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Incorporation Debated: Student Debate Raises Funds for National Competition

Incorporation Debated: Student Debate Raises Funds for National Competition

Seymour High School’s Forensics Club presented their spring showcase with a debate on incorporating Seymour in order to raise funds for their upcoming trip to the National Forensic League Championship. Students David McConnell, Chandler Jernigan, Ethan Stiles, and Gabe Hatcher presented opposing sides to the argument in front of a[Read More…]

Knoxville SOUP May Winner

Knoxville SOUP May Winner

Knoxville SOUP, a group meeting to support the South Knoxville area once a month, completed their second dinner on May 21. Each month the group meets to eat, discuss community issues and come up with resolutions. They also award one presenter donations taken at the door. Spokesperson Debra Bradshaw said,[Read More…]

Primary Students Treated to Cookout

Primary Students Treated to Cookout

Seymour Primary School received a special visit for lunch May 26th. Citizens National Bank provided students a cookout style lunch for the end of the year. Jody Ramsey, a spokesperson for CNB, said that for the event at Seymour Primary, the group had cooked over 500 hamburgers and hot dogs.[Read More…]

May 28, 2015 Community, Schools, Seymour
Food City Supports Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Food City Supports Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Food City officials recently presented a check in the amount of $235,000 to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The funds derived from Food City’s company-wide annual fundraising campaign, which began March 28 and concluded on May 3, 2015. During the promotion, Food City shoppers were given an opportunity to make a contribution through the purchase[Read More…]

May 28, 2015 Business, Community, News
Island Home Pillar Being Repaired

Island Home Pillar Being Repaired

Signs Added to Direct Truck Drivers Around Road Closure A 100-year-old Island Home Park neighborhood pillar demolished by an errant commercial truck driver is being repaired, and City of Knoxville traffic engineers have added additional signs to direct drivers of commercial vehicles to safely use the designated truck route while[Read More…]

May 28, 2015 Community, News, South Knox
SKNBC and Chapman Pool Offer Free Day to Members

SKNBC and Chapman Pool Offer Free Day to Members

Chapman Recreation Center Board of Directors invite South Knox neighborhood residents to a day of fun in the sun. Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 2:00 to 6:00pm, the Olympic size swimming pool on John Sevier Highway will be open to members of the South Knoxville Neighborhood and Business Coalition (SKNBC)[Read More…]

May 28, 2015 Calendar, Community, Events, Family, South Knox
Knox County Teacher Survey Results Released

Knox County Teacher Survey Results Released

The Knox County Schools has released the results of its second district-wide teacher survey, and the results are encouraging. The survey was the second administered to teachers with the goal of obtaining valuable input and feedback from educators in the Knox County Schools. The paper/pencil survey, administered in the Spring of 2015,[Read More…]

May 28, 2015 Knox County, News, Schools
Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies Sport Body-Worn Cameras

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies Sport Body-Worn Cameras

In response to recent questions raised about the use-of-force in police stops across the country, many localities are utilizing body-mounted cameras. While the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has implemented the cameras, other counties continue to test the cameras in the field. According to Blount County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer, Marion O’Bryant,[Read More…]

May 28, 2015 Blount County, Community, Knox County, News
Meet Us In The Garden Program: Seasonal Sensational Garden Supper

Meet Us In The Garden Program: Seasonal Sensational Garden Supper

Meet Us in the Garden is a series of classes assisting the public with gardening and the use of garden’s bounty. Enjoy an outdoor dining demonstration and experience at our Seasonal Sensational Garden Supper, our summer program for the Meet Us in the Garden series on Monday, June 8th, from[Read More…]

May 28, 2015 Calendar, Community, Events, News, SCPLS
Book Helps Identify Tree Species

Book Helps Identify Tree Species

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations[Read More…]

May 28, 2015 News