BBB Cancelled – POH Still On

~ from the City Office of Neighborhoods   There will be no Better Building Board (BBB) this month, as no business has been brought before the board; however, the Public Officer Hearing (POH) is still scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, at 9:30 at the Small Assembly Room, City County Building.   The following properties will […]

Senator Briggs congratulates Knox County Reward Schools in district

State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) Monday congratulated Ball Camp Elementary, Bearden High School, Farragut Intermediate, Farragut High School, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Shannondale Elementary, and L&N Stem Academy for being named Reward Schools, which is the top distinction a school can earn in Tennessee.  These schools are improving in overall student academic achievement and student growth. […]

High-school voter registration drive Sept. 24 through Oct. 5

League of Women Voters, Delta Sigma Theta to register young voters   A county-wide high school voter registration drive will take place for one day at each high school from Sept. 24 through Oct. 3, 2018, during lunch time at area high schools. The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County and Delta Sigma Theta sorority […]

Legal and public notices for the week of September 24, 2018

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 May 9, 2014, executed by LLOYD D. ALBRIGHT, NADINE ALBRIGHT, conveying certain real property therein described to R. KIRKLAND MOSER, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]

39th ANNUAL GREEK FEST – A DELICIOUS KNOXVILLE TRADITION

  Dates/time: Sept. 28 , 29, and 30; Fri and Sat 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sun 11:00 – 6:00 The 39th annual Greek Fest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church and is sure to once again be a favorite tradition of the Knoxville community. Features include authentic Greek food and pastries, […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 24, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for September 24, 2018

Police Advisory and Review Committee celebrates 20 years By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Police Advisory and Review Committee celebrated 20 years of service as a mediator between the city police and citizens last week. The event, held in the City-County Building Friday afternoon, recognized the citizens committee for its efforts. One of a few […]

Enough is Enough: Kavanaugh Circus Must End

Enough is Enough: Kavanaugh Circus Must End

By Steve Hunley Any reasonable person would have to conclude the hearings on the nomination for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U. S. Supreme Court is nothing less than a circus. Kavanaugh should have been confirmed by now but for the last-minute accusation made by Christine Blasey Ford, which deserves considerable scrutiny. The […]

Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler meets with media

Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler meets with media

The Knox County Sheriff’s office hosted a Media Luncheon last week where Sheriff Spangler’s team recognized the partnership between the department and media. Sheriff Spangler spoke on the department’s goal of a continued relationship and offering transparency with the public. “We rely on the media to help keep the public informed. We appreciate what you […]

Tennessee Talking Horse: Congressman Dan Kuykendall

Tennessee Talking Horse: Congressman Dan Kuykendall

By Ray Hill Dan Kuykendall (pronounced Kirk-en-dall) was the first Republican to be elected to Congress from West Tennessee since 1882.  Kuykendall was also the first Republican to represent E. H. Crump’s former domain of Memphis in the House of Representatives; Kuykendall was also the last Republican to represent the area in Congress. Kuykendall was […]

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