FREE MOVIE SHOWING- FAMILY


You are invited to drive-in movie at a church. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy free movies. Snacks and cokes will be available. Bring the family . Movies start at sundown, aproximately 8:30 pm. If it is raining the movie will be canceled. This event is sponsored by the FAITH FREE WILL BAPTISTContinue reading “FREE MOVIE SHOWING- FAMILY”

‘Click it or Ticket’ Save Lives in Memorial Weekend Statistics Revealed


Safety Department Releases Preliminary Memorial Weekend Statistics TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL ALSO RELEASES ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY Nashville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Department of Safety announced Tuesday, June 3, 2008, that preliminary figures show 13 people were killed in traffic crashes in Tennessee during the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday period. That is down from the 21 fatalities during the Memorial DayContinue reading “‘Click it or Ticket’ Save Lives in Memorial Weekend Statistics Revealed”

STATE PARK RESTAURANTS CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY ON SUNDAY, JUNE 15


TREAT DAD TO A DELICIOUS BUFFET AT ONE OF EIGHT STATE PARK RESTAURANTS Nashville, Tenn. – There’s no better way to express your love and appreciation than to take dad out for a delicious meal amongst the beauty of Tennessee State Parks this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15. Tennessee State Parks invite you to spendContinue reading “STATE PARK RESTAURANTS CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY ON SUNDAY, JUNE 15”

MEXICO REIMBURSES FOREIGN TOURISTS FOR SALES TAX EXPENDITURES


Beginning in June, tourists will be reimbursed at airports in Mexico City, Cancun, Guadalajara, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta for the amount of sales tax they paid during their visit; This will apply to travelers who return to their countries of origin by sea or air and who can prove they spent at least 1,200Continue reading “MEXICO REIMBURSES FOREIGN TOURISTS FOR SALES TAX EXPENDITURES”

Knox County Parks and Recreation Hosts Meeting


KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—The Knox County Parks and Recreation Department will host a meeting on Thursday June 19th, from 5-7 pm at Forks of the River Park, 5414 National Drive, to collect public input on a proposed exchange of park property in the Forks of the River area. A developer has proposed an exchange of 28 acresContinue reading “Knox County Parks and Recreation Hosts Meeting”

Mayor Littlefield Targets Graffiti With Summer Youth Workers


Chattanooga, Tennessee – Some call it an eyesore; others call it art.  But the plain fact is that painting graffiti on public or private property is against the law.  Graffiti is a nuisance and in some instances it contains dangerous or offensive messages.  A new and innovative graffiti removal program called the “Chatt City Erasers,”Continue reading “Mayor Littlefield Targets Graffiti With Summer Youth Workers”

Join us for this year’s Kuumba Festival Junkanu Parade in Downtown Knoxville.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– African American Appalachian Arts is proud to sponsor the 19th annual Kuumba Festival.  As always, a major part of the festival is the Junkanu Parade in Downtown Knoxville.  This yearʼs parade is scheduled for Friday, June 27. 2008 at 6:00pm and we invite your group to put on your parade best and strutContinue reading “Join us for this year’s Kuumba Festival Junkanu Parade in Downtown Knoxville.”

New assistant dean appointed to Pellissippi State’s Blount County Campus


Maryville native Holly L. Burkett has been named assistant dean of the Blount County Campus of Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Allen G. Edwards, the college’s president announced today. Burkett has been director of admissions and the Communications Center at Pellissippi State since last year. Previously, she worked as alumni relations coordinator for the PellissippiContinue reading “New assistant dean appointed to Pellissippi State’s Blount County Campus”

Rate of Low-Birthweight Babies is the Highest in 40 Years


Essay Focuses on the Urgent Need to Reform Juvenile Justice BALTIMORE – National trends in child well-being taken together have improved slightly since 2000, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2008 Data Book also presents a clear path to reducing the number of children and youth in America’sContinue reading “Rate of Low-Birthweight Babies is the Highest in 40 Years”

MAYOR CALLS FOR REDUCTIONS IN FLEET OPERATIONS


<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> Policy changes to save fuel, funds used for government vehicles NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean today announced significant changes to the fleet policies of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County as a comprehensive effort to offset theContinue reading “MAYOR CALLS FOR REDUCTIONS IN FLEET OPERATIONS”

