Mannis to initiate new, long-term strategic planning process for Knoxville

As mayor, Eddie Mannis will lead the city to create a strategic plan that ensures Knoxville is competitive and all neighborhoods are included. Knoxville Mayoral candidate Eddie Mannis announced plans to work with City Council and the community to develop a long-term strategic plan for the City of Knoxville during his first term in office. […]

Tennessee Highway Safety Office Announces $23 Million in Federal Grant Funds to Support Highway Safety Education and Enforcement Efforts across Tennessee

On September 30, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced $23 million in federal grant funds to be distributed statewide from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the 2019-2020 Federal Fiscal Year.   Over 335 federal grants exceeding $20 million in total have been awarded to law enforcement agencies and highway safety partners across […]

National Night Out Is Tonight!

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   National Night Out (NNO) is tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 1. Neighborhoods across Knoxville will be celebrating neighborly connectivity, police-community relations, and community safety.   This year, 19 Knoxville neighborhoods will celebrate NNO. Police officers, firefighters, local representatives, and neighbors will gather to eat, play, and join together for community […]

Tennessee Federation for the Aging Honors State Legislators

The Tennessee Federation for the Aging recently honored Senator Richard Briggs and Representative Dale Carr at an Annual Awards luncheon at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee on September 10, 2019.  The event recognized individuals who have made significant impacts to the lives of Older Tennesseans.  Senator Briggs and Representative Carr received “Legislative Aging […]

Is the sale of the AJ Building good for taxpayers?

Is the sale of the AJ Building good for taxpayers?

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com WVLT Channel 8 television in Knoxville reported on October 4th 2017, “Getting the Andrew Johnson Building back on the tax rolls has been a priority for me since I took office as Knox County Mayor,” said former Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. If Tim “dadgumit” Burchett has a white whale […]

Legends For Youth Baseball Clinic Series coming to Pigeon Forge

Free youth baseball clinic to feature seven MLB Alumni   Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. In conjunction with the Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge, TN, the free clinic […]

Tennessee State Parks recognized among top four state park systems

Tennessee State Parks was recognized Tuesday as one of four finalists for the award of top state park system in the nation at the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference in Baltimore, Md.   The other finalists for the award were Florida State Parks, Maryland Park Service and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. […]

BISSELL Pet Foundation Releases its Next Empty the Shelters Adoption Date

125+ shelters in 26 states will offer $25 pet adoptions on Saturday, October 12 After successfully placing over 23,000 pets in homes, BISSELL Pet Foundation is back to Empty the Shelters at a participating location near you. On Saturday, October 12, adopters will have a chance to bring a pet home from Friends of the Animal Shelter or Young-Williams […]

Multiple endorsements across the city for Mannis

Former Stair Supporters Now Support Mannis Knoxville Mayoral candidate Eddie Mannis has picked up endorsements across the city from community leaders who previously supported candidate Marshall Stair. Stair finished third in the primary election and was eliminated from the general election. “When former Council members, community leaders and some of the largest donors to Marshall’s […]