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Knoxville Police Officers Awarded

Knoxville Police Officers Awarded

Several officers and one citizen were publicly lauded by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero Monday as a part of the Knoxville Police Department’s efforts to recognize excellence within its law enforcement agency. Citation of Excellence Knoxville resident Douglas Hilton was the recipient of KPD’s Citation of Excellence for his role in[Read More…]

Dec 25, 2017 News, South Knoxville
Tocher Awarded

Tocher Awarded

Members of the South Knoxville Alliance gathered Monday night to honor the service of Janice Tocher, President of local website design company Averra Media. Tocher was recognized for her more than six years of service on the SKA board dating back to the group’s inception. “She held it together through[Read More…]

Dec 25, 2017 News, South Knoxville
4 Injured in T-Bone Collision

4 Injured in T-Bone Collision

A broadside collision on Macon Ln. adjacent to Chapman Highway left four people injured Sunday, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. 85-year-old Clyde Loposser was travelling southbound on Chapman Highway when he attempted to make a left turn onto East Macon Ln., reports show. Loposser, who was[Read More…]

Dec 25, 2017 News, Seymour
Keep Knoxville Beautiful Gets New Director

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Gets New Director

Alanna McKissack has been named the new executive director of Keep Knoxville Beautiful and will lead the organization beginning Jan. 2. McKissack rejoins the organization where she served as an AmeriCorps member and program coordinator in 2015. Most recently, McKissack served as the executive director of Keep Blount Beautiful, where[Read More…]

Dec 25, 2017 News, South Knoxville
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Sevier Co. Man Gets New Chair

Thanks to a group of generous people living in or around Sevier County, Jason McClure’s new wheelchair has been purchased, and has arrived just in time for Christmas. The wheelchair has several safety options that will make McClure’s life more comfortable and secure. According to Robin D. Cogdill, Sevier County[Read More…]

Dec 25, 2017 News
Seymour Christmas Parade A Success

Seymour Christmas Parade A Success

There were a lot of things standing out during Saturday’s Christmas Parade in Seymour, but for Seymour High School Director of Bands Rhett Butler, what stood out the most was the cold. “This was absolutely the coldest parade I’ve done,” Butler said of the event, the 10th such parade he’s[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Featured, News, Seymour
S. Knox Business Creates “Aight” T-shirt Design

S. Knox Business Creates “Aight” T-shirt Design

As VolNation watched the introductory press conference of new Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt unfold last Thursday, many minds were turned to the future of Tennessee football. Local T-shirt designer Ryan Willis, however, had one particular thing on his mind: Aight. As the owner of the South Knoxville based[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Business, News, South Knoxville

KCSO Candidate Tramel Has Focus on Mental Health, Opiods

The election for Knox County Sheriff is still well over the horizon, but for candidate Lee Tramel, it’s never too early to talk about the issues surrounding next year’s important race. A Knoxville native and longtime employee of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Tramel currently serves as the KCSO’s Chief[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 News, South Knoxville
Man Rids Pests, Halts Coyote Problem

Man Rids Pests, Halts Coyote Problem

Crawling in the dark spaces beneath a customer’s home, Doug Ashe was on an opossum search. Cramped, dirty and with limited visibility, Ashe found himself facing not the pesky creature he’d been hired to remove, but with a four foot long diamondback rattlesnake, a reptile with venom so powerful, its[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 News

TN 45th Least Healthy State

The United Health Foundation released its America’s Health Rankings Annual Report Tuesday, ranking Tennessee as the 45th least healthy state in the Union. The 45th ranking is a one placement drop for the state since last year’s report, an indication of worsening health conditions throughout Tennessee. The report, which measures[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 News