Monthly Archives: December 2012

State St. escalator closing

City release:             As part of the ongoing expansion of the State Street Parking Garage, the escalator from State Street to Gay Street next to the Regal Riviera movie theater will be closed permanently next week. The escalator will be … Continue reading

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Top stories of 2012

Here come the year-end lists. The copy fillers, the feed-the-beast content that makes sure advertisers have a place to put their stuff when nobody is really getting any work done. Welcome to the middle of the most unproductive week of … Continue reading

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NYE on Market Square details

Details on the Knoxville New Year’s celebration. From a city release: Join in the fun on Market Square this New Year’s Eve, with an afternoon and evening full of activities. Events on Monday, Dec. 31st, include: Euro-bungee on the Square … Continue reading

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Rogero: Campfield’s remarks don’t reflect city

Sen. Stacey Campfield has made some local and national headlines for a few of his outspoken stances regarding homosexuals. Speaking with Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero recently for this story, she said that she believes that Campfield doesn’t necessarily reflect the city’s official stance … Continue reading

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Knoxville, Sedaris and “Holidays on Ice”

Don’t know why it took me this long to make this connection, but the city’s downtown ice skating rink, also known as “Holidays on Ice,” shares the same name as a book by  David Sedaris. Being from North Carolina, and the occasional listener … Continue reading

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Mayor’s year: not too shabby

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero issued a list of accomplishments a few days ago. On Sunday we’ll run a piece looking back at her year as well, and a companion with folks giving thoughts on the year. It probably won’t have … Continue reading

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New electric vehicle charging stations in the area

BBSI EV Charging Station LocationsNow you can plug your Volt, or Leaf into a charging station at the McGhee Tyson Airport. This news courtesy of the Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association, but the station itself comes from and benefits the Black Bear Solar … Continue reading

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