Concrete pour scheduled tonight for new high-rise on Cumberland Avenue

 A contractor building a privately-owned mixed-use high-rise between Cumberland and Lake avenues will be pouring concrete overnight tonight – the first in a series of night-time operations. Continental Building Co. is scheduled to begin concrete-pouring operations at 11:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 25) and will continue until 7 a.m. Friday, May 26, for the 1830 […]

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend NASHVILLE – Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 […]

Zoo Knoxville hosting cycling event Saturday

Ride for the Wild Side presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union benefits zoo conservation work.   Zoo Knoxville is hosting a cycling event to benefit the zoo’s animal conservation programs.  Ride for the Wild Side will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.  Registration check-in and departure is from the zoo’s lower […]

Save Our Sons Job Fair at Austin-East tomorrow night

  When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017   Where: Austin-East High School Gym, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.   Who: Save Our Sons representatives, Knoxville area employers, University of Tennessee College of Law and College of Social Work, Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, Knoxville Area Urban League, area colleges, and representatives […]

MEDIC presents Parrot Head Party May 25

  The biggest party of the year at MEDIC Regional Blood Center is right around the corner. The 13th Annual Parrot Head Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th, and this year’s event is expected to attract more donors than ever before.   The annual event at MEDIC’s Knoxville Donor Center at 1601 Ailor Avenue […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

Thirty-one candidates seek five council seats By Mike Steely Noon Thursday was the deadline for qualifying and all candidates vying for the five Knoxville City Council seats now have until noon on May 25 to withdraw. Early voting starts August 9 and the Primary Election is August 29. Thirteen people have qualified as candidates […]

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

By Ken Lay OAK RIDGE — It was a battle. But in the end, Farragut High School’s boys soccer team left Oak Ridge with a Region 2-AAA Championship Thursday night. “Oak Ridge is a great team and they’re well-coached,” Admirals Coach Ray Dover said after Farragut edged the Wildcats 2-1 in the title match at […]

Cordell Hull Almost Came Home

Cordell Hull Almost Came Home

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull, remembered as the longest serving Secretary of State in the country’s history, almost abbreviated his service due to his unhappiness inside President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Cabinet.  Frequently feeling ignored, if not actually humiliated by a president who preferred guiding U. S. foreign policy himself, Hull began thinking of returning home […]

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