Board of education surpluses lot for proposed Lonsdale center

Board of education surpluses lot for proposed Lonsdale center

By Pete Gawda At a rather lengthy Knox County Board of Education meeting last Wednesday, board members, other government officials, interested citizens and parents expressed their opinions on discipline policies, the proposed Lonsdale youth recreation facility, school rezoning and transgender issues. The board apparently had second thoughts about changes to school system policies on discipline. […]

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric II

Dr. John R. Neal:  Tennessee’s Eccentric II

By Ray Hill Dr. John Randolph Neal had some solid achievements under his belt, both as a state legislator and educator, yet there was growing dissatisfaction at the University of Tennessee.  That dissatisfaction seemed to be confined largely to administrators, as Dr. Neal was apparently quite popular with his students.  By 1923, those same administrators […]

Building on the skeleton of South High School

Building on the skeleton of South High School

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Old South High School is a landmark of South Knoxville. The skeleton of the huge brick structure sits next to the Sarah Simpson Professional Development and Technology Center which houses the Knox County Museum of Education. On the walls of the museum are two glass cases with South High School mementos, […]

Galyon uses sports to spread faith, fun at area camp

Galyon uses sports to spread faith, fun at area camp

By Ken Lay When Scott Galyon’s NFL career ended in 2002, he decided to go into pharmaceutical sales. He was one of many former athletes to find employment in that line of work. But he quickly discovered that sales wasn’t his calling. “A lot of former athletes do that,” said Galyon, a Seymour High School […]

Fountains at World’s Fair, Krutch Parks Reopen after Repairs

The fountains at both World’s Fair Park and Krutch Park have reopened after closures due to repairs of water leaks.   In mid-May, the World’s Fair Park water feature was closed due to a leak that was losing 5,000 gallons of water an hour. Because the fountains consist of an estimated 280 pipes, an outside […]

The Cove at Concord Park to reopen today

The Cove at Concord Park will reopen today at 4 p.m., roughly two weeks after heavy winds and a blistering storm forced its closure.   “I said right from the start that we wanted The Cove up and running as quickly and safely as possible and I feel we were able to do just that,” […]

#PredsOnTheSquare watch party planned for Game 6 of Stanley Cup Finals

Knox County, Knoxville, Visit Knoxville, WIVK partnering for event Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett announced on WIVK 107.7 Friday morning that Knox County, the City of Knoxville, Visit Knoxville and WIVK are partnering to present a Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Game 6 watch party on Market Square Sunday night. Stellar Vision and Sound is also […]

Comedy comes to the UT Arboretum June 11

Join the fun with renowned local comedy group Einstein Simplified The UT Arboretum Society presents a special first-of-its-kind fundraiser on June 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Come enjoy the fun as this well-known Knoxville area comedy improv group entertains us with original, unrehearsed improv. If you […]

The Soundtrack of Summer in This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

The summer heats up in Tennessee as internationally-acclaimed music festivals sweep the state from Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee; CMA Music Festival in Nashville; and Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga. See chart-topping performers and legendary musicians. It’s the “Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” June 8-11 Manchester – Bonnaroo Music Festival features more than 10 […]