KCDC officially opens new Five Points affordable housing

80-unit complex completes third of four-phase development Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC), along with business and community leaders and members of the Five Points community, officially opened Five Points 3 on Sept. 26, an affordable housing complex at the west corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and McConnell Street that brings the Five Points revitalization one step away from … Read More

The Trust Company of Tennessee adds Karla Gander as paralegal

The Trust Company of Tennessee has hired Karla Gander as a paralegal in the firm’s Knoxville headquarters. Founded in 1987 and with offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Tri-Cities, The Trust Company of Tennessee currently has more than $3.5 billion under management. The firm helps individuals, families, business owners and charities make better decisions with money through wealth management, personal investment … Read More

Johnson Architecture names Jeff Williamson as partner

Jeff Williamson has been named a partner at Johnson Architecture, a firm founded in 1994 that provides architecture, planning and interior design services for facilities of all types. “Jeff’s level of achievement, expertise, and impact on Johnson Architecture is remarkable,” said Daryl Johnson, founder and president of the Knoxville-based firm. “He has earned this role in our firm because of … Read More

U.S. Cellular presents free Macklemore concert on Oct. 25 in celebration of 35 years of wireless service in Knoxville

U.S. Cellular will celebrate its 35th anniversary of offering wireless service in the Knoxville area by hosting a FREE concert featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore on Oct. 25 at Thompson-Boling Arena. Macklemore, a hip-hop artist and songwriter from Seattle, Washington, has won four Grammy Awards including Best Rap Album 2014 (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. As … Read More

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