Public Invited to East Knox County Community Plan Open House

Public Invited to East Knox County Community Plan Open House

  The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is inviting the public to the East Knox County Community Plan Open House on Thursday, February 23, 2017. This event will be held at Carter Elementary School, 8455 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville, TN 37924 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. All interested parties including residents, landowners, community representatives, business owners, […]

Mayor Rogero invites public to Health Care Town Hall Meeting

  Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero invites the public to a Town Hall meeting on the importance of access to health care from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Whittle Springs Middle School, 2700 White Oak Lane.   The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will facilitate the public meeting, which will be moderated […]

Effort to Digitize World War I Artifacts Heads to Blount County

Over a five-year period, World War I ravaged Europe, the Middle East and parts of north Africa, overturning governments and costing millions of lives. The United States joined the battle in 1917, eventually mobilizing 130,000 soldiers from Tennessee. Countless other Tennesseans helped relief organizations like the Red Cross, organized scrap metal drives, manufactured war materials […]

Railroad crossing repairs to detour motorists

  This week, contract crews will be repairing CSX railroad crossings on Liberty Street, Piney Grove Church Road, Third Creek Road, Jackson Road and Knott Road. The work had been rescheduled from late last week. Motorists should follow signed detours around the work sites.   Starting on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, a crew will be […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of February 20, 2017

  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 February 23, 2007, executed by EPHRAIM A PHILLIPS, TRACI ANN WALDO, conveying certain real property therein described to EFS-EXPRESS FINANCIAL SERVICES, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

East Tennessee Libertarian Party To Hold Monthly Meeting in Knoxville

The East Tennessee Libertarian Party (ETNLP) will host its 8th monthly meeting on Thursday, February 23rd at Puleo’s Grille on Cedar Lane in Knoxville. The event will begin at 6:30 and feature several speakers on a range of topics, including: Jeremy Faison, Eleventh District State Representative and Chair of the Government Operations Committee, will be […]

Are They Planning to Pick Your Pockets? Beware of “Indexed” (Annual) Tax Increases

Are They Planning to Pick Your Pockets? Beware of  “Indexed” (Annual) Tax Increases

By Steve Hunley Look out people, it’s not only Governor Haslam looking to increase your taxes by raising the gas tax. School folks met with members of the County Commission last week and are poking at property taxes; in fact, there was mention of asking the state legislature to “index” the property tax. That idea […]

Holocaust survivor to speak Tuesday

Holocaust survivor to speak Tuesday

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Recently Knoxville Mayor Madeline Roger announced that Tuesday, February 21 will be Holocaust Education Day in the city. She is asking that everyone recognize that day as significant and to stand united against hatred and prejudice. Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eva Schloss, one of the remaining Holocaust survivors, will be in Knoxville […]

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