No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend   Motorists won’t be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 24 through 6:00 a.m. on […]

Unveiling of Mulvaney Street historic marker

When:             10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 Where:            Cal Johnson Recreation Center, 507 Hall of Fame Drive Who:               World-acclaimed author, educator and poet Nikki Giovanni will read her “Knoxville, Tennessee” poem during the unveiling   Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City officials will welcome Ms. Giovanni, a Virginia Tech Distinguished Professor and Knoxville native, […]

CAC Community Leadership Training Opportunity

The Community Action Committee (CAC) is seeking applicants for its thirty–third Community Leadership class.  Community Leadership provides training sessions for current and emerging leaders representing low and moderate – income neighborhoods and groups.  The program will begin in September 2019 and continue through June of 2020. The objectives of the program are to: Strengthen the […]

Legal and public notices for the week of May 20, 2019

Foreclosure notices   SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE   WHEREAS default has occurred in the payment of a debt due Volunteer Studios Plus, G.P. secured  by a Deed of Trust dated 4/8/02, from Alan Butler to Mona J. Wilson, Trustee, and recorded at Instrument # 200204180086492 in the Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee: and whereas A. […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 20, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for May 20, 2019

Mayoral candidates field questions from Town Hall East By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If four of the candidates for Knoxville city mayor agree on anything they agree that the Recode effort needs to be postponed or stopped. Town Hall East asked the candidates their opinions on the ongoing rewrite of zoning regulations and other topics at […]

Mannis Comes Out Strong Against Recode

Mannis Comes Out Strong Against Recode

By Steve Hunley For the past two and a half years, the City of Knoxville has been nudging along one of the most comprehensive and sweeping plans surrounding property use.  Known as “Recode,” this nefarious plan has gone through more incarnations than the Devil himself.  Citizens have had a hard time keeping up with all […]

Council wrestles with half of the Recode changes

Council wrestles with half of the Recode changes

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville City Council went back and forth with suggested changes to the proposed Recode regulations for over six hours last Tuesday. Just about anything related to zoning, building heights, setback, and permissible uses of land is wrapped up in the proposed changes. By the end of the long session the […]

Sol Bloom of New York

Sol Bloom of New York

By Ray Hill The son of Polish immigrants, Sol Bloom was at various times a theatre impresario, real estate magnate, composer and long-time congressman.  Bloom was deeply interested in foreign affairs in the House of Representatives and finally achieved his ambition of becoming Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he was profoundly concerned […]

Spartans fall to Clarksville Academy in State VIII

Spartans fall to Clarksville Academy in State VIII

Webb pitcher Peter Shaefer delivers a pitch in a Division II-A State VIII Playoff Game. Shaefer had 14 strikeouts but the Spartans dropped  a 1-0 nine-inning decision to Clarksville Academy. The Cougars went on to sweep a double header and punch their ticket to Murfreesboro while eliminating the Spartans. Photo by Ken Lay. By Ken […]

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