Welcome Week Kicks Off Semester for New Vols

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is rolling out the orange carpet to welcome new Vols to campus during its annual Welcome Week.   The week is designed to help first-year and transfer students get settled. Events kick off Saturday, Aug. 15, as students move in to residence halls beginning at 8 a.m. More than 7,000 […]

UT Athletics goes high tech with GPS tracking

  By Dan Andrews   The University of Tennessee is pumping some money into sports science.   With the hot weather and the start of college football practice, monitoring the weather and the impact it has on players is critical. To accomplish this task, the football program monitors the weather conditions using the 3M QUESTemp […]

Mosquito spraying in three areas Thursday night

First spraying of the year   Knoxville, Tenn. – The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in three areas of Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in the affected areas Thursday, August 13 […]

HASLAM ANNOUNCES VETERAN EDUCATION GRANTS

Program provides funding to enhance veteran success in higher education   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the 11 colleges and universities selected to receive the Veteran Reconnect Grant, a competitive grant focused on improving the success of student veterans enrolled in Tennessee colleges and universities.   “From 2008 to 2013, we saw […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 10, 2015

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on September 14, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by TIMOTHY M WELLES, to JAMES G. RICKMAN, […]

Knoxville Focus for August 10, 2015

School Board Defers Non-Renewal Policy, Adopts New Superintendent Evaluation Tool By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Board of Education decided last week to postpone further discussion and action on changes to Board Policy GBG, which would give the board the final say on non-renewals and allow non-tenured teachers to appeal a non-renewal decision and […]

Council postpones Gibbs Drive rezoning

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The most contested of the various agenda items at Tuesday’s meeting of the Knoxville City Council has been postponed until September 1.  Smith-Lindsey Development, LLC., wants to build an office on the south side of Gibbs Drive and Broadway in Fountain City. To do so requires a change in the North […]

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part One

  By Ray Hill The pages of Tennessee’s history is littered with colorful characters, but the life of Luke Lea is one right out of a novel; handsome, urbane, highly intelligent and successful, Lea climbed to the heights of financial and political accomplishment.  Lea would become one of the first publishing magnates and would be […]

Lindbergh Forest is coming back!

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com It has taken a while for the  Lindbergh Forest neighborhood to get organized, but, now under new officers they are ready to kick-start their efforts and revitalize their territory. “It’s been several years,” the new President of the Lindbergh Forest Neighborhood Association, Kelley DeLuca, told The Focus. She explained that the […]

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