Tennessee Department of Human Services Kicks Off 2017 Summer Food Service Program Application Cycle

  Fourth annual Summer Summit brings together groups energized to provide summer meals to children, while inviting new program partners with start of application cycle   NASHVILLE. – The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 2017 application will be available beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2017. SFSP is a federally funded program intended to ensure that children […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 30, 2017

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Barry McQuithy and Sheila McQuithy executed a Deed of Trust to Chase Bank USA, N.A., Lender and David R. Wilson, Trustee(s), which was dated October 26, 2007 and recorded on November 13, 2007 in Instrument No. 200711130038907, Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. WHEREAS, […]

A Change is on the Way

A Change is on the Way

By Steve Hunley Most of the folks who voted for Donald Trump wanted some kind of change in Washington, D.C.   There were doubtless folks who likely voted for Trump in the hope of some minor, albeit meaningful changes in the way things are done.  There were probably a great many other folks who voted for […]

Historic Overlay in East Knoxville draws objections

Historic Overlay in East Knoxville draws objections

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “I didn’t expect the turnout to be this great,” said Knoxville Historic Planner Kaye Graybeal recently during a public hearing on the proposed Edgewood-Park City Historic Zoning District. What she also probably didn’t expect were the many hostile comments and pointed questions from those attending the meeting at the O’Connor Senior […]

Cordell Hull & the Income Tax

Cordell Hull & the Income Tax

By Ray Hill Congressman Cordell Hull of Tennessee is frequently credited with being the “Father of the Income Tax.”  Today, that is likely a dubious distinction.  When the income tax was first approved in 1913, the tax code was fifteen pages long.  Today, the tax code is more than 74,000 pages.  Hull first came to […]

Dr. M.W. Rhyne has new location

Dr. M.W. Rhyne has new location

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The East Tennessee Binocular Vision Center, at 9051 Executive Park Drive, Suite 401, is the new home of Dr. M.W. Rhyne and his practice. Dr. Rhyne opened the new office to continue and extend his Vision Specialty, Vision Development, Vision Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy. From 1978 until last June the optometrist […]

Beer sales and churches back on city agenda

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In December Councilman Nick Della Volpe suggested amending a resolution that now permits beer to be sold next to church locations. He suggested that the former 300 feet between the two be restored and exempt a required distance for only those storefront churches located in commercial malls, strip malls or other […]

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