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This winter, 30 volunteers from Trees Knoxville teamed up with City Public Service Department staff to plant 50 trees along Burwell Avenue in just under three hours. This previously relatively barren ... more» 
Posted by mleidig  On Mar 22, 2019 at 2:02 PM
The "Green Book," a travel guide created for African Americans from the 1930s through to 1960s, was brought to the notice of many people this year through a movie by the same name that won Best Pictur ... more» 
Posted by fmcanally  On Mar 01, 2019 at 3:21 PM
At a special Naturalization Ceremony, Feb. 26, 2019, Knoxville welcomed 126 new American citizens from 42 countries at the City County Building in Downtown Knoxville. Mayor Madeline Rogero welcomed th ... more» 
Posted by mleidig  On Mar 01, 2019 at 10:02 AM
To say that Robert J. “Bob” Booker is busy in February is an understatement.  The author, historian, Knoxville College graduate, military veteran, former state legislator and co-founder of the Beck ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 18, 2019 at 1:39 PM
The City of Knoxville has long been involved in preserving the legacy of one of its most notable sons: Caldonia Fackler Johnson.  Born into slavery in a room at the Farragut Hotel in 1844, and free ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 18, 2019 at 12:21 PM
It had become a field of weeds and destroyed tombstones.  Odd Fellows Cemetery, one of Knoxville’s first African-American cemeteries, was neglected and overgrown. Then, in 2009, a community res ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 15, 2019 at 3:14 PM
East Knoxville residents turned out for an open house Tuesday night at the Jacob Building as City staff and a consulting team heard their dreams of how Chilhowee Park might be used in the future. ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 07, 2019 at 4:21 PM
The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of East Tennessee rolled out the red carpet for Knoxville’s youth as they launched the Go Big! Knoxville mentoring program at ... more» 
Posted by fmcanally  On Feb 01, 2019 at 3:45 PM
Knoxville has seen lots of snowfalls over the years. Who can forget the great “Blizzard of ‘93” when East Tennessee was blanketed with heavy snow for weeks.  This week’s snow? Only about an inch. E ... more» 
Posted by ptravis  On Feb 01, 2019 at 10:39 AM
This week, the Diversity Business Advisory Committee met with Mayor Madeline Rogero and discussed strategies for reaching out to owners and managers of companies owned by minorities, women and service ... more» 
Posted by evreeland  On Jan 11, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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