Drought, Poor Air Quality Lead to Ban on Burning

  Due to conditions of poor air quality and severe drought, Knox County Air Quality Management (AQM) has issued a mandatory ban on open burning in Knox County.   The City bans open burning of brush all of the time, in part because the Public Service Department collects brush and leaves. County residents who hold […]

The Children’s Room at Lawson McGhee Library to close from Nov 9-20 for renovation

Lawson McGhee Library is getting a much needed facelift with new paint and carpet. The Children’s Room will close Wednesday, November 9 at noon after storytime for an overhaul. When it reopens on Monday, November 21, patrons will see all new shelving, carpet and paint. The circular story well has been filled in for additional space.  The Children’s Room bathrooms will […]

Veterans Day to be celebrated downtown on Friday, Nov. 11

Knoxville will honor the service of its U.S. military veterans with the City’s 91st annual Veterans Day Parade on Friday morning, Nov. 11.   The parade will line up in the eastbound lanes of Howard H. Baker Jr. Avenue, with the step-off at 10:45 a.m. in front of the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The parade participants […]

Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets Wednesday

The Fountain City Business and Professional Association meeting is coming up on Wednesday, November the 9th . Meetings are held 2nd Wednesday of each month. Speaker: Mr. Clarence L. Vaughn, III Police Advisory and Review Committee – Executive Director Topic: History and Mission of the Police Advisory & Review Committee When: Wednesday, November 9th Time: 11:45am – 1:00pm (arrive between 11:45 – […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of November 7, 2016

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 2, 2014, executed by JUDY L. PECK, conveying certain real property therein described to Liberty Title, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 7, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 7, 2016

More than 80 units in Friday’s Veterans Day Parade   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The 91st annual Veterans Day Parade starts at 10:40 Friday from the Knoxville City Auditorium and Coliseum at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue and this year’s parade will include more than 80 organizations. Line up starts at 9 a.m. The route […]

An old rivalry starts anew

It's Halls on offense and Gibbs on defense in the championship game of the Knox Metro Youth Football League's NFC Junior Hopper division. Halls won 20-13 in what is sure to be one of many battles between the two rivals over the years.

An old rivalry starts anew

By Steve Williams Youngsters from Gibbs and Halls got their first taste of one of Knox County’s top football rivalries this season. And, yes, members of the two Junior Hopper division teams (ages 7-and-under) already know about the rivalry! “A big one,” answered Gibbs quarterback Clay Phillips when asked if there was a rivalry between […]

Senator Howard Baker: Part Five

Senator Howard Baker: Part Five

By Ray Hill With the close of 1967, Howard H. Baker, Jr. had completed his first year in the United States Senate.  1968 was an election year and while no statewide offices were up for election, there would be a hard fought presidential contest.  Richard Nixon began one of the greatest comebacks in presidential history.  […]

Big plans in works for Sharps Ridge Memorial Park

Big plans in works for Sharps Ridge Memorial Park

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On Saturday, November 5, the Veterans Heritage Site Foundation’s First Annual Veterans Heritage Ridge Run kicked off fundraising for Sharps Ridge Park. The 5K run and one-mile trail walk was but one of the many ideas the Foundation has for the 63-year-old park. “We’ve adopted the park and once a month […]

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