Mayor Rogero urges families without health insurance to review ACA options as 6-week open enrollment begins

Mayor Madeline Rogero is urging Knoxvillians without health insurance to learn about their options under the Affordable Care Act as open enrollment (and re-enrollment) begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15.   “The Affordable Care Act is still an available resource,” Mayor Rogero said. “During open enrollment, we want to make it as easy as […]

Early Voting Ends Thursday; Election Next Tuesday

~ From the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods   After months of campaigning and surviving a field of 30 candidates, 11 active contenders for five open seats on Knoxville City Council are down to their last full week of asking for votes before next Tuesday’s general election. Early voting ends Thursday.   To learn […]

Community Service Games to benefit Powell boy

Gunner Smith, a 10-year-old Powell Elementary School fourth grader, will be the recipient of proceeds from this year’s Careacter Star Community Service high school football games.   Smith, the son of Brittany and Brandon Smith, was diagnosed with brain cancer on August 20.   The 6th annual event gets underway Thursday night at 7 o’clock […]

McMillan questions validity of Leadership Academy agreement

  By Focus Staff Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the Board of Education, says the agreement between the school system and the University of Tennessee may not be valid. The Board will be discussing the Leadership Academy or Center for Educational Leadership at tonight’s meeting. Dr. James McIntyre, former superintendent of the Knox […]

Sevier County Days at NASCAR Speedpark

Locals enjoy complimentary admission with a $5 and canned food donation.    NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains™, the official family fun park of NASCAR®, celebrates its local community during Sevier County Days from Nov. 1 through Nov. 5. To reach even more people in the community this year, any person who resides or works in Sevier, […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 30, 2017

Foreclosure notices NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Tanya D. Phillips a/k/a Tanya McClellan executed a Deed of Trust to Beneficial Tennessee, Inc., Lender and Kyle M. Walters, Trustee(s), which was dated April 18, 2007 and recorded on April 20, 2007 in Instrument No. 200704200085766, Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 30, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for October 30, 2017

9th Year a ‘Reason for Celebration’ By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The house was packed Thursday during the 9th Annual Pink Ribbon Celebration, which saluted Breast Cancer Survivors and raised funds for the Compassion in Action fund, at the Grande Event Center in North Knoxville. WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit and B97.5’s Michele Silva welcomed the full house […]

Busler Announces for Re-Election

Busler Announces for Re-Election

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Charles Busler, vice chairman of the Knox County Commission, is a man with an inquisitive mind and outgoing personality. Busler has lived in the 7th District for more than 41 years and, aside from his commission duties, is involved in various aspects of the community. Last Friday Busler announced his campaign […]

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