KUB Board approves long-term agreements with TVA

First-of-its-kind Green Invest agreement will support 212 MW of new solar generation for KUB customers At its meeting today, KUB’s Board of Commissioners approved a new 20-year power supply agreement with TVA that provides long-term cost stability for KUB customers, discounted wholesale rates, power supply flexibility of up to 5 percent of KUB’s power to come from local sources, and … Read More

South College dental program earns elevated accreditation status

Dental Assisting program in Nashville accredited at highest available level The Dental Assisting program at South College Nashville has earned elevated accreditation status through a thorough vetting process by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The certificate in Dental Assisting program has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements” from CODA. This is the highest level of … Read More

The Christman Company project earns Keep Knoxville Beautiful award

A project by The Christman Company, The University of Tennessee Student Union, has earned a 2020 Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchids Award in the new architecture category. Award winners were announced at a ceremony Feb. 25. Officially opened in 2019, the $187 million, 395,088-square-foot UT Student Union is the university’s largest construction project to date. The Orchids Award for new architecture … Read More

Downtown Knoxville Alliance adds resources to guide prospective downtown residents

Developers have started construction on a combined 420 new residential units in Downtown Knoxville, signaling continued housing demand within the central business district, which is a 0.67-square-mile area in the city’s core. The new rental and purchase options will push the district’s housing units to more than 2,000, in addition to units in surrounding downtown neighborhoods. “Downtown Knoxville has become … Read More

The Trust Company of Tennessee adds Teri Rector as customer service representative

The Trust Company of Tennessee has hired Teri Rector as a customer service representative at the firm’s Knoxville headquarters. Founded in 1987 and with offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville and the 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 … Read More

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral to host Inversion Vocal Ensemble on March 6

Performance will feature multiple genres, including classical, jazz, gospel and Broadway The Concerts on Cumberland series continues Friday, March 6, with a performance by Emmy Award-nominated Inversion Vocal Ensemble, which will showcase a variety of musical works at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral. The free hour-long event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the newly renovated cathedral in downtown Knoxville and will … Read More

U.S. Cellular providing assistance to residents impacted by Middle Tennessee tornadoes

U.S. Cellular is actively providing resources to residents in Cookeville and the surrounding communities who have been impacted by the recent tornadoes. The company is providing free Wi-Fi, chargers (wall and car), and portable power packs at the U.S. Cellular store located at 770 S Jefferson Ave. in Cookeville. U.S. Cellular is also offering free phone chargers and portable battery … Read More

KSO Pops Series to present ‘Symphony of Illusions’ with Michael Grandinetti this Saturday

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will continue its 2019-20 News Sentinel Pops Series with “Symphony of Illusions,” featuring famous illusionist Michael Grandinetti on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Tickets start at just $38 and can be purchased online or at the door. Acclaimed magician Grandinetti will turn the Civic Auditorium into a symphony of illusions … Read More

Positively Living names Jessica Langer as director of development

Positively Living has hired Jessica Langer, a seasoned fundraising specialist, as director of development for the nonprofit, which provides care and support to East Tennesseans living with HIV/AIDS, disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorder and/or homelessness. Langer most recently served as major gifts officer and director of individual giving for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York in Manhattan, where … Read More

The Christman Company acquires MEDCO Construction from Baylor Scott & White Health

The Christman Company, a national construction management and real estate development firm based in Lansing, Michigan, and with an office in Knoxville, Tennessee, has acquired MEDCO Construction in Texas. The acquisition allows Christman, which also has an office in Grapevine, Texas, to expand its construction services and sets the stage for growth in Texas and surrounding areas. MEDCO was the … Read More