Candidate for Sheriff, Tom Spangler, opening campaign headquarters

Two day event provides opportunity to meet Law Enforcement Veteran What: Grand opening of campaign headquarters of Tom Spangler for Knox County Sheriff Who: Tom Spangler and the Tom Spangler for Sheriff election campaign team When: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. AND Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.   […]

Tennessee Department of Education Releases New State Report Card

Centralized Website Allows Communities to Easily View Data and Achievement of Schools, Districts   NASHVILLE—Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has unveiled the latest version of the state Report Card, which is now available on the department’s website. This annual snapshot of school, district, and state performance offers users the ability to view multiple achievement and […]

Nominations now open for the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards.   “The high quality of life Tennessee offers is due in part to the health and vibrancy of our natural environment,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. “Tennesseans deserve to be acknowledged for their passion […]

KCS Strategic Plan community meetings series begins tonight

Knox County Schools is currently in year four of a five-year strategic plan. Seeking input from the community on the contents of the next strategic plan, Knox County Schools has scheduled nine community meetings—one for each school district—in January and February. The meetings are scheduled for the following dates and locations: • District 5: Tuesday, […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 8, 2018

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 September 20, 2006, executed by JEFFREY A PICKENS, WENDY N PICKENS, conveying certain real property therein described to BROADWAY TITLE INC, as Trustee, as same appears of […]

Three Knox Teens Win Kerri Maniscalco Writing Contest

Awards Presented at December Ceremony Three Knox County teens have been selected as the winners of a writing contest inspired by the Knoxville appearance of best-selling young adult author Kerri Maniscalco in September. Kelsey Craighead, Knoxville Catholic High School junior, took first place; Kathryn White, Hardin Valley Academy junior, second place; and Pierce Gentry, Central High School freshman, third place. […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 8, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 8, 2018

Scholars’ Bowl begins tonight on PBS By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What happens when you have top students from area high schools competing to see who knows the most Literature, Science, Art, Math, Geography, Government, Music, Sports and History trivia? See for yourself when the East Tennessee PBS Scholars’ Bowl kicks off its 34th season tonight […]

Bias Against Trump Is Real

Bias Against Trump Is Real

By Steve Hunley   The basic sense of fair play has to be chaffing a great many Americans, as it is more and more obvious the mainstream media is simply not going to give President Donald Trump anything even resembling fair treatment.  Former President Jimmy Carter told the New York Times, “I think the media […]