More

Hundreds of kids complete first mile of marathon

Covenant Kids Run officially underway after dash at Zoo Knoxville on Jan. 26 Family members, friends, fitness enthusiasts and educators cheered as children from across East Tennessee ran, walked and skipped across Zoo Knoxville to kick off the Covenant Kids Run. The one-mile fun run, part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, encourages children to complete a 26.2-mile marathon over … Read More

Cazana to sell two major hotel properties downtown; Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park will get major renovation

Nicholas G. Cazana, managing partner of THE TENNESSEAN Personal Luxury Hotel and HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK, said an agreement has been reached to sell the two hotels. “This has been a difficult decision,” Cazana said. “But the companies purchasing and managing the two hotels have an extensive amount of experience, know-how and capital to take the properties to the … Read More

The Christman Company names Steven Smith regional safety manager

Steven Smith has joined The Christman Company as regional safety manager, overseeing project safety and educating employees and trade contractor partners in support of the company’s comprehensive safety program. Previously serving as site safety manager at HTH Companies, Inc. in both Knoxville, Tennessee, and Beloit, Wisconsin, Smith fostered a culture of safety throughout the organization. He also served for six … Read More

U.S. Cellular and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley kick off fourth annual Black History Month Art Contest

Local U.S. Cellular associates joined youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to get creative and kick off the fourth annual Black History Month Art Contest. At events held today at the clubs, youth created original 8.5 x 11 pieces of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans, including business people, athletes, historical figures and celebrities. Ten … Read More

Rescheduled to Feb. 5: KCDC to hold community open house on Austin Homes revitalization

Due to anticipated inclement weather, the community open house originally set for Tuesday, Jan. 29, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 5. Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) plans a revitalization of its Austin Homes site with the goal of replacing the existing affordable housing on the site, while creating a mix of housing choices for families and individuals of varied … Read More

The Christman Company lands atop general contractor list in Knoxville area

The Christman Company has been ranked the No. 1 general contractor in the Knoxville area for the second year in a row based on its local revenue of more than $131 million. The Book of Lists, compiled by the News Sentinel, ranks the area’s companies in multiple industries, including construction, education, health care and technology. The Christman Company recorded 2017 … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center completes space-doubling renovation thanks to PetSmart Charities and community support for dog ‘sleepovers’

This week, Young-Williams Animal Center completed much-needed space additions to the dog holding areas, thanks to a $16,740 grant from PetSmart Charities. The renovations added sliding vertical doors between kennels, connecting each space and doubling or even tripling kennel size to create higher quality of life and capacity for care. Dogs are placed in these holding areas before being moved … Read More