Area Ballet Program Marks Multiple Milestones

Local dancers end 2017-2018 with performances and honors   For the young ladies who have performed with the Appalachian Ballet Company and studied at the Van Metre School of Dance during the past year, the 2017-2018 season was an eventful one, culminating in a spring calendar that not only allowed their talents to shine but […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Explore caves, take a free yoga class, grab a blanket for free movies in the park or a free concert, square dance, toast your own s’mores, savor barbecue or weigh in on the champion of the Slider Showdown. Here are the festivals and events going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list, visit […]

Mechanicsville to Have Community Café This Saturday

Mechanicsville Community Association will take part in a Community Café on Saturday, June 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fairview Recreation Center, 1628 Dora Street. The Café will be facilitated by Hannah Freeman, the AmeriCorps VISTA for the Office of Neighborhoods.   This particular Community Café will focus on “preventing burnout among […]

U.S. House of Representative candidates to participate in forum

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County; Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists, Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals and Community of Economic Development of East Tennessee are hosting a forum for at large county commission candidates. Tearsa Smith of WATE will moderate, and the […]

Haslam appoints David Rausch as director of TBI

Rausch to serve as TBI director following the retirement of Mark Gwyn   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam yesterday announced the appointment of David B. Rausch as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).   Rausch, 55, has served as chief of police for the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) since 2011, overseeing an agency of […]

Legal and public notices for the week of June 18, 2018

Foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE`S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 26, 2001, executed by Harrison Ford and wife Doris Ford, to Joe Cherry, Trustee, for Washington Mutual Finance, its successors and assigns, and appearing of […]

Matlock Poll Shows Traction, 2-Way Race

According to a recent survey conducted by Public Opinion Opinion Strategies and Neil Newhouse, East Tennessee voters who hear Jimmy Matlock’s message want the conservative businessman to be their next Congressman. Among those voters, Matlock leads career politician Tim Burchett 41%-40%. “This is a two-way race between Matlock and Burchett. No other candidate tested on […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 18, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for June 18, 2018

Superintendent’s contract extended one year By Anne Primm In a special called meeting at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon June 13, 2018, Bob Thomas, superintendent of Knox County Schools, was awarded an additional year to his contract The Knox County School Board determined, in a 7-2 vote, that Superintendent Thomas was entitled to an additional year […]

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