Zoo Knoxville invites community to help name red wolf pup

Zoo Knoxville invites community to help name red wolf pup

Name will honor his birthright as part of the future of red wolf conservation. Zoo Knoxville is inviting the community to help choose a name for the first critically endangered red wolf pup born at the zoo in 23 years.   The feisty male, born at the zoo on April 30 to parents Sunny and […]

Knoxville National Cemetery Memorial Day Program

What:  A Memorial Day Program to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.   Participants:  79th NY Highlanders   When: May 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.   Where:           Knoxville National Cemetery     Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 […]

Legal and Public Notices for May 23, 2016

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 January 24, 2006, executed by ROBERT A. LONGMIRE, TAMMIE L. LONGMIRE, conveying certain real property therein described to EAST TENNESSEE TITLE PROFESSIO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Knoxville recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Community

Knoxville has been designated as a 2016 Playful City USA community by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that provides grants to build playgrounds in underserved communities throughout the country. (Three KaBOOM! playgrounds have been built in Knoxville to date.)   Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 23, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for May 23, 2016

New book may be on hand for Honor Fountain City Day By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Fountain City historian Jim Tumblin has written another book on the community and hopes to have copies available for Honor Fountain City Day on Monday, May 30th. The annual event begins at 10 a.m. and Dr. Tumblin will be the […]

Boro bound for this week’s Spring Fling

Bearden High's Jacob Sobota will be doing a lot of long jumping this week as he competes in the state decathlon and track and field meet at MTSU. The TSSAA's weeklong Spring Fling, which also includes baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, starts today and continues through Friday in Murfreesboro. PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS

Boro bound for this week’s Spring Fling

By Steve Williams It’s time for the TSSAA’s annual Spring Fling. Action starts today at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro with state competition in the girls’ pentathlon and boys’ decathlon. Several local area teams and individuals also will be competing for state honors through Friday in baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and track and field. […]

Dressing up for history

Dressing up for history

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you attend the State of Franklin Day at James White Fort this Saturday you may find characters there representing East Tennessee and Knoxville’s early days. The costumed actors are part of a group called Tennesseans For Living History and you’ll find them here and there around our region in different […]

The New Deal in Tennessee I

The New Deal in Tennessee I

By Ray Hill “I have got no horse no autmobel and no nothing to ride can you pleas if possible fix for me to get some help some way can you fix for me some way so my family will not purish.” So wrote a man from Newcomb, Tennessee to Congressman J. Will Taylor on […]

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