Alcoa, TNDaily Times

Community Food Connections opens at new location in Alcoa

The revamp is complete and the sign is hanging at Community Food Connection of Blount County’s new home in Alcoa. CFC held its grand opening on Thursday, July 22, after completing the move from its former location on Whitecrest Drive in Maryville. The food pantry had been there for more than 10 years.
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Making a Difference: Club helps send Knox Co students to college

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - On Tuesday afternoon, the Knoxville Rotary Club awarded four Knox County students scholarships for their community service and academic achievements. One of the recipients was Linnea Johnson who earned the James Schaad four-year $20,000 scholarship. At 17-years-old, Johnson is a business owner, assistant manager at a pizza restaurant, graduated high school with a weighted 4.5 GPA at Hardin Valley Academy, scored a 34 on the ACT and spent nearly 100 hours serving the Knox County Community. Her next mission is college.

Greenville’s Logisticus Group seeks new approach to wind turbine recycling

Logisticus Group, a transportation logistics, project management and technology company based in Greenville, announced July 27 it has entered into a partnership with Carbon Rivers, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based advanced materials technology firm. The companies are working on a way to reuse and recycle wind turbine components, according to the announcement.

Knox Rotary awards $50K scholarships

The Rotary Club of Knoxville awarded four scholarships to area graduates at a luncheon on Tuesday at The Foundry – two are four-year $20,000 scholarships and two are one-time $5,000 scholarships. Jennifer Sepaniak chairs Rotary’s Scholarship Awards Committee. “This year we reviewed a record 70 scholarship applications from students representing...
Alcoa, TNDaily Times

Alcoa asks residents to mind how they place their recycling bins

Alcoa sanitation officials are trying to educate residents on how to correctly place their recycling bins on pickup days as the city continues to see climbing residential growth. In a news release, officials with the city’s Public Works and Engineering Department said recycling involvement in Alcoa recently went up by...
Knoxville, TNWBIR

Big Ears Festival to return to Knoxville in March 2022

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Music lovers across Knoxville have had to go without one of the most popular festivals in Tennessee — Big Ears. In 2022, that is set to change. Officials with Big Ears Festival announced Tuesday that bands would perform and music would fill the streets once again on March 24 - 27, 2022. The festival was canceled two years in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Knox County, TNOak Ridger

Ground breaking Thursday for new church in Hardin Valley

In July 2019, the Rev. John Gargis was appointed by the United Methodist Church to plant a new church in Hardin Valley in Knox County. The new church will have a ground-breaking ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday. The Holsten Conference of the United Methodist Church purchased property on Hardin Valley...
Monroe County, TNMonroe County Advocate

Archer receives Cleveland State Community First award

The 6th annual Community First Awards Committee at Cleveland State Community College received dozens of nominations seeking to honor individuals across five categories. Nominations were selected based on this year’s theme of putting the community first during a world-wide pandemic. There were a total of 10 honorees for the individual categories, with one of them from Monroe County.
Sevierville, TNMountain Press

Salvation Army's new leader hopes to strengthen outreach

The Salvation Army is known for its social service outreach and the Sevierville Corps now has new leadership to build upon what it already has done. Lt. Melissa Melching is the newly appointed commanding officer as of June 14. “I just want to be able to give my best ‘yes’...

Centro Hispano gets class space at PSCC Division Street

Centro Hispano, the leading resource for and about East Tennessee’s Latino community, is expanding its services onto Pellissippi State Community College’s Division Street Campus. Centro Hispano and Pellissippi State invite the community to an open house 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, to check out the nonprofit’s new space. Pellissippi State’s...
Knoxville, TNCitizen Tribune

Canvas helps the homeless

Volunteers from Canvas Church in Lenoir City fed the homeless in Knoxville a warm breakfast Saturday with help from members of the Lenoir City High School football team. The church’s Love Riot ministry has been an ongoing effort twice a month for close to five years. David Shaw, Love Riot...
Knoxville, TNWREG

Northview Academy teen recovering from heart transplant

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One 15-year-old and his family didn’t expect to spend their summer break in the hospital. Zachary Webb is a student at Northview Academy and his mom, Michelle Fest, said he loves school, especially science. “Zachary is cognitive skill delayed,” said Fest. “He just loves going to...