Absentee Ballots must be returned to Election Commission by USPS, FedEx, or UPS by Close of Polls on Tuesday, November 3

Knox County Election Commission reminds voters that absentee ballots cannot be hand-delivered to polling place or KCEC office Knox County voters that have received their absentee ballot in the mail and haven’t yet mailed it back (or that will receive it in the next few days) can – with a first-class stamp for postage – […]

FBI, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

FBI, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

FBI Special Agents along with deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office are searching for the suspect involved in the robbery of the United Community Bank located at 10514 Kingston Pike. Just after 9:00 a.m. this morning, the suspect entered the bank and presented a note to a teller demanding money. No weapon was displayed […]

CAK’s Middle School presents Singing in the Rain, Jr.

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, CAK is presenting musical theatre. This special one-hour performance of Singing in the Rain, Jr is being presented by middle school students.   “We have lots of COVID guidelines—that’s for sure,” says CAK Director of Special Events, Missy Standifer. “They are for both the cast and […]

Early Voting ends tomorrow

~ from Office of Neighborhoods   The final week of early voting is upon us! The last day to early vote is Thursday, Oct. 29. Visit one of the following locations, and cast your ballot: * Downtown West, 1645 Downtown West Blvd., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 28- 29 * Halls Recreation Center, 6933 Recreation Ln., […]

PBS Special Knox Opera for All Airing 11/13 at 9PM

Knoxville Opera collaborates with PBS to produce a program celebrating opera in its community Knoxville Opera and East Tennessee PBS have collaborated to create “Knox Opera for All: A Celebration of Knoxville Opera” – a concert that will be broadcast on East Tennessee PBS November 13 at 9:00 p.m. The concert features Maestro Brian Salesky […]

CAC Offers Utility Assistance

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is distributing funds and resources: If COVID-19 financial constraints have affected your ability to pay for utilities, call the Knox CAC neighborhood center nearest to you today! Anyone who is unable to pay for utilities because of COVID-19, regardless of income, is […]

Legal and public notices for the week of October 26, 2020

Legal and public notices for the week of October 26, 2020

  Misc. NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization Technical Committee Meeting, November 10, 2020 The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Technical Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 10th at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. Due to the circumstances of the […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 26, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for October 26, 2020

Dwayne Sanders – Christian, coach, mentor – honored with gym dedication By Bill Howard If you didn’t know Dwayne Sanders, there are at least two things about him you can be sure of. The first is that he died way too young: he was 52 when he died of cancer in April of 2018. The […]

Lakeshore Park’s Master Plan approved

Lakeshore Park’s Master Plan approved

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s largest and most popular park’s 2020 Master Plan was approved by the city council Tuesday with some requests and suggestions from nearby landowners. Lakeshore Park, the former site of the East Tennessee Mental Health Hospital, was created when the state transferred 60 acres to the city. The […]

Congressman Pat Sutton of Tennessee Part Two

Congressman Pat Sutton of Tennessee Part Two

By Ray Hill Pat Sutton, congressman from Tennessee’s Seventh District, had been renominated over a strong opponent in the 1950 election and reelected that fall.  Clearly ambitious, Sutton, like several other Tennessee politicians, was carefully watching Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar.  The venerable McKellar was Tennessee’s longest serving U. S. senator (and […]

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