Downtown streets close temporarily for St. Patrick’s weekend events

Knoxville residents have multiple opportunities to get in touch with their Irish roots this weekend as downtown hosts two festivals, two road runs and a parade.   Festival-related no-parking zones go into effect at 1 p.m. Friday and continue through 10 p.m. Saturday on Market Street between Union and Clinch avenues and Union Avenue between […]

Loudon County Veterans Resources and Job Fair Program this Saturday

Veterans Helping Veterans   The Tellico Village VFW Post 12135 asked the Loudon VFW Post 5150 and the three Loudon county American Legion Posts (70, 120, and 256) to join them in hosting a stand down. Along with several city, county, and state agencies the Loudon County Veterans Resources and Job Fair Program name was […]

Legal and public notices for the week of March 11, 2019

COURT NOTICES   NON-RESIDENT NOTICE   BRIGID CHEPKEMEI CHEMOSIT -Vs- CHARLES LEONARD HYDELL Docket # 144479 IN THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this cause, it appearing from the Complaint filed, which is sworn to, that the defendant CHARLES LEONARD HYDELL is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, or whose whereabouts […]

NAC to Hear From City Staff

The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 13, at 4:30 p.m. at the Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. City staff will speak on pertinent topics at the meeting. Have you experienced issues with the recent flooding or just want to understand run off from a neighbor’s property?  Jim Hagerman – Engineering Director, […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 11, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for March 11, 2019

McMillan Proven Right Career Magnet Academy Enrollment Doubles By Focus Staff Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the board of education, led the fight to keep the Career Magnet Academy open.  McMillan vehemently resisted efforts by the school administration to close the doors of the CMA, accusing the school system of “never having properly […]

Governor Lee hits a home run

Governor Lee hits a home run

By Steve Hunley After forty-five days as governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee made his first State of the State address at the Capitol last Monday night.    Governor Lee brought legislators and guests to their feet some twenty times and his message throughout the evening was positive.   In fact, I suspect some who had classified the […]

Morning Pointe celebrates grand opening of new Knoxville facility

Morning Pointe celebrates grand opening of new Knoxville facility

  By Ken Lay Knoxville’s newest assisted living community celebrated its grand opening late last week. Morning Pointe Knoxville had a dinner, open house and ribbon-cutting Thursday night.  It’s located at 9649 Westland Drive, adjacent to Shoreline Church in the Hardin Valley Community. Morning Pointe also has east Tennessee locations in Powell, Lenoir City, Clinton, […]

The Last Years of Lawrence D. Tyson, IV

The Last Years of Lawrence D. Tyson, IV

By Ray Hill Lawrence Davis Tyson had been elected to the United States Senate to represent Tennessee in 1924. To get to the Senate, Tyson defeated a two-term incumbent and a respected former justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. L. D. Tyson had won the general election easily and settled comfortably in the Senate. One […]

Broadway Carpets celebrates façade renovation

Broadway Carpets celebrates façade renovation

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Garry Tener, chief operating officer of Broadway Carpets, spoke at Wednesday’s ribbon cutting for the company’s renovation of the exterior of the well-known business. The city’s Community Development Façade Project helped with a contribution as part of a 2006 program that has seen $7.3 million going into 150 projects. Rogero said […]

Battle-tested Bearden returns for another state title shot

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Bearden’s Ques Glover takes his turn cutting down the net in his and senior teammates’ last home game at the Dawg House after sectional win over Dobyns-Bennett on March 4. Bearden didn’t lose a game at home this season or last season.

Battle-tested Bearden returns for another state title shot

By Steve Williams The third time’s the charm. Fans of Bearden High’s basketball team hope that old idiom holds true as the Bulldogs make their third straight trip to the TSSAA state tournament this week. But in two of Bearden’s last three games on the tournament trail, close battles have caused some alarm, rather than […]