Student Essay Contest to Focus on Citizenship

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is kicking off its second annual student essay contest to encourage students to be actively engaged citizens. The essays will focus on citizenship with length requirements varying by grade level. Schools may submit two essays for kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade and […]

Tennessee Highway Patrol offers a Five Thousand Dollar Reward in Sevier County fatal hit and run crash.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is offering a Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000) Reward for information that will lead to the location of the vehicle and arrest of the individual(s) involved in a fatal hit and run crash on Hwy. 441 (Chapman Hwy.) in Sevier County, Tennessee.   The preliminary information indicates that a 2005-2008 red […]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Knoxville District Seeks Public Assistance to Locate Fatal Hit and Run Crash Suspect

Thirteen month old killed in hit and run crash   KNOXVILLE – URGENT: September 20th, 2017, The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Knoxville District is seeking immediate public assistance to locate a hit and run driver.  Preliminary information indicates that a red Pontiac Vibe 4-door was traveling North Bound on Hwy. 441 Chapman Hwy.  During this […]

Cornerstone of Recovery to Host Parent Coach Training Program

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit that supports families struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use, is partnering with Cornerstone of Recovery and other Tennessee-based health and wellness organizations to host Parent Coach Trainings in the state.   The two-and-a-half-day training program – called Parent Coach Training – is for parents or […]

Ijams Nature Center River Boardwalk Closes for Regular Maintenance

  Ijams Nature Center is closing its popular River Boardwalk for the next two weeks in order to perform regular maintenance and assess long-term repair needs.   The River Boardwalk, located on a scenic stretch of bluffs along the Tennessee River, is in need of some sprucing up, says Amber Parker, Executive Director of Ijams […]

Community invited to Recode Knoxville public meeting

  The second community meeting for the Recode Knoxville zoning code update will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Ave.   On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. This […]

Legal and Public Notices for September 18, 2017

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 July 29, 2002, executed by GLORIA H. KEESEE, WILLIAM E. KEESEE, conveying certain real property therein described to L KIRSCHENMAN, as Trustee, as same appears of record […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 18, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for September 18, 2017

Major zoning changes proposed for Knox County By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County is being asked to make some major changes to its zoning regulations and the commissioners are beginning their learning curve about things like rural retreats, supportive housing and self-service storage facilities. The Metropolitan Planning Commission is proposing the changes and the Knox […]

Remembering Bearden with Jack Neely

Remembering Bearden with Jack Neely

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When The Knoxville History Project and Jack Neely announced Neely would talk about the history of Bearden, no one expected a huge response. But by last Tuesday, the Project was telling people that the room at the Knoxville Parks and Recreation Office building was full and promising future sessions on the […]

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