East and Northeast Knoxville Economic Summit

Organized by City Councilman Nick Della Volpe, this summit is to include business owners, entrepreneurs, and area residents to talk about the area’s retail prospects: what residents want and what businesses need. Come voice your thoughts at roundtable groups: Lower Broadway and Central Street, Upper Broadway and Fountain City, Magnolia Avenue and Burlington, Knoxville Center […]

B&GCTNV participating in At-Risk After School Meals and snacks program

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley announces participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  Meals will be provided at no separate charge to eligible children served at the following site(s):   Halls/Powell Club 1819 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918 Phone (865) 232-1218; Fax (865) 232-1219   Lenoir City Club 201 […]

Power of the Purse to benefit Mobile Meals tomorrow

This year, Mobile Meals is celebrating 45 years of bringing food and hope to the homebound seniors of Knox County. The second annual Power of the Purse is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016.  The event includes a purse sale, Celebrity Corner (purses donated by local celebrities), luncheon, and silent auction. The fun begins with […]

French Broad Preservation Association to Host Third Annual Pickling Competition

The French Broad Preservation Association will host its annual Pickle Fest on Sunday, Sept. 25. Festivities will take place at Riverdale School, located at 7009 Thorn Grove Pike in East Knox County, from noon-5 p.m. with a Pickling Competition sponsored by Green River Picklers as the main event. Contestants can compete among three contest categories of Cucumbers, Non-Cucumbers […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of September 19, 2016

  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 June 21, 2012, executed by DANIELLE M. REECE, JASON A. REECE, conveying certain real property therein described to GLENN BALLETTO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

UT Arboretum Society to Hold MOTH-ers Night Out October 1

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will sponsor the popular MOTH-ers Night Out program to learn about moths and other nocturnal insects on Saturday, October 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  UT Arboretum is at 901 S. Illinois Ave. (HWY 62) in Oak Ridge.   Have you ever wondered about what kind of insects […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 19, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 19, 2016

Kroger Marketplace opens in Powell By Ken Lay The sounds of drums thundered through the air on a humid Wednesday morning in East Tennessee’s oldest community last week. Drumlines from rival Emory Road high schools, Powell and Halls, provided a festive atmosphere while area shoppers filtered in an out of Powell’s newest store. A new […]

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

By Ken Lay Interim Knox County Schools Superintendent Buzz Thomas makes it no secret that he wants the community involved in the process to find his replacement. He and some members of the board of education hosted a public forum to seek some public input on the matter at Central High School Thursday night. And […]