SENIOR JOB FAIR For everyone age 50+ NEW! FLU SHOTS, FREE TAX HELP & MORE AT THE SENIOR JOB FAIR! Who: Senior Employment Service When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9 am – 11:30 a.m. Where: CAC L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Avenue The Senior Employment Service is hosting a Senior Job Fair featuring more than […]

Where does the ’Roseberry‘ name come from?

By Mike Steely Roseberry City in North Knoxville just off Bruhin (Central Avenue) seems an odd name for a neighborhood. The Focus looked into the name and found some possible and interesting origins. The rose berry is actually a rose hip, the small berry that the rose plant produces. The ridge above the neighborhood, […]

Nominations for the 2020 Orchid Awards Are Now Open

Keep Knoxville Beautiful is now accepting nominations from the public for its beautification awards, the Orchids. Since 1979, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has presented Orchid Awards to Knoxville and Knox County buildings and outdoor spaces that beautify and elevate the local landscape.   Orchid Awards will be granted in the following seven categories: New Architecture Redesign/Reuse […]

Pumpkin Fest fall festival at Pinnacle at Turkey Creek offers trick-or-treating, magic and more

Pinnacle at Turkey Creek announces its Pumpkin Fest fall festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 26 with shopping center trick-or-treating, a family-friendly magic show and children’s activities.   Event admission is free and the fall festival will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. near Loft in the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek shopping center. Immediately […]

Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Sponsors FREE Movie Event Sunday, October 6

In celebration of our 85th Anniversary, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union presents the Classic Cinema Matinee, a free film series featuring Hollywood greats from the 1930s. The credit union will be hosting a free showing of the 1931 black-and-white version of Dracula, starring everyone’s favorite vampire on Sunday, October 6 at the Tennessee Theatre in […]

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 […]

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