City crews working overtime for excess brush due to storms

  City Public Service crews have extended brush collection hours to 6 p.m. this week in order to accommodate residences with unusually large volumes of brush caused by last week’s storms.   “Much like winter weather response services, we’ve extended crew hours to help our customers have the most convenient experience possible under the circumstances,” […]

Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug Abuse

Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug Abuse

Federal funding would be used to expand treatment for opioid use disorders The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is optimistic it will receive as much as $24 million dollars over the next two years to expand treatment options for Tennesseans struggling with an addiction to prescription pain killers and other opioid-based […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of July 18, 2016

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Patricia A. Williams executed a Deed of Trust to Centex Home Equity Corporation, Lender and Covenant Title & Escrow, LLC, Trustee(s), which was dated January 17, 2000 and recorded on January 25, 2000 in Instrument No. 200001250004982, Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 18, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 18, 2016

Superstop opened during Transit Week By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s newest Superstop opened Thursday as KAT’s system continues to grow and offer updated services. The new sheltered stop is on Kirkwood Street between Magnolia Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue near Chilhowee Park. The short street is getting a new concrete roadway, sidewalks, security […]

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

Does Trump Really Want to Win?

By Steve Hunley One question I’ve been asking myself is, “Does Donald Trump really want to win?” If he does want to win, he really needs to focus like a laser beam on the four issues that I believe are most important to the vast majority of Americans: the economy, national security, immigration and trade. […]

Who are Knoxville’s Homeless?

Who are Knoxville’s Homeless?

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The image you may have of the homeless population in Knoxville may not be accurate according to the information available from the Mayor’s Roundtable on Homelessness. The group, created and appointed by Mayor Madeline Rogero, met for its quarterly session last week and heard reports from the Knoxville Homeless Management […]

Washington Widow: Mary Borah

Washington Widow: Mary Borah

By Ray Hill If there is anything sadder than a defeated and forgotten politician, it may well be a forgotten politician’s widow. Once powerful politicians who wielded enormous influence, attended by staff and an abundance of friends, oftentimes find themselves bereft when out of office and without favors to dispense.  Many former friends disappear with […]

Third Thursday Concerts at New Harvest Park continue July 21

Knox County Parks and Recreation’s new summer concert series, Third Thursday Concerts at New Harvest Park, continues on Thursday, July 21 with country music singer Mae Beth Harris at 6:30 p.m. and folk singer-songwriter Shane at 7:30 p.m.   The free concerts, held June through August on the third Thursday of each month, take place […]

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