Sequoyah Elementary Kindergarten Parent Preview for Parents, Feb. 22

February 22, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – School Library For more information, contact the school office at 594-1360. (Parents Only)   Prospective kindergarten parents are invited to attend Kindergarten Parent Preview! This meeting will provide parents information about the Kindergarten program, PTO, Sequoyah Foundation, and enrollment information. Parents will also be able to […]

Public hearing on the City of Knoxville’s Community Development 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 (alternate date in case of inclement weather: Tuesday, Feb. 5)   Where: John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St.   Who: Community Development staff, neighborhood leaders, residents, service providers and additional housing and development stakeholders     The City of Knoxville invites the public to learn about […]

Mobile Meals Need Drivers TODAY!

~ from the Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging Due to the inclement weather, Mobile Meals needs volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious meals to more than 900 homebound seniors in Knox County. Mayor Jacobs will be arriving the Mobile Meals Kitchen at 9:45 a.m to deliver meals. We are urging anyone who can drive in the […]

Legal and public notices for the week of January 28, 2019

Foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   DOCKET# – MINOR      1/14, 1/21, 1/28/19 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE 2027 MCCROSKEY AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37917 WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated April 9, 2003, recorded in Instrument number: 200304250096852 of the Deed of Trust Records of Knox County, Tennessee, Julia Minor and Dexter Loveday (deceased), conveyed […]

TN Promise FAFSA Filing Deadline February 1, 2019

    The TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline is quickly approaching. Friday, February 1, 2019 is the final day for both TN Promise high school and college students to complete the FAFSA to retain scholarship eligibility. The FAFSA, a federal application, is the primary financial aid application that any […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 28, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for January 28, 2019

Rep. Dunn accepts the Champion of Choice Award   Last week school choice advocate Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show presented the Tennessee Federation for Children’s Champion of Choice award to Representative Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville). Accepting the award, Representative Bill Dunn said, “I really do appreciate this award, and I hope that one day […]

Decoding Knoxville’s Recoding

Decoding Knoxville’s Recoding

By Steve Hunley The City of Knoxville, citing the need to update and complete a comprehensive zoning plan that hasn’t changed in fifty years, is embarking upon making some significant changes that will affect the futures of tens of thousands of Knoxvillians.  Perhaps the biggest question is what’s the rush in attempting to pass the […]

Walter Maples reflects on 90 years

Walter Maples reflects on 90 years

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Walter Maples turned 90 years old this month. If you ask him what ninety years gets you, Walter will tell you. “I’ve had an abundant life, the blessing of God not with money but with things we had a need of,” he said as he talked with The Focus’ Mike […]