AMR-Rural/Metro service questions continue

AMR-Rural/Metro service questions continue

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The early renewal proposal for ambulance service in Knox County saw lots of discussion and questions during the Knox County Commission’s work session last week and the issue may come to a head today during the regular meeting. The Knox County Health Department is asking to renew a five-year agreement with […]

The Last Vestige of the Crump Machine: Clifford Davis, Part II

The Last Vestige of the Crump Machine:  Clifford Davis, Part II

By Ray Hill Congressman Clifford Davis of Memphis had served in the House of Representatives since 1940 and in 1959 was the chairman of the House Public Works Committee.  A relatively obscure committee to most folks, it became of prime importance to Tennessee.  Davis was pushing a bill vital to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a […]

Fall Gardeners Festival Set for Tuesday!

Everyone Is Invited on Aug. 29 to the Plateau AgResearch Center CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – Gardening enthusiasts and anyone interested in their landscapes are reminded that Tuesday, August 29, is the state for the 2017 Fall Gardeners’ Festival at the University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center in Crossville. This is the ninth year for […]

Public docks closed near Calhoun’s restaurant

Following a crash involving a privately owned boat, the public docks near Calhoun’s on the River restaurant on Volunteer Landing have been closed for safety reasons. That section of docks will remain closed to boaters and pedestrians until City repairs can be made early next year.   The Vol Navy docks to the west will […]

TDMHSAS Awards Knox County Government $3.4 Million

TDMHSAS Awards Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure Grant   NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) has announced the recipients of the Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure Grants.   “The research indicates people with mental illnesses tend to stay in jail longer and when released, face a higher recidivism rate,” said TDMHSAS Commissioner […]

Sunday Funday Brew Tour, a Fundraiser for Knox Heritage – Sunday, August 27

Join Knox Heritage in celebrating the growing Arts & Drafts District at the Sunday Funday Brew Tour, from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, August 27.   Along Broadway and Central north just outside downtown Knoxville, five local breweries will be offering limited edition beers, inspired by local landmarks paired with food by food trucks and restaurants.  Guests will […]

Temporary road closure in Lakeshore Park Phase I construction

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN LAKESHORE PARK PHASE I CONSTRUCTION   As of Friday, Aug. 25, Lakeshore Park will experience a temporary road and parking lot closure in the northeast section of the park as Phase I implementation of the Lakeshore Park Master Plan progresses.   The closure is expected to last through the end of the […]

Public safety, freedom of speech priorities for city at Saturday rally

The Knoxville Police Department is taking steps to ensure the safety of both participants and the public during a planned demonstration scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, in Fort Sanders, Mayor Madeline Rogero said today.   Seventeenth Street will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday from Cumberland Avenue to Highland Avenue, and […]

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