The Knoxville Focus for April 24, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for April 24, 2017

Halls marks milestone for outdoor classroom By Ken Lay   The air smelled of barbecue and the Halls High School band’s saxophone ensemble played a few classic jazz tunes while the community’s schools celebrated a milestone anniversary for the Halls High School outdoor classroom Thursday night. The classroom benefits students in all areas at HHS, […]

Service to customers is key at Broadway Carpets

Service to customers is key at Broadway Carpets

By Mike Steely “The right product for the right job,” could be the motto of a well-known and respected floor covering business that has served our area for more than 37 years. Broadway Carpets, Inc. was started by John MacLellan, Bill Finley and Larry Kelsey. All three men are still with the firm and still […]

Eagles nab first place with win at Powell 4-0

Eagles nab first place with win at Powell 4-0

  By Ken Lay   Gibbs High School left Powell Wednesday night in sole possession of first place in the District 3-AAA baseball standings. The Eagles got a stellar pitching performance from junior right hander Cameron Hill in a 4-0 victory over the host Panthers at Danny T. Maples Field. That win, coupled with Gibbs’ […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality,  Part Eight

Tennessee and American Neutrality,  Part Eight

Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had moved strongly behind the neutrality program of President Franklin Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull.  McKellar was unquestionably the longest serving and most powerful member of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation and his support for Hull’s program was shared by most members of Congress representing the Volunteer […]

Halls BPA looks to future

Halls BPA looks to future

By Mike Steely The Halls Business and Professional Association usually draws a good crowd for their meetings at the Beaver Brook Country Club and Tuesday was no exception. Business professionals from the community heard of proposals about the future of Halls Crossroads, some designed by University of Tennessee graduate students. Liz Albertson, senior planner for […]

Mickey Blazer Named Food City Executive Vice President of Pharmacy and Fuel Operations

Food City recently announced the appointment of Mickey Blazer to the newly combined position of Executive Vice President of Pharmacy and Fuel Operations.  Blazer brings over 40 years of industry knowledge and experience to the position, including 6 years in pharmacy management.   Blazer began his retail career shortly after graduating high school.  He has […]

The Tennessee Aquarium Invites the Community to an All-Day 25th Anniversary Celebration

The opening of the private, non-profit Tennessee Aquarium on May 1, 1992, represented the realization of an improbable dream. The Aquarium served as a catalyst for a profound renaissance of the city. During the Aquarium’s dedication ceremony, Chattanooga Mayor Gene Roberts proclaimed, “The Aquarium will establish us as men and women who celebrate clean water […]

Mechanicsville Cleanup

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Danny Mayfield Park – 700 College Street, Knoxville, TN, 37921   We are looking for volunteers to help clean up one of Knoxville’s oldest neighborhoods, Mechanicsville. Whether you live in Mechanicsville or just want to lend a helping hand, we would love to see […]

Museum of East Tennessee History Wins Highest Honor 

The Museum of East Tennessee History was recently selected to receive the 2017 President’s Award, the highest project-based recognition presented by the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM), for the Come to Make Records: Knoxville’s Contribution to American Popular Music exhibition, which also won TAM Awards of Excellence in the categories of best temporary exhibition and […]

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