HASLAM IN KNOXVILLE TO DISCUSS REGION’S TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

Governor visiting 15 communities to hear about local opportunities and challenges   KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer sat down with local and state officials in Knoxville today to discuss the region’s transportation and infrastructure needs.   In a morning meeting at the Knoxville Chamber, Haslam […]

Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square Dedicated

Representatives from the Tennessee Clean Water Network, the City of Knoxville and PetSafe today took a ceremonial first pour to dedicate the new TCWN Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square.   The new station is part of TCWN’s Bringing Tap Back Project, a program designed to encourage individuals to substitute one sugary beverage a […]

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

  Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Delayed by Road Construction   The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 4 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8.  […]

Regal Rowdies -Fans that change the game

Every team has that group of passionate fans. For the University of Tennessee soccer team, the “Regal Rowdies” are ground zero of that movement. So who are the Regal Rowdies? Well, the Rowdies are a group of dedicated, passionate, soccer fans, which provide an amazing “soccer ambiance” to the game. With their drum beating, loud […]

L&N Academy, Jewelry TV and Zoning times

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The admission of out-of-county students to the L&N STEM Academy came up in a discussion at the Knox County Commission workshop last week with several commissioners questioning School Superintendent James McIntyre about the policy. On the agenda were three items to approve agreements with Loudon, Monroe and Union counties to admit […]

Blount County Library to Offer Soft Skills Classes

      Eight topics designed to help careers   Maryville, Tenn. – It’s Your Career! That’s the focus of eight free soft skills sessions offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce that are scheduled over the next nine […]

GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM AND TENNESSEE TOURISM ANNOUNCE RECORD-BREAKING ECONOMIC IMPACT NUMBERS

    Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, yesterday announced during a special event at the Ryman Auditorium that tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached $17.7 billion in 2014, up 6.3 percent, and an all-time high for the state.   Tourism-generated jobs for Tennesseans reached 152,900, an […]

Anderson County Chamber Hosts Small Business Seminar

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business. The TSBDC advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in our area at no cost to them.   […]

Ed & Bob’s Night Out

Ed and Bob are headed out to Burlington in East Knoxville to Shoney’s! Shoney’s has been a staple of East Tennessee since 1962 and it’s where you will find the next Ed & Bob’s Night Out in Knox County. Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas will be at Shoney’s at 4020 Rutledge […]

HASLAM ANNOUNCES VETERAN EDUCATION GRANTS

Program provides funding to enhance veteran success in higher education   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the 11 colleges and universities selected to receive the Veteran Reconnect Grant, a competitive grant focused on improving the success of student veterans enrolled in Tennessee colleges and universities.   “From 2008 to 2013, we saw […]