Holiday schedule for Sevierville city services
The following schedules will be in effect for City of Sevierville facilities and services during the New Year’s holiday:
Dumpster garbage collection service and bulk item pickup scheduled for Monday, January 2, 2006 will take place on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Brush and leaf collection services will not be available on January 2.
Sevierville City Hall will be closed Monday, January 2, 2006.
Sevierville Water Systems offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2006. For emergency service, please call 453-5522.
The Sevierville Community Center will be closed Sunday, January 1, 2006. The Community Center will be open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2005.
The Sevierville Civic Center will be closed Monday, January 2, 2006.
For additional information, please call City Hall at 453-5504.
UT Partnership to Build Engineering Facility
Through a new public-private partnership, the University of Tennessee’s College of Engineering will build a $37.5 million electrical and computer engineering building and make program enhancements that will boost its international prominence.
The Tennessee legislature approved $25 million for the facility, one of the largest capital projects in Governor Phil Bredesen’s 2005-2006 budget. UT Alumnus Dr. Min H. Kao, a 1977 electrical engineering graduate, has provided $12.5 million in private funding for the building. Kao has pledged an additional $5 million to match gifts, up to $5 million, to generate a $10 million endowment to support the department. Kao’s $17.5 million gift is the single largest private donation in UT Knoxville history. The department will soon become the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the building also will be named in his honor.The state-of-the-art facility, along with additional funds for new student scholarships, named professorships and fellowships, will fuel the College of Engineering’s goal to be ranked among the top 45 engineering schools in the nation. The matching campaign underway is on track to reach the $5 million goal. The new facility will be located at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Middle Way Drive, across the roadway from the 11th Street Parking Garage. It will allow significant expansion of the engineering program to accommodate growing enrollment and provide the best environment for state-of-the-art engineering labs and equipment.
TennCare Safety Net expands to Sevier