TNReady high school scores improve across all subjects in second year of new assessment

TNReady high school scores improve across all subjects in second year of new assessment

Thousands of additional students now meeting or exceeding course expectations   Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that Tennessee high school students improved across all subject areas – English, math, science, and U.S. history – on the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams. Thousands of additional students are meeting course expectations compared to last year, and the […]

Knox Heritage hosting tour of Knoxville High tomorrow

On Friday, July 28, 2017 Knox Heritage is hosting a behind the scenes tour of the renovations to the Knoxville High School building located at 101 E 5th Avenue in Knoxville.  The event will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. Developer, Rick Dover, will be on hand to talk about the future of […]

Pets Without Parents Shelter to hold Adoption Event

Pets Without Parents Shelter to hold Adoption Event

Find a family pet to fulfill the love   Beginning July 1st Pets Without Parents Animal Shelter (PWP) began receiving all the county’s stray and abandoned animals when the Humane Society decided to no longer accept the county’s stray animals.  In the last two and a half weeks, besides the animals already at the shelter, […]

Mosquito spraying in South Knoxville scheduled for Thursday

  The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Stone Road area of South Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in this area on Thursday, July 27 between 9 p.m. and […]

Chomp! Chomp! Gators cut down Stanford for title

Chomp! Chomp!  Gators cut down Stanford for title

Editor’s note: Knoxville Focus sportswriter Steve Williams originated the National Collegiate All-Sports Rankings in the summer of 1971 when he was sports editor of The Daily Beacon, the University of Tennessee student newspaper. The rankings were picked up by The Associated Press wire service and reprinted in newspapers across the country for years. Colleges also […]

Knox County Schools to Host Two Security Events

School Safety Press Conference   WHAT:            Knox County Schools, along with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Knoxville Police Department, will host a back-to-school safety press conference. Speakers will present information about enhanced bus safety, school zone safety and school security measures. They will also call for increased safety awareness as school buses begin transporting […]

Legal and Public Notices for the Week of July 24, 2017

Foreclosure notices SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on August 17, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North Side Entrance, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by SARAH […]

Outdoor Toys

By Joe Rector I “had” to buy a lawnmower the other week. Oh, it wasn’t because I didn’t have one already. In fact, two riding mowers are in the basement. My older brother and his wife bought the first one a year after my mother died; they did so that I could keep the nearly […]

Harbison’s Crossroads

By Ralphine Major His answer was always the same:  “Harbison’s Crossroads,” our father would answer when anyone asked where we lived.  I thought it sounded quaint.  Corryton, it seemed, would be a better answer.  For years, there was a four-way stop in the rural community where Emory Road crosses Tazewell Pike.  Today, motorists are met […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m often asked to comment on or explain what another doctor told a friend or family member. However, I’m careful to comment, other than in general terms, because I have incomplete information. Doctors call superficial opinions “curbside consultations.” They do a disservice to patients and are medicolegally risky because the law […]

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