You did it Knoxville! 10,000 dogwood trees in 10 years

Celebrating One Step Closer to a Bazillion Dogwood Blooms in Knoxville   Dogwood Arts has reached the goal of adding 10,000 Dogwood trees to East Tennessee’s landscape through the Bazillion Blooms program. A significant contribution by the Modern Woodmen of America has pushed tree sales past 10,000! The Bazillion Blooms program began in 2009 with […]

Parkridge Coordinates Neighborhood Clean-up

~From the City’s Office of Neighborhoods Fall has finally hit, the leaves are falling, and the weeds are still growing strong. Parkridge Community Organization will take an afternoon to clean up their neighborhood before the holidays and winter weather hit. On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m., neighbors will gather at Washington Avenue Entrance Garden, […]

Tennessee’s Economy Continues Significant Growth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s economy continues to show significant growth in 2018, according to a report released Monday by the Secretary of State’s office. There were 10,709 new entity filings in the third quarter of 2018, which represents a 14.8 percent increase over the same time period last year.  This denotes the 28th consecutive quarter […]

Legal and public notices for the week of November 12, 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 September 8, 2014, executed by JOYCE JONES, KYLE E. JONES, conveying certain real property therein described to INDEPENDENCE TITLE & ESCROW SERVICES, as Trustee, as same […]

University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series Presents Natalie Diaz

On Monday, November 12, poet Natalie Diaz will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series. Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry […]

Election of Lee, Blackburn historic

Election of Lee, Blackburn historic

By Steve Hunley The recent midterm election in Tennessee was historic.  I double checked my facts and Bill Lee is the first Republican governor-elect to take over from a member of his own party since 1869. Since 1970’s election of Republican Winfield Dunn, Tennesseans have gone back and forth between electing Republican and Democrat governors.  […]

Gloria Johnson wins Tennessee House seat

Gloria Johnson wins Tennessee House seat

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The one bright blue spot in Tuesday’s election was the victory of Gloria Johnson who won the 13th District Tennessee House race over incumbent Republican Eddie Smith. Johnson won with about 55% of the vote in a state and congressional district that heavily favored Republicans. The third time proved to be […]

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