The Knoxville Focus for May 1, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 1, 2017

Communities work together in Sevier fire recovery By Ken Lay PIGEON FORGE — Sevier County was devastated by Gatlinburg wildfires in November, 2016 but Gatlinburg and the surrounding communities couldn’t be kept down long. The long recovery has begun and on Thursday business leaders from Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge convened at a luncheon to […]

When Fairness Isn’t Fair

When Fairness Isn’t Fair

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education is currently under fire from Justice Knox who recently gathered in a Knoxville Church in what some referred to as a “discussion.”  If it was indeed a discussion, it was entirely one-sided.  Certainly opposing opinions were not welcome.  Justice Knox had invited numerous local elected and […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality,    Part Nine

Tennessee and American Neutrality,    Part Nine

  The United States Senate had begun the final debate on revising the Neutrality Act.  Senators contemplated amendments being offered by colleagues who were opposed to repealing the arms embargo and allowing the United States to sell weapons, munitions and goods to belligerent countries.  With Germany at war with Great Britain and France after having […]

Bearden outlasts Admirals in extra innings 8-7

Bearden outlasts Admirals in extra innings 8-7

  By Ken Lay   Bearden High School’s baseball team got off to a horrendous start in 2016 but it looks like the Bulldogs might be turning things around just in time for the District 4-AAA Tournament. Bearden had to work a little overtime on Monday, April 24, to notch a big league win over […]

Sugar Plumbing won’t drain your wallet

Sugar Plumbing won’t drain your wallet

By Mike Steely Garrett Cardwell, owner of Sugar Plumbing, is someone happy to talk with you about whatever your plumbing needs may be. He has more than 25 years in the contracting and plumbing business, is licensed and insured in the state of Tennessee, and is thrilled to be in East Tennessee. Garrett and his […]

Pridemore, Southern GG runner-up, is turning pro

Pridemore, Southern GG runner-up, is turning pro

  By Steve Williams Cody Pridemore, who represented the Knoxville team franchise in this year’s Southern Golden Gloves tournament, is starting down a new path in his boxing career. “I’m turning pro,” said Pridemore after losing by decision in the 152-pound finals of the Southern tournament April 22. “I’m planning on fighting in June in […]

Partial greenway closures this week

Two partial greenway closures will take place the week of Monday, May 1, in order for the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) to conduct maintenance for utilities services.   First, a section of Bearden Village/Third Creek greenways behind the University of Tennessee’s RecSports Complex will be briefly closed for work on KUB’s electric distribution system. The […]

Kimberly Williams-Paisley, ‘The Blair Garner Show’ host Nashville ‘Disco Party’ to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Brad Paisley and top country artists will take the stage to perform hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s and fight Alzheimer’s disease    On Sunday, June 4, 2017, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and The Blair Garner Show will host the inaugural “Disco Party” to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Taking on a new twist to raise awareness in […]

DoR to offer free new business workshop webinar May 15

The Tennessee Department of Revenue is hosting a free online workshop for new businesses on Monday, May 15. At this event, which will take place at 9 a.m. Central time, new businesses will be able to learn about their state tax obligations via a live webinar.   Staff from the Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Education […]

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