Ms Tennessee Senior America 2015 to be honored by State House

Lauren Monahan, Ms. Tennessee Senior America 2015, will be honored with a proclamation from the Tennessee House of Representatives on Thursday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m. Ms. Monahan won the title in May of 2015, and represented the state at the national pageant in Atlantic City in October, where she placed 3rd Runner up. She […]

Oddities in yesterday’s election

Oddities in yesterday’s election

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Last Tuesday record numbers of voters cast ballots in Knox County. The long lines were partially the result of a very long delegate selection in the Republican Presidential Primary. The voting brought about some surprising results in the other races. Marco Rubio, endorsed by the Governor Haslam and Senator Alexander drew […]

Information Session to be held on Gang Awareness in Blount County

Knox County Sheriff Detective Thomas Walker to conduct meeting   The Blount Partnership is holding a free information session regarding gang awareness in Blount County on Friday, March 18, 2016, from 8:30-9:30 a.m., in its boardroom located at 201 S. Washington St. in Maryville. Knox County Sheriff detective Thomas Walker will lead the presentation which […]

Food Festival Success Kicks Off 6th Annual Restaurant week

Participating eateries announced for 6th annual event   The first annual East Tennessee Food Festival presented by US FOODS took place on February 28th and raised thousands of meals for those in need. Over 20 restaurants offered samplings from their menus to over 300 event attendees. The Food Festival kicked off the 6th Annual Restaurant […]

TDOT Awards Emergency Contract for I-75 Rockslide Repair in Campbell County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation yesterday awarded an emergency contract to repair a rockslide on Interstate 75 in Campbell County. The slide, which occurred Friday at mile marker 142, sent vehicle sized rocks falling onto both the north and southbound lanes of I-75.   The $2.9 million contract was awarded to Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc. […]

Legal and Public Notices for February 29, 2016

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has oc-curred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 24, 2007, executed by DAVID T ERVIN, conveying certain real prop-erty therein described to PRLAP, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox […]

LWV and South Knox Elementary Host Community Schools Celebration

By Sally Absher   The League of Women Voters celebrated Knox County’s Community Schools Initiative On Thursday, February 25 with a reception and program at South Knoxville Elementary School, one of Knox County’s newest Community Schools.  Guests included Mayors Madeline Rogero and Tim Burchett, City Council Member George Wallace, County Commissioner John Schoonmaker, Board of […]

The Chalk Board for February 29, 2015

By Sally Absher   Knox County Teachers of the Year Honored Three Knox County teachers received the Knox County Teacher of the Year award last week at the 2016 Teacher of the Year celebration sponsored by Comcast, Rusty Wallace Automotive, and Kroger. Jessica Stewart (Christenberry Elementary), Jill Gill (Rita Elementary) and Valerie Cagle (Farragut High) […]

Connecting With Words

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com The package arrived shortly before Christmas.  Certainly, the sender had made it look special in a “Peanuts” mailer.  When I tore into it, it was special!  Three framed photos.  Instantly, my mind drifted back to the day they were made.  Several years ago I had the opportunity to audio tape a […]

Foul weather and foul moods

By Joe Rector Here we are stuck in another winter. Punxsutawney Phil lied, although no human ought to put stock in anything a groundhog does or doesn’t do. I don’t understand why anyone would declare that winter is his or her favorite season. What I’ve noticed of late is that this cold weather has a […]

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