Knox County Commissioner launches blog

Knox County Commissioner launches blog

Vice Chair and 10th District At-Large Knox County Commissioner Bob Thomas announced the launch of his new blog today: “I am proud to announce the first issue of my monthly blog to keep the citizens of Knox County up to date on the latest meetings of the Knox County Commission and other items of interest.”   […]

Matt Hinkin, WATE Meteorologist to be at Blount County Public Library

Learn more about the science of weather prediction from Matt Hinkin, WATE TV 6 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist by attending his presentation at the Blount County Public Library on Saturday, February 20, at 2 p.m. Hinkin, celebrating 25 years at Channel 6 TV, has a strong commitment to forecasting the weather for the greater Knoxville […]

Food Truck Ordinance Scheduled To Be Discussed During March 1 City Council Meeting

Food Truck Ordinance Scheduled To Be Discussed During March 1 City Council Meeting

The City of Knoxville’s Office of Business Support has gathered extensive public feedback and finalized a proposed permanent ordinance regulating food trucks. City Council is scheduled to discuss the proposed ordinance at its March 1 meeting.   After an almost two-year successful experience with a pilot program for food trucks, the permanent Mobile Food Unit […]

High-Tech Vans Collect Traffic Sign Data For City Engineering

High-Tech Vans Collect Traffic Sign Data For City Engineering

The City of Knoxville has begun a new project to inventory the location and condition of street signs and guardrails within City limits. A van equipped with high-precision instruments that specialize in data collection began roaming several streets in South Knoxville this month as a trial run before the citywide effort begins in March.   […]

Commission to consider $35.9 in bonds

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Because today is Presidents’ Day, the Knox County Commission will hold its workshop meeting Tuesday night and consider approving $35.9 million in obligation bonds. The bonds would be used for various purposes including improvements to courtrooms, corrective and detention facilities, libraries, parks and recreation facilities, public buildings and road, bridges and […]

Gladiators

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I would not qualify as a sports fan, at least not by comparison to my sister- and mother-in-law. If Becky or I have questions about sports or the Vols, we don’t query Siri or Google, we call Mama-Jo. It’s probably good that I was out of town last week after my […]

The Little Mission

By Rosie Moore The little mission was located on East Vine Street, just a few doors away from South Duke Street, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I don’t remember when it was built, I do remember seeing photographs of a tree growing along the curbside, but it wasn’t there when I started going there. I lived a […]

False Promises

By Joe Rector I’ve listened to plenty of presidential campaign promises. The Republicans and Democrats assure the public that they’ll save us money, provide more benefits for us, and cut spending. The old saying never held more truth: “You know when a politician is lying? When his mouth moves!” I’m just about over some of […]

The Hot Southern Mess Boutique is HOT!

The Hot Southern Mess Boutique is HOT!

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The latest in women’s fashion with a flair opened last month and is already drawing customers and praise. The Hot Southern Mess Boutique is located at 3501 Tazewell Pike in the same building as Symmetry Salon and Spa and is the creation of Amanda Love. The boutique has the latest styles […]

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