SCALES Program Brings Tennessee Supreme Court to Local High Schoolers

  Kingsport, Tenn. ­– Over 500 local high school students will get the chance to witness the state’s highest court at work when the Tennessee Supreme Court hears oral arguments for two cases on November 19, 2019, in Kingsport, Tennessee, as part of the Court’s SCALES program.  SCALES stands for the Supreme Court Advancing Legal […]

Library Lovers Invited to Help Friends Grow

Friends of the Knox County Public Library Seeks Growth in Membership, Support of Library Why have people joined the Friends of the Knox County Public Library? Many of them say that Julie Webb, the honorary chair of this year’s membership campaign, was the reason. She has invited so many people to become Friends of the […]

Special Events Seeks Volunteers for Holiday Festivities

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   The Office of Special Events would like to invite you to participate in helping kick-off the holiday season by volunteering for the Christmas in the City Events! Friday, November 22, 2019 is Christmas at Chilhowee in Chilhowee Park, and Friday November 29, 2019 is the Regal Celebration of […]

City Hosts Illumination Ceremony Tonight to Celebrate LED Light Project

As part of becoming a more sustainable community, the City of Knoxville contracted with Siemens to convert 28,500 city streetlights from high pressure sodium (HPS) lights to modern light emitting diode (LED) technology.   The turn-key operation design phase began in summer of 2017, with installation starting in September 2018. November 2019 marks completion of […]

State Invites Public to Share Feedback on K-12 Math Academic Standards

The Tennessee State Board of Education is inviting the public to provide feedback and comments on the state’s K-12 mathematics academic standards through December 6, 2019, at 12 PM CT.   To facilitate suggestions on proposed revisions to the academic standards, the State Board launched a public review survey to allow Tennesseans to share their opinions on […]

Food donations needed for Drive to End Hunger

DONATIONS NEEDED Grocery food drive – November 12 – 16 at Grayson BMW to Benefit CAC Mobile Meals Connecting Hearts Program Drive to End Hunger. . . Grayson BMW is helping with CAC Mobile Meals Connecting Hearts Food Drive by being the drop off point for grocery donations.  Let’s “fill up a car” with much […]

Legal and public notices for the week of November 11, 2019

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated August 13, 2010, recorded in Instrument: 201008160009870 of the Deed of Trust Records of Knox County, Tennessee, Addie I. Fox, conveyed to Frank Alvstad, as Trustee, the property situated in Knox County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATED in District No. 7 (formerly 2nd) of […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 11, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for November 11, 2019

Caswell Park land decision postponed By Mike Steely Senior Writer The one issue that drew a large crowd to the City Council meeting Tuesday was tossed over to the new city council. Councilwoman Gwen McKenzie, who represents East Knoxville, moved to delay any vote on giving a small strip of land at Caswell Park […]

If you break, it you buy it

If you break, it you buy it

By Steve Hunley Knoxville had a city election last week for mayor and city council seats. There will be a new mayor and four new city council members. Out of 187,000 residents and 92,000 registered voters only 25,360 people in Knoxville cast votes for mayor. That means 13.6% of the total residents and 27.6% of […]