Bearden eliminates Rebels on emotional night 7-2

Bearden eliminates Rebels on emotional night 7-2

By Ken Lay Bearden High School boys soccer coach Ryan Radcliffe admitted that soccer took a back seat Thursday night but he knew that his top-seeded Bulldogs had to play a District 4-AAA Tournament semifinal. Bearden (16-3) did play and win as it eliminated fourth-seeded West High School with a 7-2 victory at Bruce Allender […]

Duhamel runs from TSD to UT

Duhamel runs from TSD to UT

  By Steve Williams Gashaw Duhamel has won a lot of races in his decorated prep career, but his greatest victory has been making Tennessee School for the Deaf very proud. The announcement that TSD athletic director Luke Benson e-mailed to The Knoxville Focus and other media outlets last Thursday tells it all: “Gashaw Duhamel […]

Commission considers budget and a temporary school superintendent

Commission considers budget and a temporary school superintendent

By Mike Steely The Knox County Commission meets in a work session Monday afternoon beginning with a public hearing on the proposed budget and then consider its regular meeting agenda that include everything from approving a contract for services for Inmate Pharmacy Management to hearing a rezoning request on Choto Road for a much opposed […]

City Parks and Recreation makes move to new headquarters in Lakeshore Park

City Parks and Recreation offices are now officially located in the newly restored historic administration building in Lakeshore Park, located at 6410 S. Northshore Drive.   For decades, City Parks and Recreation offices have been split between locations at E. Fifth Avenue offices and administration offices in the City County Building downtown.   Now, Parks […]

Historic Rugby To Host “Rugby Roots” Music And Performing Arts Festival May 28

Historic Rugby To Host “Rugby Roots” Music And Performing Arts Festival May 28

When Historic Rugby returns to its roots, it sure sounds good.   Tennessee’s world-famous utopian Victorian village will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with “Rugby Roots,” a music and performing arts festival featuring British and Appalachian music, dancing, and storytelling.   The festival will take place Saturday, May 28. Daytime performances begin at noon and continue […]

Johnson University Celebrates Teacher of the Year Awards with State Senator Massey

Johnson University Celebrates Teacher of the Year Awards with State Senator Massey

State Senator Massey joins Johnson University’s Templar School of Education in celebrating alumni who have excelled in the field of teaching On Monday, May 9th, the Johnson University community and distinguished guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of thirteen Templar School of Education alumni from the Knoxville area who were awarded 2016 Teacher of the Year […]

Volunteer Tennessee meets

Volunteer Tennessee meets

Volunteer Tennessee will hold its quarterly business meeting on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT in Nashville. The agenda for the meeting will include committee meetings and decisions on 2016-2017 AmeriCorps grant funding. Volunteer Tennessee is a 25 member bipartisan board appointed by the Governor to encourage volunteerism and community […]

Research Workshop Announced for Local Writers

Research Workshop Announced for Local Writers

  The Knoxville Writers’ Guild (KWG) will host a research workshop titled, “Smart Research Tactics for Writers”. It will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at Central United Methodist Church. The church is located at 201 E. Third Ave. Accessible parking is available.   The workshop will be led by […]

Tennessee’s economy continues to thrive in 2016

Tennessee’s economy continues to thrive in 2016

An economic report released by the Secretary of State’s office Tuesday shows Tennessee’s economy continues to grow in 2016 with no signs of stopping any time soon. There were 9,546 new entity filings during the first quarter of 2016, representing a 9.9 percent increase of the same time last year. New entity filings have now […]

TDEC Announces Sustainable Transportation Award Winners

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, announced today the winners of the department’s 2016 Sustainable Transportation Awards. “Sustainable transportation is essential for public health and the environment, and we’re encouraged by the efforts of communities and industry across the state to make it a priority […]

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