L&N Academy, Jewelry TV and Zoning times

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The admission of out-of-county students to the L&N STEM Academy came up in a discussion at the Knox County Commission workshop last week with several commissioners questioning School Superintendent James McIntyre about the policy. On the agenda were three items to approve agreements with Loudon, Monroe and Union counties to admit […]

Game Night Weather, Friday 082115

This is Meteorologist Bob Becker. As a cool front slides through our area, we will see much improved weather conditions by the time the UT Soccer Team hosts Lipscomb at 7pm Friday at Regal Soccer Stadium.   Rainfall amounts have varied from place to place this week, but the field will have a good chance […]

Game Night Weather, Friday 082115

This is Meteorologist Bob Becker. As a cool front slides through our area, we will see much improved weather conditions by the time the UT Soccer Team hosts Lipscomb at 7pm Friday at Regal Soccer Stadium.   Rainfall amounts have varied from place to place this week, but the field will have a good chance […]

Blount County Library to Offer Soft Skills Classes

      Eight topics designed to help careers   Maryville, Tenn. – It’s Your Career! That’s the focus of eight free soft skills sessions offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce that are scheduled over the next nine […]

GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM AND TENNESSEE TOURISM ANNOUNCE RECORD-BREAKING ECONOMIC IMPACT NUMBERS

    Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, yesterday announced during a special event at the Ryman Auditorium that tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached $17.7 billion in 2014, up 6.3 percent, and an all-time high for the state.   Tourism-generated jobs for Tennesseans reached 152,900, an […]

Two More Knox County Schools Obtain 1:1 Technology

By Sally Absher Knox County Schools announced last Monday that Bearden Middle School and Carter Middle School have been selected to participate in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program directed by Digital Promise. Through this program, these two schools will create innovative learning environments powered by mobile technology.  Students will receive “always-available” Internet access […]

The Chalk Board: August 17, 2015

By Sally Absher Fifth District School Board Member Defeated in 14th District House Special Election Board of Education member Karen Carson received 1,742 votes to telecommunications brokerage business owner Jason Zachary’s 2,397 votes in last Wednesday’s special election primary. The two ran in on the Republican ballot in the West Knoxville 14th District, formerly held […]

Focus on the Law: Types of Deeds

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Conveying ownership of real property requires a writing. This writing is called a deed.  Deeds are good as between parties without registration;  however, registering the deed is necessary to protect the grantee against grantor’s creditors and purchasers from him without actual notice of the deed. Registration of deeds must […]

Opening Day Excitement

By Joe Rector The other morning, Facebook filled with photos of children posing in new clothes and shoes and with the latest back packs and lunch boxes. The official first day of school for Knox County and some other area schools brought in hordes of kids and teachers. I still don’t understand why the school […]

An American Scene

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com It is a scene right out of rural America—little Abbey and her grandfather riding on a John Deere tractor on a gorgeous summer evening with those “spacious skies” and mountains in the background and the American flag blowing in the breeze!  How much more American can it be? Abbey is her […]

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