Holiday Open House at the Museum of East Tennessee History

Holiday Open House at the Museum of East Tennessee History

Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 10. Entertainment will be provided by the Smokyland Sound Chorus of the Greater Knoxville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Activities include craft demonstrations and the sale of […]

Public meeting on four bicycle infrastructure projects tomorrow

Public meeting on four bicycle infrastructure projects tomorrow

When:   5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016   Where:  Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Ave. (main conference room)   Who:     Jon Livengood, the City’s Alternative Transportation Engineer, and representatives from Kimley-Horn and Toole Design Group     On Thursday, Dec. 8, the City’s consultants, Kimley-Horn and Toole Design Group, will present concept designs for four […]

Dogwood Arts presents Art Detour December 10

Dogwood Arts presents Art Detour December 10

When it comes to art, the creative process can be just as intriguing as the finished project. Dogwood Arts invites the public to experience these creative processes with December Art Detour, a one-day, free event hosted on December 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., where local artists provide an intimate look into their own […]

Smoky Mountains communities unite to support area tourism

As the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee begin the recovery process following the Nov. 28 wildfires, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevier County, Tennessee tourism officials have united to reinforce a strong message delivered by Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner. “If you really want to do something for Gatlinburg, come back and visit us,” Werner said […]

Christmas In Chilhowee offers tree lighting, train rides, more

Good girls and boys will have another chance to bend Santa’s ear this Friday, Dec. 9, from 6-9 p.m. during Christmas in Chilhowee, sponsored by SMG, at Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center.   After the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree, Santa will greet guests and pose for photos in the park’s historic bandstand, which […]

Legal and Public Notices for December 5, 2016

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on January 3, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by MICHAEL E. GROOMS AND LAURIE A. GROOMS, […]

Two-way traffic on section of State Street begins Monday, Dec. 5

Starting the morning of Monday, Dec. 5, motorists will have a new option for accessing the State Street Garage, the Promenade Garage and the Marble Alley Lofts garage: A two-block section of State Street will be converted from one-way to two-way traffic.   There will be one northbound lane and one southbound lane on State […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

Teacher Advisory Committee discusses evaluations By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Teacher evaluations and school textbooks were the topics of Tuesday’s meeting of the Knox County Teacher Advisory Committee and Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas said the meeting was incredibly helpful. Thomas chaired the group, made up of 20 teachers and one assistant principal, and opened the discussion […]

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

By Steve Hunley The problem of drug addiction in America is complex, troubling and growing at an alarming rate.  Yet I wonder if our country has really made the effort to properly regulate opioid painkillers.  Clearly if Walmart can instantly know how and when to restock its shelves through their perpetual inventory system, the technology […]

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