Marble Springs State Historic Site Reopening

Marble Springs State Historic Site is reopening for regular business hours starting June 10th, 2020! To ensure the health and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, Marble Springs is following the Phase 2 guidelines set by Knox County as well as recommendations from the CDC. The site’s grounds and hiking trails are accessible and free […]

2020 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award winners announced

Knoxville recognized for Energy and Renewable Resources Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers today announced the winners of the 2020 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards.   “Tennesseans continue to show their commitment to the environment in innovative ways, and we want to recognize their outstanding efforts,” Lee said. […]

TDOE Announces Second Phase of PBS Partnership for Summer

Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced the second phase of its partnership with statewide PBS stations to help ensure children continue to have access to educational content during the summer.   Starting June 1, all six Tennessee PBS stations– WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI – will […]

Legal and public notices for the week of June 1, 2020

FORECLOSURE NOTICES   NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness due Cindy Bradley pursuant to a promissory note from Brian Sandefur and Stacy Sandefur dated January 9, 2014, as well as the occurrence of other defaults, all as secured by that certain Deed of Trust dated […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 1, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for June 1, 2020

Has Burlington been forgotten? By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The residents of Burlington are wondering if the City of Knoxville has abandoned them. Funds were granted back two years ago for business facade renovations and the city offered a tax credit for rehabilitation of structures. But since then, the 2.19 square mile community with […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, V

Odds & Ends of This & That, V

By Steve Hunley Who Woulda Thunk It? Regular readers will remember I wrote last week the City Council Movement just doesn’t like cops. There are two members of the Knoxville City Council who are members of the City Council Movement – – – Seema Singh and Amelia Parker – – – and both are also […]

Family Fights Frustration: Caring for a loved one from afar during pandemic

Family Fights Frustration: Caring for a loved one from afar during pandemic

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com He’s finally back home and recovering but the difficulties and worries that his family faced while he was in the hospital during the pandemic is a heart-wrenching story that must be told. The 85-year-old West Knoxvillian lay in Parkwest Medical Center several weeks ago  awaiting surgery for his broken […]

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