East Tennessee Kidney Foundation hosts third annual ‘Vols for Kidneys’ Golf Classic

Former University of Tennessee football players will join the third annual East Tennessee Kidney Foundation “Vols for Kidneys” Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 28.   Former UT athletes, including Will Overstreet, Fred White and Eddie Moore, will participate on four-player teams.   The winning team will be awarded a $100 Cherokee Country Club gift card […]

Two new areas scheduled for mosquito spraying

 The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in portions of East Knoxville and North Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in the Milligan Street area of East Knoxville and the East Emory Road […]

Senior fall prevention series begins Monday

Balance screenings and fall prevention presentations are scheduled for the following weeks at four Knox County senior centers. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required by calling 865-541-4500.   Seminar Schedule: Monday, September 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Knoxville Senior Center, 6729 Martel Lane […]

Imagination Library of Knox County to celebrate 2 million books at a free party and showcase at the KMA

Attendees are encouraged to bring spare change to contribute to Banks for Books creations   Since Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launched in early 2005, 2 million books have been delivered to nearly 40,000 young children of Knox County. To celebrate this important milestone, kids of all ages are invited to a free Imagination Library Party […]

Debate Watch Party

By Dan Andrews   Continuing on the very successful first Republican Presidential Primary Watch Party, community activist and local business leader Richard Esparza is once again organizing a Republican debate watch party. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The debate watch will be begin at 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16 at Bailey’s Knoxville in the back area with the big […]

Knox County Court Clerks Invite Community to Participate in First Statewide “Purple Out Day”

  Alzheimer’s disease impacts Tennessee families in every county from West to East, and this month everyone in Knox County is invited to participate in the inaugural statewide “Purple Out Day” benefitting Alzheimer’s Tennessee, a not-for-profit organization.   The “Purple Out Day” on Friday, Sept. 18 is led by Court Clerks across the state, including […]

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue this weekend

  Who:          Knox County Parks & Recreation and members of the community   What:         Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove                         When:        Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.   Where:       The Cove at Concord Park 11808 S. Northshore Dr.   Background: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2015) – Knox County Parks and Recreation’s […]


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 […]

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 […]