Train wrecks in Inskip

Train wrecks in Inskip

Nineteen cars derailed in the Inskip neighborhood Saturday evening. Several of the shipping containers fell into industrial warehouses along the track. No injuries were reported and no evacuation was necessary. The Knoxville Police Department is keeping viewers away from the recovery work as the mangled railroad cars are being loaded onto flatbed trucks and removed. […]

Writers in the Library Presents Stanley Plumly

On Monday, October 23, Stanley Plumly will read at the University of Tennessee as part of UT’s Writers in the Library reading series. Stanley Plumly’s Old Heart (W. W. Norton, 2007) won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Paterson Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Posthumous Keats: A […]

AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Courses

NOVEMBER   1 & 2         9:30 to 1:30  Oak Ridge Senior Center, 1408 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, 865-425-3999 Ralph Rayborn, Instructor   8 & 9         12:00 to 4:00         Kingston Community Center, 201 Patton Ferry Road, Kingston Diana Davis, Instructor, 865-354-0450   9                8:00 to 4:30  East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule Street, Alcoa Francis […]

The University of Tennessee Medical Center Certified as Comprehensive Cardiac Center by The Joint Commission

The University of Tennessee Medical Center has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) Certification and is the first hospital in the state of Tennessee to achieve this new honor. The certification, awarded for a two-year period, demonstrates the medical center’s commitment to excellence in cardiac care. “We are […]

Arts & Culture Alliance City Council Candidate Forum on October 23

  The Arts & Culture Alliance will sponsor a public forum for the Knoxville City Council candidates on Monday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Alliance will offer wine and light refreshments for attendees.   All eleven candidates will attend:   Stephanie Welch: District 1 […]

Pink Ribbon Celebration set for next week

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The 9th Annual Pink Ribbon Celebration is scheduled for the Grande Event Center on Thursday, October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. The message of the annual breast cancer awareness celebration is to “Honor Survivors” and all proceeds will go to the Compassion in Action Fund, founded in 2009 to help […]

Grayson Subaru Helps Ijams Nature Center Add 13.4 Acres to Protected Lands

Thanks to Grayson Subaru of Knoxville, Ijams Nature Center has added 13.4 acres to its permanently protected lands.   The property, to be named the Grayson Subaru Preserve, will become a cutting-edge, nature free-play area for children as well as a site for citizen science and other Ijams environmental education programs.   “We have worked […]

Area in northwest Knoxville added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the Robindale Road area of northwest Knoxville. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in this area on Thursday, Oct. 19 between 8:45 p.m. and 2 […]

West Knox Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

The West Knox Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 21 at the BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, 106 Major Reynolds Place, in Knoxville. The West Knox Lions Club will be serving pancakes, sausage, or bacon and eggs. Tickets for the breakfast are $6 for adults and $4 for children […]

Cumberland Avenue merchants eager to welcome homecoming parade

  The University of Tennessee’s Homecoming Parade will roll along Cumberland Avenue on Friday afternoon, Nov. 3 – the parade’s first return to “The Strip” since the 1980s.   Cumberland Avenue merchants and City of Knoxville officials are eager to welcome the UT alumni and parade-watchers.   The 4-5 p.m. parade – and 5-6 p.m. […]

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