Downtown Knoxville Tenn Day Planner (8/9 – 8/18/2020)

As events are opening up, we’re listing a combination of virtual and live events. The rules are the same – if you want your event included, please make a Facebook event, invite me (Alan Sims – you’ll have to friend me) and it will be included. I need enough lead time that the list can […]

COVID-19: 8/7/2020 Update (Including Health Department Briefing)

It’s Friday and I hope you all find a way to make your weekend a good one. We’re all stressed, worried, frustrated or some combination of each of those. It’s easy right now for that toxic stew to brew until it bubbles over. I know my patience is wearing more thin. Support each other. Be […]

Friday Potpourri: Development, Art and Democracy

Time to catch a breath and enjoy a weekend. I hope you have some fun plans for you and your family. We’ll stick close to home, of course, but I suspect there will be movies, junk food for the young ones and hopefully some chill time for the grown ups. We’ll listen to some music, […]

COVID-19: 8.6.2020 Update

It is a measure of how things have changed that I “attend” meetings like the Board of Health meeting last night from the comfort of my home, with a five and eleven-year-old underfoot. The biggest measure of the shift may be that I celebrated that last night’s meeting was “only” two hours and fifteen minutes! […]

Knox County Board of Health Hosts Public Forum and Re-Opens Bars

After opening the meeting, the public forum began, with speakers and Mayor Jacobs joining from the City County Building. Thirteen people were present and he requested that they all be able to speak, even though that exceeded the 30 minutes. He made it clear there should be no profanity and no attack on the Board […]