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1st Annual Black History Breakfast, Saturday, February 16, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Come break bread together and celebrate Black History with a FREE Community Breakfast served by your local community leaders. The breakfast will be held at the Phyllis Wheatley…
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AMA Presents Government Service Award to Tennessee Senator

  WASHINGTON The American Medical Association (AMA) today presented U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service. A former governor, u…
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The Tennessee Magazine announces the Museum of Appalachia is The Best of Tennessee

The Tennessee Magazine, published monthly by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, hosts an annual reader's choice awards.  In the October 2018 publication, the resulting winners of the …
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Halls Senior Center Open House

  On Wednesday, February 13 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. the Halls Senior Center is having an open house to celebrate 13 years of the senior center.  Mayor Glenn Jacobs will be attending. There will be re…
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These 10 Plants Shaped Tennessee

UT Plant Scientists Reveal List of Influential Florae KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Whether walking through fields of high cotton or “sangin’ in the hills,” Tennesseans know plants are the state's lifeblo…
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AmericanTowns PR Tool: Getting publicity for your Knoxville organization has never been easier

If your nonprofit group in Knoxville is looking to let the community know about an upcoming event, activity or initiative, our PR Tool is here to help! Here's how it works: when you post informati…
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Legal and public notices for the week of February 11, 2019

Foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   Default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured to be paid by Deed of Trust ("Deed of Trust") dated August 19, 2011…
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Folk singers trace path to freedom from slavery through civil rights movement

Pellissippi State Community College will celebrate World Day of Social Justice through music and song with internationally known musicians, storytellers and authors Sparky and Rhonda Rucker. Sparky a…
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New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on March 1

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from March 1-29, 2019. A reception will take place on Friday, March 1, from 5:00-9:…
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The Knoxville Focus for February 11, 2019

King Collision donates car to Powell teacher   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com For the third year King Collision turned a wreck into a wonderful gift for a very worthy person. Thursday the compa…
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Socialists Will Likely Reelect Trump

By Steve Hunley The socialist fantasies of leading Democrats contending for the presidency very well may accomplish what many believe to be impossible: the reelection of President Donald Trump.  Acc…
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Powell Middle at its ‘best’ in taking sectional title

  By Steve Williams Powell Coach Darin Courtney said he couldn't remember a better first-half performance than the one his team had in its TMSAA sectional championship victory over Vine on Feb. 2. …
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Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, XX

By Ray Hill July of 1966 was hot and humid in Tennessee that year. Two veteran campaigners, Governor Frank Clement and Senator Ross Bass, were stumping the state for the Democratic nomination for the…
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Getting to know Chris Albrecht

  The Knoxville Focus has been interviewing East Tennessee residents who are involved with their neighborhoods, organizations, or the county or city government. You may know them in their capacity as…
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Coaches hope players have stayed active during school closing

  By Steve Williams The closing of Knox County schools last week for "sick days" caused high school basketball games to be rescheduled or cancelled and also halted practice time. From an athletic…
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