South Knoxville Alliance holding business card exchange

 Please join us on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 for the next SKA Business Card Exchange We’ll be meeting at Lowe’s Home Improvement 7520 Mountain Grove Dr., Knoxville, TN The Exchange kicks off at 8:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity to meet other business professionals in the SoKno area. Hope you […]

7th Annual Monroe Life Balloon Fiesta

The 7th Annual Monroe Life Balloon Fiesta will return to East Tennessee at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. Enjoy Balloon rides, live music, food, arts & crafts, kids zone and much more all while supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County. The two-day Balloon Fiesta begins on Saturday, August 31st from 4 p.m. – 10 […]

Sector Plan Amendment Map Shows Growth Trends

As Knox County continues to grow, there has been a great deal of interest in emerging trends in land development. To create a visual representation of these changes, staff from Knoxville-Knox County Planning created a county-wide map of approved sector plan amendments since 2010. The map allows you to click on each amendment to see […]

Local author Cyn Taylor to host book signing

  Local author Cyn Taylor will hold a book sale and signing on Wednesday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Halls Senior Center. Taylor has had three new works published this year and will be launching those the day of the signing. “Truffles & Kisses,” the first book in the Smoky Mountain […]

Mannis: Delay Recode implementation, do extensive public hearings

Knoxville mayoral candidate Eddie Mannis laid out plans for how he would implement Recode, the complete revamping of the city zoning ordinance. It was passed by city council a week ago but is not scheduled to take effect until January 1, 2020.   “All across the city I hear concerns about Recode,” said Mannis. “Citizens […]

At-Large Seat C candidates address homeless in city

By Mike Steely The Knoxville Focus has been asking candidates for office to respond to a series of questions. Seat C, currently held by Vice Mayor and Councilman Finbarr Saunders, has five candidates hoping to become one of the top two that will go on to the general election in November. Here’s one of the […]

Flag incident with City Council candidate David Hayes

There is extreme profanity in this video from Mr. Hayes during a protest at the University of Tennessee campus. This video is not suitable for young children to hear. Please use caution in playing this. This video has not been edited. We have had calls to the Knoxville Focus asking about the flag incident with […]

Knoxville Tennessee Team Hope Walk set for September 14

Hosted by the Tennessee Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) The Knoxville Tennessee Team Hope Walk is a fundraising event that will consists of the community walking together to support HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of people affected with HD as well as their families.   WHEN Saturday, September 14 7:30 […]

South Knoxville Creates SoKno Summer Suttree Social

~from the Office of Neighborhoods   South Knoxville Neighborhood and Business Coalition, an umbrella group for South Knoxville neighborhood organizations and the South Knoxville Alliance,  is sponsoring an inaugural summer social gathering.   The Summer Suttree Social is Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Suttree Landing Park, 1001 Waterfront Drive.   Hot dogs […]

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