Tennessee awarded $2 million to implement locally driven initiatives to increase career readiness for students

  NASHVILLE—Today, state leaders announced that Tennessee has been named as one of 10 states to receive a $2 million grant to build on locally led initiatives that will strengthen and expand education-to-career learning pathways for Tennessee’s students. The grant is through the New Skills for Youth program, which is supported by the Council of […]

Lyrics & Lore Weekend

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival and The International Storytelling Center are joining together at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort Jan. 26-29, 2017 to bring the public a ‘hands on’ weekend of Lyrics and Lore with #1 Hit Songwriters and International Storytellers.  The public is encouraged to bring their families and participate in two free workshops during the […]

McNally elected Lt. Governor, Speaker of the Senate

The State Senate today elected Sen. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) as Tennessee’s 87th Speaker of the Senate. The Senate’s 33 senators met at noon on the first organizational day of the 110th General Assembly to elect their speaker. By statute, Speaker of the Senate of Tennessee holds the title of Lieutenant Governor.   After his […]

Haslam proclaims January 12 TN FAFSA Frenzy Day

Encourages Students to Submit FAFSA by January 17 to Meet Tennessee Promise Deadline   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Thursday, January 12, as the first “TN FAFSA Frenzy Day,” encouraging high school seniors and current college students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 17 to maintain eligibility for […]

Free Legal Assistance Available to Sevier County Wildfire Survivors

Free legal assistance is now available to low-income survivors of the Sevier County wildfires who need help with home repair contracts, counseling on landlord-tenant issues or assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims.   Survivors who can’t afford to hire a lawyer for their disaster-related legal issues will be matched with Tennessee lawyers who […]

Tennessee Members Introduce Bill to Name Nashville Courthouse in Honor of U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson

  U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) along with U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) yesterday introduced a bill to name the new Nashville federal courthouse in honor of […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 9, 2017

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on February 8, 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 ROY M MCFARLAND AND VIRGINIA R […]

Come Celebrate with The Sharps!

Come Celebrate with The Sharps!

By Ralphine Major She was a schoolteacher; he was a scoutmaster. “Their contributions to our families, our churches, and in our community have been selfless on their part and rewarding to our community,” Becky Calfee said. She is referring to Betty and Clayton Sharp, an outstanding couple of the Gibbs Community. Betty taught at Gibbs […]

Hall’s Red Devil CrossFit is a workout!

Hall’s Red Devil CrossFit is a workout!

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “After my first day of CrossFit I knew I wanted to be a coach,” said Laurie Hensley. The owner of Red Devil CrossFit says that for several years her husband encouraged her to open her own “box.” In September she found the ideal place for a CrossFit gym and opened Red […]

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