Penny Pawn is more than just a pawn shop

Penny Pawn is more than just a pawn shop

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you live in North Knoxville and drive Broadway you’ll likely be familiar with Penny Pawn at 4821 North Broadway but you may not know that the popular shop has been there since 1985. Founded by Mildred Mason and now owned by Pantelis Merianos, the family business specializes in gold and […]

Cas Walker

Cas Walker

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville and Knox County have produced some national heroes and personalities known around the nation; people who are from here or lived here before becoming famous. Folks like Dr. Bill Bass, founder of The Body Farm and noted author, and Jack Hanna of TV’s wildlife series. There’s also folks like Bill […]

Tennessee Celebrates Weights And Measures Week

Tennessee Celebrates Weights And Measures Week

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will celebrate Weights and Measures week March 1-7, 2016. The responsibilities of weights and measures inspectors have expanded beyond the simple scales and meters and now include much more than meets the eye.   “The technology in today’s marketplace is constantly changing,” Commissioner Julius Johnson said. “Our inspectors are highly […]

KCHD hosts Community Supported Agriculture Fair

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is partnering with Nourish Knoxville to host their first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair Friday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the KCHD Community Room, 140 Dameron Ave.   “By creating another opportunity for our community to meet its local farmers and purchase their produce, we’re […]

Knoxville, Clinton and Oak Ridge to Host Events to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

Several groups in the Knoxville area have been hard at work to bring the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, and their RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile theater to town for family-friendly activities in April. The events are a unique way to experience the inspiring story of the […]

Knoxville Stomp — Festival of Lost Music lineup announcement

  Knoxville Stomp – an unprecedented “Festival of Lost Music” –comes to downtown Knoxville the first weekend in May Headlined by Dom Flemons, the full lineup includes a diverse array of musicians, writers, scholars, and collectors The Knoxville Stomp, May 5-8, 2016, is a live celebration of recordings made by local and regional artists in the summer […]

Critical Legal Issues Should Take Precedence

By Sally Absher   At last week’s Board of Education meeting, Karen Carson again admonished the Law Department for not having provided the full legal opinion requested on January 6 related to the 2003 Order of Compromise. Many people are curious why the school board sent the Law Department on this errand to begin with. […]

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