State of Emergency Remains Through October

State of Emergency Remains Through October

Some Restrictions Amended, Mask Authority Continues   As a National State of Emergency remains in place, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Emergency in Tennessee will continue through October with adjustments made to previous executive orders.   “Tennessee’s response continues to be one of the most targeted in the country and a […]

McKenzie hosting “Stop The Violence” virtual town hall tonight

In response to recent shootings in Knoxville, Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie is hosting a virtual “Stop The Violence” Town Hall, September 29, 2020 from 5-6:30 p.m. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook.  The town hall is the first of a series of community conversations that will engage the community, provide information and resources, and provide […]

Tennessee State Museum Commemorates 75 Years of United Nations with Display of Cordell Hull’s Nobel Peace Prize and Additional Programming

“Cordell Hull: Tennessee’s Father of the United Nations,” a temporary display October 13-25 at the Museum, includes rare exhibition of Tennessee native’s 1945 Nobel Peace Prize The Tennessee State Museum will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations by recognizing Tennessee-native Cordell Hull, whom President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called “The Father […]

MEDIC Regional Blood Center Wrapping Up Antibody Screening

MEDIC Regional Blood Center will stop screening blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies on September 30, 2020. MEDIC has been screening donations since August 1 to identify and potentially recruit COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP) donors.   Anyone donating through September 30 will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Eligible donors will need to sign a separate consent […]

Farragut residents fighting to be heard on redevelopment project

By Focus Staff The past two weeks of Farragut town meetings have been very contentious. It began with the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission meeting on September 17th where item 8 Discussion on CLUP and Zoning related text amendments associated with the redevelopment of the old Kroger property (Farragut Town Center at Biddle Farms, Parcels 3.02, […]

Legal and public notices for the week of September 28, 2020

COURT NOTICES   Non-Resident Notice   TO: ZACHARY DARREN BORDEN, BRITTANY N. POWERS AND SAMANTHA POWERS IN RE: PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION v. ZACHARY DARREN BORDEN 200014-3 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this Cause appearing from the Complaint filed, which is verified, that the Defendants, ZACHARY DARREN BORDEN, BRITTANY N. POWERS AND […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 28, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for September 28, 2020

Pilot, Haslams donate $5 million for new Emergency Department at ETCH Pilot Company and the Haslam family have donated $5 million to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to renovate the Emergency Department at the hospital’s main campus on Clinch Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The facility will be named Pilot Emergency Care Center, in honor of past, […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley   Health Board Hijinks A couple of County Commissioners have taken the position favored by County Mayor Glenn Jacobs that is less “Republican” than “Libertarian.”  Commissioners Justin Biggs and Kyle Ward are pushing along a resolution that backs up some of the regulations passed by the Knox County Board of Health, including […]

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, VIII

The 1964 Senate Races in Tennessee, VIII

By Ray Hill With less than a week left before Tennesseans went to the polls to cast their ballots to elect a president, as well as fill both of the Volunteer State’s seats in the United States Senate, the candidates campaign frenetically.  Senator Albert Gore hammered home his populist message, while Congressman Ross Bass, running […]

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