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Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Knox County. As of 2012, the city had a population of 179,055. residents, making it the state's third largest city. Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in 2012 had a population of 711,338. The KMSA is in turn the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which in 2012 had a population of 1,074,010.
First settled in 1786, Knoxville was the first capital of Tennessee. The city struggled with geographic isolation throughout the early 19th century, though the arrival of the railroad in 1855 led to an economic boom. During the Civil War, the city was bitterly divided over the secession issue, and was occupied alternately by both Confederate and Union armies. Following the war, Knoxville grew rapidly as a major wholesaling and manufacturing center. The city's economy stagnated after the 1920s as the manufacturing sector collapsed, the Downtown area declined, and city leaders became entrenched in highly partisan political fights. Hosting the 1982 World's Fair helped reinvigorate the city, and revitalization initiatives by city leaders and private developers have had some success
Knoxville is the home of the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, whose sports teams, called the "Volunteers" or "Vols," are extremely popular in the surrounding area. Knoxville is also home to the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority, as well as the corporate headquarters of several national and regional companies. Knoxville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for East Tennessee. As one of the largest cities in the Appalachian region, Knoxville has positioned itself in recent years as a repository of Appalachian culture and is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
White supremacist groups to head to Knoxville to protest, then to Smokies for...
20 Aug 2017 at 1:24pm
Knoxville News SentinelWhite supremacist groups to head to Knoxville to protest, then to Smokies for summitKnoxville News Sentinel
In the midst of heated debate over the fate of a Fort Sanders monument honoring Confederate soldiers, white supremacists have made plans to come to East Tennessee
. Confederate 28, a newly reformed white supremacist group, has made plans to rally at ...and more »
Monkey on the loose, Knoxville animal control working to capture it - WSPA.com
22 Aug 2017 at 2:12pm
WSPA.comMonkey on the loose, Knoxville animal control working to capture itWSPA.comKNOXVILLE
. (WATE) ? Knoxville Police Department says a monkey is on the loose in North Knoxville. It is believed the animal is a legal pet that escaped. Animal control responded to the call but was unsuccessful at catching the animal. A ...
Pet monkey loose in Knoxville
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Solar eclipse 2017: Solar eclipse traffic update, congestion in Georgia, Tenn...
21 Aug 2017 at 1:41pm
AL.comSolar eclipse 2017: Solar eclipse traffic update, congestion in Georgia, Tennessee, South CarolinaAL.com
The other high zones are from Knoxville
to south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In South Carolina, the State Highway Patrol is closing rest areas on Interstate 95 because they are past capacity. Roads are also packed around Clemson and in ...What It Was Like to See a Total Solar EclipseNational GeographicTotal solar eclipse captivates East Tennessee
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TDOT spokesman: Eclipse traffic worst ever seen in East Tennessee - Knoxville...
21 Aug 2017 at 11:18am
Knoxville News SentinelTDOT spokesman: Eclipse traffic worst ever seen in East TennesseeKnoxville News Sentinel
Mark Nagi, regional spokesman for the Tennessee
Department of Transportation, said the traffic "is certainly one of the biggest backups that I can recall in my 6-1/2 years working for the Department." "This was expected, and it unfortunately takes time ...and more »
Protests, right wing rallies extend into second week after Charlottesville - ...
22 Aug 2017 at 3:34pm
USA TODAYProtests, right wing rallies extend into second week after CharlottesvilleUSA TODAY
Rallies that are being billed by some as right wing or white supremacist are being planned for San Francisco, Berkeley and Knoxville
.. Though the California organizers say that's not what they are. Joey Gibson, organizer of Patriot Prayer's ...
Pet monkey named 'Pretty Boy Floyd' remains at large in North Knoxville - Kno...
21 Aug 2017 at 6:31pm
Knoxville News SentinelPet monkey named 'Pretty Boy Floyd' remains at large in North KnoxvilleKnoxville News Sentinel
A pet monkey remained at large in North Knoxville
on Tuesday after evading animal control officers the day before. The Capuchin monkey first appeared about 10 a.m. Monday on the deck of Ron Merritt's home in the 2600 block of Washington Pike.and more »
Lady Vols' 2017-18 SEC slate set - WJHL
22 Aug 2017 at 8:42pm
WJHLLady Vols' 2017-18 SEC slate setWJHLKNOXVILLE
. ? The 2017-18 women's basketball schedule was released Tuesday by the Southeastern Conference office in Birmingham, Ala., providing dates for Tennessee's league games. League play will begin on Sunday, Dec. 31, and run through ...Basketball Vols go 3-0 with fun experiences on Europe tripChattanooga Times Free Pressall 3 news articles »
Tennessee Vols cornerback Justin Martin has confidence covered - Knoxville Ne...
22 Aug 2017 at 10:05am
Knoxville News SentinelTennessee Vols cornerback Justin Martin has confidence coveredKnoxville News Sentinel
The timing couldn't be better for Tennessee
. Its secondary was victimized by both injury and blown assignments last season. The Vols started 11 different player combinations in the secondary and ranked 72nd in the country, allowing 230.7 yards per game.Preparing for intimidating Georgia Tech option attack puts pressure on Tennessee
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Tennessee football 2017 breakdown: Defensive line has potential - Knoxville N...
21 Aug 2017 at 6:02am
Knoxville News SentinelTennessee football 2017 breakdown: Defensive line has potentialKnoxville News Sentinel
Kendal Vickers leads a unit that has potential but lacks production.and more »
Lawsuit: Virginia College dean booted HIV-positive student, spread word of co...
22 Aug 2017 at 8:12am
Knoxville News SentinelLawsuit: Virginia College dean booted HIV-positive student, spread word of conditionKnoxville News Sentinel
Windy Heath, an HIV-positive cosmetology student, alleges in a federal lawsuit Virginia College of Knoxville
., kicked her out of the program after she disclosed her medical condition and spread word of that condition among students. Wochit.and more »