Farragut continues hockey dominance with season-opening win

Bearden Ice Dawgs goalkeeper Mathieu Senechal makes one of his many saves in Bearden's 8-1 loss to the defending Moore Cup Champion Farragut Admirals Wednesday in the season opener for both teams. Senechal saved 17 of 19 shots over the first two periods of the game. Photo by Ken Lay.

Farragut continues hockey dominance with season-opening win

By Ken Lay Entering Wednesday night’s Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School season opener, the Farragut High School Hockey Club was in the midst of a run that saw it win three consecutive Moore Cup Championships. And the Admirals continued their recent league dominance by routing rival Bearden 8-1 at the Icearium in the 2016-17 […]

Gold Star Families To Be Honored

Gold Star Families To Be Honored

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On Tuesday, November 22, a very special dedication will take place at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Governor John Sevier Highway. While the cemetery holds the remains of veterans and their spouses, a monument will be dedicated to honor the Gold Star Families, the survivors of those veterans who died […]

UT Extension Posts Information for Dealing with Drought

Online Resource Includes Webinars, Articles and Publications It’s dry. Producers throughout the state are feeling the effects of an uncommonly hot, dry autumn. Many are concerned for the health and welfare of their livestock, and concern is growing regarding wildfires.   To help the state’s farmers, rural communities and families deal with the ongoing situation, […]

Tree Workshop Scheduled UT Arboretum on Nov. 12 for Homeowners and Businesses

The City of Oak Ridge Environmental Quality Advisory Board in partnership with the University of Tennessee Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center will present a Tree Workshop on Saturday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the UT Arboretum Auditorium. The event is designed for East Tennessee homeowners and business owners interested in the […]

UT Welcomes Fans, Alumni to Homecoming Game Saturday

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes football fans and alumni to campus Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech. Gates open at 2 p.m. The SEC Network Alternate Channel will televise the game. The UT Police Department reminds fans that alcoholic […]

City Public Service crews to begin leaf pickup today

The weather may not feel like it yet, but “leaf season” is upon us, and City of Knoxville Public Service crews will kick off leaf collection on Thursday, Nov. 3.   City residents can rake or blow leaves to the curb for City crews to collect, avoiding the alternative of an agonizing weekend stuffing leaves […]

TDEC lifts water contact advisory in Sevier County

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) yesterday announced the lifting of a 23-year-old water contact advisory for the West Prong Little Pigeon River in Sevier County. “Water restoration projects take time and perseverance, and this is a perfect case study,” said Dr. Shari Meghreblian, Deputy Commissioner for TDEC’s Bureau of Environment. “For more […]

Knox County Air Quality Management bans open burning

Due to conditions of severe drought, Knox County Air Quality Management (AQM) is issuing a mandatory ban on open burning in Knox County effective immediately. Those holding open burn permits should postpone burning until further notice. New applications for permits will be suspended until the ban is lifted.   “We sincerely appreciate the public’s cooperation […]

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