Positively Living & Choice Health Network continues Hope Center’s holiday tradition 

Donations given to clients and their families on World AIDS Day  Positively Living & Choice Health Network along with Samaritan Ministries continued a holiday tradition started by Covenant Health’s Hope Center by giving “HOPE for the Holidays” on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day. The observance unites people in the fight against HIV, shows support for […]

TDOT Traffic Alert: Knox COunty

Motorists traveling on I-40 East in Knox County should be aware of upcoming bridge repair activities that will have an effect on traffic.   Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 3, one of the left turn lanes on the ramp from I-40 East to Exit 394 (Asheville Highway) will be closed. One lane will […]

Focus on Seniors:  Medicare Basics

Attention, all Medicare recipients!  Open enrollment ends on December 7.  Are you still sorting through all the choices and changes?  If so, you are invited to visit the Blount County Public Library YouTube Channel to view the video titled Focus on Seniors: Medicare Basics.  In this recorded Zoom presentation, Joani Shaver, director of the Blount […]

TN Promise Needs 1,600 Volunteer Mentors in Two Days!

Friday is the deadline to apply as a Class of 2022 tnAchieves mentor! As of today, more than 1,600 mentors are still needed statewide. Counties in East Tennessee with outstanding mentor need include:   Anderson County – 14 Mentors Needed Blount County – 25 Mentors Needed Campbell County – 9 Mentors Needed Cocke County – 12 […]

Public Safety Complex Construction is Moving Along

~ from City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhood Empowerment   The City of Knoxville Communications Department has posted a progress report detailing the work underway at the site of the City’s new Public Safety Complex.   Crews are in the process of transitioning three former St. Mary’s Hospital buildings into the new home of the […]

Taylor tabbed Knox County Coach of the Year

There were signs of a special season at Karns in August   By Steve Williams Brad Taylor, who guided Karns High to its most successful season in school history, has been chosen The Knoxville Focus / Coaches’ All-Knox County Coach of the Year. With the award primarily based on the regular season, Taylor received eight […]

The stress of waiting

  By Joe Rector Remember this time of year when you were a child? How much more excited could you have been to know Santa was going to visit and leave presents? Another time to remember is that last day of school before summer vacation. The arms of the clock crawled around its face. We […]

Taking the Old Washington Loop

By Mike Steely It’s a great time to get out in the cool weather and take the family for a ride. There are a lot of interesting places to see within a few miles of Knoxville. Old Washington in Rhea County was a small community that was the county seat. Judge David Campbell, a relative […]

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