Summit Hill residents may get promised bus shelter

The new transit shelters on Main Street in front of the City County Building were well received except for the lack of benches facing the busses and trolleys. The Focus has learned there are no current plans to supply benches at the location and most passengers are waiting by sitting on the wall. The benches facing the building were there before the shelters. (Photo by Mike Steely)

Summit Hill residents may get promised bus shelter

By Mike Steely When the Knoxville City Council meets Tuesday one of the resolutions they’ll take up is obtaining property for a KAT bus stop project on Summit Hill Drive. The council is being asked by the Department of Engineering to authorize the mayor to purchase or condemn, if need be, three tracts of […]

Carter comes alive, turns back South-Doyle, 28-21

  By Steve Williams   South-Doyle couldn’t have gotten off to a better start in its Region 2-5A game at Carter Friday night, while the Hornets couldn’t have had a worse takeoff. In the opening five minutes of action, the Cherokees had put two touchdowns on the scoreboard, while Carter had coughed up two fumbles. […]

Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Donate Life Tennessee celebrate DMV employees for their work saving lives

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has designated September 25-29 as National Department of Motor Vehicles week in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Driver Services Division, in partnership with Donate Life Tennessee, will hold events across the state to recognize driver services’ employees for the role they play in encouraging organ and tissue […]

UT Institute of Agriculture Celebrates Ag Day 2017

Plans Include Honoring Distinguished Alumni, Tailgating Activities, and Celebrating mAGic Moments KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will celebrate Ag Day Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Brehm Animal Science Building on the Agriculture campus in Knoxville. The event will start at 11 a.m., a few hours before kickoff of the […]

Tennessee Is in the Spotlight at the 2017 Sunbelt Expo

From Memphis Blues to Mountain Bluegrass, We’ve Got Your Music Tennessee is in the spotlight for 2017 — as the Spotlight State — at the 40th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo is an agricultural-based trade show known as North America’s Premier Farm Show. Drawing more than 80,000 visitors every year, the Expo includes […]

Student Essay Contest to Focus on Citizenship

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is kicking off its second annual student essay contest to encourage students to be actively engaged citizens. The essays will focus on citizenship with length requirements varying by grade level. Schools may submit two essays for kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade and […]

Tennessee Highway Patrol offers a Five Thousand Dollar Reward in Sevier County fatal hit and run crash.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is offering a Five Thousand Dollar ($5,000) Reward for information that will lead to the location of the vehicle and arrest of the individual(s) involved in a fatal hit and run crash on Hwy. 441 (Chapman Hwy.) in Sevier County, Tennessee.   The preliminary information indicates that a 2005-2008 red […]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Knoxville District Seeks Public Assistance to Locate Fatal Hit and Run Crash Suspect

Thirteen month old killed in hit and run crash   KNOXVILLE – URGENT: September 20th, 2017, The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Knoxville District is seeking immediate public assistance to locate a hit and run driver.  Preliminary information indicates that a red Pontiac Vibe 4-door was traveling North Bound on Hwy. 441 Chapman Hwy.  During this […]

Cornerstone of Recovery to Host Parent Coach Training Program

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit that supports families struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use, is partnering with Cornerstone of Recovery and other Tennessee-based health and wellness organizations to host Parent Coach Trainings in the state.   The two-and-a-half-day training program – called Parent Coach Training – is for parents or […]

Ijams Nature Center River Boardwalk Closes for Regular Maintenance

  Ijams Nature Center is closing its popular River Boardwalk for the next two weeks in order to perform regular maintenance and assess long-term repair needs.   The River Boardwalk, located on a scenic stretch of bluffs along the Tennessee River, is in need of some sprucing up, says Amber Parker, Executive Director of Ijams […]

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