Updated bag policy at Tennessee Valley Fair

The Tennessee Valley Fair is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization that exists to celebrate East Tennessee heritage and promote regional agriculture. For the safety and security of our fairgoers, the Tennessee Valley Fair is updating our bag policy, effective September 8-17, 2017. Fairgoers should note that: All bags will be checked by security upon entry, […]

Tennesseans Can Now Register To Vote Online

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is proud to officially launch the state’s new online voter registration system. The system offers a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved. Counties across Tennessee can now securely receive voter registration information faster than using traditional paper registrations. “This system […]

City-wide Go Vote! Knoxville public meeting is Thursday, Sept. 7

When: 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017   Where: Christenberry Recreation Center, 931 Oglewood Ave.   The winners of the Tuesday, Aug. 29, primary election have nine weeks to make their names and platforms known to voters across the city of Knoxville, as voters in all six City Council districts will determine the five new Council representatives on Nov. 7. […]

Rocky Hill and Fourth Avenue added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Rocky Hill area of West Knoxville and the Fourth Avenue area of North Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in these areas on Thursday, […]

Character Star Athletes, Week Three

CAREACTER STAR ATHLETES   Week 3 Honorees   CASEY ARNOLD Grace Christian   JORDAN BILITER Halls   TYSON BIVINS Bearden   CORYEAN DAVIS Fulton   RYAN DEGGES Christian Academy of Knoxville   TRARIG HARDIN West   CHRIS HUNTER Austin-East   ALEC KEATHLEY Farragut   DAN KITTS JR. Karns   COLE LUSBY The King’s Academy   […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 5, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for September 5, 2017

Dr. Tom Kim hosting 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Dr. Tom Kim invites Knoxville area golfers to join him Wednesday, Sept. 20, for a round at Egwani Farms Golf Course. That’s the venue for the ninth installment of the tournament that bears his name. The Dr. Tom Kim Charity Golf Tournament was launched in 2009 […]

Gift Card Hypocrisy

Gift Card Hypocrisy

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel is no stranger to hypocrisy; no indeed, the Sentinel and hypocrisy are on intimate terms. The story published in the Sentinel last Saturday attacking Commissioners Charles Busler and Bob Thomas reached new heights of hypocrisy. The Sentinel story attempted to taint Commissioners Busler and Thomas with the brush of […]

Ground broken for new Morning Pointe Assisted Living

Ground broken for new Morning Pointe Assisted Living

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com About 100 people attended the groundbreaking last Tuesday for the new Morning Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care Center on Westland Drive near the Pellissippi Parkway. The West Knox County facility began Phase One of the project and is the fifth such facility by the company in East Tennessee. Construction on […]

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

PHOTO BY ALISON P. MCNABB / Tennessee Athletics Matty Moss pitches for the Tennessee softball team during the 2017 NCAA Knoxville Super Regional game against Texas A&M.

Coleman’s special season masked track team’s deficiencies

By Steve Williams I have taken a closer look at Tennessee team performances for men and women on the SEC and NCAA levels during the 2016-17 school year. From an overall standpoint, it’s not a pretty sight. In 2009, UT put men’s and women’s cross country and track into one program, which is currently directed […]

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