“History Hound” Dog Costume Contest

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | Krutch Park in Downtown Knoxville 9:30 a.m.   Registration 10:15 a.m.  Judging   Have a blast with the past at the East Tennessee History Fair!  The “History Hound” Dog Costume Contest is a feature event of the 10th Annual East Tennessee History Fair being held on Saturday, August 19.  Bring your […]

NFF to honor Manning with on-campus salute at UT-Georgia game

Tennessee football legend Peyton Manning will be honored by the National Football Foundation (NFF) during halftime of the Volunteers home game against Georgia on Sept. 30 at Neyland Stadium. The midfield ceremony will serve as the NFF’s official “On-Campus Salute” of Manning’s selection to the College Football Hall of Fame. The NFF announced Manning as […]

Knox County Schools Continues Focus on Transportation Improvements

  Approximately 350 Knox County school buses travel almost 3 million miles each year, or nearly 20,000 miles each school day in rush hour traffic. According to the American School Bus Council, based on research from several federal studies, travel by school bus is the safest way for students to get to and from school. […]

TNReady high school scores improve across all subjects in second year of new assessment

TNReady high school scores improve across all subjects in second year of new assessment

Thousands of additional students now meeting or exceeding course expectations   Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that Tennessee high school students improved across all subject areas – English, math, science, and U.S. history – on the 2016-17 TNReady end-of-course exams. Thousands of additional students are meeting course expectations compared to last year, and the […]

Knox Heritage hosting tour of Knoxville High tomorrow

On Friday, July 28, 2017 Knox Heritage is hosting a behind the scenes tour of the renovations to the Knoxville High School building located at 101 E 5th Avenue in Knoxville.  The event will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. Developer, Rick Dover, will be on hand to talk about the future of […]

Pets Without Parents Shelter to hold Adoption Event

Pets Without Parents Shelter to hold Adoption Event

Find a family pet to fulfill the love   Beginning July 1st Pets Without Parents Animal Shelter (PWP) began receiving all the county’s stray and abandoned animals when the Humane Society decided to no longer accept the county’s stray animals.  In the last two and a half weeks, besides the animals already at the shelter, […]

Mosquito spraying in South Knoxville scheduled for Thursday

  The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Stone Road area of South Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in this area on Thursday, July 27 between 9 p.m. and […]

Chomp! Chomp! Gators cut down Stanford for title

Chomp! Chomp!  Gators cut down Stanford for title

Editor’s note: Knoxville Focus sportswriter Steve Williams originated the National Collegiate All-Sports Rankings in the summer of 1971 when he was sports editor of The Daily Beacon, the University of Tennessee student newspaper. The rankings were picked up by The Associated Press wire service and reprinted in newspapers across the country for years. Colleges also […]

Knox County Schools to Host Two Security Events

School Safety Press Conference   WHAT:            Knox County Schools, along with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Knoxville Police Department, will host a back-to-school safety press conference. Speakers will present information about enhanced bus safety, school zone safety and school security measures. They will also call for increased safety awareness as school buses begin transporting […]

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