Read City USA Ahead of Schedule for 2020 Flight Plan

One of Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ key projects is cruising right along. To support the Read City USA mission during COVID-19 shutdowns, Mayor Jacobs has launched Story Time Live on his Facebook page and Read City USA Instagram page. As of this morning, folks have spent 289,600 hours reading, putting Knox County ahead of […]

Dogwood Arts: Introducing the Chalk (Your) Walk Competition

~ from Dogwood Arts We’ve seen you out there practicing, and now it’s time to put your skills to the test! Dogwood Arts is excited to announce the Chalk (Your) Walk Competition happening in YOUR neighborhood now through April 12th! We’ve been inspired by the words of encouragement, messages of hope, and friendly reminders to […]

Tennessee Public Libraries Continue to Serve Despite Building Closures

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many public libraries continue to serve their communities and in partnership with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, are offering several online resources for learning at home, research and entertainment. “Local libraries provide vital services to their communities,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “Thanks […]

Candidate List – Federal/State Primary & Town of Farragut Municipal Election – August 6, 2020

Candidates Name Party Office Address Phone Tim Burchett Republican US Congress, District 2 501 Princeton Ct 37919 202-5935 Chance C. Brown Democratic US Congress, District 2 1001 Wyndham Way, #1238 37923 423-741-9404 Renee Hoyos Democratic US Congress, District 2 527 Woodlawn Pike 37920 323-3131 Becky Duncan Massey Republican State Senate, District 6 6932 Westland Dr […]

Candidate List – Knox County General Election – August 6, 2020

Candidates Name Party Office Address Phone Kyle Hixson Republican Criminal Crt. Judge Div. II, Dist. 6 5313 Riverbriar Rd 37919 865-315-6587 Eric M. Lutton Republican Public Defender 6528 Orchard Creek Ln 37918 865-235-1256 Sherif Guindi Independent Public Defender 6407 Orchard Ave 37919 606-524-3359 Dasha Lundy Democratic County Comm. Dist. 1 301 Burns Rd. 37914 865-806-9061 […]

Zoo Knoxville gets city and county emergency funds

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s top attraction normally makes 75 percent of its operating funds through ticket sales but Zoo Knoxville closed in March and won’t reopen until the coronavirus pandemic is over. That puts the animals there at risk and the city and county are coming to the rescue. The Knox […]

TDOE Launches Survey to Solicit Public Feedback on Federal CARES Act

The Tennessee Department of Education has released a public survey seeking feedback from all stakeholders on the most effective ways to help school districts address immediate needs to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.       H.R. 748, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) is federal legislation to provide $2 trillion in emergency […]

TDOE Releases Schedule and Resources for Video Lessons Airing Statewide on PBS starting April 6th

The Tennessee Department of Education is partnering with PBS stations across the state to offer 1st-8th grade students up to 30 hours of standards-aligned instructional lessons per week during times of COVID-19 school closures.   “We know so many Tennesseans have grown up learning from public television and are so grateful to PBS for embodying the volunteer spirit and supporting our students in this critical way,” said Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “We are amazed by the response of PBS and Tennessee’s educators to support at-home learning during these unprecedented […]

TDEC to close all 56 Tennessee state parks effective April 4

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced it will close all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public effective April 4 through April 14, in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 23. This is a complete closure of facilities and access to all Tennessee State Parks and […]

Forgivable SBA loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19 available Friday, April 3

Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can apply for SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans starting Friday, April 3 Forgivable SBA loans are designed to help small businesses keep their workforce employed   Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply for loan assistance through the U.S. […]

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