Department of Human Services Connects People With Jobs Ahead of Deadline

TDHS is co-sponsoring a career & resource fair to help SNAP recipients find work. Sevierville – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking another step this week to connect recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) in East Tennessee with meaningful work. On Wednesday, TDHS will co-sponsor a […]

Challenged, banned, or censored. What exactly does the First Amendment protect?

Library to host a panel discussion on the banning of books to complement Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of Alabama Story   Challenged, banned, or censored. What exactly does the First Amendment protect? What rights do citizens have to protect themselves from unorthodox teachings? How common is book banning? Join playright Kenneth Jones and area experts for a […]

Legal and public notices for the week of January 29, 2018

Foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Brian C. Rickman and Pamela C. Rickman executed a Deed of Trust to Fifth Third Mortgage Company, Lender and Quality Title, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated July 11, 2007 and recorded on July 13, 2007 in Instrument No. 200707130003858, Knox County, […]

KNOXVILLE WINS U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS AWARD, GRANT

On Thursday, Jan. 25, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced Knoxville as the 2018 1st place medium-sized city winner in the Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant program, sponsored by the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America. The $120,000 grant will allow Knoxville Parks and Recreation to expand the City’s “Neighborhoods to Nature” program, which […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 29, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 29, 2018

Chief Rausch discusses community outreach   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Police Advisory and Review Committee met in its quarterly public session Thursday evening at the Knox County Education Association on Magnolia Avenue and Police Chief David Rausch responded to several questions from the committee and the public including questions about wrecker services, police […]

‘Dreamers’ vs. ‘Deplorables’

‘Dreamers’ vs. ‘Deplorables’

By Steve Hunley   The willingness of the Democrats in the U. S. Senate to shutdown the government in an effort to force Republicans to grant amnesty to DACA recipients should come as no surprise to any thinking person.  The DACA law, enacted not by the Congress, but rather by a sweep of President Barack […]

Senator Bennett Champ Clark: A Closer Look

Senator Bennett Champ Clark: A Closer Look

By Ray Hill I’ve written about Senator Bennett Champ Clark of Missouri previously, but I think he is such an interesting character, he deserves a closer look.  Bennett Clark’s life has all the fundamentals of a good story; love, success, turmoil and tragedy.  Clark was born to fortuitous circumstances and was highly intelligent and quite […]

Bowling on Bearden team was very worthwhile for Hines

Bowling on Bearden team was very worthwhile for Hines

By Steve Williams Michael Hines joined the Bearden High bowling team this past fall after the season had begun, but there was a reason why. Hines was living in Cleveland, Tenn., and going to Cleveland High School when his mother died Sept. 22. His older brothers became his guardians and he moved in with Jacob, […]

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