TDCI Opens Community Resource Center in Pigeon Forge today

Center Offers Consumers Resource After Wildfire Devastation In an effort to assist Tennesseans affected by the Gatlinburg wildfires, the Tennessee State Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) has established a Community Resource Center (CSC) in Pigeon Forge. It will open on Thursday, Dec. 1, in the former Boyds Bear building parking lot located at 149 […]

Holiday events affect roads, parking

Make your list and check it twice before hitting the road this weekend: There may be a parade between you and your destination. Several downtown parking spaces, streets and lanes will be closed Friday, Dec. 2, for the 44th annual WIVK Christmas Parade: Beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, street parking is off limits on Gay […]

Knox County Schools Organize Myriad of Gatlinburg Relief Efforts

Tragedy struck this week in the mountain towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and schools in Knox County are stepping up in a number of ways to offer support to our afflicted neighbors. Below is a list of some of the specific relief efforts being organized across the county. Blue Grass Elementary has asked their […]

Pigeon Forge opens supply depot distribution center to serve Sevier Co

After receiving an overwhelming volume of donated supplies, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has opened a supply distribution center to serve those affected by recent wildfires and help the community and its members.   “The generosity of our community and others across the state of Tennessee and beyond is simply more than we could have ever imagined,” […]

Area businesses hosting drop off locations for firefighters, evacuees

The LeConte Medical Center Volunteer Thrift Shop is accepting and distributing donations of water and toiletries, clothing, shoes and coats. Those in need of clothing and these essentials are invited to come by the shop to pick up the items they need free of charge. The Thrift Shop is located at 441 Parkway in Sevierville. […]

Volunteer Ministry Center Opens Annual Holiday Store today

Program Utilizes Community Service Projects Volunteer Ministry Center will open the doors to its Annual Holiday Store at 1:00 p.m. on November 30, 2016. Located at 511 N. Broadway, the store is a unique program where individuals can earn gift items for their loved ones with points accrued through community service. This year marks the […]

First Tennessee Foundation to match donations for Gatlinburg wildfire disaster relief

In response to wildfires that have burned homes and businesses and displaced thousands of residents in Gatlinburg and surrounding areas, the First Tennessee Foundation will match donations from the public to the East Tennessee Red Cross, up to a total of $50,000, made through any First Tennessee financial center across the state. “First Tennessee is […]

Holiday Happenings

‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to the Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage With a brand new look, stunning costumes, traditional carols, an adaptation guaranteed to enrich your holiday season, PLUS $10 tickets for children 5 to 12, “A Christmas Carol,” returns to the Clarence Brown mainstage through December 18. At each performance, patrons can enhance the experience […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

Angelic Ministries needs your help By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Angelic Ministries will host 25 families in need every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout December and supply them with Christmas gifts and various other sundries and household goods the families need. The ministry supplies everything from clothing to furniture for families that have lost most, if not […]

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