Family-friendly New Year’s Eve in downtown Knoxville

When: 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31st   Where: Market Square   Details: Hundreds of revelers are anticipated to watch a ball drop and fireworks, ushering in the 2014 new year.   Earlier in the day, the Holidays on Ice skating rink will be open from 1 p.m.-midnight, with festival foods and face painting at the […]

New Year’s Eve at Candoro – Celebrating 90 Years: 1923-2013

The Candoro Arts & Heritage Center will be presenting a New Year’s Eve Dinner through their Candoro Dinner Series to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Candoro Marble Building at the former Candoro Marble Company in South Knoxville.  Candoro was the largest importer and exporter of marble in Knoxville and was the largest producer of […]

Injuries hurt West in first trip to state finals

Injuries hurt West in first trip to state finals

By Steve Williams Reflecting on West’s 28-27 loss to Henry County in this year’s TSSAA Class 5A state football title game, Coach Scott Cummings, in an e-mail, said, “Story of the game may have been our defensive injuries. “Losing Max Bacon early was a killer. He was our second leading tackler, had six interceptions and […]

Governor Ben W. Hooper

Governor Ben W. Hooper

By Ray Hill For years, Ben W. Hooper was the most successful Republican politician in the state of Tennessee, if the measure was the ability to win a statewide election.  A fiery and dynamic speaker, Hooper was a successful lawyer, yet he had overcome serious adversity to rise to prominence. In fact, he came into […]

What’s in the Bag?

What’s in the Bag?

By Ralphine Major It had buttons for its eyes and a red felt tongue. The little blue and white teddy bear has survived years of house cleanings. When other keepsakes were eventually discarded, the little blue bear always found its way back into our home and my heart. It was one of my Christmas gifts […]

Scarecrow Foundation ready for new year

Scarecrow Foundation ready for new year

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com “No one should go to bed hungry.” It’s a simple statement that everyone can agree with, yet we still have hunger. Jimmy Buckner and the Scarecrow Foundation are doing something about it. Over the past couple of years the non-profit group has organized and sponsored dozens of events and, in 2014, […]

Here’s hoping Santa will swoosh in to fulfill a wish

Here’s hoping Santa will swoosh in to fulfill a wish

By Steve Williams Dear Santa, I guess it was one day last spring when I walked into The Knoxville Focus office and saw this cute little black puppy. At first, I thought she belonged to Rose King, who is in charge of our office and classifieds and a hundred and one other things at The […]

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