LWV holding candidate forums

League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County to hold Forums for Contested Races on the August 4, 2016 Ballot Did you know that in Knox County we have an important election before November? To make sure you’re informed, the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County is sponsoring three candidate forums in July for some […]

TDEC Accepting Applications to Support Recycling, Waste Reduction Efforts

TDEC Accepting Applications to Support Recycling, Waste Reduction Efforts

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is now accepting applications for Recycling and Waste Reduction Grants, as well as Recycling Rebates. The application period began July 1, 2016 and applications are due October 3, 2016. “Recycling directly impacts manufacturers in Tennessee who reuse materials collected in their manufacturing process,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob […]

Blount Partnership Announces Fifth Annual Pigs & Politics Legislative Day

Opportunity for the public to meet and greet candidates and elected officials   Enjoy the summer scent of BBQ cooking and live music while visiting with federal, state and Blount County elected officials in a relaxed atmosphere at the Blount Partnership’s fifth annual Pigs & Politics Legislative Day sponsored by Paine Bickers Attorneys at Law […]

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue July 9

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue July 9

Knox County Parks and Recreation’s Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue on Saturday, July 9 with rock and pop cover band The Hit Men.   The free, family friendly concerts take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Saturday of June, July, August and September at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 […]

Litton’s celebrates Pat Summitt

Litton’s celebrates Pat Summitt

Kelly Litton and Litton’s restaurant staff wore their Tennessee Orange last week to honor the legendary Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach, Pat Summit.. Pictured are Teresa, Seth, Brianna, Shawna, Kimmey, Katie, Patti, Catalina, Debbie, Mark and Brandy.

Seymour Community Tribute to Veterans

Seymour Community Tribute to Veterans

The 3rd Annual Seymour Community Tribute to Veterans Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 9th at Celebration Church, located at 10402 Chapman Highway, Seymour, Tennessee.  Admission to the public is free and the hours are 10 a.m. till 2 .pm.  Everyone is invited to come enjoy the cars, fun, food, prizes and music.  […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 5, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 5, 2016

Try out Knoxville Transit with Free Rides Friday By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you don’t usually ride the Knoxville City buses or trolleys you may want to step aboard and see what you’ve been missing. While there are lots of parking spaces downtown, the only trouble is finding one. The city is instituting new parking […]

Buzz Thomas Off To A Good Start

Buzz Thomas Off To A Good Start

By Steve Hunley Interim School Superintendent Buzz Thomas is off to a good start with his letter to the community.  Thomas has hit the right note by clearly indicating he’s cognizant of every stakeholder involved in the school system, which extends beyond teachers, students, and parents.  Buzz Thomas even mentioned the taxpayers, a group Jim […]

Farmers Markets growing in the area

Michelle Taja Durham, Artisan

Farmers Markets growing in the area

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We’ve got about 30 vendors with everything including local tomatoes, sweet corn, beans, okra, cucumbers, squash, zucchini and berries,” said Jeff Cannon. Cannon and his wife, Virginia, host the Dixie Lee Farmers Market every Saturday morning from May to October in the parking lot of the Renaissance Center at Dixie Lee […]

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