Public Service to Switch from Brush to Leaf Collection

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   As Tennessee summer finally fades into fall, Public Service prepares to switch from brush pickup to fall leaf collection.   The last week for brush pickup will be Oct. 21-25. Please set out any brush you need collected prior to this date. Brush collection occurs on a biweekly […]

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program for Domestic Violence Victims Establishes Partners in a Majority of Tennessee Counties

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program for Domestic Violence Victims Establishes Partners in a Majority of Tennessee Counties

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is pleased to announce the Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program now has partners in nearly 60 counties in the state. Each of these partners has trained application assistants to guide participants through enrollment. “As we pause to remember Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we want all survivors to know […]

Bonny Kate Chapter DAR meet today

Bonny Kate Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Wednesday, October 9, at 1  p.m. at Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave. Speaker: Ethan Anderson, an Eagle Scout who is adding a Blacksmith Shop to the Ramsey House. Contact:865-573-1116


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 […]

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