Halls Business and Professional Association September Meeting

The Halls Business and Professional  Association (HBPA) will hold its September Membership meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at noon at Beaver Brook Country Club.  The  September Speaker will be Michael Monday with Slamdot.The September Business Spotlight will be Danielle Noe.The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.  Cost of lunch is $12.

The Knoxville Focus for September 17, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for September 17, 2018

Advisory Council seeks members By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Neighborhood Advisory Council is looking for five new members. The council is appointed by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and serves as her consultation group on issues facing all of Knoxville’s neighborhoods. Debbie Sharp is the Office of Neighborhoods coordinator and is looking for advocates of neighborhoods. […]

Hazing should be illegal

Hazing should be illegal

By Steve Hunley There is no plainer way to put it; quite simply hazing should be illegal.  A recent reminder was the filing of a lawsuit by a former Florida State University student who claims he sustained a brain injury while being forced to participate in a hazing ritual.  That particular ritual was called the […]

MPC approves concept and development plans for Post Oak Bend over residents’ objections

Tom Hale, representing several homeowners' associations, addressed the Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Commission to protest the proposed Post Oak Bend subdivision.

MPC  approves concept and development plans for Post Oak Bend over residents’ objections

By Pete Gawda For the second straight month yellow shirted members of Northshore Corridor, which represents several home owners associations, packed the main assembly room at the City County Building to protest the proposed Post Oak Bend subdivision.  Last month the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) postponed the issue. However, at the Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting, […]

Mr. Jim Cummings

Mr. Jim Cummings

By Ray Hill “Live so that when you die, even the undertaker will be sorry.” Sign that hung in the business office of Jim Cummings. James H. Cummings is likely a name unfamiliar to most readers, but during his time he was a power and a man to be reckoned with. When he died in […]

Fair and Brown ‘serve’ TSD well

Fair and Brown ‘serve’ TSD well

Longtime coaches combine for 76 years By Steve Williams Jeanne Fair and Sharon Brown have coached everything but football at Tennessee School for the Deaf. And after a combined 76 years, the two are still at it and having fun. Fair is in her 44th year coaching at TSD. Most of that time, she’s been […]

Hurricane Florence forces postponement of TSD game

PHOTO BY TRACY HEARD Powell High's football team rips through the cheerleaders' banner as it takes the field at Clinton Friday night. The Panthers scorched the Dragons 35-0 to raise their record to 4-1.

Hurricane Florence forces postponement of TSD game

By Steve Williams Hurricane Florence had an effect on high school football in Knoxville last week. Tennessee School for the Deaf’s home football opener scheduled for Thursday night was postponed when South Carolina School for Deaf closed early last week because of the approaching hurricane. TSD Athletic Director Luke Benson said the game will be […]

Ground Game Propels Vols To 24-0 Win Over UTEP

~ from UTAD KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Sophomore running back Ty Chandler rushed 12 times for a career-best 158 yards and a touchdown as Tennessee recorded its first shutout since 2016 in a 24-0 victory over UTEP on Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium. A crowd of 87,074 was on hand for the contest, including 1,067 evacuees of Hurricane Florence from […]

Knox County Mayor sponsors Veterans’ Breakfast

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs sponsored the monthly free Veterans’ breakfast on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Community Center in Powell. There is a FREE Veteran’s breakfast the 3rd Saturday of each month. Mayor Jacobs has stated that he is a friend of veterans and sponsored this breakfast to show his appreciation and to […]

Statewide Group Announces Residential Backyard Composting Opportunity with Support from Kroger & Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

Tennessee residents are invited to participate in a project to ramp up backyard composting across the state. The program, called “Come, Post Your Compost,” is coordinated by Tennessee Environmental Council as a way to keep food waste out of Tennessee’s landfills and turn it into useable soil for gardens or other practical purposes. “Kitchen scraps […]