Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants Available through the Arts & Heritage Fund

Up to $100,000 combined available for Individuals and Organizations The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants, a funding program through the Arts & Heritage Fund. Distributed through the Arts & Culture Alliance, Bailey Opportunity grants provide opportunities to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations […]

Update from Town Hall East

Here’s a recap of the news shared during our neighborhood Zoom meeting last Monday:   Tyler Roy has raised and contributed $30,000 to Second Harvest through playing his bagpipes and seeking donations.  Parkridge Neighborhood Association created Knoxville Neighbors and that group has raised the equivalent of 45,010 meals for Second Harvest.  Town Hall East has […]

City to create tree mitigation bank

The City has a new ordinance in place to assure that, without exception, every property development – even a downtown high-rise – will green up the surrounding neighborhood.   The City’s existing Tree Protection Ordinance requires developers to plant or preserve at least six to eight trees per acre when building, depending on the property […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 18, 2021

Foreclosure NOTICES   NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Sale   WHEREAS default has occurred in the payment of a debt due David L. Aiken & wife Judy L. Aiken, secured  by a Deed of Trust dated 10/24/19, from Ashley F. Carpenter, and recorded at Inst. # 201910250028492, in the Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee: and […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 18, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for January 18, 2021

Local bars face permit suspensions for curfew violations By Ken Lay Two West Knoxville bars now face suspension hearings early next month for multiple citations. Paul’s Oasis, located at 8021 Kingston Pike, and Billiards and Brews, located at Unicorn Drive, will appear before the Knoxville Beer Board in early February. Both establishments have been cited […]

Double Standards and Liberal Hypocrisy

By Steve Hunley Is it any wonder why the country is so divided, so polarized?  And what happened to healing and uniting our country?  That seems to have disappeared in a bubble of the purest, most poisonous, palpitating hatred I’ve witnessed in my lifetime.  The left is using the incident at the Capitol for all […]

Referees are getting less, but receiving more appreciation

Referees are getting less, but receiving more appreciation

By Steve Williams Sports referees don’t get much positive publicity. Like Gene Menees of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association recalled recently, “It’s the old adage … You got to start out being perfect when you’re an official and get better from that point.” However, during the pandemic this basketball season, that’s been different. Officials […]

Davidson honored by AVCA for 400th win

Davidson honored by AVCA for 400th win

“Coaching is hard. Winning is harder. That’s why every year we recognize the coaches who have reached milestone win totals. You deserve to bask in a few moments of glory among your peers and collect a plaque to hang in your office.” – A message to coaches from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.   By […]

Brooks shines, but Carter comes up short in region

Brooks shines, but Carter comes up short in region

By Steve Williams Ava Brooks finished her high school bowling career in grand style. But it wasn’t enough to keep the Carter girls bowling team’s season alive in the Region 2 tournament semifinals last week at Crest Bowling Lanes in Maryville. William Blount edged the District 4 champion Lady Hornets 16-11, with the winning margin […]

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