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Welcome to Knoxville Tennessee!

Knoxville is in the fine state  of Tennessee, and is the county seat of Knox County.  Published in the 2010 census, the city had a population of 178,874, making it the state’s third largest city.   As of 2011, the city had an estimated population of 180,761.

Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, and in 2012 had an estimated population of 848,350. The KMSA is in turn the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which in 2000 had a population of 1,029,155.

The best asset Knoxville has to offer is it’s friendly people.  East Tennessee is know for warm hospitality.  With the Smoky Mountains just minutes away, many visitors to the mountains have fallen in love with the area and stayed.

Whether you are looking for a good place to set up business, raise a family or retire, Knoxville is for you!

CNN National News

  • Messy mix of snow, rain on the menu November 26, 2014
    A wintry mix is snarling travel across the East Coast, causing trouble on roadways and delays at airports on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
  • Boy with air gun shot by police November 26, 2014
    A Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice about two seconds after the officer and a partner pulled up in a car to investigate reports that someone was brandishing a gun at a park, surveillance video that police released Wednesday shows.
  • Creed frontman reveals he's 'penniless' November 26, 2014
    Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning.
  • Former model B. Smith found after hours-long search November 26, 2014
    After an hours-long search on Wednesday, former model and celebrated restaurateur B. Smith has been found.
  • Michael Brown's mother: 'This could be your child' November 26, 2014
    Michael Brown's mother says hearing that a grand jury had decided not to indict the officer who killed her son felt like getting shot.

  • First child treated at Provision proton center
    Dressed in a suit, 9-year-old Holden Doebler-Cortes walked out from his last cancer treatment on Wednesday and rang the “victory bell.”
  • Customer service jobs growing locally
    Customer service jobs are projected to grow 13 percent through 2022,  according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, and if past performance is an indicator even faster in East Tennessee.
    Shelley Kimel
  • THE RIDE: Be careful what you wish for
    Watch out, because you might get it. If "it" is "success," you might discover that it's far more complicated than you imagined.
  • Knox County's largest building permits
    Commercial building permits filed in November in Knox County
  • Welch named interim leader of MPC
    Jeff Welch, a former MPC official who has held various posts with that organization, has been picked as its interim executive director.
  • Blackberry Farm building Maryville brewery
    Blackberry Farm is beefing up its brewing activity — and extending its reach beyond the farm. The Walland resort has been brewing beer on-site since 2011, but it is currently putting the finishing touches on an off-site brewing operation in downtown Maryville, its first production facility outside the farm grounds.
  • Flory: Whittle lists Hamptons estate for $140M
    The Scope doesn’t typically cover the real estate scene in the Hamptons, but this week is an exception.
    Josh Flory
  • Barbie dethroned by Team Elsa
    For the first time in more than a decade Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls. The new reigning champion in the hearts of little girls is Team Elsa.
  • Gas prices lowest in four years
    Knoxville area gas prices continue to fall this week, which is good news for the almost 1 million travelers the Tennessee Department of Transportation expects to see on the state's roads over the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • TVA study suggests keeping Shawnee units
    The Tennessee Valley Authority will install more pollution controls and continue to operate all nine units at its Shawnee Fossil Plant in Kentucky if TVA directors accept a staff recommendation unveiled today.

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