Hundreds of Students Compete to Qualify for Tennessee History Day

Beginning this week, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the state will compete for the right to participate in Tennessee History Day. History Day is a competition in which students submit projects, either individually or in groups, on historical topics of their choice related to an annual theme. This year’s theme is […]

Railroad crossing repairs to detour motorists

Late this week, contract crews will be repairing CSX railroad crossings on Liberty Street, Piney Grove Church Road, Third Creek Road, Jackson Road and Knott Road. Motorists should follow signed detours around the work sites.   Starting on Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, a crew will be repairing the at-grade crossing on Liberty Street between Middlebrook […]

Career Day Welcomes Eighth Grade and High School Students

  Close to 90 area employers and colleges will participate in the annual Knox County Schools Career Day for 8th-12th grade students from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Knoxville Expo Center (5441 Clinton Highway). The event is free and open to all Knox County Schools’ eighth graders, high school students and their […]

Corker, Cardin, Alexander, Kaine Introduce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick Edmonds

U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) yesterday introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick “Roddie” Edmonds, a lifelong Tennessean, in recognition of his heroic actions during World War II. As the senior noncommissioned officer responsible for 1,275 members of the […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of February 6, 2017

Foreclosure notices     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 May 5, 2003, executed by ANTHONY R. WRIGHT, MIRIAN K. WRIGHT, conveying certain real property therein described to DAVID R. WILSON, as Trustee, as same appears […]

Celebrate winter with a KMA Family Fun Day!

Celebrate with the Knoxville Museum of Art during the winter Family Fun Day on Saturday, February 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This FREE family event will be packed with art-making, artist demonstrations, face painting, magic shows, gallery tours, and live music.   Popular local favorite Kelle Jolly and Dre Hilton will be performing musical hits throughout […]

Story is your point of view: Writing workshop with Pamela Schoenwaldt

Pamela Schoenewaldt, novelist, short story writer, and experienced teacher will lead a writing workshop with the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. She will help participants find, define, and empower the all-important point of view that makes (or breaks) a story.   The event, which will be open to the public, will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 13, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for February 13, 2017

Joint Education Committee discusses education issues By Ken Lay Potential pay raises took center stage as the Knox County Board of Education Knox County Commission Joint Education Committee convened Wednesday at the Andrew Johnson Building. The committee, which met with Knox County Schools Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas, was comprised of four board members and four […]

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