Portion of Cherry Street to close for drainage improvements

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8, a portion of Cherry Street stretching from Hoitt Avenue to Cecil Avenue will be closed in order for crews to make drainage improvements. Motorists should follow a signed detour route. Drivers also will experience lane shifts on Cecil Avenue at the intersection of Cecil Avenue and Cherry Street.   Weather permitting, […]

Construction of new UT garage prompts two-week closure on Lake Avenue

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 8, Lake Avenue will be closed to through traffic between 18th and 19th streets as a contractor continues construction of a new 1,000-vehicle University of Tennessee parking garage.   The street will be closed to through commuters for two weeks, but continual access will be maintained to local businesses, including Cool Beans […]

City Accepting Community Agency Grant Applications

  The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in receiving a Community Agency Grant (CAG) for Fiscal Year 2017-18, which begins on July 1, 2017.   Qualifying non-profit organizations must operate within the City of Knoxville and have been in operation for at least five years. All applicants seeking Community […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of February 6, 2017

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on March 7, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by RHONDA REED, to PRIORITY TRUSTEE SERVICES OF TENNESSEE, […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 6, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for February 6, 2017

Local educator on short list for superintendent By Pete Gawda One local applicant is among the five finalists for Superintendent of Knox County Schools. At their meeting on Tuesday morning, January 31, the superintendent search committee whittled down the list of 24 applicants to five, all with impressive credentials. One of the applicants, Bob Thomas, […]

Change is on the Way, Part 2

Change is on the Way, Part 2

By Steve Hunley Evidently the mainstream media learned not a blessed thing following the election of Donald Trump.  The media is abuzz with varying headlines, barely bothering to hide their continuing bias, impugning every choice Trump makes for his Cabinet.  For instance, take the case of Congressman Tom Price of Georgia, slated to become the […]

Rogero announces grant to improve North Broadway traffic flow

Rogero announces grant to improve North Broadway traffic flow

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Anyone who travels North Broadway knows that the busy corridor is often a frustrating driving experience. Car, truck, bus and commercial vehicle traffic all seem to bottleneck in Fountain City. That’s exactly where the city decided to hold a press conference Wednesday to announce federal and state funds being allotted to […]

Cordell Hull & the 1922 Election

Cordell Hull & the 1922 Election

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull, for fourteen years the congressman from Tennessee’s Fourth District, had lost his reelection bid in the 1920 Republican landslide. Tennessee had lost three longtime incumbents during the 1920 elections: besides Cordell Hull, Thetus W. Sims of Tennessee’s Eighth District and John A. Moon of the Third District had been beaten. […]

Willow Bay Gallery Reopens

Willow Bay Gallery Reopens

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You’ll enjoy working with Lillian Williams at Willow Bay Gallery. This knowledgeable and talented woman certainly knows art and is proud to offer it to the public.  Lillian, who owns Heritage Pools with her husband Bruce,  has recently reopened her gallery. Lillian designs and cuts the mats for each painting and […]

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