Month: August 2017

Early Voting Underway for 5 City Council Seats

Early voting for five City Council seats begins Wednesday, Aug. 9 and runs through Thursday, Aug. 24. Five early voting locations are open on Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday. On Primary Election Day, voters will need to go to their designated polling location. You can find early voting sites here: http://www.knoxcounty.org/election/2017elections/pdfs/EarlyVotingInformation.pdf Thirty candidates are vying for the Council seats in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Incumbents in all five seats are term limited. For the primary, voters in each district will vote for one candidate running in that district. The two candidates with the most votes in each district will then run citywide in the Nov. 7 General Election. Knox County Elections Administrator Cliff Rogers has noted with the large number of candidates and a traditionally low turnout for city elections, that races could be decided with slim margins, meaning every vote will be important. Information about the candidates can be found on several websites. The city of Knoxville created www.GoVoteKnoxville.com where you can find a list of candidates, along with links to their websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts. Community Television’s website — http://www.ctvknox.org – contains video statements by candidates. Scroll down the homepage below the live feed programming. Interviews with the candidates are also available at television stations’ websites: WATE, Channel 6, http://wate.com/2017/07/17/knoxville-city-council-candidates/;...

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Lifetime Products Cuts Ribbon on Knox County’s Largest Industrial Facility

Lifetime Products, the world’s leading manufacturer of blow-molded plastic products, opened its new manufacturing facility today in Eastbridge Business Park. The 720,000 square-foot facility is the largest industrial building in Knox County and represents an estimated total direct and indirect economic impact of $184 million. Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) CEO Bill Johnson, and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett cut the ribbon alongside executives from Lifetime Products and major retailers who stock the brand. In addition to its economic impact, the new facility is expected to directly and indirectly create an estimated 1,260 new jobs for the...

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