Rabies Vaccination Clinics Coming

By Mike Steely “People don’t think about rabies anymore but if you get bit and you’re not treated and you have rabies you are going to die,” said Ronnie Nease, Environmental Health Director for the Knox County Health Department. Nease told The Focus last week that there have been five reported cases of rabies in […]

Free Career Training, Job Fairs During National Goodwill Week

During the first full week of May each year, Goodwill agencies and community partners across the United States and Canada celebrate National Goodwill Week. During May 1 through 7, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville will be sharing their mission and celebrating their successes through local events and promotions, including Goodwill’s annual Job and Resource Fairs, as well as […]

State Park Restaurants Celebrate Mother’s Day

Treat Mom to a delicious buffet at one of eight Tennessee State Park Restaurants From a delicious meal at one of Tennessee State Parks’ eight restaurants to an enjoyable nature hike, give Mom a gift she will always treasure. Mother’s Day is slated for Sunday, May 8, and Tennessee State Parks are offering special buffets, […]

Chris Woodhull and Reverend Christopher Battle to discuss ‘Between the World and Me’

Knox County Public Library is pleased to present Reverend Christopher R. Battle, Sr., Tabernacle Baptist Church and Chris Woodhull, former Knoxville City Councilman, for a discussion of “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates at noon on Wednesday, May 4 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 South Gay Street, in this month’s […]

New Trolley routes to begin Monday on detour

After months of input, planning and preparation, the new downtown trolley routes are going to begin on Monday, May 2… on detour.  The closure of the intersection of Locust Street at Cumberland will cause all three of the new trolley routes – the Blue Line, Orange Line and Green Line – to detour over to […]

Tennessee Tourism Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week, May 1-7

  With National Travel & Tourism Week approaching, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development encourages Tennesseans to take advantage of the lowest gas prices since 2004 and take a road trip on one of the state’s 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways.   The U.S. Energy Information Association projects the average price of a gallon […]


Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee hosts Mayday Fundraiser for Food For Kids Summer Feeding Program   On May 2, 2016 Second Harvest will host its Third Annual MAYDAY Fundraiser for The FOOD FOR KIDS SUMMER PROGRAM from 6 a.m. till 7 p.m. at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, 136 Harvest Lane, […]

UT Gardens,  McClung Museum Partner to Grow Prehistoric Native American Plants

UT Gardens,  McClung Museum Partner to Grow Prehistoric Native American Plants

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has partnered with UT Gardens to create a garden featuring food plants grown in the Americas thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The project is the work of Gary Crites, the McClung Museum’s curator of paleoethnobotany; Susan Hamilton, UT Gardens director; […]

Tennessee Theatre Spring Open House tomorrow

The Tennessee Theatre celebrates arts in Knoxville with a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will include backstage tours, Wurlitzer organ music and an opportunity to learn about and support the marquee refurbishment campaign.   Spring traditionally has been a time in Knoxville to celebrate and promote […]

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