The Knoxville Focus for June 17, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for June 17, 2019

Sapngler Golf Classic ‘blessed’ by friends, family, weather and turnout By Steve Williams The second Tom Spangler Golf Classic “doubled” in size and the weather Friday at Three Ridges Golf Course to benefit first-year Knox County Sheriff Spangler couldn’t have been better. Spangler’s first tournament was in October of 2017 at Gettysvue Country Club and […]

Could Recode cost you money?

Could Recode cost you money?

By Steve Hunley On Friday, June 14, Knoxville city councilman and current mayoral candidate Marshall Stair was interviewed on the WETR 92.3 FM radio program “Knoxville Morning News.” A caller asked Mr. Stair to please find out how Recode would affect residential insurance claims for fire or water damage. The caller said they had an […]

Getting to Know Rick Emmett

Getting to Know Rick Emmett

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Focus likes to sit and chat with public officials, private citizens, or just about anyone we find of interest. Rick Emmett is Knoxville’s downtown coordinator and has served under four mayors. The Kentucky native relocated here and has a background you might not expect including a past in coal […]

Crump Goes To Congress, I

Crump Goes To Congress, I

By Ray Hill   Edward Hull Crump, master of the machine that ruled Memphis and Shelby County for decades, held a variety of elected offices – – – Mayor of Memphis, county Trustee, but most have forgotten he was also elected to Congress.  Elective office was not essential to either Crump’s rule or ego; in […]

League of Women Voters to host mayoral and council candidate forums

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will host two candidate forums before the City of Knoxville primary elections.   Both forums will take place at the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Community Room at 2332 News Drive beginning at 6:30 p.m. The mayoral forum will be Tuesday, June 25, and the city council candidates’ forum […]

Knoxville Watercolor Society opens exhibit

  The Knoxville Watercolor Society will be exhibiting recent artwork from its members at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pk., Knoxville, TN 37919 from June 16, 2019 through August 8, 2019. The show is free and open to the public. TVUU Gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., […]

Knox Heritage Offers Gap Funding

Knox Heritage, with funding from the City of Knoxville’s Preservation Fund, is offering limited “gap funding” to eligible homeowners residing within one of the City of Knoxville’s H-1 Historic Overlay districts. Knox Heritage will begin accepting applications on July 10. If you receive money, all projects must be completed by December 1, 2019. The intent […]