A look at our ‘little’ neighbors

A look at our ‘little’ neighbors

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox is a large county, surrounded by Anderson, Union, Jefferson, Sevier, Blount, Loudon and Roane Counties. All of these neighboring jurisdictions contribute to Knox County, Knoxville and Farragut’s economy, society, and culture. Most of us know the major cities in these nearby counties but there are smaller places, incorporated or […]

South Doyle Jr. Pro 8U All-Stars Take Second

South Doyle Jr. Pro 8U All-Stars Take Second

By David Klein Teamwork and perseverance were among the lessons the South Doyle Jr. Pro 8 and Under Boys’ All-Stars Basketball Team learned in their march to second place in the Knox County 8 and Under Youth  Basketball Tournament, hosted by the Knox Co. Parks and Recreation Department. “I think that’s the biggest thing they […]

Heifner scores 1,000 points in middle school career

Heifner scores 1,000 points in middle school career

By Ken Lay Carter Middle School eighth grader Jordan Heifner recently closed out a stellar middle school career. And when she did so, she was in elite company. A three-year middle school career, including her seventh and eighth-grade years starring for the Lady Hornets, ended with Heifner scoring 1,000 points. “It was a big honor,” […]

‘Dementia: Ways for Family/Caregivers to Cope’ presentation to be at Blount County Public Library

While caring for a loved one suffering from dementia, the caregiver may become overwhelmed, weary, isolated and unaware of local resources that are available for assistance with the continuum of health and mental deterioration that may occur. “Dementia: Ways for Family and Caregivers to Monitor and Cope” will be presented by Rebekah Wilson, MSW, on […]

Just a few days left to get Girl Scout Cookies

Just a few days left to get Girl Scout Cookies

  Tasty Girl Scout Cookies are about to disappear for another year. The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians’ sale ends March 20. But girls’ hard work is far from over.   “Across the council, we’re still going strong with plenty of cookies to sell and lots of booths,” says Girl Scout Sarah Osucha. […]

UT’s Baker Center Releases Scorecard, Ranks US States According to Energy, Economy and Environment 

UT’s Baker Center Releases Scorecard, Ranks US States According to Energy, Economy and Environment 

Energy, economic performance and environmental quality are fundamentally linked. This makes it challenging to craft public policy to combat the effects of climate change.   The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has released an inaugural Energy Scorecard for the American States, which includes a visual and interactive map […]

Spring has sprung in Tennessee

Spring has sprung in Tennessee

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing Memphis – Enjoy the classic The Wizard of Oz playing through the month of March on the 2D screen at Pink Palace Family of Museums. March 11-13 Dickson – The Dickson Farm, Home and Garden […]

New WDVX.com is an Online Destination for Bluegrass, Americana Music Fans

WDVX, East Tennessee’s own Listener Supported Radio is proud to unveil the all new WDVX.com. The new site has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience, with improved navigation and functionality. By giving listeners better access to everything that matters most to them, the new WDVX.com is an online destination for fans of the […]

South-Doyle Middle presenting ‘Shrek the Musical’

South-Doyle Middle presenting ‘Shrek the Musical’

South-Doyle Middle Cherokee Singers will be presenting “Shrek the Musical March 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. at the SDMS Auditorium. The performance is based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture & the book by William Steig.  Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori   Admission: Adults $5 School-age kids/students: $3 Souvenir […]

Professional Trailbuilders Conference brings new Legacy Trail, economic impact, added prestige to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Professional Trailbuilders Conference brings new Legacy Trail, economic impact, added prestige to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

This week, Knoxville is hosting a week-long national conference – the Sustainable Trails Conference – for the Professional TrailBuilders Association. The conference offers trail professionals the opportunity to build skills, discover the best tools and techniques available in the industry, and network with others.   To be selected as a hosting site for the conference […]

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