L & M Stem Academy NASA Project Launch Set For Friday!

*Please note that on Friday, the President of the United States will also be in town! Launch Update http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ During the terminal count engineers observed drift on one of the two thrust vector actuators on the second stage that would likely have caused an automatic abort. Engineers called a hold in order to take a […]

Legal and Public Notices for January 5, 2015

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Vivian J. Calloway Docket Number 75771-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of December, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate of Vivian J. Calloway who died Nov 14, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, […]

Knoxville Focus for January 5, 2015

Sign Task Force to meet again By Mike Steely After almost three years of revisions and debate in public meetings, Knoxville’s voluminous Sign Ordinance proposal seems to be no closer to being passed than it was in February 2012, when a task force was appointed to revise the various ordinances. The task force’s initial idea […]

Publisher’s Position: Council Should Expand Ban On Panhandling

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville City Council will consider expanding the current ban on panhandling. Currently the law prohibits panhandling that is considered overly aggressive. While that is somewhat vague, the law also restricts panhandling after dark, or near banks, bus stations, as well as restaurant patios. The expansion of the ban would extend to […]

Tennessee’s First Election For the U. S. Senate: The Democratic Primary 1915

By Ray Hill 2015 marks the one-hundredth year since the people of Tennessee cast their ballots to select a candidate for the United States Senate. There had previously been non-binding preferential primaries, as senators were still elected by the state legislature. The 1915 primary was unusual in two respects; first it was no ordinary election […]

UT’s Cherokee Farm on MPC agenda

By Mike Steely The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission will consider a long agenda of various requests when they meet in a workshop and their regular meeting this week. One of those items is a use-on-review of plans for the University of Tennessee’s Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus. The MPC agenda workshop is Tuesday at 11:45 […]

Short-handed Bulldogs stay perfect with tournament championship

By Ken Lay Despite missing two key players, the Bearden High School boys basketball team posted a dominant victory, kept its perfect record intact and claimed a holiday tournament championship on Monday, Dec. 29. The Bulldogs, who were without the services of senior center Sam Phillips (who was nursing a back injury) and junior guard/forward […]

Seven Islands State Park

By Mike Steely You can’t get there from here. Yep. Tennessee’s newest state park, Seven Islands State Birding Park, is located in Knox County but you’ve got to go through Sevier County to get to the main part of the park. Yet, if you like hiking, kayaking, or bird watching, it’s worth a drive. Back […]

Legal and Public Notices for December 29, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Vivian J. Calloway Docket Number 75771-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of December, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate of Vivian J. Calloway who died Nov 14, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, […]

Knoxville Focus for December 29, 2014

Historic Moses School Building announced as site for Emerald Academy By Focus Staff Knox County’s first public charter school has found a home. Emerald Charter Schools recently purchased the Historic Moses School Building building in Mechanicsville from Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley for its Emerald Academy. Emerald Academy is a free, independently […]

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