Knoxville Vets Host Wounded Warriors In Trout-Fishing Event

NORRIS — On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21, veterans from the Knoxville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) are hosting veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project in what for many of the warriors will be their first fly fishing outing.   The visitors are coming from as far away as northern Kentucky and western […]

An Evening with Larry Perry

  The LeConte Photographic Society will sponsor a program by professional photographer Larry Perry of Knoxville on Thursday, May 22nd at 6:30pm at the King Library in Sevierville in the Burchfield Room.  Enter from the side door.   The title of the program is “An Evening with Larry…A Program of Contrasts!”   Larry Perry, a […]

PUBLIC NOTICE: Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization – Executive Board Meeting, May 28, 2014.

  The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Executive Board will meet on Wednesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City/County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. Topics to be considered: Resolution to Amend the FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program, Resolution to Approve a Change to the Functional Classification […]

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMNATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Sterling South dba Oakmont Education admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 19, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Monday, May 19, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Haslam signs ‘Tennessee Promise’ into law Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at Fulton High School last week for HB 2491/SB2471, the “Tennessee Promise.” The historic proposal, which was approved overwhelmingly by the General Assembly, commits to providing two years of community college or […]

Exchange students prepare to return home

Exchange students prepare to return home

By David Klein Hosting an international student can be a very rewarding experience, both for the students and the host families. Often, friendships are made for life and students and host parents often view each other as second families. For the past school year, nine students from European countries have studied in Knoxville area high […]

CAK 8th grader in running for TSSAA state honors

CAK 8th grader in running for TSSAA state honors

By Steve Williams Rebecca Story is not yet in high school, but she could be a high school state champion before the end of this week. Story is an 8th grader at Christian Academy of Knoxville, and with the middle school she attends being on the same campus as CAK’s high school, she’s allowed, under […]

Governor Thomas C. Rye

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep divisions inside the Democratic Party in Tennessee: that of Kenneth D. McKellar for the United States Senate in 1916 and Tom C. Rye for governor in 1914. Thomas […]

Chapman Highway neighborhood already gearing up for Dogwood Festival

Chapman Highway neighborhood already gearing up for Dogwood Festival

The dogwood blooms are fading away, but already plans are being made for 2015. Chapman Highway Dogwood Trail will be the Featured Trail next spring and the neighborhoods are excitedly brainstorming the best ways to showcase one of the City’s oldest Trails. Lake Forest Neighborhood Association is kicking off its second annual “Plant Pink” Landscape […]