Friends of the Smokies Awarded $21,500 for Education, Backcountry Shelters

Friends of the Smokies Awarded $21,500 for Education, Backcountry Shelters

Ranger Will Butler examines aquatic species with a student in the Parks As Classrooms program. KODAK, TN – Friends of the Smokies has received a $21,500 grant from the Richard Haiman National Parks Foundation to support the Parks As Classrooms program and to resupply backcountry shelters in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). The Richard […]

Tomorrow is Last Saturday to Vote Early

Tomorrow is Last Saturday to Vote Early

The Division of Elections would like to remind Tennesseans planning to vote early in the March 1 presidential preference primary, or “SEC Primary,” that tomorrow, Saturday, February 20, is the last weekend opportunity to cast an early ballot. So far 140,003 Tennesseans have chosen to vote early, which may be an important option this election […]

Magnolia Avenue Project protest continues

Magnolia Avenue Project protest continues

Mayor Madeline Rogero explained the history of the Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes project Tuesday evening and invited opponents to meet with her. (Photo by Dan Andrews) By Mike Steely After about 9 years of planning, meetings, public hearings, and lots of publicity in the media the initial renovation of some six blocks along Magnolia Avenue is getting […]

Knox County Commissioner launches blog

Knox County Commissioner launches blog

Vice Chair and 10th District At-Large Knox County Commissioner Bob Thomas announced the launch of his new blog today: “I am proud to announce the first issue of my monthly blog to keep the citizens of Knox County up to date on the latest meetings of the Knox County Commission and other items of interest.”   […]

Matt Hinkin, WATE Meteorologist to be at Blount County Public Library

Learn more about the science of weather prediction from Matt Hinkin, WATE TV 6 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist by attending his presentation at the Blount County Public Library on Saturday, February 20, at 2 p.m. Hinkin, celebrating 25 years at Channel 6 TV, has a strong commitment to forecasting the weather for the greater Knoxville […]

Food Truck Ordinance Scheduled To Be Discussed During March 1 City Council Meeting

Food Truck Ordinance Scheduled To Be Discussed During March 1 City Council Meeting

The City of Knoxville’s Office of Business Support has gathered extensive public feedback and finalized a proposed permanent ordinance regulating food trucks. City Council is scheduled to discuss the proposed ordinance at its March 1 meeting.   After an almost two-year successful experience with a pilot program for food trucks, the permanent Mobile Food Unit […]

High-Tech Vans Collect Traffic Sign Data For City Engineering

High-Tech Vans Collect Traffic Sign Data For City Engineering

The City of Knoxville has begun a new project to inventory the location and condition of street signs and guardrails within City limits. A van equipped with high-precision instruments that specialize in data collection began roaming several streets in South Knoxville this month as a trial run before the citywide effort begins in March.   […]

Commission to consider $35.9 in bonds

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Because today is Presidents’ Day, the Knox County Commission will hold its workshop meeting Tuesday night and consider approving $35.9 million in obligation bonds. The bonds would be used for various purposes including improvements to courtrooms, corrective and detention facilities, libraries, parks and recreation facilities, public buildings and road, bridges and […]

Gladiators

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I would not qualify as a sports fan, at least not by comparison to my sister- and mother-in-law. If Becky or I have questions about sports or the Vols, we don’t query Siri or Google, we call Mama-Jo. It’s probably good that I was out of town last week after my […]

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