Newest exhibit celebrates the 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration and the 49 governors throughout Tennessee’s History

The Tennessee State Library and Archives announced its newest exhibit, Governors of Tennessee, in conjunction with the 2019 Gubernatorial Inauguration. Governors of Tennessee, will run through spring 2019. The exhibit features information and materials from the Library and Archive’s extensive collections. Visitors will experience a visual timeline, with a special focus on each of the […]

Population Health Forum Set for Second Harvest Thurs., Jan. 10

  The Institute of Medicine describes social determinants of health as the conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that social determinants of health, such […]

Tennessee Unveils 2019 Vacation Guide with Cover Featuring Tennessee Music Pathways and Seven Genres that Call State Home

     The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development unveiled its official 2019 Tennessee Vacation Guide today. Designed to inspire travel, the magazine-style guide features 194 pages of Tennessee’s music, scenic beauty, creative spirit, culinary excellence and history and is distributed to nearly 500,000 visitors annually. The hand-illustrated cover depicts a quilt with the seven genres […]

Legal and public notices for the week of January 7, 2019

Foreclosure notices       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 January 8, 2009, executed by ANGELA BLY, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT WILSON, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

HASLAM GRANTS EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY TO CYNTOIA BROWN

  Commutes life sentence to parole supervision   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Denise Brown by commuting her sentence of life imprisonment.  She will be released to parole supervision on August 7, 2019, after serving 15 years in prison.   “This decision comes after careful consideration of what […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 7, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for January 7, 2019

Brock’s spirit endures as RAM prepares for free Knoxville Clinic By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical, passed away last August but his spirit will be with the organization as they prepare for the 1,000th medical clinic. Held at Chilhowee Park’s Jacob building at 3301 East Magnolia Avenue over three days […]

Senators Richard Briggs and Becky Duncan-Massey answer questions

Senators Richard Briggs and Becky Duncan-Massey answer questions

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County state Senators Richard Briggs and Becky-Duncan Massey answered questions from an audience at a League of Women’s Voters forum Saturday. The event, held at the Knoxville News Sentinel, drew a sizable audience and began with a greeting from LWV President Linda Maccabe, who reminded everyone that next year […]

Breakfast for Buds draws veterans together

Breakfast for Buds draws veterans together

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Tellico Village is the site of a monthly gathering for active duty and military veterans at Mama Grits/Classico Restaurant. The event, Breakfast for Buds, is growing each month and gives veterans a chance to reminisce about their time in the service. “There’s no agenda or speeches,” Dennis Drake told The […]

Making every minute count is part of the Rosser way

PHOTO BY JOHN VALENTINE Central High's Bryson Rosser enjoys the school's first state football championship on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. Rosser was the runaway choice of his peers for Knox County Coach of the Year.

Making every minute count is part of the Rosser way

  By Steve Williams During a lightning delay that lasted close to three hours before the 2018 TSSAA Class 5A state championship game was postponed, Bryson Rosser made that time count and those minutes memorable. “One of my fondest memories with this senior class will be sitting in the locker room at Tennessee Tech on […]

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