Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) 1st Quarter public meeting Thursday

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 Where: Main Assembly Room, City-County Building, 400 Main Street Who: Police Advisory & Review Committee members, PARC Interim Executive Director Ola Blackmon-McBride, Knoxville Police Department Chief Eve Thomas, Deputy Law Director Ronald Mills, KPD officers, neighborhood leaders and residents The City of Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee […]

Urban Wilderness milestone: State transfers ownership of James White Parkway acreage to city

  After the thousands of hours of communitywide planning and dialogue over the last seven years, the vote Tuesday seemed almost perfunctory.   But City Council’s authorization for Mayor Indya Kincannon to accept two quit-claim deeds from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and finalize the transfer of ownership of 119 acres along James White Parkway […]

What is Juneteenth?

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   The combination of June and Nineteenth make Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.   On June 19, 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation—which ended slavery in the United States and had been issued on January 1, 1863—was read to enslaved African-Americans in Texas by Gordon Granger. Texas was […]

Zoo Knoxville celebrates Fathers’s Day with free admission for dads

Zoo Knoxville will be celebrating Father’s Day with their annual tradition of free admission for all dads on Sunday, June 21, 2020.  Due to COVID-19 safety protocols utilizing timed entry, visitors should make an advanced online ticket reservation at zooknoxville.org.  Father’s get free admission with a paid adult or child ticket using the promo code […]

Outdoor Powell Summer Songwriter Showcase to be held this Saturday

  The Depot Printhouse will be hosting The Summer Songwriter Showcase on Saturday, June 20 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.  This is a FREE event and open to the public. Six local singer/songwriters will be playing their original songs in a “Nashville round” format. Cruisin Cuisine food truck will be serving dinner.  This showcase […]

Cell towers coming to Fox Den?

By Focus Staff U.S. Cellular has posted a Public Notice for the people of Fox Den and Village Green in Farragut. Under a 2018 Tennessee state law, cellular phone towers may be placed in the front yard of any residence in the right of way. These towers may be as tall as forty feet. U.S. […]

Register For Trails of Red, White, & Blue by June 10

This year, in lieu of the annual Festival on the Fourth Celebration, the City of Knoxville will celebrate the “Neighborhood Trails of Red, White, and Blue.” This fun, new, neighborhood-centric event encourages neighborhoods to decorate your homes, porches, mailboxes, cars, siblings, pets, and whatever else you want, in red and white and blue!   So […]

Historic Food Preservation For Modern Times

~ from Marble Springs   In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to learn from our ancestors. Join us at Marble Springs on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and learn how they preserved their food with Board Member Jim Buckenmyer. This workshop will cover life before even canning […]

New program to pay housing costs for residents affected by COVID-19

New program to pay housing costs for residents affected by COVID-19

The City of Knoxville’s new COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program will assist renters and homeowners struggling to pay for housing due to income lost because of the pandemic.   The goal of the program is to help an estimated 570 renter households and 140 homeowner households make their current and overdue housing payments.   “Many Knoxville […]