City Announces Thanksgiving Garbage Schedule

City of Knoxville offices, including the Office of Neighborhoods, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Garbage and recycling pickups will be on regular schedule Monday, Nov. 25-Wednesday, Nov. 27. There will be NO household garbage or recycling collection on Thursday, Nov. 28. Waste Connections will run Thursday routes on Friday […]

Parkinson Support Group of North Knoxville meets Thursday

Parkinson Support Group of North Knoxville will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21st at Christ United Methodist Church (in Halls Crossroads) 7535 Maynardville Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37938.  The program will be: “Tips for the Caregiver” by Pat Green, Social Worker at UT Hospice who has been in the field for […]

Music to my ears

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m a fan of many types of music. And I’m not alone in this appreciation which can at times be almost visceral. In fact, “music,” in the form of beating, drumming or rhythmic sounds predates human speech. The first sounds heard are those of a mother’s heartbeat, imprinted upon the soul […]

The last days of East Towne Mall

  By Mike Steely I took my wife and grandson to East Towne Mall recently, just after the owners announced it was closing at the end of January. Belk, the only big-box store left there, had announced it is closing this month and that store was packed with shoppers taking advantage of 85% off most […]

Vols’ infamous start may have historic finish

By Steve Williams A Tennessee football team that got off to one of the worse starts in school history now has a chance to have the best finish ever. From 0-2 and 1-4, including the embarrassing loss to Georgia State in the season opener, to a 5-5 record, that’s how far the Vols had come […]

Our heads are spinning

By Joe Rector I’m not about to enter an argument about the benefits of technology in our lives. That argument would be voided by the fact that I’m using the thing about which I rail to write my rant. So, instead of downing these wonders of modern life, I’ll recall how we managed to live […]

A Big, Brilliant Idea

  By Rosie Moore In 1886, thirty-four yeas before women in the U.S. earned the right to vote, Avon’s founder, David H. McConnell, helped give them the chance to earn an independent income. He didn’t set out to create a beauty company. In fact, McConnell was a traveling book salesperson who offered fragrance samples as […]

Legal and public notices for the week of November 18, 2019

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated May 30, 2013, recorded in Instrument#: 201305310078660 of the Deed of Trust Records of Knox County, Tennessee, AHB ENTERPRISES, INC, conveyed to Steven J. Greene, as Trustee, the property situated in Knox County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATED IN DISTRICT NO. NINE (9) OF […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 18, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for November 18, 2019

Clayton Science Center plans to be presented By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The proposed Knoxville Science Museum for the grounds of the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum was contingent on the city acquiring another location for the police department. The current police headquarters sits atop the hill above the auditorium and, as it looks […]

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