6th ANNUAL 2008 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:


“Empowering Leaders to Serve” WHAT: The Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corporation along with conference partners will host its 6th Annual Leadership Conference for Early Childhood Professionals. This two-day event is dedicated to enhancing the management skills, professionalism, and leadership capacity of directors, administrators, program managers, teachers, and anyone working with or providing care and learningContinue reading “6th ANNUAL 2008 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:”

DHS STEPS UP INSPECTIONS AS THE WEATHER HEATS UP TEMPERATURES SOAR IN CLOSED VEHICLES, INCREASING RISKS TO CHILDREN


NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Child care providers across Tennessee are being put on notice-keep the children safe during the hot summer months, or face the consequences. The Tennessee Department of Human Services’ child care licensing division is conducting its annual summer transportation crackdown. Hundreds of unannounced inspections and surveillances are planned this summer to ensure child care agenciesContinue reading “DHS STEPS UP INSPECTIONS AS THE WEATHER HEATS UP TEMPERATURES SOAR IN CLOSED VEHICLES, INCREASING RISKS TO CHILDREN”

“Teen Art Classes” to be offered at Blount County Public Library


MARYVILLE, TN  (June 9, 2008)  Teens looking for an outlet for artistic expression this summer can also learn more about the joy of drawing and painting during art classes for teens. Taught by artist, Lyda Plemons, the three sessions will be held at the Blount County Public Library on three Saturdays, June 14, 21 andContinue reading ““Teen Art Classes” to be offered at Blount County Public Library”

Audition to Jam at Blount County Public Library


MARYVILLE, TN  (June 12, 2008)  Here’s a chance for your band or vocal group to perform in a new venue…at the library! As the finale for the Teen Summer Reading Program, Blount County teen groups are invited to audition to participate in a band jam for teens. At the jam on July 27 at 2:00Continue reading “Audition to Jam at Blount County Public Library”

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lucas Richman Renews Contract


KNOXVILLE, TN – Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lucas Richman has extended his contract with the KSO for three more years. This extension takes Maestro Richman through 2010-2011, the KSO’s 75th Anniversary season. <!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> June 10, 2008 “Lucas Richman has doneContinue reading “Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lucas Richman Renews Contract”

Cricket Customers Can Register To Vote While Shopping For Phone, Paying Bills~


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. May 29, 2008 Cricket Communications Inc, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, is offering their customers more than great cell phone plans. Beginning May 30, Cricket customers and anyone else visiting Cricket stores in Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville can register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. People are excited about thisContinue reading “Cricket Customers Can Register To Vote While Shopping For Phone, Paying Bills~”

30 Metal Storm Grates Reported Missing


City to Pay $9000.00 in Replacement Cost Chattanooga, Tennessee – Three men were arrested this past Friday (May 30, 2008), for trying to sell a City of Chattanooga metal storm grate to a local scrap metal dealer.  Recently, thirty storm grates (or catch basin grates) have been reported as missing.  The grates are used toContinue reading “30 Metal Storm Grates Reported Missing”

ETSU hosts inaugural southeastern paleontology conference June 18-21, honors former Gov. Don Sundquist


JOHNSON CITY—East Tennessee State University’s Don Sundquist Center of Excellence in Paleontology and the ETSU Office of Professional Development will host the inaugural Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology Conference scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, June 18-21. The conference opens with a 6 p.m. reception on June 18, at the ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural HistoryContinue reading “ETSU hosts inaugural southeastern paleontology conference June 18-21, honors former Gov. Don Sundquist”

ETSU Sholes Lectureship to address issues of c-section on demand


JOHNSON CITY – The ethical issues of c-section on demand will be the theme of the 14th Annual Dr. Dillard M. Sholes, Jr. and Mrs. Mattie E. Sholes Distinguished Lectureship at East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine on Wednesday, June 25. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. James W. VanContinue reading “ETSU Sholes Lectureship to address issues of c-section on demand”

ETSU remembers the late Dr. Rollin Williams, founder of Aerospace Workshop, university’s longest-running grant


