Expressions Home Store has ‘like new’ for less

Expressions Home Store has ‘like new’ for less

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We now have lots more space and a lot more furniture,” said Melissa Rose, owner of Expressions Home Store. The popular store features what Rose describes as “West Knox quality without West Knox prices.” Since the store moved to 6204 Chapman Highway, just behind Kays Ice Cream, and is in the […]

Thetus W. Sims: The Senator Who Never Was

Thetus W. Sims: The Senator Who Never Was

By Ray Hill to 1915, United States senators from Tennessee had been elected by the state legislature.  That same year Democrats were anticipating a primary, a year in advance of the 1916 general election.  The primary would include a run-off election between the two top vote getters, something that has never happened since. The incumbent […]

Doctor and Macel On the Way to South Dakota!

Doctor and Macel On the Way to South Dakota!

By Ralphine Major Their names are familiar.  I saw Doctor and Macel mentioned in the late Woodrow Luttrell’s memories of the “Back When” series recently published in the Focus.  Macel was Woodrow’s sister.  I cannot recall a time when I did not know the names “Doctor and Macel.”  But, the story of their wedding and […]

Cooking demonstration at Seymour Farmers Market Saturday

  From the Seymour Farmers Market: Want a tasty dinner that you can cook on top of the stove on these hot summer evenings?  This Saturday, we will demonstrate cooking two delicious dishes, pork and rice skillet dinner and glazed summer squash, that together with a green salad make a wonderful balanced meal.  These dishes […]

Mermaids swimming daily at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Mermaids swimming daily at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

  Mermaids are back and swimming every day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  Guests can experience the underwater world of Mermaids as they swim with tropical fish in Coral Reef at the Aquarium.   “We are so excited about having the Mermaids back at the Aquarium. They are such a great addition to our […]

Remote Area Medical holding clinic in Athens, TN July 8 and 9

60 Dental Professionals Will Fill Chairs in Hopes of Treating Over 1,000 Patients Remote Area Medical- RAM™, the largest provider of mobile medical clinics in the country delivering free medical, dental, and vision care to underserved and uninsured individuals, children and families, will hold a clinic in Athens, TN at McMinn County High School, located […]

Commissioners Night Out tonight

Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas are headed to the Carter community for their next Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County. Ed and Bob will be at Pup’s Pit BBQ, 8534 Asheville Highway near Four Way In, Wednesday, June 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to meet the people […]