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City crews begin putting up holiday lights in Downtown Knoxville

City crews begin putting up holiday lights in Downtown Knoxville

It's beginning to look a little bit like Christmas in Downtown Knoxville.

City crews are putting up holiday lights in Market Square, Krutch Park and other surrounding areas, but don't worry, the lights won't actually be lit until after Thanksgiving.

The city says crews have to start early to get all the lights in place in time for the kickoff to the Christmas in the City festivities. Crews started putting up the lights last week, and began untangling and testing them several weeks ago.

Street gets new name in honor of Joy of Music School founder

Street gets new name in honor of Joy of Music School founder

A street near Downtown Knoxville now honors a former community leader. On Thursday, city officials changed the name of "Travis Avenue" to "James Dick Lane" in honor of the late James Dick, Sr.

The Joy of Music School is located along the street. Dick founded the school in 1998 to give free music lessons and instruments to children who couldn't afford them but want to learn. Dick passed away last year.

School directors say the street's new name will help his legacy live on.

Disability Mentoring Day at the City

Disability Mentoring Day at the City

From the City of Knoxville

Pilot CrossKnox Race Set for October 28

Pilot CrossKnox Race Set for October 28

From the City of Knoxville

The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Track Club will host the Sixth Annual Pilot CrossKnox 10-Miler and 4-Mile Walk at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28th. 

The race, sponsored by Pilot, is run on City greenways beginning at the Alex Haley Statue in Morningside Park in East Knoxville and finishing 10 miles later at Bearden Elementary School in West Knoxville.

Football fans take support for Dooley to the "Rock"

Football fans take support for Dooley to the "Rock"

Following the third SEC loss this season, and two tough opponents ahead, Coach Derek Dooley's future with the UT football program has become the subject of debate among fans.

Sunday morning, the "Rock" on campus displayed a message apparently calling for the coach's firing along with a list of the artist's disappointments.

Bikes and Brews event seeks to introduce folks to bicycling atmosphere

Bikes and Brews event seeks to introduce folks to bicycling atmosphere

River Sports Outfitters invited bicyclists, both veterans and newbies, to take a relaxing ride around Knoxville starting near Volunteer Landing.

The ride on Tuesday was scheduled to last around two hours and end with a few beers.

The idea is to introduce people to the great bicycling atmosphere Knoxville has to offer.

"Just to get people out there, it's a real low pressure ride, a lot of people intimidated by the riding, and just getting people introduced to the outdoor sports in Knoxville," said Scot Pierson, manager of River Sports.

Teams dress up in costumes racing for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Teams dress up in costumes racing for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Dozens of teams dressed in costumes and ran in the "Knox Venture Race" on Saturday, which raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.

More than 200 people raced through the streets of Downtown Knoxville testing their mental and physical skills in order to complete eight challenges.

Knox Venture Race Co-Chair Courtney Russell says the race was a great way for people to learn more about Downtown Knoxville while helping out a great cause.