Purple Cities Day to be held May 11 to raise dementia awareness

  Public invited to join celebration, learn about dementia-friendly initiatives The Purple Cities Alliance will hold Purple Cities Day on Wednesday, May 11, on Market Square in downtown Knoxville to raise dementia awareness in the community.   Purple Cities Day is free and open to the public with attendees of all ages invited to wear […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 9, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for May 9, 2016

ARMSTRONG ELECTED TO LEAD TENNESSEE COUNTY ATTORNEYS Knox County Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong has been elected President of the Tennessee County Attorneys Association (TCAA) at its Spring Conference held April 29-30, 2016 in Chattanooga. The TCAA consists of County Attorneys and their deputies from both urban and rural counties across the state of Tennessee. […]

DAV to hold Memorial Service, calls for wheelchairs

DAV to hold Memorial Service, calls for wheelchairs

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 24, will hold a Memorial Service for Veterans Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with a meal prepared by the Auxiliary and a 6:30 service with Chaplin Harold Wilson. The DAV post is located at 2600 Holbrook Avenue, above the Fountain City Park. The Knoxville Chapter of […]

Who’s Minding the Store?

Who’s Minding the Store?

By Steve Hunley The Nashville Tennessean has performed a real public service by detailing the hemorrhage of money that has flowed out of Tennessee’s Department of Human Services.  Comptroller Justin Wilson has released information about shocking abuses that not only boggle the mind, but confound the imagination.  The Tennessee DHS presides over an $80 million […]

Senator Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma

Senator Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma

By Ray Hill Unlike many Southern states, Oklahoma did not continuously reelect incumbent United States senators, yet John William Elmer Thomas was one of the longest serving senators from the Sooner State. When he first entered the U.S. Senate, Elmer Thomas could have come straight from central casting; tall, prematurely white haired, with a classic […]

USS Tennessee survivors gather

USS Tennessee survivors gather

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The USS Tennessee floated along Battleship Row, next to the Arizona and the West Virginia, in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. The ship was struck twice by bombs as its crew fought back. But she stayed afloat. After repairs and upgrades the USS Tennessee served out the rest of World […]

The Right Stuff: The KPD Explorer Post

The Right Stuff: The KPD Explorer Post

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com As Chief Rausch handed the Explorer of the Year award to Hayden Marshall on April 22, 2016, he smiled, which was significant because it was the first time he had smiled in days. Before the awards ceremony an impromptu press conference outside the dining hall had taken place with media pressing […]

City unveils traffic plan for public safety

City unveils traffic plan for public safety

  The City of Knoxville has released the draft Program Guide for a new Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP) and is looking for public comment on the proposed program, which is expected to launch this coming summer.   Developed jointly by the Engineering Department, Police Department and Office of Neighborhoods, the NTSP is a comprehensive […]

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