• A Proclamation to
    Gretchen Wilson
    County MayorPhoto Mike Ragsdale and City Mayor Bill Haslam proclaimed Dec. 17 "Gretchen Wilson Day" in honor of her support and effort on behalf of Adult Education across the state of Tennessee.

    Wilson, a Grammy Award-winning country music singer and recent GED® (General Education Development) graduate in town for a concert that day, was presented a proclamation stating "it is the goal of Knox County Schools Adult Education and Knox County governing bodies to enroll citizens without high school diplomas in GED® programs."
    Adult education classes, which include GED® and ELL (English Language Learners) are offered at the Knoxville Center Mall. Classes are taught by licensed instructors who help individuals earn their HSE Diploma, gain employment skills and brush up on their basic academic skills. All classes are free and available to students year-round.

    The Adult Education program is funded by Knox County Schools and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. For more information, call the Adult Education Office at 865-525-4962.