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Barbershop Christmas Concert December 1

The Smokyland Sound Chorus and the Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church of KARNS are pleased to announce a Barbershop Style Christmas concert at the church on Saturday evening the 1st of December. Th…
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Forum Series Launched on Growing Overlap of Homelessness and Unaffordable Housing

In the wake of the City's recent clearing out of a homeless enclave, alongside the tightening availability of affordable housing nationwide, a local nonprofit is leveraging growing community concer…
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Southside Waterfront Elects New Neighborhood Board

~ from the City’s Office of Neighborhoods Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association (SWFT) elected a new 2018-2019 Board of Directors! Three previous officers were elected to serve in new positio…
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South Arts Accepting Applications for Folk & Traditional Master Artist Fellowships

Atlanta, GA South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization, is now accepting applications for the inaugural Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships. As part of their new In These Mo…
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CBBC Bank gifts Pellissippi State Foundation with donation for workforce development

CBBC Bank has given $25,000 to the Pellissippi State Foundation for workforce development programs at Pellissippi State Community College. Bank officials presented the donation to Pellissippi State P…
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You did it Knoxville! 10,000 dogwood trees in 10 years

Celebrating One Step Closer to a Bazillion Dogwood Blooms in Knoxville   Dogwood Arts has reached the goal of adding 10,000 Dogwood trees to East Tennessee's landscape through the Bazillion Blooms …
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Parkridge Coordinates Neighborhood Clean-up

~From the City’s Office of Neighborhoods Fall has finally hit, the leaves are falling, and the weeds are still growing strong. Parkridge Community Organization will take an afternoon to clean up thei…
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Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory Council to hear more on affordable housing tomorrow

~ from the City Office of Neighborhoods   The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) meets on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. at the Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine St., to continue the discussion of Affor…
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Tennessee’s Economy Continues Significant Growth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tennessee's economy continues to show significant growth in 2018, according to a report released Monday by the Secretary of State's office. There were 10,709 new entity filin…
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Legal and public notices for the week of November 12, 2018

Foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 8, 2014, exe…
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University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series Presents Natalie Diaz

On Monday, November 12, poet Natalie Diaz will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series. Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, Cal…
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The Knoxville Focus for November 12, 2018

Commission may hire attorney in pension board case By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Commission Chairman Hugh Nystrom told The Focus Friday that he is introducing a discussion in Monda…
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Election of Lee, Blackburn historic

By Steve Hunley The recent midterm election in Tennessee was historic.  I double checked my facts and Bill Lee is the first Republican governor-elect to take over from a member of his own party sinc…
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Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, VII

By Ray Hill   With the sudden death of U. S. senator William Brimage Bate, Tennessee would send someone else to the Senate. Bate had died just days after being sworn-in for his fourth term. Indeed, o…
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Gloria Johnson wins Tennessee House seat

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The one bright blue spot in Tuesday's election was the victory of Gloria Johnson who won the 13th District Tennessee House race over incumbent Republican Eddie …
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