Tennessee Theatre launches new streaming Ghostlight Series to showcase local musicians

The Tennessee Theatre announces its new Ghostlight Series, spotlighting local artists by streaming concerts from the Tennessee Theatre stage. “The ghost light is a longstanding tradition designed to keep a theatre lit when it otherwise would be completely dark,” Tennessee Theatre Executive Director Becky Hancock said. “Though the Tennessee Theatre currently is closed, or at extended intermission as we like … Read More

U.S. Cellular names new retail store managers for three East Tennessee locations

U.S. Cellular has promoted Soriah Al-Hussein, Brian Ownsby and Jason Whitson to the position of retail store manager at three East Tennessee locations. In their new positions, the trio will be responsible for leading a team of wireless technology experts to help customers select the devices, plans and consumer electronics to best meet their needs. The promotions include: Al-Hussein, who … Read More

R.B. Morris and his band launch inaugural Big Ears Festival streaming series live from the Bijou Theatre

Knoxville’s “songwriter’s songwriter” and first Poet Laureate R. B. Morris with his band will launch the Big Ears Festival’s new series of streaming concerts and events from the stage of the city’s iconic 111-year-old Bijou Theatre on Friday, August 21, 2020. Joined by multi-instrumentalist Greg Horne, bassist Daniel Kimbro, and percussionist Hunter Deacon, R. B. will perform the richly textured, … Read More

The Christman Company donates new toys to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

The Christman Company donated more than 200 toys to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital so that patients have new stuffed animals, books and games during the COVID-19 pandemic. For health and safety reasons due to the pandemic, toys can’t be shared by the hospitalized children because of stringent cleaning protocols. The children are allowed to take the toys home upon release … Read More

South College Atlanta earns programmatic accreditation for radiography program

South College Atlanta has earned programmatic accreditation for its Associate of Science in Radiography (AS) by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The three-year initial award of accreditation by JRCERT, which became official in August, ensures that the first graduating class of 2020 will earn an AS degree from a fully accredited program at the Atlanta … Read More

Hillcrest Healthcare delivers 1,500 lunches to seniors for Mobile Meals in Knoxville

Hillcrest Healthcare sponsored “A Day of Meals” for the Mobile Meals program, and members of the leadership team distributed lunches to recipients across Knoxville to show support for seniors. The program provides daily safety checks and hot and cold lunches on weekdays to homebound seniors in the area. It is administered by the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee’s (CAC) Office … Read More

The Trust Company of Tennessee adds Alex Butler as systems analyst

The Trust Company of Tennessee has hired Alex Butler as a systems analyst in 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 management, … Read More

New downtown signage highlights how to help businesses stay open

New signage will be displayed across downtown Knoxville to remind people that staying safe and healthy can help downtown businesses stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 5, the messaging will be installed in businesses and public areas around the downtown district. The eye-catching signage, provided by Downtown Knoxville Alliance, will educate the public about the health … Read More

Highway Transport opens $12.5 million flagship service center in Geismar

Highway Transport has opened a $12.5 million flagship service center in Geismar, Louisiana, which will serve the needs of its current and growing customers across the Gulf Coast region and lead to the creation of 150 local jobs. The new service center expands the chemical transportation company’s presence in the Gulf Coast, positioning Highway Transport to serve several nearby prominent … Read More