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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.
6 shooting deaths in 2 days in Knoxville area: What we know so far - Knoxvill...
23 Jun 2017 at 10:41am
Knoxville News Sentinel6 shooting deaths in 2 days in Knoxville area: What we know so farKnoxville News Sentinel
... Parks both were pronounced dead at the scene. Ashton Parks was transported to the University of Tennessee
Medical Center. Her condition was not immediately available Friday. Investigators have not specified what sort of dispute preceded the shooting.
Top Workplaces revealed: Knoxville firms take awards - Knoxville News Sentinel
23 Jun 2017 at 4:58am
Knoxville News SentinelTop Workplaces revealed: Knoxville firms take awardsKnoxville News Sentinel
A Cannon & Cannon Inc. representative accepts an award during the 2017 Top Workplaces presented by the Knoxville News Sentinel at The Foundry on the Fair Site in Knoxville
on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (Photo: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville ...and more »
Bible School children spared as South Knoxville triple shooting leaves 2 dead...
22 Jun 2017 at 1:13pm
Knoxville News SentinelBible School children spared as South Knoxville triple shooting leaves 2 deadKnoxville News Sentinel
The second man died shortly after arriving at the University of Tennessee
Medical Center, according to Knoxville
Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk. The third man, DeBusk said, didn't appear to suffer life-threatening injuries. Police took a ...
Police search for teen suspect in South Knoxville
double homicideWATE 6 On Your Side2 dead, 1 injured in Joe Lewis Road shootingLocal 8 Nowall 4 news articles »
East Tennessee woman claims she was kicked out of pool due to swimsuit - WATE...
23 Jun 2017 at 10:09am
WATE 6 On Your SideEast Tennessee woman claims she was kicked out of pool due to swimsuitWATE 6 On Your Side
. (WATE) ? An East Tennessee
woman is making national news after she claims she was asked to leave a pool because of her body type. Tori Jenkins, a resident of Smoky Crossing Apartments, was at the complex's pool with her fiancÚ.Woman, 20, is ordered out of her apartment complex pool by managers for wearing THIS 'revealing' swimsuit because ...Daily MailDistraught woman told to leave a communal pool because her swimsuit might 'excite teenage boys'? then is ordered to ...The SunTori Jenkins: Woman Ordered Out Of Tennessee
Pool, Manager Said Her Swimsuit Could Excite Teen BoysThe Inquisitrall 22 news articles »
USA Cycling national champ Greg Daniel 'home' in Knoxville to defend title - ...
23 Jun 2017 at 4:54pm
Knoxville News SentinelUSA Cycling national champ Greg Daniel 'home' in Knoxville to defend titleKnoxville News Sentinel
Like most boys growing up in East Tennessee
, Greg Daniel wanted to be a football player. Even after he moved from Newport to Colorado, the gridiron was still his field of dreams. "Then when I was 13 in middle school I discovered I was just too small to ...and more »
East Tennessee tornado watch cancelled - Knoxville News Sentinel
23 Jun 2017 at 6:57am
Knoxville News SentinelEast Tennessee tornado watch cancelledKnoxville News Sentinel
received about a half inch of rain Thursday and could get as much as an inch Friday. This is down from the 3 inches originally predicted for the area. Cindy calmed down since leaving the Gulf Coast and crossing land. It is also moving a ...
Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in GulfWATE 6 On Your Sideall 3,396 news articles »
North Knox County neighbor shoots man and wife, turns gun on self in murder-s...
22 Jun 2017 at 7:52pm
Local 8 NowNorth Knox County neighbor shoots man and wife, turns gun on self in murder-suicideLocal 8 NowKNOXVILLE
. (WVLT) -- Knox County deputies are investigating a shooting at 7608 Foxglen Boulevard t hat happened around 5:45 p.m. Thursday evening. Deputies said a couple was involved in the shooting at the residence. One woman was shot, but ...North Knox County man shoots neighbors, kills himselfWATE 6 On Your Sideall 5 news articles »
9 great ways to get a taste of Knoxville - Charlotte Observer
8 Jun 2017 at 1:45pm
Charlotte Observer9 great ways to get a taste of KnoxvilleCharlotte Observer
You can visit the small store attached to his ham house is in Madisonville, just 50 miles or so from Knoxville
, or stop by Three Rivers Market, the only co-op in Tennessee
, to load up. Or keep an eye peeled for Benton himself: He shows up at ...
Tropical Storm Cindy is coming to Tennessee - Knoxville News Sentinel
21 Jun 2017 at 2:23pm
Knoxville News SentinelTropical Storm Cindy is coming to TennesseeKnoxville News Sentinel
and Kentucky, drenching the area with as much as 4 inches of precipitation Thursday through Saturday. ?It is making a big arch,? explained Jessica Winton, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Morristown, east of ...and more »
Fire Crews Battle Flames at Knoxville (TN) Apartment Complex - FireEngineerin...
21 Jun 2017 at 2:10pm
FireEngineering.comFire Crews Battle Flames at Knoxville (TN) Apartment ComplexFireEngineering.com
Fire photographer Mike Watiker shared some images of crews working at the scene of an apartment complex in Knoxville
, that left 33 people displaced, according to reports. WATE reported that maintenance crews tried to extinguish today's fire ...