TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

  Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Delayed by Road Construction   The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 4 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8.  […]

TRAFFIC TIPS FOR BOOMSDAY, UT HOME GAMES

BE PATIENT, PRE-PLAN YOUR OUTING AND STICK TO RECOMMENDED ROUTES   City of Knoxville officials today recommended the best traffic routes to help motorists most easily drive into the University of Tennessee campus area for football games this season, and they also promoted Knoxville Area Transit shuttles as an alternative to driving.   Knoxville Police […]

Visit Knoxville visiting ideas on Airbnb

Good morning, Dan Andrews over at the news desk and here is a tourism update. Just got this information from the Director of Visit Knoxville, Kim Bumpas. I am printing it verbatim. “Hey Dan, We are looking at Airbnb as an industry. This has just started to get big so all CVB’s across the country […]

Regal Rowdies -Fans that change the game

Every team has that group of passionate fans. For the University of Tennessee soccer team, the “Regal Rowdies” are ground zero of that movement. So who are the Regal Rowdies? Well, the Rowdies are a group of dedicated, passionate, soccer fans, which provide an amazing “soccer ambiance” to the game. With their drum beating, loud […]

L&N Academy, Jewelry TV and Zoning times

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The admission of out-of-county students to the L&N STEM Academy came up in a discussion at the Knox County Commission workshop last week with several commissioners questioning School Superintendent James McIntyre about the policy. On the agenda were three items to approve agreements with Loudon, Monroe and Union counties to admit […]

Game Night Weather, Friday 082115

This is Meteorologist Bob Becker. As a cool front slides through our area, we will see much improved weather conditions by the time the UT Soccer Team hosts Lipscomb at 7pm Friday at Regal Soccer Stadium.   Rainfall amounts have varied from place to place this week, but the field will have a good chance […]

Blount County Library to Offer Soft Skills Classes

      Eight topics designed to help careers   Maryville, Tenn. – It’s Your Career! That’s the focus of eight free soft skills sessions offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce that are scheduled over the next nine […]

GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM AND TENNESSEE TOURISM ANNOUNCE RECORD-BREAKING ECONOMIC IMPACT NUMBERS

    Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, yesterday announced during a special event at the Ryman Auditorium that tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached $17.7 billion in 2014, up 6.3 percent, and an all-time high for the state.   Tourism-generated jobs for Tennesseans reached 152,900, an […]

Anderson County Chamber Hosts Small Business Seminar

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a free workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want a better understanding of starting a new business. The TSBDC advises and assists entrepreneurs and small business owners in our area at no cost to them.   […]

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