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 […]

Tennessee Charter School Center Recognized Emerald Academy for Outstanding Academic Growth & Achievement

Emerald Academy, Knoxville’s first and only public charter school, has been named “Charter School of the Year” by the Tennessee Charter School Center at the 2021 Charter Champion Awards which took place on Monday, November 15.   The School of the Year award is given to an exemplary performing school whose creativity and out-of-the-box efforts have not […]

Legal and public notices for the week of November 29, 2021

Court Notices   NON-RESIDENT NOTICE   TO: FOUR SIDE SOLUTIONS, LLC. IN RE: ALZAINA SHAMS ALDEEN VS FOUR SIDE SOLUTIONS LLC AND JOHN KIGANDA 202250-1 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this cause, it appearing from the Complaint filed, which is sworn to, that the defendant Four Side Solutions, LLC. a non-resident […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 29, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for November 29, 2021

From Batboy to Congressman to Published Book Author Congratulations, Jimmy Duncan! By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Focus is extraordinarily proud to have former congressman Jimmy Duncan as a regular columnist and would like to congratulate him on his book, “From Batboy to Congressman – Thirty Years in the US House.” For thirty years, […]

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