South Knox

South Knox Man Cut by Knife During Argument with his Roommate

Sergeant Jason Keck of the Knoxville Police Department said officers responded to 306 Riggs Ave. July 23 at approximately 10:00 pm concerning a male that had been cut with a knife. Upon Arrival, officers discovered that the cutting victim and the suspect were roommates. The individuals gave different details to[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Community, News, South Knox

One Killed, One injured in Motorcycle Accident on Chapman Hwy.

Knoxville Police responded to a serious traffic crash on Chapman Hwy, just north of East Dick Ford Ln. approximately 5:08 p.m. July 26. A motorcycle and a small SUV were involved in the collision. Southbound traffic on Chapman Hwy was closed for over two hours, while officers investigated. Both passengers[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Community, News, Seymour, South Knox

Two Lanes of Blount Avenue to Close to Accommodate Demolition

Two Lanes of Blount Ave. will close to accommodate demolition at Baptist Hospital in South Knoxville, according to Eric Vreeland of the City of Knoxville. According to the statement, two westbound lanes of Blount Ave. between Gay St. and Chapman Hwy. will be closed through September 19 Commuters will share[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Community, News, South Knox
South Knoxville Native Performs for Seymour Library Expansion

South Knoxville Native Performs for Seymour Library Expansion

Harpist Julia Stark performed Friday, July 18 at the Seymour Public Library. Stark is a 16-year-old South Knoxville native. The performance was intended to be outside on the newly finished pavilion but weather forced the crowd indoors. The show was free for visitors and sales from refreshments went to fund[Read More...]

88-Year-Old Post Office Employee to Retire with Closing of Branch

88-Year-Old Post Office Employee to Retire with Closing of Branch

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnews.com Buster Smith fondly recalled a mistake he made in his first few days at the Kimberlin Heights Post Office, 24 years ago, while standing in his office, leaning on a wooden shelf. The room was adorned with pictures of customers, an old typewriter, three guitars, a[Read More...]

July 25, 2014 Community, News, Seymour, South Knox
South Knoxville Alliance Launches Photo Contest

South Knoxville Alliance Launches Photo Contest

The South Knoxville Alliance recently launched a photograph competition for residents and visitors to the South Knoxville area. “We are looking for photographs of South Knoxville parks, landmarks, and scenery,” said Debra Bradshaw of the South Knoxville Alliance. The photo contest will run until September 14, the day after their[Read More...]

Tennessee Tax-Free Holiday August 1-3

This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m on Friday, August 1 and ends Sunday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m. The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. During the holiday, clothing with[Read More...]

Ijams Hosts Hike for Public on the South Loop Trail

The Ijams Nature Center will lead hikers into the Urban wilderness once again July 30 with a hike into South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness The Urban Wilderness series of hikes helps residents explore a variety of trails around Ijams Nature Center and South Knoxville while enjoying beautiful warm weather and scenic[Read More...]

July 23, 2014 Community, Entertainment, Events, News, South Knox
Organic Farm Produces Locally

Organic Farm Produces Locally

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Organicism Farms and Foods is an organic farm in Seymour that specializes in growing and preparing foods for local residents. Jessica Hammond operates the farm on Keener Rd. with the help of her mother. They have a lush 28 acre plot of farmable land near the[Read More...]

July 17, 2014 Business, Community, News, Seymour, South Knox
Construction Under Way at Tennessee School for the Deaf

Construction Under Way at Tennessee School for the Deaf

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewtn.com Excavating crews are working at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in South Knoxville on phase one of a master plan for the school. Included in the master plan is the construction of a new high school on the campus that will allow the school to[Read More...]