Mini Citizens Academy on understanding local government finance and budgets to be held Saturday

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville-Knox County is hosting a workshop designed to help citizens understand how local government services are funded, budgeted and spent. Participants will also learn how to get involved in budget decisions. Who:           Former Knox County Finance Director Kathy Hamilton  City of Knoxville Finance Director Jim York  Knox County Finance […]

Knox County Government Offices closed today

Offices previously listed as opening late are now closed today due to inclement weather in the forecast.   CLOSED: County Mayor’s Office and all office reporting to the mayor, including the Knox County Health Department, Knox County Public Library, Knox County Senior Centers, Knox County Convenience & Recycling Centers and Knox County Veterans Service. Criminal […]

Free Gardening Classes Start January 25th

Seymour Farmers Market presents its annual gardening class series starting Thursday, January 25th.  The first class will be presented by Rennie and Glenn  Baisden, with information about build your own hoop houses (greenhouse), and by Phil Baker, with information about home hydroponic plant systems. The second class will be Thursday, February 22nd.  UT agricultural extension […]

Public and legal notices for the week of January 15, 2018

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE     STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Billie F. Summers and Joseph W. Summers, Jr. executed a Deed of Trust to AmSouth Bank, Lender and FMLS, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated March 14, 2005 and recorded on March 29, 2005 in Instrument No. 200503290075810, Knox County, Tennessee Register of […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 15, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 15, 2018

Tom Spangler for Sheriff Campaign Opens Headquarters By Focus Staff With the holidays over and a new year underway, the 2018 political season has begun. Tom Spangler, Republican candidate for Knox County Sheriff, opened his campaign headquarters last week on 1601 Western Avenue. In a two-day event, occurring over Thursday and Saturday, Spangler treated guests […]

Briggs and Massey face some tough questions

State Senators Richard Briggs and Becky Duncan-Massey faced some tough questions when appearing before the League of Women Voters recently, especially when it came to the topic of possible voter fraud. (Photo by Mike Steely)

Briggs and Massey face some tough questions

By Mike Steely In recent weeks members of the local state legislature have been meeting with various groups including the Knox County Commission and the Knoxville City Council. When Knox County’s two state senators, Dr. Richard Briggs and Becky Duncan-Massey, sat before the League of Women Voters recently neither of them probably expected to be […]

George W. Norris of Nebraska

George W. Norris of Nebraska

Father of the Tennessee Valley Authority By Ray Hill George W. Norris, although a Nebraskan, has a relevance and importance to our community many may fail to realize. Norris Dam and the community of Norris are named for George William Norris. One might think it odd for landmarks in Tennessee to be named for a […]

Hartung discusses new tax laws at FCBPA’s monthly luncheon

Local Certified Public Accountant Andrew Hartung discusses the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at Wednesday's monthly Fountain City Business and Professionals Association luncheon. Photo by Ken Lay.

Hartung discusses new tax laws at FCBPA’s monthly luncheon

  By Ken Lay The Fountain City Business and Professionals Association had its first monthly lunch meeting Wednesday, and in carrying on its January tradition, taxes were discussed as Knoxville residents and other Americans prepare to settle their tabs with the federal government. Area Certified Public Accountant and current FCBPA treasurer Andrew Hartung addressed those […]

HVA boys, South-Doyle girls ‘strike’ gold in District 4

HVA boys, South-Doyle girls ‘strike’ gold in District 4

  By Steve Williams Hardin Valley Academy’s boys and South-Doyle’s girls captured team championships in convincing fashion in the first-ever District 4 bowling tournament Wednesday at Family Bowl. The Hawks toppled Bearden 21-6 in the finals, while the Lady Cherokees rolled past HVA 20-7. The addition of three new Knox County schools to the sport […]

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