Best-selling Author Erik Larson to Speak in Knoxville February 25

‘The Splendid and the Vile’ Recounts Churchill’s First Year as Prime Minister Erik Larson loved his first book, The Naked Consumer, in which he described how companies spy on individual consumers. But, according to Larson, no one else loved the book. Undeterred, he continued to write and is now the author of five nonfiction bestsellers. Larson will be in […]

PARC meets tonight

The Police Advisory and Review Committee will hold its fourth-quarter meeting Thursday, Jan. 30, 6-7 p.m., in the Lonsdale Area Ministry Complex, 1740 Texas Ave. At the meeting, PARC members will address cases received by the Internal Affairs Unit since the last report made in October and outline the 2019 Annual Report. In addition, the […]

Community Workshop Scheduled to Discuss Oakwood Design Guidelines

A meeting to discuss a historic overlay district for a portion of the Oakwood Neighborhood has been scheduled for January 30, 2020. The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Emerald Youth Foundation at 1718 N. Central St. The meeting location can be accessed on the side of the building fronting […]

Authors Guild of Tennessee to meet next week

The Authors Guild of Tennessee (AGT) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd,  Farragut, TN 37934. Published authors are invited to attend. info:authorsguildoftn.org. Special guest speaker will be Sam Venable. Also next week, Authors Guild of Tennessee member Elizabeth Horton-Newton will be signing books February 7-9 […]

5G tower plans upset Farragut residents

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Some Farragut homeowners are finding markings in their lawns and are upset about the planned location of 5G towers there. They stood before the mayor and aldermen Thursday evening to ask for help but found there’s little the town can do other than seek help from their state lawmakers. […]

Tackling kudzu in East Tennessee

Public event to address the problem and solutions The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry and the National Park Service are partnering with Keep Sevier Beautiful to host an educational event spotlighting kudzu in the Sevier County area. The public is invited to learn about this highly invasive and destructive plant and what homeowners […]

HOPE Grief Recovery Workshop begins February 2

Sundays, February 2 – March 22 4:00- 6:00 p.m. FREE Workshop (provided by a grant from The Holston Conference)   HOPE is a Grief Recovery workshop specifically geared for those who have experienced loss due to a drug-related death …overdose, dirty needles that caused infection, suicide, organ failure, accidents etc.  You will find a safe […]

Tennessee Cooking Up a Healthier Summer for Rural Children

Department of Human Services is focusing on recruiting rural partners to help feed children with the Summer Food Service Program.   The Tennessee Department of Human Services is seeking rural communities as it opens the application process for organizations to participate in this year’s Summer Food Service Program.   The goal of the SFSP is […]

Loudon County Veterans Resource and Job Fair

March 28, 2020 Attention All Veterans, active and those who have previously served: Four Veteran’s Service Organizations in Loudon County are holding a Veteran’s Resource and Job Fair The War Memorial Building, 103 B Street, Lenoir City, TN 37771 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on March 28. Resources available to you […]

Bearden High Hosts Parent Information Fair

WHO:        Bearden High School officials, community organizations   WHEN:      9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020   WHERE:   Bearden High School, 8352 Kingston Pike   Bearden High School will host a Parent Information Fair on Saturday, Jan. 25, featuring a variety of community organizations with information about “Supporting Teens In Today’s World.”   […]