No Road Construction Delays for Memorial Day Travelers

TDOT to Suspend All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend   Motorists won’t be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, May 24 through 6:00 a.m. on […]

Unveiling of Mulvaney Street historic marker

When:             10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 Where:            Cal Johnson Recreation Center, 507 Hall of Fame Drive Who:               World-acclaimed author, educator and poet Nikki Giovanni will read her “Knoxville, Tennessee” poem during the unveiling   Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City officials will welcome Ms. Giovanni, a Virginia Tech Distinguished Professor and Knoxville native, […]

CAC Community Leadership Training Opportunity

The Community Action Committee (CAC) is seeking applicants for its thirty–third Community Leadership class.  Community Leadership provides training sessions for current and emerging leaders representing low and moderate – income neighborhoods and groups.  The program will begin in September 2019 and continue through June of 2020. The objectives of the program are to: Strengthen the […]

Imagination library documentary to feature actress and author Danica McKellar

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library announced last week that actress and author Danica McKellar will narrate the upcoming documentary, “The Library that Dolly Built.” The documentary, directed by Nick Geidner and written by Abby Bower, explores the journey of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library from a local program to an international partnership that has now gifted more […]

Upcoming events at the Historic Ramsey House

Mother’s Day Rock N Roll Car Show Rescheduled Rain Date, Saturday, May 25,  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville Treat your family to a Free blast from the past at the Historic Ramsey House Rock N Roll Car Show. Vote for your favorite car for the People’s Choice Award, […]

Blast off with Wild Things, the Green Crayon and Curious George at the Children’s Festival of Reading

Join Mayor Glenn Jacobs at 10:45 a.m. as he announces a new community-wide reading goal through Read City USA *   Join Knox County Public Library for its 15th annual Children’s Festival of Reading and kick off a summer of reading. This year, festivalgoers will help Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs launch “Read to the Moon,” a Read […]

Old City roads close for Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival weekend

The 10th Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, produced by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions, will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 – 19, 2019, on stages and in venues located in the Old City. Drivers and other visitors to the district should be alert to related road closures and traffic pattern changes. […]

Dancing for the Horses to benefit Horse Haven of Tennessee

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 6 -11 p.m. EDT Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 The Kingston ballroom Parking is complimentary and located in front of the entrance to The Kingston ballroom. COST $100 per person or $800 per table. TICKETS Purchase tickets online at http://www.dancingforthehorses.com. DONATE – Visit http://www.dancingforthehorses.com; & VOTE – Click […]

Will Recode cause a commercial class action de-annexation lawsuit?

By Focus Staff So far most reporting on Recode has been about residential issues and concerns. How will Recode affect commercial businesses in Knoxville? Recode simply will put some businesses out of business. Take for example the case of John Marshall. In 1992 Marshall’s business was annexed by the City of Knoxville. A contract was […]

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