Want to Vote on Super Tuesday? Registration Deadline is Feb. 3

Tennesseans who want to vote in the Super Tuesday, Presidential Preference Primary, must register to vote by Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Registering to vote, updating your address or checking your registration status is fast, easy and secure with the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system, GoVoteTN.com. Any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or […]

Best-selling Author Erik Larson to Speak in Knoxville February 25

‘The Splendid and the Vile’ Recounts Churchill’s First Year as Prime Minister Erik Larson loved his first book, The Naked Consumer, in which he described how companies spy on individual consumers. But, according to Larson, no one else loved the book. Undeterred, he continued to write and is now the author of five nonfiction bestsellers. Larson will be in […]

PARC meets tonight

The Police Advisory and Review Committee will hold its fourth-quarter meeting Thursday, Jan. 30, 6-7 p.m., in the Lonsdale Area Ministry Complex, 1740 Texas Ave. At the meeting, PARC members will address cases received by the Internal Affairs Unit since the last report made in October and outline the 2019 Annual Report. In addition, the […]

Community Workshop Scheduled to Discuss Oakwood Design Guidelines

A meeting to discuss a historic overlay district for a portion of the Oakwood Neighborhood has been scheduled for January 30, 2020. The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Emerald Youth Foundation at 1718 N. Central St. The meeting location can be accessed on the side of the building fronting […]

Authors Guild of Tennessee to meet next week

The Authors Guild of Tennessee (AGT) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd,  Farragut, TN 37934. Published authors are invited to attend. info:authorsguildoftn.org. Special guest speaker will be Sam Venable. Also next week, Authors Guild of Tennessee member Elizabeth Horton-Newton will be signing books February 7-9 […]

5G tower plans upset Farragut residents

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Some Farragut homeowners are finding markings in their lawns and are upset about the planned location of 5G towers there. They stood before the mayor and aldermen Thursday evening to ask for help but found there’s little the town can do other than seek help from their state lawmakers. […]

Legal and public notices for the week of January 27, 2020

Foreclosure Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE   Default having been made by the Debtor in the terms, conditions and payments of a certain purchase-money indebtedness evidenced by a purchase money promissory note and secured by the lien of a Purchase Money Deed of Trust of record in Instrument No. 200109060018868 in the Register’s Office for […]

Tackling kudzu in East Tennessee

Public event to address the problem and solutions The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry and the National Park Service are partnering with Keep Sevier Beautiful to host an educational event spotlighting kudzu in the Sevier County area. The public is invited to learn about this highly invasive and destructive plant and what homeowners […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 27, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for January 27, 2020

Tony Norman kicks off re-election campaign By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com District 3 school board incumbent Tony Norman drew a crowd Wednesday evening in a campaign kickoff event at the Holiday Inn on Cedar Bluff Road. The well-respected former Knox County Commission Chairman and former Knox County Schools biology teacher drew praises from supporters […]

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