No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend   Motorists won’t be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 24 through 6:00 a.m. on […]

Unveiling of Mulvaney Street historic marker

When:             10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 Where:            Cal Johnson Recreation Center, 507 Hall of Fame Drive Who:               World-acclaimed author, educator and poet Nikki Giovanni will read her “Knoxville, Tennessee” poem during the unveiling   Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City officials will welcome Ms. Giovanni, a Virginia Tech Distinguished Professor and Knoxville native, […]

CAC Community Leadership Training Opportunity

The Community Action Committee (CAC) is seeking applicants for its thirty–third Community Leadership class.  Community Leadership provides training sessions for current and emerging leaders representing low and moderate – income neighborhoods and groups.  The program will begin in September 2019 and continue through June of 2020. The objectives of the program are to: Strengthen the […]

Legal and public notices for the week of May 20, 2019

Foreclosure notices   SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE   WHEREAS default has occurred in the payment of a debt due Volunteer Studios Plus, G.P. secured  by a Deed of Trust dated 4/8/02, from Alan Butler to Mona J. Wilson, Trustee, and recorded at Instrument # 200204180086492 in the Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee: and whereas A. […]

Explaining Police Reports

By Jedidah McKeehan Police work is often glamorized and over-dramatized in tv shows and movies.  The police are often in car chases, conducting these really intense interrogations, or using big white boards to connect the dots of how a crime syndicate works. While some of that goes on, not much of it goes on.  If […]

Smiling this month

By Joe Rector Without exception, May is my favorite month of the year. Yes, it’s my birthday month, but so many other things are imprinted on my memory, and they bring smiles to me whenever they surface. The other night, I scooped up from the back yard our dog Sadie’s latest offerings. After tossing them […]

Gibbs Ruritan Club Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners!

By Ralphine Major It is already that special time of year as graduating seniors prepare to leave high school and begin a new chapter in their lives.  To help in their educational pursuits, the Gibbs Ruritan Club has once again awarded scholarships to four deserving young people.  The Ruritan scholarships are for $1,000 each and […]

Bryn Tucker’s Path to Clemson

By Alex Norman College coaches are regular visitors to Knoxville Catholic football practices, and why not.  The Fighting Irish are putting more and more of its players onto college rosters. Four members of the Knoxville Catholic football team are listed in the Top 35 on the 247Sports list of high school recruits in the state […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 20, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for May 20, 2019

Mayoral candidates field questions from Town Hall East By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If four of the candidates for Knoxville city mayor agree on anything they agree that the Recode effort needs to be postponed or stopped. Town Hall East asked the candidates their opinions on the ongoing rewrite of zoning regulations and other topics at […]

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