Repaving of downtown streets begins this week

Starting this week and continuing through the end of fall, more than 6 miles of downtown City streets will be repaved.   The $600,000 combined investment by the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Utilities Board in new asphalt is being coordinated to coincide with KUB’s near completion of its Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. […]

Dogwood Arts Boobs & Blooms

 A Scarfmaking Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month To promote Breast Cancer awareness month and cancer survivorship, Dogwood Arts is hosting a scarfmaking fundraiser, Boobs & Blooms on October 22 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Krutch Park Extension in Downtown Knoxville. Buying a $30 ticket* allows participants to BOGO (buy one, give one) colorful and […]

SOUP’s On!

All Knoxvillians with an appetite for community improvement are invited to the 4th and final Knoxville SOUP of 2016 on October 6th, 2016. The dinner will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kerbela Temple at 315 Mimosa Ave.   SOUP is an exciting community-focused project sponsored by the South Knoxville Alliance (SKA) and is open […]

Powell area added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the West Emory Road area of Powell. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in this area on Thursday, Oct. 6 between 9 p.m. and midnight, […]

The Pointe at Lifespring Adds New Team Member

The Pointe at Lifespring Adds New Team Member

The Pointe at Lifespring, a new senior living community currently under construction, is pleased to announce Annie Smalley as the Assisted Living Director for the new community. Located in Knoxville, the new assisted living and memory care community is expected to be complete and ready for occupancy in late 2016. Annie Smalley, RN, joins the […]

Crews rebuilding North 22nd Street intersection at Cumberland Avenue

This weekend – taking advantage of fall break at the University of Tennessee and no home Vol football game – crews will be rebuilding the intersection of Cumberland Avenue at 22nd Street.   Between 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, traffic will periodically be shifted on Cumberland Avenue, but one eastbound […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 3, 2013

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on October 25, 2016 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by RICHARD L. GLASPER AND EVERGENE GLASPER, […]

Judicial Diversion: What It is and What It Means

By Jedidiah McKeehan There is a lot of confusion about the term judicial diversion, with many thinking it is something like a “get out of jail free” card. Judicial diversion, at its base level, means you can plead guilty to a charge and serve the probationary period for that charge and then at the end of […]

A personal note from Sally Absher

  I have decided to take a sabbatical from writing/reporting for The Focus. As many of you know, I am a consulting geologist during the day, and cover education issues in my spare time – but the demands of my “day job” have increased measurably and consumed me for the past eight months. I need […]

Old-Timers’ Day at Clear Springs

By Ralphine Major There is a message before you even enter:  Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control.  The words of Galations 5:22-23, known as the fruit of the Spirit, are engraved in the building at the church’s entrance. Several members of Clear Springs Baptist Church invited us to join their celebration on […]

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