City Council will meet earlier

City Council will meet earlier

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   Beginning in July the Knoxville City Council will begin meeting at 6 p.m. rather than the previous 7 p.m. meeting time. The council passed the time change unanimously Tuesday evening and, in doing so, also moved the Beer Board meeting from 6 p.m. until 5 p.m. The idea is to […]

Thomas P Gore: Oklahoma’s Blind Senator

Thomas P Gore: Oklahoma’s Blind Senator

By Ray Hill Tennesseans recall our own two senators named Gore, but there was another, who was apparently a distant cousin, Thomas Pryor Gore. T. P. Gore accomplished much and enjoyed a long and successful career in spite of being blind. Gore had suffered two different childhood accidents that left him completely blind. Thomas P. […]

Former players return to coach at middle school camp

Former players return to coach at middle school camp

By Ken Lay Conley Hamilton and Bryson Cowden enjoyed their middle and high school basketball careers in Powell. They both graduated from high school recently. During their time at the middle school, they won a James A Ivey Jr. Memorial Middle School Tournament Championship in 2012. From there, Hamilton and Cowden moved on to Powell […]

ATM Now Available at Blount County Public Library

ATM Now Available at Blount County Public Library

  Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union and the Blount County Public Library are pleased to announce a new partnership. Alcoa Tenn is expanding their ATM network to include a new location inside the Bookmark Café, on the main level of the library 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. More than 10,000 people visit the library each […]

Zoo Knoxville throwing gorilla babies a birthday party

Zoo Knoxville throwing gorilla babies a birthday party

Zoo Knoxville’s gorilla babies have just turned one and the zoo is throwing them a party to celebrate.  The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 11, at the Gorilla Valley courtyard.   Obi and Ubuntu will discover new toys and special treats when they come out of their overnight dens.  Zoo guests are […]

Metropolitan Planning Commission to Document City’s Unique Collection of Mid-Century Modern Buildings

Metropolitan Planning Commission to Document City’s Unique Collection of Mid-Century Modern Buildings

The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) office has received a federal Historic Preservation Fund grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission to update the City’s Historic Resource Inventory. The original historic inventory was completed in 1986, but only buildings that were constructed in 1935 or prior were surveyed. The update will focus on buildings constructed […]

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