TDEC Awards Grants to Divert Household Hazardous Waste from Landfills

Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville each receive $127,500   The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has awarded the City of Chattanooga, City of Knoxville, City of Memphis, and Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County $127,500 each for the operation and/or maintenance of permanent household hazardous waste facilities. “These grants will provide an environmentally […]

Statement On Pat Summitt From Mayors

Statement On Pat Summitt From Mayors

Mayor Madeline Rogero issued the following statement this morning on the passing of Coach Pat Summitt: “Pat Summitt was a great leader, a great coach and most of all a great spirit. She was a towering figure who was also humble and down to earth. She always made it clear that her work was not […]

Overnight water line installation to close Cumberland Avenue

Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, June 27, a contractor will be installing a new water line across Cumberland Avenue, promoting a closure of Cumberland between 17th and 19th streets until 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 28.   Overnight work by Southern Constructors Inc. crews on the project will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday nights as well, […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of June 27, 2016

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on September 1, 2016 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North Side Entrance, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by PATRICK […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 27, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for June 27, 2016

Fountain City bridge replacement brings improved facade, pedestrian options A new 58-foot-long bridge, adjacent to First Baptist Church and Fountain City United Methodist Church, was officially opened last Wednesday. The bridge feeds traffic to Gresham Middle School and Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Added improvements include sidewalks, bike lanes, a stairway down to Fountain Road and […]

1st Annual Firecracker 250 planned

1st Annual Firecracker 250 planned

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Want to do something different that the kids might love too? How about going to the First Annual Firecracker 250 on Saturday, July 2 at the Smokey Mountain RC Raceway? RC (or Radio Controlled) race cars aren’t like our childhood Hot Wheels or Slot Cars but are those toys’ bigger brothers. […]

Jacobs Insurance: Superstars in more ways than one

Jacobs Insurance: Superstars in more ways than one

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What insurance agent in Knoxville is “bigger than life,” known just about anywhere he goes and is active in various causes in our area? The answer is Glenn Jacobs, owner of Jacobs Insurance Associates, LLC. Jacobs might be better known as “Kane,” a WWE wrestling champion who is still active in […]

‘The Man’ —Theodore G. Bilbo of Mississippi

‘The Man’ —Theodore G. Bilbo of Mississippi

By Ray Hill The art of politics has changed dramatically over the years. The age of truly gifted speakers who could move the emotions of audiences, bringing them alternately to laughter or tears is long gone.  Courthouse rallies and barbecues are already becoming things of the past, replaced by slick television advertisements, polling and focus […]

Webb’s Harrison will now take her volleyball to the beach

Webb’s Harrison will now take her volleyball to the beach

By Steve Williams There will be a lot of sunshine in Frances Harrison’s future. Webb School’s female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2015-16 signed scholarship papers last November to play beach volleyball at the University of South Carolina. In Harrison the Gamecocks are getting a 5-foot-10 outside hitter who was a record-setting player in her […]

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