Knox Democrats set to reorganize

By Mike Steely Knox County Democrats will be meeting through the 21st ahead of their Biennial Reorganization Convention on Saturday, March 25 at the CWA Union Hall. The Democrats will be losing their chairman, Cameron Brooks, who was appointed to the Knox County Election Commission. The upcoming convention will see the election of party leaders […]

Hydrolunteer Spirit? UT Student Group Helps Keep East Tennessee Clean

The Vol Navy has been a key University of Tennessee, Knoxville, tradition for more than 50 years, brightening up the Tennessee River waterfront during home football weekends. Now a different kind of Volunteer spirit is taking care of the water upon which the boats rely. The “Hyrdolunteers” were formed in 2015 as a way for […]

Champions Junior Golf to Begin 8th Year

In its 8th year providing fun and affordable tournaments to developing golfers, CJGT has over 20 alumni playing at the collegiate level. The Champions Junior Golf Tour (CJGT), beginning its eighth year of hosting tournaments for golfers of all skill levels between the ages of 5-15, is proud to have over 20 alumni to date […]

Library & Archives Hosts Free Workshop on Andrew Jackson

Born 250 years ago this month, Andrew Jackson remains one of Tennessee’s most iconic and controversial political figures. The former United States president is celebrated for his popularity with common folk and his military skills, but reviled for his headstrong temperament and his troubling relations with Native Americans. To commemorate his birthday, the Tennessee State […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 6, 2017

Foreclosure notices NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Marilyn S. Melhorn and Kevin Stuart Cook Haney executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Finance of America Mortgage LLC d/b/a Erates Mortgage, Lender and John Rockford, Esq., Trustee(s), which was dated January 6, 2016 and […]

2017 Neighborhood Conference this Saturday

The 2017 Neighborhood Conference is Saturday, March 11, at the Knoxville Convention Center.   Advance registration closes at noon Tuesday, March 7. Late registration will be accepted onsite at the conference on March 11, but late registrants will not get the continental breakfast or the fancy name tag, and lunch cannot be guaranteed.   From David […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 6, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 6, 2017

Board of Education Approves Two Superintendent Candidates By Pete Gawda With little discussion at their meeting on Wednesday evening the Knox County Board of Education readily approved Knox County Assistant Superintendent Bob Thomas and current Hamblen County Superintendent Dale Lynch for consideration for superintendent. But it seems some board members felt there should be a […]

Governor Haslam’s 33% Gas Tax Hike

Governor Haslam’s 33% Gas Tax Hike

Diesel fuel tax would increase 70% By Steve Hunley As you’ve read here many times, the Knoxville News Sentinel is utterly predictable.  The News Sentinel has never seen a new tax or an existing tax increase that they didn’t like. So, the Sentinel surprised no one when it proclaimed Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to increase […]

Homeless Camp Cleaned Up in Halls

Homeless Camp Cleaned Up in Halls

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You may ask yourself, “How can people live like that?” Just behind several businesses in Halls you find something you don’t expect, a littered homeless camp. Normally you’d think of the random camps for street people as a downtown Knoxville problem. Yet here and there outside the city the homeless find […]

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