New Science Education Program Brings National Parks To Classrooms

Teachers and students across the country will have the opportunity to participate in a new science education program, Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks, thanks to a $1 million Veverka Family Foundation donation to the National Park Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks. To date, this comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the […]

Seymour Farmers Market celebrating National Farmers Market this weekend

  The Seymour Farmers Market is celebrating National Farmers Market week by partnering with the Sevier County Health Improvement Council and the Sevier County Health Department to promote healthy living.   The Market will be visiting the Seymour Boys & Girls Club Friday, August 11 to teach the Chicken Dance.  This silly dance makes exercise […]

Alzheimer’s Tennessee Remembers the Legendary Glen Campbell and his Impact on the Alzheimer’s Community

Alzheimer’s Tennessee is remembering the remarkable life and music of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell who died Tuesday, August 8, 2017. From the son of a sharecropper to a Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the charts as one of country music’s first crossover artists. He […]

Three Tennessee Sites Added To National Register Of Historic Places

Status of Clayborn Temple changed from ‘local’ to ‘national significance’   The Tennessee Historical Commission yesterday announced the addition of Blount County’s Vose School, Morgan County’s Tanner Store and Shelby County’s Wildwood Farms to the National Register of Historic Places. The Commission also announced Clayborn Temple in Memphis will now be designated as a place […]

Early voting starts Wednesday

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com With more than 30 candidates seeking five seats on Knoxville City Council,voters are looking to Wednesday as early voting starts in the five districts. Five current council members are term-limited and cannot seek re-election. The current council has been one of the most active in recent history, backing Mayor Rogero’s reforms […]

Receive 10 Free Trees By Joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August

Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid between October 15 and December 10, […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 7, 2017

  NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 26, 2005, executed by ROBERT SADOWITZ, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 7, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for August 7, 2017

Mayor Burchett announces Congress run By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has been waiting in the wings of the political theatre for Congressman John Duncan Jr. to decide if he will seek re-election. The long-term congressman, who followed his father into that office, announced last week that he will not run again. […]

McMillan Zero Tolerance For Discrimination

McMillan Zero Tolerance For Discrimination

By Steve Hunley   The Knox County Board of Education has been supposedly wrestling with a new policy for disciplining students.  The Board has been urged to adopt “restorative policies”, which focus less on punishment than welcoming those students who commit offenses once deemed appropriate for suspension with open arms and attempting to reason with […]

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