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Calhoun

The Calhoun area was settled by John Walker (c. 1770-1834), a part-Cherokee grandson of Nancy Ward and a prominent gure in the formation of McMinn County. Walker operated a ferry along the Hiwassee River and helped contract the Cherokee Turnpike Company in 1806, which maintained the road between Knoxville and…

Artist of the Year Judy Lavoie

Award-winning Artist, Judy Lavoie thought 2018 was “her year” as an artist, but 2019 started out with being selected as the 2019 Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist of the Year! The designation was made by the renowned Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in conjunction with the 69th…

A Letter From City Manager: C. Seth Summer

What a wet and wild winter! The signs of spring have arrived and are a welcome site. As I walk and ride throughout the “Friendly City,” I am thrilled to see the results of the fall leaves fertilizing the growth of the now visible daffodils, tulips, and forsythia. The warmth…

2019 Memphis in May Festival

Each May Memphis brings the world to Memphis to experience one of the largest festivals in North America. They have something for everyone - from lectures and exhibits, to movie screenings and our core events. Attendees come from all 50 states and several foreign countries during the month of May…

100th Anniversary of the Arcade Restaurant

Situated on the corner of South Main Street and G.E. Patterson is The Arcade Restaurant, a legend since 1919. Speros Zepatos immigrated from Greece to Memphis, founding the restaurant in a small, one story, wood framed building and cooking on pot belly stoves. The 1920’s style architecture seen today was…

22nd Annual National Cornbread Festival

On April 27th and 28th of 2019, over 27,000 festival-goers from throughout the southeast gather in South Pittsburg to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the 23rd Annual National Cornbread Festival. Located 30 miles west of Chattanooga, TN, this quaint southern town hosts a celebration of cornbread, often considered…

Calhoun

The Calhoun area was settled by John Walker (c. 1770-1834), a part-Cherokee grandson of Nancy Ward and a prominent gure in the formation of McMinn County. Walker operated a ferry along the Hiwassee River and helped contract the Cherokee Turnpike Company in 1806, which maintained the road between Knoxville and…

Artist of the Year Judy Lavoie

Award-winning Artist, Judy Lavoie thought 2018 was “her year” as an artist, but 2019 started out with being selected as the 2019 Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist of the Year! The designation was made by the renowned Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in conjunction with the 69th…

A Letter From City Manager: C. Seth Summer

What a wet and wild winter! The signs of spring have arrived and are a welcome site. As I walk and ride throughout the “Friendly City,” I am thrilled to see the results of the fall leaves fertilizing the growth of the now visible daffodils, tulips, and forsythia. The warmth…

2019 Memphis in May Festival

Each May Memphis brings the world to Memphis to experience one of the largest festivals in North America. They have something for everyone - from lectures and exhibits, to movie screenings and our core events. Attendees come from all 50 states and several foreign countries during the month of May…

100th Anniversary of the Arcade Restaurant

Situated on the corner of South Main Street and G.E. Patterson is The Arcade Restaurant, a legend since 1919. Speros Zepatos immigrated from Greece to Memphis, founding the restaurant in a small, one story, wood framed building and cooking on pot belly stoves. The 1920’s style architecture seen today was…

22nd Annual National Cornbread Festival

On April 27th and 28th of 2019, over 27,000 festival-goers from throughout the southeast gather in South Pittsburg to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the 23rd Annual National Cornbread Festival. Located 30 miles west of Chattanooga, TN, this quaint southern town hosts a celebration of cornbread, often considered…

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