Chilhowee Park transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland and open its gates for the free Christmas at Chilhowee celebration this Friday, Nov. 30, from 6-9 p.m. Sixth District City Council representative Gwen McKenzie will begin the ceremony at 6 p.m. the park’s historic bandstand, which was built for the 1910 Appalachian Exposition. The Emerald Youth […]

Free Christmas Concert at the Bijou

Enjoy the Christmas season with a free concert performed by the Knoxville Community Band at the historic Bijou Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.   The concert will be a celebration of Christmas standards from “Blue Christmas” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain” to “Joy to the World.” Holiday favorites will include […]

TN Promise Needs 1,400 Volunteer Mentors by Friday, November 30

    With only four days remaining until the application deadline, tnAchieves still needs nearly 1,400 mentors across the state. Many counties in East Tennessee have mentor needs to meet local student demand: Anderson County: 29 Blount County: 40 Campbell County: 14 Cocke County: 19 Grainger County: 5 Loudon County: 18 Monroe County: 25 Scott […]

Christmas Cantata on December 2

Concord United Methodist Church presents its annual Christmas Cantata this Sunday, December 2 at 5 and 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. This year’s musical is Joel Raney and Mary McDonald’s joyful “Sing Christmas!” The composers have created new and some unexpected tunes with words from familiar carols combined with narrative of the traditional Christmas […]

Merrill Lynch presents a Swingin’ Christmas with Cyrus Chestnut and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

Merrill Lynch presents a Swingin’ Christmas with Cyrus Chestnut and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s popular holiday event, Swingin’ Christmas will be held on two nights on Thursday, December 20th at 8 p.m. and Friday, December 21st at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre.  The featured performer for these events will be […]

Legal and public notices for November 26, 2018

Foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated 11/02/2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded 02/27/2008, in Instrument No. 200802270063938, in Office of the Register of Deeds for Knox […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 26, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for November 26, 2018

Dave Wright Honored By Mike Steely Dave Wright, elected as state House District 19’s representative, resigned from the Knox County Commission after twice serving as chairman. His ten years came to mind as he spoke to the commission last week. ”I still want to say it this way, ’My fellow commissioners,’” Representative-elect Wright said […]

Senior housing project gets city funding

Senior housing project gets city funding

  By Mike Steely The City of Knoxville is finalizing steps to create 53 affordable housing units for low-income senior citizens. Tuesday’s council meeting saw a series of actions toward that project beginning with the closure of a series of alleys. Those authorizations to close the alleys led to the transfer of the property […]

Getting to know Betty Jo Mahan

Getting to know Betty Jo Mahan

Over the past several weeks The Knoxville Focus has been having chats with community leaders, elected officials, neighborhood organization leaders, and really interesting people. Betty Jo Mahan recently retired as the administrative assistant to the Metropolitan Planning Commission director and has had more than 20 years in service to the local government. She lost her […]