State Veterinarian Issues Poultry Health Advisory

The state veterinarian for Tennessee is urging all poultry owners to take extra precautions to protect their flocks from illness.   “We are working to protect the poultry population from exposure to avian influenza,” State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher said. “The best way to protect your birds is to increase your biosecurity measures and particularly, […]

Mayor Burchett to have lunch with state Sen. Mark Green

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is scheduled to have lunch at Vol Market #3, 3400 Western Ave., with Tennessee Senator Mark Green this Friday, March 17, from 11:30 until 1 p.m.  The media, members of the public and other elected officials, including the Knox County Commission, are invited.   From Burchett’s Office: Mayor Burchett has […]

Exhibit marks 30th Anniversary of Dolly Statue

The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the unveiling of the Dolly Parton Statue. Created by artist Jim Gray, the statue is located on the Sevier County Courthouse lawn in historic downtown Sevierville. The exhibit, 30: Celebrating Dolly in Bronze, will be on display from March 15, 2017, until the end […]

Seymour Roads and Rivers Day

Seymour’s spring Roads and Rivers Day will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a. m. until noon. Sevier County’s Keep Sevier Beautiful organization sponsors this twice-a-year effort to remove litter from the area’s roads, rivers, stream banks, and public places. Since Seymour occupies parts of Sevier, Knox, and Blount counties, citizens from all […]

Dogwood Arts Hikes & Blooms kicks off Saturday

It may feel wintery outside, but Dogwood Arts will be ready to kick off annual spring events with the return of the Hikes & Blooms program this weekend. Hikes & Blooms is made possible with the help of Legacy Parks Foundation. “We love to create ways for everyone to get out and play, and partnering with Dogwood […]

Connor Concepts Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Knoxville-based Connor Concepts, Inc., is celebrating 25 years in business this month, having first opened The Chop House in Knoxville, in March of 1992. Connor Concepts, Inc. now includes 12 Chop House locations and five Connor’s Steak & Seafood restaurants, primarily throughout the Southeast. Mike Connor founded Connor Concepts, Inc. following a lengthy career with […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of March 13, 2017

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 31, 2005, executed by AMY J JONES, TIM W NOWELL , conveying certain real property therein described to TOM WESTBROOK , as Trustee, as same appears of record […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 13, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 13, 2017

Urgent Care Center gets quick approval By Mike Steely What was thought to be the most disputed item before the planning commission Thursday, the approval of the Helen Ross McNabb Behavior Health Urgent Care Center, passed with little debate. Neighborhood homeowners left the meeting talking of appealing the decision to city council. John Zimmerman, […]

Remembering Earl Hoffmeister

Remembering Earl Hoffmeister

By Steve Hunley Earl Hoffmeister passed away last week at 90. Many readers likely knew Earl Hoffmeister personally, as did I. I was one of those who was actually taught by Hoffmeister. Quite a few years ago, I was a student in Earl Hoffmeister’s mechanical drawing/drafting class. It won’t surprise anyone who knew him to […]

Third Creek Civil War Fort Dedicated

Third Creek Civil War Fort Dedicated

By Mike Steely There is one less undiscovered Civil War site in Knoxville. A Third Creek cannon embankment, known as a “Redan,” was discovered about 10 years ago by Dr. Charles Faulkner as he and his wife walked along the greenway there and the site was officially dedicated earlier this month. Many Civil War […]

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