Mayor Rogero Answers Neighborhood Questions

Mayor Rogero Answers Neighborhood Questions

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero spoke at the Neighborhood Advisory Council’s monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon and answered a number of questions. The questions ranged from what will happen at the terminus of James White Parkway to safety at the Behavioral Center just off Western Avenue. Rogero urged all the neighborhoods to […]

Alabama Liberal: Lister Hill

Alabama Liberal: Lister Hill

By Ray Hill   Joseph Lister Hill did not emerge from the hills of Alabama, nor did he have to rise above poverty; in fact he was born into a well-to-do family.  Hill’s father was Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill and the future senator was named for his father’s friend, Dr. Joseph Lister, who pioneered the […]

Roadrunners are thankful and hopeful as season ends

Roadrunners are thankful and hopeful as season ends

  By Steve Williams Bearden moved on. Austin-East wished it could. In a regular season finale matching two Knoxville high school basketball teams that ranked among the state’s best throughout the year, the visiting Bulldogs pulled away in the second half for an 83-60 win at Clifford H. Ross Gymnasium Tuesday night, Feb. 13. Bearden […]

Central’s Summers sinks Campbell County with late layup

Photo by Ken Lay. Central High’s Sean Oglesvy (23) attempts to get open in the Bobcats’ 51-49 victory over Campbell County Tuesday night in the District 3-AAA Tournament at Halls. Oglesvy scored six points against the Cougars.

Central’s Summers sinks Campbell County with late layup

  By Ken Lay Central High School’s boys basketball team saw its 2017-18 season come to an end Thursday night in the District 3-AAA Tournament quarterfinals. The Bobcats dropped a 62-47 decision to Powell late last week at Halls High School. But Central, which finishes the campaign with an 11-19 record, did steal a win […]

The Road to Suffrage: Knoxville – March 18, 2018

  A program of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial Collaborative Celebrating the Achievement. Continuing the Legacy: The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial, 1920 – 2020 1-4 P.M., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville – 865-215-8824   Tennessee figured prominently in the quest for woman suffrage when a young man’s vote in the Tennessee […]

Land Use Map Updates Coming to North and West City

Map updates in two of the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s (MPC) city planning sectors are underway, and we need to hear your thoughts. MPC is holding an open house for citizens to participate in the process to change the way Stream and Slope Protection Areas are displayed on maps for the North and West City Planning […]

State Board of Education Releases Second Annual Teacher Preparation Report Card

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On Thursday, the Tennessee State Board of Education released the 2017 Teacher Preparation Report Card, a tool that Tennesseans can use to learn more about the effectiveness of teachers who graduate from all approved Tennessee educator preparation programs.   The Report Card uses multiple metrics, including a profile of recent graduates, their […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

 February is full of love, music, learning how to swing dance, art and events to honor Black History Month. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing  Pulaski – Schedule a fudge tour at Milky Way Farm. See the 1930s home of candy legend Frank Mars for a […]

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