The Knoxville Focus for September 26, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 26, 2016

McMillan Decides Not To Seek Board Chairmanship By Focus Staff Mike McMillan has announced he will not continue to seek the chairmanship of the Knox County Board of Education.  A former Chair of the Board, McMillan and Sixth District Board member Terry Hill deadlocked earlier this month 4-4 with one member absent. McMillan served as […]

Senator McKellar & The TVA

Senator McKellar & The TVA

By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth D. McKellar’s reputation has suffered through the years largely due to his feud with David E. Lilienthal. Lilienthal was one of the original Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Like all of Kenneth McKellar’s feuds, it was a no holds barred affair and his hatred of Lilienthal became something of […]

Hispanic Heritage Month underway

Hispanic Heritage Month underway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “Bueno Dias, y’all,” the minister said before leading the devotional during the kickoff of the Hora Latina-sponsored Ho La Festival in Knoxville. Pastor Melvin Colon was addressing a breakfast at the Knoxville Museum of Art and the humor in his greeting was recognized and appreciated in the crowd of city and […]

Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We take it personally, just like the flowers were coming from us,” says Emily Campen. She and her sister, Mary Beth Cary-Reagan, own three florist’s shops in the Knoxville area and take a personal approach in preparing flower arrangements for you. Betty’s Florist, at 8205 Chapman Highway, has more than 30 […]

Martin and Mavericks pull away for 71-43 win

Martin and Mavericks pull away for 71-43 win

By Steve Williams Sophomore quarterbacks Stanton Martin of Anderson County and Clinton’s Luke Harrison play on the same AAU basketball team, so maybe it was fitting their football teams put up a basketball-like score when they played each other Friday night. The host Mavericks pulled away from Clinton with a fourth quarter stampede. Twenty-eight points […]

Gryphons enjoy their stay at district championships

Gryphons enjoy their stay at district championships

By Ken Lay The L&N STEM Academy golf teams had a big day at last week’s District 2-A/AA Tournament at Ruggles Ferry. The Gryphons left the par-72 Strawberry Plains golf course as district champions while the Lady Gryphons finished third in the tournament and qualified for today’s (Sept. 26) Region 1-A/AA Tournament as a team […]

East and Northeast Knoxville Economic Summit

Organized by City Councilman Nick Della Volpe, this summit is to include business owners, entrepreneurs, and area residents to talk about the area’s retail prospects: what residents want and what businesses need. Come voice your thoughts at roundtable groups: Lower Broadway and Central Street, Upper Broadway and Fountain City, Magnolia Avenue and Burlington, Knoxville Center […]