Carranza Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans Through End of 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, will be automatic. Now, borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have to contact SBA to request deferment.   “The SBA […]

Knox County Health Department Issues Safer at Home Order

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Today the Knox County Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan issued an order closing non-essential businesses and encouraging residents throughout Knox County to stay home when possible and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for non-essential purposes.   Until further notice, all businesses not performing essential services have been ordered closed […]

TDOE Partners with Hoonuit to Provide Families Access to School Meal Finder

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Tennessee Department of Education is partnering with Hoonuit to make available a school meal site finder, SchoolMealFinder.com, for Tennessee families to find the closest meal pick up program available to them.     “We know this is a difficult time for Tennesseans and we want to provide relief for the thousands of students who rely on school meals by providing a tool to help families find […]

Master Sergeant Roddy Edmonds to be honored

Master Sergeant Roddy Edmonds to be honored

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Commission has a resolution agreement with Knoxville Jewish Alliance to honor an East Tennessean who saved more than 200 American Jewish soldiers. Master Sergeant Rodrick (Roddy) Edmonds was not a Jew but his actions as a prisoner of war in a German prison camp in […]

HVA sophomore feels bad for senior teammates

HVA sophomore feels bad for senior teammates

TSSAA’s Childress offers some hope By Steve Williams If things had gone as planned, Addison Ragland and the Hardin Valley Academy softball team would have spent spring break week playing in a tournament at Gulf Shores, Ala. But Addison, instead, found herself in a batting cage last Thursday afternoon, working on her hitting in summer-like […]

Falcons’ talented girls take second in boys’ tourney

Falcons’ talented girls take second in boys’ tourney

By Steve Williams Nathan Nease said there was a “buzz” about one team in the City of Knoxville’s youth basketball program this season. Nease, the Athletics Coordinator of the Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department, was referring to the Falcons Orange 10-and-under girls team that played in a boys league and eventually placed runner-up in the […]

McBee Ferry Landing Park to preserve history

McBee Ferry Landing Park to preserve history

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Imagine you are traveling by horse, carriage or stage in the early 1800s. You’ve come from North Carolina headed into East Tennessee and you come to the Holston River. How will you cross the water? There are no bridges and few places to ford the wide river. You pass […]

Tennessee Department of Human Services Moves to In Person Services by Appointment Only

 Online and telephone services remain available to all Tennesseans   The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking immediate steps to ensure access to critical services and benefits for customers while protecting the health of employees and the public in response to COVID-19. After a careful analysis of foot traffic and the health and […]

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