Financial Disclosures Questioned

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When someone files to seek public office in Tennessee they are supposed to provide information about the funds they receive for the campaign every week. The problem is there appears to be no penalties for not doing so. Two term-limited city council members, Brenda Palmer and Nick Pavlis, have asked that […]

Superintendent recognizes teachers

By Anne Primm Superintendent Bob Thomas reported several achievements to the school board Monday, November 27. He congratulated Dr. Keith Wilson for being appointed Interim Director of Professional Development.   Ms. Janie Black was recognized for being chosen for The Governor’s Academy for School Leadership which is a unique partnership between the Tennessee Governor’s Office, […]

Historic Westwood Holiday Open House Sunday

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD FROM 1:00PM UNTIL 5:00PM   Historic Westwood will be decked out in Gilded Age splendor!  Knox Heritage invites the public to visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments, and listen to popular holiday music from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Docents will be available to give tours and answer questions.   This event is free […]

Free Christmas concert at the Bijou Sunday

Families have both the chance to hear live Christmas music and the opportunity to enjoy free entrance to one of Knoxville’s most historic theaters, renowned for its acoustics. The Knoxville Community Band will perform a free Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Bijou Theatre. The Christmas tunes will range from classical […]

Museum Partners with Bridge Refugee Services for Family Event

UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a Global Community Family Fun Day in collaboration with Knoxville’s Bridge Refugee Services from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 2. The partnership with Bridge will highlight diverse communities in Knoxville. Visitors will learn about the rich cultural traditions that immigrants and refugees bring to this country and this city. Through […]

University of Tennessee agrees to accept mis-administered ACT tests

    Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) today announced the University of Tennessee has agreed to accept scores from the October 17 mis-administered ACT tests at Bearden High School and Alvin C. York Institute in Jamestown. The University’s decision was delivered to Lt. Governor McNally by University of Tennessee Interim Provost and Senior Vice […]

2017-2018 Historic Preservation Fund Grant Applications

2017-2018 Historic Preservation Fund Grant Applications

  The Tennessee Historical Commission is accepting grant applications for historic preservation projects beginning December 1, 2017. These federally funded grants will be available after Congress passes the federal budget. The exact amount of funds available grants is not known but it is expected to be in the range of $250,000. Applications will be reviewed, […]

Terra Madre: Women in Clay announces upcoming First Friday Pop-up Shop

Sale and Exhibition at Dogwood Arts December 1st-15th Terra Madre: Women in Clay announces their upcoming Pop-up Shop and Exhibition to be held at Dogwood Arts Gallery located at 123 West Jackson in the Old City, Knoxville, TN, 37902. The Pop – Up Shop includes a Friday evening opening reception on December 1st from 5:30 […]

As World AIDS Day approaches, KCHD urges testing, expands services

Observed worldwide on Dec. 1 since 1998, World AIDS Day is an opportunity to commemorate those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illness, applaud progress made in responding to the epidemic and recommit to eradicating the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV infection. […]

45th Annual WIVK Christmas Parade to delight downtown December 1

With mild temperatures in the forecast, record numbers of people are expected to attend the 45th annual WIVK Christmas Parade this Friday, Dec. 1.   The parade will step off onto Howard Baker Jr. Avenue at 6:45 p.m. and proceed to Church Street, turn right onto Gay Street, continue several blocks before turning right on […]