South Knox

South Knox Open Meeting

South Knox Open Meeting

An open meeting for all of South Knoxville to come and engage your elected officials will take place Thursday, June 4th from 6:30-8:00. Join School Board member Amber Rountree, County Commissioner Mike Brown, and Nick Pavlis, Vice Mayor City of Knoxville and City Council 1st District, at Ijams Nature Center for updates on[Read More…]

May 21, 2015 Calendar, Events, News, Politics, South Knox
Opening of the Ijams Crag – an Outdoor Climbing Area

Opening of the Ijams Crag – an Outdoor Climbing Area

On Friday, May 22, 2015 Ijams Nature Center will open The Ijams Crag with a ribbon-cutting ceremony beginning at 4:30 pm. The Ijams Crag will offer an outdoor climbing area for both the beginning and experienced climber.  The site features a cliff line with moderate grades, solid rock, reliable access,[Read More…]

Anti-Bullying Pep Rally – Former Vol QB Featured Speaker

Anti-Bullying Pep Rally – Former Vol QB Featured Speaker

The Knoxville Police Department will be closing out the third year of the Anti-Bullying campaign with a pep rally at South Doyle Middle School.  Former UT Vol QB, Sterling Henton, will serve as the master of ceremonies and provide the keynote address.  The anti-bullying campaign has been a multifaceted movement[Read More…]

May 14, 2015 Calendar, Events, South Knox
Critter Wranglers Catch and Release

Critter Wranglers Catch and Release

As temperatures continue to warm and humans venture more and more outside, it should come as no surprise that pest control season is on the upswing. Homeowners may find themselves dealing with all sorts of unwanted guests from squirrels to snakes, guests that are most effectively removed by a specialist.[Read More…]

May 14, 2015 Business, Community, News, Seymour, South Knox
Quarry Sees Third Drowning Victim

Quarry Sees Third Drowning Victim

Maryville College students are mourning the loss of one of their own this week. Belgian foreign exchange student Tijl Werbrouck became the third area drowning victim of the season when he jumped into the water at Fort Dickerson Quarry on Saturday, May 9 and failed to resurface. According to a[Read More…]

May 14, 2015 Community, Knox County, News, South Knox
Historic S Knox Pillar Destroyed

Historic S Knox Pillar Destroyed

Residents of the South Knoxville neighborhood Island Home Park were faced this week with the destruction of a century old pillar at the entrance to their neighborhood. According to the City of Knoxville, a commercial truck gone awry is to blame for the incident. “Certainly, in no way are those[Read More…]

May 14, 2015 Community, News, South Knox
S Knox Artists Featured

S Knox Artists Featured

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Knoxville announced this month a new exhibition for their balcony gallery space entitled “Made in South Knoxville.” The exhibition will run for several weeks during June and will feature the work of two artists from South Knoxville. Ryan Blair is an artist and art[Read More…]

Athletes Race Through Knoxville

Athletes Race Through Knoxville

Beneath the giant 300-foot Sunsphere at World’s Fair Park, athletes will gather on May 17th for the much anticipated season opener of the Challenge Family Americas races, Challenge Knoxville presented by Pilot Flying J. Triathletes participating in the Half or Olympic distance or Age-Group Championship races will assemble at Volunteer[Read More…]

May 14, 2015 Calendar, Community, Knoxville, News, South Knox
Mother’s Day Defies Expectations

Mother’s Day Defies Expectations

Mother’s Day, as celebrated in the U.S, is a relatively new holiday. Begun in the early 20th century, Mother’s Day does not have any actual links to ancient celebrations of mothers and motherhood, such as the Greek cult to Cybele or the Roman festival of Hilaria. In fact, the modern[Read More…]

May 7, 2015 Community, News, Seymour, South Knox
Bats Block Building

Bats Block Building

Bats get a bad rap. Historically, they’ve been blamed for disease, feared and even associated with literary monsters. However, bats are actually a necessary part of the ecosystem. More than 1,300 species of bat live across the globe, many of which consume a large number of insects, including some of[Read More…]