Water quality grant proposals now accepted

Water quality grant proposals now accepted

Funds support projects to improve the waters of Tennessee   The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting grant proposals for projects that will help improve water quality statewide by reducing nonpoint source pollution. “As we all try to be good stewards of our natural resources, we look to our partnerships to help make great […]

Vols to play seven home games in 2017

Vols to play seven home games in 2017

A Monday-night season opener and seven games at Neyland Stadium highlight the 2017 Tennessee football schedule as released Tuesday by the Southeastern Conference. The Vols play 12 games over 13 weeks in 2017, with the open date coming on Oct. 7, following the completion of Week Five. In all, Tennessee plays seven games at home […]

Visit Knoxville Announces Free WiFi at Knoxville Convention Center

Visit Knoxville is proud to announce that the Knoxville Convention Center will now have free wireless internet for future events. Visit Knoxville will implement this service via an agreement with ShowNets. For over 17 years, ShowNets has become the recognized expert in designing, deploying and supporting state-of-the-art Internet solutions for events, trade shows and facilities. […]

Three areas added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in three areas of Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes on Thursday, Sept. 15 and Tuesday, Sept. 20 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather […]

Rural Metro Fire Fighters Fill the Boot to Support Kids and Adults with Muscle-Debilitating Diseases

Members of the Rural Metro Fire Association are set to kick off  the fire fighter’s annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to  help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. More than 190 fire fighters of the Rural […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of September 12, 2016

  NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated March 26, 2009, executed by DARRELL D. HURD, SR. , conveying certain real property therein described to NASHVILLE TITLE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

Wright Resumes Commission Chair Role By David Klein Four newly elected Knox County Commissioners met Thursday along with seven returning commissioners at a Knox County Commission Reorganization Meeting to appoint a chair and vice chair of the commission, and committee members. Newly elected commissioners Evelyn Gill of District 1, Michele Carringer of District 2, Hugh […]

Superintendent announces plan to remedy transportation issues

Superintendent announces plan to remedy transportation issues

By Ken Lay Interim Knox County School Superintendent Buzz Thomas announced a plan to bring an end to the school system’s transportation problem, which includes a shortage of bus drivers. He made his plan public at Tuesday’s Board of Education workshop meeting at the Andrew Johnson Building. Knox County Schools has been plagued by lack […]

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, Part II

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, Part II

By Ray Hill Congressman Albert Gore, forty-four years old in 1952, was poised to challenge Tennessee’s most formidable vote getter, Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, in the Democratic primary. McKellar, eighty-three years old and ailing, remained an imposing candidate despite his infirmities. The longest serving senator in Tennessee’s history, McKellar was well liked by his people […]