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South Knox Cookie Exchange Tonight!

Cookie Exchange Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00pm Bring 2 dozen cookies Fellowship Hall of Stock Creek Baptist Church Everyone will leave with a variety of cookies for your holiday gatherings! YUM! South Doyle Neighborhood Association, INC.

Haslam and TDEC Announce Next Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Cycle

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a second offering of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grants, totaling $2.25 million to fund energy efficiency projects for municipal governments, county governments, utility districts, and other similar entities across Tennessee. Funding for the projects comes from an April 2011 Clean […]

Haslam wins award

Gov Haslam being honored at ” The Knoxville Award.” All proceeds from the awards luncheon go to support the work of Senior Citizen Home Assistance Service Inc.

Help Ijams Nature Center Win $5,000!

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, The Trust Company of Knoxville has generously created a friendly challenge to select a local organization to receive $5,000 this December – the winner is the organization which receives the most online votes. Support Ijams and help them receive a nice holiday bonus this year by clicking on the link […]

Lamar Alexander announces bid for 2014 US Senate Seat

Congressman Duncan Will Chair Sen. Alexander’s  2014 Re-election Campaign. Honorary Co-chairs are Gov. Haslam, Sen. Corker, Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Speaker Harwell and Congressmen Blackburn, Roe, Black, Fincher and Fleischmann “Lamar is a good Republican and good conservative who stands up for Tennesseans. We know and trust him to do what needs to be done.” – Congressman […]

The lights are on and the squirrels are home…

Holiday lights in Krutch Park are all lit up even in the bright of day. The Focus thought it a tad nutty and decided to investigate. It turns out downtown Knoxville’s resident squirrel population tries to eat the bulbs when the lights are off. Given the LED lights are highly energy efficient…its just makes more […]

Billboard subcommittee

At the county billboard subcommittee meeting. The main phrase we hear is compromise. The board is planning to look at what other communities are doing.

Comparing City Council verse County Commission Message Board Use.

The Knox County government and the City of Knoxville both have online message boards.  However, the comparison between the two is quite striking. https://knoxgov.net/commission/commissionforum/viewforum.php?f=2   If you look at Knox County’s message board a total of 17 messages for the entire year have been posted.  11 of those posts were written by Commissioner Broyles.   If […]