South Knox

Fire Relocates Local Business

Fire Relocates Local Business

On Monday, August 18 at 1:50pm, units from the Knoxville Fire Department responded to a call at 2320 Blount Ave, the home of Whitworth Dental Lab. One of the four employees working in the facility that afternoon dialed 911, stating they smelled smoke, and firefighters were dispatched to investigate. The caller[Read More...]

August 21, 2014 News, South Knox
Hummingbirds Return to Ijams

Hummingbirds Return to Ijams

Ijams Nature Center, home of Bat Night and Ijams Creature Feature, will host Chicago author Joel Greenberg, and local wildlife experts, for the upcoming Hummingbird Festival. Scheduled for Saturday, August 23, 8am to 5pm, this is the fourth installation on the annual event. “It’s a chance to learn stuff, but[Read More...]

August 21, 2014 Calendar, Entertainment, Events, News, South Knox
International Club Comes to South Knoxville

International Club Comes to South Knoxville

RJ’s Courtyard Restaurant on Airport Highway recently hosted an organizational meeting of the as yet unformed Rotary Club of Music and Technology in Blount County. Beth Stubbs, special representative to the new club and current member of the Maryville-Alcoa Rotary Club, stated the initial meeting, held July 28, was to[Read More...]

August 21, 2014 Community, News, South Knox
South Knox Students Offered Free Meals at School

South Knox Students Offered Free Meals at School

This school year, all students in 52 Knox County schools will benefit from breakfast and lunch at no charge through the Community Eligibility Provision, a nationwide program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture . Through the CEP program, all students enrolled at the qualifying schools receive meals free of[Read More...]

South Knox Band to Perform at Seymour Branch

South Knox Band to Perform at Seymour Branch

The Mule Creek Muleskinners will perform “hard-driving traditional bluegrass” at the gazebo next to Seymour Public Library on August 15. The concert will be the third and final of the Friends of the Library “Summer Sounds and Sweets” series for the year. The performance will begin at 7:00 pm and[Read More...]

KPD Issues 112 School Zone Citations

KPD Issues 112 School Zone Citations

Officers with the Knoxville Police Department issued 112 driving related citations August 11, the first day of school,  while conducting traffic enforcement within school zones. School zone enforcement will continue through August 15 as students begin the new school year. Each year the Knoxville Police Department increases patrols in school zones at the[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Community, Knox County, News, Schools, South Knox
Area Wildlife Refuge Holds Hidden Splendor

Area Wildlife Refuge Holds Hidden Splendor

Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge is one of the area’s hidden natural landscapes with rolling grasslands, river wildlife, and well maintained trails. According to the refuge website it is home to 180 species of birds at various times of the year and is known as a premier birding destination. The refuge[Read More...]

Fire at Highland South Funeral Home

Fire at Highland South Funeral Home

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Seymour Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call August 6 at approximately 11:30 a.m. from Highland Funeral Home on Simpson Rd. in South Knoxville near Chapman Hwy. When crews arrived flames could be seen from the roof of the funeral home near the steeple above the[Read More...]

KPD Recognizes Red Light Safety Week

KPD Recognizes Red Light Safety Week

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch announced today the City of Knoxville will observe National Stop on Red Week, which runs August 3 – 9, by reminding residents that red light safety cameras are part of a comprehensive effort to improve traffic safety in our community for all motorists, residents, families[Read More...]

Hummingbird Festival Returns to South Knoxville

Hummingbird Festival Returns to South Knoxville

The fourth annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will take place at the Ijams Nature Center Saturday, August 23. Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating lives of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and see them up-close at the banding table. The festival will treat visitors to renowned speakers on[Read More...]