Holiday Festival of Lights kicks off tonight

Knox County’s 19th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at the Cove at Concord Park kicks off Friday, Dec. 15 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 30, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The festival, nightly from 6 to 9 p.m., is free and open to the public. The Cove is located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive. […]

Wheels go up on Tour De Lights Parade Friday

Bicycle riders of all ages, experience levels and interest in donning costumes are invited to join the 11th annual Tour de Lights bicycle parade, Friday, Dec. 15, beginning and ending in Market Square.   Beginning at 5:30 p.m., riders who want to be in the decorating contest should check in at the photo booth, where […]

Giftbags needed for homebound seniors

  The Mobile Meals Gift Drive is in full swing, with the last day of gift giving set for December 15th. A list of preferred gifts can be found at Last year, the program collected more than 1,200 gifts for homebound seniors in Knox County. Mobile Meals volunteers serve hot, nutritious noon-time meals to […]

Learn How to Reduce Your KUB Bill

If you are interested in learning how to reduce and manage your utility bill, attend the latest “Savings in the House” workshop at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at CAC, 2247 Western Avenue, in the community room. The second is on Thursday, Dec. 14, at Lawson McGee Library Downtown in the public room from 6-7 […]

Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development “Wins” Pork of the Year

Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development “Wins” Pork of the Year

In the 12th annual Tennessee Pork Report, the Beacon Center revealed that state and local government officials wasted more than $400 million of taxpayer money this past year. The Pork Report highlights a combination of government mismanagement, incompetence, and outright fraud. The Beacon Center allowed Tennesseans to choose the infamous “Pork of the Year” award, and it really came down to […]

The Salvation Army Angel Tree distribution set for December 15 And 19

Hundreds of Angels and Silver Bells Have Not Been Returned Over 900 Families Will Benefit from the Annual Christmas Program The Salvation Army, along with hundreds of volunteers and donors have been preparing for Christmas since October. Their work will soon culminate at the Angel Tree distribution later this week. Over 900 families registered for […]

Legal and public notices for the week of December 11, 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 18, 2011, executed by GARY W. HESTER, JUDY M. HESTER, conveying certain real property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq, as Trustee, as same […]

Summit Bus Stop, First Creek Greenway and Street Lights

By Mike Steely The elderly and handicapped residents of Summit Towers downtown are getting closer to having an accessible route to catch city buses. The City Council approved $ 100,000 to acquire property between the apartments and Summit Hill Drive for Knoxville Area Transit’s Stop Project there. Residents have been inconvenienced for some time after […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 11, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for December 11, 2017

Leadership Academy Terminated By Anne Primm Wednesday’s Knox County School Board Meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Chairwoman Patti Bounds. Fourth District Representative Lynne Fugate led the Pledge of Allegiance after the moment of silence. Bounds followed by asking for changes to the agenda at which time the 1st District Representative, Gloria […]

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