Weekly Column by Lamar Alexander

Weekly Column by Lamar Alexander

President’s Proposed Budget Cuts Are the Wrong Direction for Our Country’s Defense   It’s hard to think of a finer group of Americans than the Tennessee National Guard. It’s a group that has demonstrated tremendous courage and made great sacrifices in defense of our country. A report by the National Commission on the Future of the Army said […]

Open government discussed

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Deborah Fisher, Director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, spoke Friday at a “Sunshine Week” event sponsored by the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists. She brought local news media members and guests up to date on state legislature bills that involve public access to information and answered questions from […]

Shooting Competition Fundraiser for Lance Corporal Cody Evans, USMC

Shooting Competition Fundraiser for Lance Corporal Cody Evans, USMC

Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, Domino’s Pizza and Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company along with A Soldier’s Journey Home will be sponsoring a 600-yard shooting competition and raffle on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Noon at 2625 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge TN.  Tickets are $50.00 per person, which includes the competition, lunch by […]

Zoo Knoxville Hosts Star Wars Character Day March 19

Zoo Knoxville Hosts Star Wars Character Day March 19

  Meet your favorite “Star Wars” characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away!  On Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., “Star Wars” characters will be meeting fans and posing for photos at Zoo Knoxville.   The day will also feature a Jedi Training Camp for aspiring Padawans that […]

Gatlinburg Firefighters Run For Money

Gatlinburg Firefighters Run For Money

5K Race to fund community programs. The Gatlinburg Firefighter’s Association is sponsoring the 5th Annual Fit for Duty Firefighter’s 5K & 10K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  The 9:00 a.m. race begins in front of the Gatlinburg Fire Department at 1230 East Parkway, rain or shine.  The race is open to men, women and […]

Annual Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

When: Saturday March 19th, 2016 Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Fountain City Park The Annual Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt is here! It is a yearly tradition bringing together kids of all ages and their parents to enjoy a fun day of vendors, games, bounce house, magic shows, and, of course, Easter egg […]

Farmers Market Winter Market

The New Harvest Park Farmers Market is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day-themed winter market today from 3 to 6 p.m. inside the building at New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane.   At the market, farmers will have an assortment of fresh, seasonal produce to choose from as well as meats, eggs and honey. There will […]

Scottish Genealogy Workshop to be at Blount County Public Library

Many people in East Tennessee have roots that extend across the Atlantic to Scotland, but finding information about those Scottish links may seem difficult or impossible. If you know, or even suspect, that you have ancestors from Scotland, then you’re in luck with gaining some assistance in that search for family. A genealogy workshop, “Scottish […]

Public input sought for new park development in South Knox County

Public input sought for new park development in South Knox County

Public Meeting: Monday, March 21 4 to 6 p.m. City County Building Small Assembly Room   Public Meeting: Thursday, March 24 5 to 7 p.m. Mount Olive Elementary School Cafeteria 2507 Maryville Pike   Last year, Knox County acquired a 70-acre tract that adjoins IC King Park and connects to Maryville Pike. The acquisition will […]

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