Hall’s Red Devil CrossFit is a workout!

Hall’s Red Devil CrossFit is a workout!

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “After my first day of CrossFit I knew I wanted to be a coach,” said Laurie Hensley. The owner of Red Devil CrossFit says that for several years her husband encouraged her to open her own “box.” In September she found the ideal place for a CrossFit gym and opened Red […]

Ray Blanton, Part Three

Ray Blanton, Part Three

By Ray Hill After having lost the 1972 race for the U. S. Senate to incumbent Howard Baker by a wide margin, Ray Blanton found himself out of Congress. Blanton returned to Tennessee and immediately began planting the seeds for an expected bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1974. Democrats were shocked by the […]

Sports Locker joins Embroidery to Go

Sports Locker joins Embroidery to Go

By Mile Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two women with a talent for imprinting, silk screening and embroidering have joined forces to create one business that does it all. Debbie Anders of Embroidery to Go and Donna Jardret of The Sports Locker are ready to serve you at 314 Merchant Drive in the Outback Shopping Center behind McDonald’s […]

Snowman Decorating Contest to be at Blount County Public Library

  As temperatures drop, the prospect of snow is already a reality in East Tennessee, but who says you need snow to build a snowman?   Creative entries – of the non-melting variety – will be accepted for the Winter Wonderland Snowman Decorating Contest on Monday, January 23, from 4-7 p.m. at the Blount County […]

TDEC Encourages Tennesseans to Test for Radon During Radon Action Month

  The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is encouraging residents to identify and address radon problems in their homes as part of Radon Action Month by offering free radon test kits and hosting educational outreach events. “Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to […]

Garbage cart deliveries continuing this weekend

  This weekend, City of Knoxville and contractor crews will be delivering some of the last of the new 95-gallon wheeled garbage carts to City residents.   Once the initial round of deliveries is finished, crews will devote the next few weeks with their focus squarely on “troubleshooting” – revisiting individual households where a delivery […]

Legacy Parks begins third decade

Dr. and Mrs. Collier signed the deed for the Collier family farm over to Legacy Parks Foundation on December 31st, providing a new park for Knox County and a fitting end to a decade of projects and success for Legacy Parks Foundation. The twelve-acre tract adds to the more than 500 acres of parkland Legacy […]

City streets primed for possibility of season’s first snow

With forecasts calling for a chance of the season’s first snowfall tonight, Knoxville crews have prepared by treating city streets with brine to reduce the likelihood of snow sticking to the pavement. Priority Level I and II streets outlined in the City’s Snow and Ice Removal Plan were treated Thursday with brine solution, which reduces […]

Knox County’s Highway Department ready for winter weather

With winter weather in the forecast, Knox County Engineering & Public Works began pretreating roadways with salt brine yesterday evening.   Salt brine is a liquid mixture of salt and water that is applied to roadways to stop snow from sticking to pavements. The brine system allows Knox County’s Highway Department to pre-treat 1,392 lane […]