Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Knox Senior Co-Ed Softball is celebrating the start of the season and seniors are invited to come out and have some fun and exercise!

UT to Host Public COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic April 13

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, April 13. Recipients will receive Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Because it is a single-dose vaccine, only one appointment is required. Do not make an appointment if you have already received the first dose of another COVID-19 vaccine. While vaccinations in […]

Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound to showcase recent projects

“TAMIS Show and Tell” is set for Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00. Registration required.    Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) has been busy digitizing and preserving recordings from the area. Join TAMIS archivists Eric Dawson and John Morton as they showcase recent projects in a virtual “Show and […]

Emotional support line adds text message capability

Free and confidential service offers mental health support to essential workers   Tennessee’s Emotional Support Line for Pandemic Stress is adding a new method for people to reach out for help.  The free and confidential line now has the capability to offer assistance via text message.   Tennessee healthcare workers, first responders, and all Tennesseans working in education, including educators and district and school […]

UT to Host Public COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, April 9. Recipients will receive Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Because it is a single-dose vaccine, only one appointment is required. Do not make an appointment if you have already received the first dose of another COVID-19 vaccine. While vaccinations are […]

MEDIC to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

MEDIC Regional Blood Center is celebrating Spring and National Volunteer Week in April with three chances to win a $500 e-gift card.   As we move into the spring then summer seasons, April is a great time to donate blood products with your local blood center. MEDIC is in constant need of O Positive, O […]

Neighborhood Virtual Conference announces winners

By Mike Steely The Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods, which had to cancel its annual Neighborhood Conference last year because of the pandemic, held it virtually Saturday, March 27, in a pre-produced yet interactive event. Dr. Charles Lomax Jr., director of community empowerment, was the keynote speaker and talked about his childhood as a viewer of […]

Diversity in Knox Schools Addressed

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Schools System has a diversity imbalance with the percentage of minority students greatly outnumbering that of minority teachers. Knox County Schools’ Human Resources Director Scott Bolton spoke of the situation at a meeting of the Joint Education Committee recently. That group was established many years ago […]

FCC:  Preparing for the Transition to 10-Digit Dialing to Enable 988 to Reach the Suicide Prevention Lifeline

On July 16, 2020, the FCC adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors.  The rules require phone service providers[1] to direct all 988 calls to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by July 16, 2022.  To ensure that […]

Knox County Schools offers summer learning opportunities

Knox County Schools is pleased to offer in-person summer learning opportunities for eligible students beginning on June 1! The Elementary Summer Learning Camp is a 6-week program that will begin on June 1 and will run through July 9. The Middle School Summer Bridge Camp is a 4-week program that will begin on June 1 and will […]