JOHNSON CITY—During a recent Aerospace Workshop class at East Tennessee State University, Dr. W. Rollin Williams, who founded the program, was remembered through the presentation of mementos to Dr. Janice Williams, his widow. Rollin Williams was founding dean of the ETSU College of Applied Science and Technology (now part of the College of Business andContinue reading “ETSU remembers the late Dr. Rollin Williams, founder of Aerospace Workshop, university’s longest-running grant”

Pellissippi State appoints Byrd new dean of English


OAK RIDGE, Tenn.– Pellissippi State Technical Community College has selected Associate Professor Kathy Byrd to be the new dean of the English Department. Byrd replaces Lois Reynolds, who recently stepped down after serving in the position for 18 years. Allen Edwards, Pellissippi State president, announced the appointment May 23. “I am pleased to announce thatContinue reading “Pellissippi State appoints Byrd new dean of English”

Pellissippi State honors outstanding employees


OAK RIDGE, Tenn.– Pellissippi State Technical Community College recognized the efforts of its faculty and staff at the 2008 Employee Appreciation Awards ceremony April 23. All winners received a cash award, plaque and medallion, and all retirees a desk clock, provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation. Susan McMahon, program coordinator of Pre-nursing Education, earned theContinue reading “Pellissippi State honors outstanding employees”

ETSU receives NIH funding for study of language impairment in children


JOHNSON CITY – With good examples and training, most kids develop basic grammar skills by the time they reach preschool age.  But some fall behind. “This particular group of children has delays specifically in grammar and vocabulary development but do not have an underlying condition, such as autism or hearing loss, to which it canContinue reading “ETSU receives NIH funding for study of language impairment in children”

Public invited to free talk on ‘A Brief History of Tapirs’ at ETSU and GSB Natural History Museum at Gray Fossil Site


JOHNSON CITY – The “plight” of the tapir will be discussed by Dr. Matt Colbert of the University of Texas in a public talk entitled “A Brief History of Tapirs” on Tuesday, June 17, at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site.Continue reading “Public invited to free talk on ‘A Brief History of Tapirs’ at ETSU and GSB Natural History Museum at Gray Fossil Site”

ETSU finds going “green” is good


JOHNSON CITY—East Tennessee State University is making important strides in becoming a “green” university through a number of initiatives.  A highly successful event held recently encouraged businesses and homeowners to bring to campus their old electronic devices, such as computers, VCRs, and cell phones, to be collected and removed for safe, reliable, and environmentally friendlyContinue reading “ETSU finds going “green” is good”

Nashville’s International Puppet Festival!


<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } H1 { margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0in } H1.western { font-family: “Arial”, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-style: italic } H1.cjk { font-family: “Arial Unicode MS”; font-size: 10pt; font-style: italic } H1.ctl { font-family: “Tahoma”; font-size: 12pt; font-weight: medium } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } — Nashville, Tenn.– TheaterContinue reading “Nashville’s International Puppet Festival!”

ETSU School of Graduate Studies honors ‘Outstanding’ students


JOHNSON CITY— The East Tennessee State University School of Graduate Studies recently honored its recipients of awards for outstanding graduate work. Each award was determined by a committee comprised of graduate faculty members representing different disciplines and chaired by a member of the ETSU Graduate Council. Each award winner was presented a plaque and $100.Continue reading “ETSU School of Graduate Studies honors ‘Outstanding’ students”

ETSU names Quillen Scholarship recipients


JOHNSON CITY—East Tennessee State University has named the 2008 recipients of James H. Quillen Scholarships. The $4,000 scholarships were created through a bequest to ETSU by the late James H. Quillen, who represented Tennessee’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. Quillen requested that endowment proceeds be used to fundContinue reading “ETSU names Quillen Scholarship recipients”

Library Seeks “Edible Book Contest” Entries


Edible Book Contest entries to be on display at Blount County Public Library MARYVILLE, TN  (June 4, 2008)   As an individual or family project, “edible books” make a fun way to relax and spend some fun time tapping into your creative juices this summer.  If your entry is judged a winner, you could expand yourContinue reading “Library Seeks “Edible Book Contest” Entries”

