Three more areas in Knox County test positive for West Nile virus

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Fairmont Boulevard, West Emory Road and West Hills areas of Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will soon spray for mosquitoes in these areas, weather permitting, […]

Library announces new business series called ‘The Book Behind My Story’

The first program will be facilitated by Catherine Porth of Survature   Knox County Public Library and Knoxville Entrepreneur Center are pleased to present a new reading series. Once a month, The Book Behind My Story will feature a book chosen by a leader in Knoxville’s business community and will culminate with an evening discussion of […]

Legal and public notices for the week of September 17, 2018

  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 May 9, 2014, executed by LLOYD D. ALBRIGHT, NADINE ALBRIGHT, conveying certain real property therein described to R. KIRKLAND MOSER, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

Halls Business and Professional Association September Meeting

The Halls Business and Professional  Association (HBPA) will hold its September Membership meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at noon at Beaver Brook Country Club.  The  September Speaker will be Michael Monday with Slamdot.The September Business Spotlight will be Danielle Noe.The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.  Cost of lunch is $12.

The Knoxville Focus for September 17, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for September 17, 2018

Advisory Council seeks members By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Neighborhood Advisory Council is looking for five new members. The council is appointed by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and serves as her consultation group on issues facing all of Knoxville’s neighborhoods. Debbie Sharp is the Office of Neighborhoods coordinator and is looking for advocates of neighborhoods. […]

Hazing should be illegal

Hazing should be illegal

By Steve Hunley There is no plainer way to put it; quite simply hazing should be illegal.  A recent reminder was the filing of a lawsuit by a former Florida State University student who claims he sustained a brain injury while being forced to participate in a hazing ritual.  That particular ritual was called the […]

MPC approves concept and development plans for Post Oak Bend over residents’ objections

Tom Hale, representing several homeowners' associations, addressed the Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Commission to protest the proposed Post Oak Bend subdivision.

MPC  approves concept and development plans for Post Oak Bend over residents’ objections

By Pete Gawda For the second straight month yellow shirted members of Northshore Corridor, which represents several home owners associations, packed the main assembly room at the City County Building to protest the proposed Post Oak Bend subdivision.  Last month the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) postponed the issue. However, at the Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting, […]

Mr. Jim Cummings

Mr. Jim Cummings

By Ray Hill “Live so that when you die, even the undertaker will be sorry.” Sign that hung in the business office of Jim Cummings. James H. Cummings is likely a name unfamiliar to most readers, but during his time he was a power and a man to be reckoned with. When he died in […]

Fair and Brown ‘serve’ TSD well

Fair and Brown ‘serve’ TSD well

Longtime coaches combine for 76 years By Steve Williams Jeanne Fair and Sharon Brown have coached everything but football at Tennessee School for the Deaf. And after a combined 76 years, the two are still at it and having fun. Fair is in her 44th year coaching at TSD. Most of that time, she’s been […]