Early voting totals as of Thursday evening

By Mike Steely “It was an excellent day,” Cliff Rogers Director of the Knox County Election Commission told the Focus Friday morning. Rogers reported that 3,038 voted Thursday. “Any time we see it over 3,000 in early voting is great,” Rogers said. Total early voting so far, including nursing home visitation votes is 15,704 plus […]

Upcoming programs at the Fountain City Library

Every Friday at 10:15 A.M.-Pre-K Story Time/11:00 a.m. Baby Bookworms (July 20, July 27) Every Monday at 5:00 p.m.- Scrabble Group (July 23, July 30) Every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.- Knoxville Songwriters Group (July 24, 31) July 26 at 6:00 p.m.- Knoxville Writers Guild Youth July 28 at 11:00 a.m.- Stories & Songs with Rachel […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Summer is packed with unique festivals like Red, White & Blueberry at Milky Way Farms, the Peach Festival, Grainger County Tomato Festival, Summer Jamz Music Festival, Butcher Board Festival, Music City Brewer’s Fest and the Toast of Jackson. Here are the events going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing […]

UT Arboretum Society offers monthly hike on July 21

Enjoy a Summer Morning Hike at the UT Arboretum   The UT Arboretum Society’s monthly hike (third Saturday monthly) for July will be held July 21 at the UT Arboretum, 9:00 a.m.   The weather is warm, and an early morning hike will be refreshing. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated […]

Edgewood Park Hosts Pie Contest

~ from the City Office of Neighborhoods   The Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association will host an apple pie contest this Saturday, July 21, from 4-6 p.m. at the Edgewood Park’s Gazebo, 3109 Ocoee Trail.   Guests are welcome to enter the apple pie contest or enjoy the spoils as a judge. This is an open […]

Friends Donate $71,000 to Knox County Public Library

Gifts Support Library Programs, Materials, and Staff At the annual meeting of the Friends of the Knox County Public Library on July 16, Myretta Black, director of the Knox County Public Library, received a check for more than $71,000, representative of the investment that the Friends have made in the library system during the past […]

Mayoral candidates to participate in forum Friday, July 20

A public forum with the two candidates for Knox County Mayor will be held on Friday, July 20, 6-7 pm at the Pellissippi State Community College, Magnolia Campus.  Both Linda Haney, Democratic candidate, and Glenn Jacobs, Republican candidate, will attend.   This non-partisan event will offer voters a chance to become informed about candidates’ positions […]


Volunteer Tennessee, the Governor’s commission on volunteerism and service, seeks public input to develop a new State Plan that will set the agency’s strategic direction for the next three years. Once developed, the new State Plan will advocate service and volunteerism as strategies to meet critical community needs, including service through programs funded under National […]

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