Pellissippi State Hospitality coordinator earns PAULY Award


When he started out wiping tables and washing dishes at age 13, Tom Gaddis probably didn’t realize that the job would be the humble beginning to a lifelong profession. More than 30 years later, Gaddis, who coordinates the Hospitality concentration in the Business Administration program at Pellissippi State Technical Community College, has received a PAULYContinue reading “Pellissippi State Hospitality coordinator earns PAULY Award”

Exhibitor Booths Give Businesses and Organizations Exposure to Thousands


Knoxville, Tenn. (June 12, 2008) – Limited time remains to reserve a booth at the 89th Tennessee Valley Fair. Excellent booth spaces are available for lease in the air conditioned Jacob’s Building for as little as $360 for all 10 days of the Fair. <!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P {Continue reading “Exhibitor Booths Give Businesses and Organizations Exposure to Thousands”

SUMMER MOVIE MAGIC IN KNOXVILLE


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Summer Movie Magic, the annual classic film series at the historic Tennessee Theatre presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages with support from the News Sentinel, kicks off the 2008 season on June 22, with screenings of Thunder Road and festivities celebrating the film’s 50th anniversary including the attendance of James Mitchum, ThunderContinue reading “SUMMER MOVIE MAGIC IN KNOXVILLE”

LOUIE BLUIE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL


A Celebration of the Life of Howard Armstrong CARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Campbell Culture Coalition will be hosting the Second Annual Louie Bluie Festival to celebrate the life of Howard Armstrong from 11a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 14 at beautiful Cove Lake State Park. Admission is free. The Festival prides itself on offering a diverse presentation ofContinue reading “LOUIE BLUIE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL”

New Extended Hours for Art Museum’s “Alive After Five” Summer Series


KNOXVILLE, TN—The Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five music series is extending the length of the program and adding an opening act beginning with the summer series premier featuring performances by Hokum’s Heroes and The LoneTones on Friday, June 13, from 5:30-9:30 pm. Hokum’s Heroes hail from Boston and play early 20th century pop,Continue reading “New Extended Hours for Art Museum’s “Alive After Five” Summer Series”

FIGHTING FOR THE HEARTLAND


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The 2008 Symposium, “Fighting for the Heartland!” takes place June 19-21 in Franklin. It provides an engaging exploration of the Civil War story in Middle Tennessee from 1862 to 1864 and enhances the understanding of the War’s significance. Supported by the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the Symposium features expert guidesContinue reading “FIGHTING FOR THE HEARTLAND”

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S PUBLIC BUS TOUR SET FOR SUMMER SEASON


Visitors Get the Best of Oak Ridge “Then” and “Now” OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Department of Energy’s 2008 Oak Ridge Facilities Public Bus Tour began June 2 and will continue through September 5, offering visitors a first-hand look at the DOE facilities located on the Oak Ridge Reservation. The DOE Public Tour program beganContinue reading “DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S PUBLIC BUS TOUR SET FOR SUMMER SEASON”

OAK RIDGE WINS GOLD HERMES CREATIVE AWARD FOR WEB SITE DESIGN


OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Hermes Creative Awards recently announced winners for the 2008 international awards competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Among the winners was the Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau (ORCVB), winner of the Gold Award for the revamped http://www.OakRidgeVisitor.com Web site thatContinue reading “OAK RIDGE WINS GOLD HERMES CREATIVE AWARD FOR WEB SITE DESIGN”

Roane State hosts ‘Welcome Festivals’


Roane State Community College recently hosted Welcome Festivals designed to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community. The events included food, entertainment, and information about community and education services. Festivals were held in Roane County, Lenoir City, Crossville and Oak Ridge. Combined, the events attracted hundreds of visitors. “Thank you to all those who helped makeContinue reading “Roane State hosts ‘Welcome Festivals’”

“Digital or Film: Which is Better?”


“Digital or Film: Which is Better?” to be at Blount County Public Library DOE Photographer Lynn Freeny to present program at Library MARYVILLE, TN (June 5, 2008) Everywhere you look, people are snapping away, capturing images left and right with palm-sized digital cameras. However, you hate to give up your trusty old 35 mm filmContinue reading ““Digital or Film: Which is Better?””