Solway Veterans Memorial announced

Solway Veterans Memorial announced

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The construction of a new Veterans Memorial was announced Thursday morning at the Solway Baptist Church and the long-sought project had taken the efforts of many people, organizations and businesses. The Solway Veterans Memorial will consist of a wall with all six military emblems emblazed on it. When the […]

Together again, but in bigger roles at Central

Together again, but in bigger roles at Central

By Steve Williams Six years ago, Nick Craney was a budding defensive coach on Bryson Rosser’s first Central team and former McMinn County High quarterback Nathan Simbeck was assisting the Bobcats as a volunteer coach while finishing his undergraduate studies at UT. Simbeck was only at Central that 2014 season, returning home to coach quarterbacks […]

Museum of East Tennessee history reopens

“ETHS staff and board are very pleased to announce that the Museum of East Tennessee History is officially re-opened as of Saturday, August 1, 2020, which makes the East Tennessee History Center fully re-opened to the public,” said Executive Director Cherel Henderson.  “The Museum and all public programming at the History Center has been closed […]

Gov. Lee Signs Executive Order to Allow Contact Sports, Extend Local Authority for Mask Requirements

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Friday signed Executive Order No. 55, allowing the resumption of contact sports and extending local authority to require masks, among other provisions.   “Athletics is an important part of our way of life and provides many benefits for our student-athletes, but common-sense precautions must be taken to combat COVID-19,” said Gov. […]

Deadline Extended for Free Teacher Training on Digital Learning and Teaching

18,000+ Teachers Already Participated; Now Available Through Labor Day   The Tennessee Department of Education and Trevecca Nazarene University announced today that the deadline for the free teacher training on digital learning and teaching has been extended for an additional month and is available through Labor Day.   Since the launch in May, this free, self-paced and optional online training has equipped over […]

Two Polling Places Changes for Election Day in Knox County

Knox County Election Commission reminds voters that there are three days of Early Voting remaining before Election Day (Thursday, August 6) Two Election Day Polling Places have been changed by the Election Commission since the March 3, 2020 Election:   Precinct 56 – formerly at the Heiskell United Methodist Church in north Knox County, has […]

TDA issues guidance for unsolicited seeds recipients

Citizens have contacted the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) indicating they’ve received seeds in the mail that they did not order. The seeds appear to have been shipped from China, and in some cases, the envelopes are labeled jewelry or beads.   “While we have no reason at this time to suspect that these seeds […]