Students study outer space at Central Science Camp

Students study outer space at Central Science Camp

By Ken Lay In June, the halls at Central High School are normally quiet. No slamming of lockers and no rushing to class to beat the tardy bell. And things were relatively calm Wednesday morning unless you made a visit to the school’s science wing. There, students were participating in Fountain City’s second annual Science, […]

Crump Goes To Congress, II

Crump Goes To Congress, II

By Ray Hill Edward H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine, had decided to go to Congress in 1930. The incumbent, Hubert Fisher, had not been ready to retire despite the fact he was quite nearly entirely deaf. Relations between Crump and his long-time friend Senator Kenneth McKellar were strained as the Memphis […]

Jefferson had positive impact on teammates, coaches

Jefferson had positive impact on teammates, coaches

By Steve Williams When a high school athlete can have a positive impact on his teammates and coaches, he is a true team leader. Such was the case with Jahlil Jefferson at Webb School, where he was honored as the male Student-Athlete of the Year after excelling in football and track. Jefferson was a four-year […]

SouthEast Bank opening in Fountain City

SouthEast Bank opening in Fountain City

By Focus Staff A local bank will soon open its new Fountain City location. SouthEast Bank will open its fourth Knox County location when the new branch at 4924 North Broadway opens the beginning of July. SouthEast Bank has been in the Knoxville market for more than six years and is headquartered in Farragut with […]

Old North Celebrates First Creek Beautification

~From the Office of Neighborhoods   The Old North Knoxville Neighborhood Association will host a potluck on Thursday, June 26, beginning at 6 p.m., at First Creek, 1240 Cottage Place. The rain date will be Friday, June 27, same place and time.   The potluck will celebrate the recent beautification of First Creek.  The neighborhood […]

Ijams Nature Center to wage war on weeds

In 2019, Ijams Nature Center has declared war…on weeds. With support from the Aslan Foundation, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry, and Grayson Subaru, Ijams’ new Weed Warriors program focuses on eradicating invasive, nonnative species and restoring East Tennessee’s native landscape. “Preserving the native plants, trees and grasses of this region provides a […]

ALL ARE WELCOME IN DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE SATURDAY

Several activities and events in downtown Knoxville will temporarily close some streets and on-street parking on Saturday, June 22. Event attendees and additional downtown guests should consider these events when considering their travel routes and parking destinations.     Market Square Farmers’ Market 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Market Square   Nourish Knoxville’s Market Square […]

FIFTH ANNUAL HOPS IN THE HILLS FESTIVAL COMING JUNE 21 AND 22

WHAT: The fifth annual Hops in the Hills festival coming up to showcase over 40 local and regional craft brewing icons.   WHEN: Friday, June 21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.   WHERE:  On the streets of historic downtown Maryville.   WHO: The Blount Partnership is hosting […]