County seeks bids to hire canines to search libraries for bed bugs

According to the Knox County application page for solicitation, it appears bed bugs might be a concern with library officials. As listed bellow the county is looking for a canine service that can locate bed bugs in our libraries. 4.1 SCOPE OF WORK: The scope of work for this solicitation is to perform Canine Pest […]

Mayor Rogero Announces Changes in Leadership Team

MAYOR ROGERO ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP TEAM Mayor Madeline Rogero and Deputy to the Mayor/Chief Operating Officer Eddie Mannis announced today that Mr. Mannis will be leaving his role at the City on June 1st to pursue business expansion opportunities for Prestige Cleaners and to devote more time to his work with HonorAir Knoxville. “I […]

Knox County splash pads open for 2013 season

Who:           Knox County Parks and Recreation What:          Splash pads open for 2013 season When:         Saturday, May 4 Where: Carl Cowan Park 10058 Northshore Drive New Harvest Park 4775 New Harvest Lane  Powell Station Park  2318 Emory Road, Lot-A Background:  Knox County Parks and Recreation will open its splash pads for the 2013 season on Saturday, May […]

Let’s Move! Event aims to get kids active, healthy

The second annual Let’s Move! Knoxville event will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Victor Ashe Park, located at 4901 Bradshaw Rd, and Holston Chilhowee Ball Park, located at 5900 Asheville Hwy. The event is free to the public and will feature a greenway of activities aimed at […]

Don't Miss Art in the Park tonight in Farragut!

We hope you will be able to join us for the Farragut Art in the Park Gallery Reception & Sale on Monday, April 29th at The Gallery at Renaissance | Farragut. Featured this year will be a Steve Black Retrospective and memorial gift to Frankie Black. We are honored to have Frankie’s involvement, as Steve was such […]

Home State Selection: Rivera To Oakland Raiders

On the final day of the draft, tight end Mychal Rivera became the fourth Tennessee product selected in the 2013 NFL Draft as he was taken in the sixth round by the Oakland Raiders with the 184th overall selection. Rivera becomes the first tight end drafted since Luke Stocker went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in […]

Birchfield stresses positive lessons with Explosion

By Ken Lay When Joe Birchfield founded the Knoxville Explosion softball program he wanted to provide a positive experience for young players regardless of talent level or socio-economic background. “We don’t focus on wins and losses,” said Birchfield, who started the program in 2007. “We concentrate on effort, not results. “I started [coaching] in men’s […]

Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2013

Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2013

  Click here to view this week’s Focus online.   Bill Williams honored on Crime Victims’ Rights Week By Tasha Mahurin State Senator Becky Massey, Knox County Commissioner Ed Shouse, Knoxville 311 Director Russ Jensen, Fountain City Lions and a host of others met at Fountain City Park last week for a tree planting […]