State high school graduation rate reaches highest on record

Graduation Rates Increased in More than Half of All Districts   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent is the highest on record for Tennessee. The statewide graduation rate is up more than half a percentage point since last year, and overall it […]

38th Annual Greek Fest this weekend

Dates/times:  Sept. 15 – 17 ; Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The 38th annual Greek Fest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church and is sure to once again be a favorite tradition of the Knoxville community.  Features include authentic Greek food and pastries, […]

University of Florida Police, FDOT Announce Road Closures along US 441, I-75 Due To Flooding

Those planning on traveling to Saturday’s Tennessee-Florida game in Gainesville should stay up-to-date on Florida road conditions and plan accordingly.   From University of Florida Police FDOT is currently monitoring the water levels at the Santa Fe River and the integrity of the bridges over the river at US 441 and I-75. They anticipate closing […]

Tennessee ‘Purple Out Day’ to support Alzheimer’s Tennessee THIS Friday, September 15

  Alzheimer’s disease impacts Tennessee families in every county from West to East, and now communities across the state are showing their support by participating in the third annual statewide “Purple Out Day” benefitting Alzheimer’s Tennessee, a not-for-profit organization.   Businesses, homes, justice centers and courthouses will turn purple on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 to […]

Twenty-four UTPD Officers to Assist at UT–Florida Game

With hurricane recovery efforts underway in Gainesville, Florida, 24 officers from the University of Tennessee Police Department will travel there on Saturday to assist with game-day security. Troy Lane, associate vice chancellor for public safety and chief of police, is speaking with University of Florida police this morning to work out the details. “Due to […]

Premier antique show held this weekend at Museum of Appalachia

On Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, 2017, the Museum of Appalachia will host the 6th annual “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Show & Sale. This two-day event features the finest selection of 18th and 19th century antiques from over 60 of the nation’s preeminent dealers. “With the 65-acre Museum of Appalachia as a backdrop, attendees […]

Careacter Star Athletes, Week 4

“Our coaches and student-athletes continue to impress me in the area of careacter and most importantly with their winning the game of life,” said Dave Moore, former high school coach who founded the Careacter Star Athlete program. With the start of the University of Tennessee’s football season, a Volunteer joins the Week 4 high school […]

Marble City Opera Season presents a double-bill of Menotti’s ‘The Telephone’ and Poulenc’s ‘The Human Voice’

  ‘Marble City Opera will present a double-bill of Menotti’s The Telephone and Poulenc’s The Human Voice. Performances will be presented at The Square Room, Knoxville, Tennessee at 8:00 p.m. on October 6 and 7, 2017.   Marble City Opera is pleased to return to The Square Room with the presentation of these two short operas […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of September 11, 2017

Foreclosure notices 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 January 31, 2008, executed by DOROTHY JEAN KIMSEY, JAMES R. KIMSEY, conveying certain real property therein described to WILLIAM H. CURTIS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 11, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for September 11, 2017

Harry Tindell gets nod from City Council By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s pretty apparent that Lauren Rider and Harry Tindell get along well. During an appearance before the East Towne Business Alliance Wednesday morning the two joked and laughed with each other.  Rider led the field in the recent City Primary for 4th District City […]