Construction to close downtown intersection of Church and Gay

The downtown intersection of Church Avenue and South Gay Street will be closed from Thursday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 12 – part of a $1.5 million rebuild of the 700 block of South Gay Street, between Cumberland and Church avenues.   The rebuild of the Church Avenue intersection with Gay Street, on the north […]

Teachers Shop for Free Classroom Supplies at First 2016-2017 Teacher Supply Depot Saturday

On Saturday, Aug. 6, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County Schools’ teachers and teaching assistants will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot opens for the first time in the 2016-2017 school year. The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County Schools’ teachers and others with new and […]

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on August 5

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 5-26, 2016. A public reception will take place on Friday, August 5, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for […]

Overnight pavings scheduled on 3-block section of Cumberland Avenue

A series of overnight pavings along a three-block section of Cumberland Avenue, starting at 9 p.m. today (Tuesday, Aug. 2), will establish the roadway at its correct new height while providing better access to the entrances of businesses.   The carefully-sequenced series of pavings – involving the future westbound lane of Cumberland and closures of […]

Remote-controlled mower reduces safety hazards for crews

The City of Knoxville’s Fleet Services Department has recently introduced a TRX-440-Pro Remote Control Slope Mower to reduce the safety risk to Public Service crews.   The mower is operated by a remote control that features a joystick. A City worker will control the machine with the remote by line of sight. The controller has […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of August 1, 2016

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Barry McQuithy And Sheila McQuithy executed a Deed of Trust to Chase Bank USA, N.A., Lender and David R. Wilson, Trustee(s), which was dated October 26, 2007 and recorded on November 13, 2007 in Instrument No. 200711130038907, Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 1, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for August 1, 2016

  Early voting turnout low, but up over four years ago By Mike Steely About 8,000 voters have taken advantage of early voting as of Thursday and Chris Davis, Assistant Administrator of Elections, told The Focus the participation is actually an increase over the last commission election. “We’re actually up 609 voters over the […]

PTAs contribute to their schools

PTAs contribute to their schools

By Mike Steely Among the many requests from Knox County Schools routinely approved by the County Commission are several resolutions to approve donations to the schools. Some of these go unnoticed but the contributions of local PTAs are notable. For instance, Pond Gap is in the midst of construction as the modular classrooms are […]

School grants questioned, lower fire rates, military leave

School grants questioned, lower fire rates, military leave

By Mike Steely Routinely approving expenditures and grants to the school system brought a request last week from one commissioner during the regular meeting of the Knox County Commission. Commissioner Charles Busler said that in the past a $600,000 grant was approved and resulted in the hiring of six additional county employees. Busler said […]

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