Fulmer vs. Spurrier: a Top 100 Rivalry
Published 3/2/2011 at 10:29 a.m. 0 comments
Yeah, nothing like a 20-page document from the NCAA with 12 violations allegations for the Vol men’s basketball and football programs received Feb. 22 to leave a fan craving some good news, any bright spot. It’s a stretch, but here’s ...
New Study Rates Knox as a Fairly Healthy County With Lousy Air
Published 2/23/2011 at 11:12 a.m. 0 comments
The 2010 County Health Rankings, a first of its kind study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranked Knox County #2 in health factors compared to the other 94 counties in ...
eBook eLation at the Knox County Public Library
Published 2/16/2011 at 9:46 a.m. 0 comments
At last! It’s now possible to check out eBooks from the Knox County Public Library system. Here are a few pertinent numbers.
Win-Win at Knoxville Restaurant Week
Published 2/9/2011 at 12:25 p.m. 0 comments
Knoxville’s first Restaurant Week runs Feb. 27-March 4, with local restaurants from Aubrey’s to La Costa and Ruth’s Chris Steak House offering fixed-price three-course meals at $25 or $35. It’s a swell deal just on the surface, but the second ...
Ice Bears: Frequent Fighters
Published 2/2/2011 at 11:06 a.m. 0 comments
According to hockeyfights.com, Ice Bears forward David Segal is the fightingest player in the Southern Professional Hockey league, with 20 fights for the 2010 season as of January 30.
Knoxville's New Salt Brining Mixing and Deployment System
Published 1/26/2011 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments
What great timing! Knoxville’s Public Service Division had a new Salt Brining Mixing and Deployment System, with tank trailers built and delivery vehicles modified by the Fleet Services division, all ready to go in time for the series of “snow ...
Knoxville Stars Dancing For Donations
Published 1/19/2011 at 10:41 a.m. 0 comments
Allison Fulmer, way to go! The UT graduate student is leading the Dancing with the Knoxville Stars cast in donations solicited for the Feb. 17 event’s beneficiary, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Association.
Better Grades for Knox County Schools
Published 1/12/2011 at 12:40 p.m. 0 comments
he State Report Card released on Jan. 7 held good news for Knox County Schools.
Early Census Results Chart Tennessee Population Growth
Published 1/5/2011 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments
What a difference a decade makes: Tennessee’s population increased 11.5 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to early Census results released Dec. 21. That makes us the state with the 11th highest increase in population.
TVA Meets Peak Demands—But It’ll Cost Us
Published 12/29/2010 at 12:00 p.m. 0 comments
Frigid temps challenge the Tennessee Valley Authority’s power-producing abilities, and once again it’s persevered, meeting a record peak load of 31,436 megawatts Dec. 14 (at 8 a.m. with 15-degree temps)—the highest December peak in TVA history.
New Study Says Farragut’s Fab for Business
Published 12/22/2010 at 10:37 a.m. 0 comments
That’s according to the 2010: How Business-Friendly Are Tennessee’s Cities? study released in late November by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.
Healthy Eating Up In the Air
Published 12/15/2010 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
Here’s a sample of the calorie-conscious website’s recommendations for some airlines that fly into McGhee-Tyson Airport.
Trashy Vol Fans
Published 12/8/2010 at 12:42 p.m. 0 comments
The results are in, and UT fans are 3.99 times trashier than Vanderbilt fans. That’s according to the just-released data from the EPA’s Game Day Challenge, which found that Vanderbilt fans generate the least waste, per capita, of any SEC ...
A Little Good Knox Housing News
Published 12/1/2010 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments
Our much admired local real estate agent/blogger, Suzy Trotta, who writes allaroundktown.com, wrangled figures from the latest Knoxville Home Sales Report, and found a tad of good news in there—and a bit more not-so-great news, and some outright bad news. ...
Everyday Help for Hunger From Second Harvest
Published 11/24/2010 at 9:49 a.m. 0 comments
According to its 2009 annual report, Knoxville-based Second Harvest serves an 18-county region and saw a 28 percent increase in demand for food services this past year. Here’s how it combats hunger in our region.