Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor

By Ray Hill   Americans have always been fascinated with entertainers and Eddie Cantor was nothing if not an entertainer.  Cantor was one of those few stars who conquered every popular entertainment medium of his time; stage, film, recording artist, television and radio.  Eddie Cantor could do it all, sing, dance, act, and was a […]

Don’t miss the swoop of cranes

Don’t miss the swoop of cranes

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you’re looking for something to do with the family this cold month there’s an annual event going on just south of Knoxville near Cleveland. If you’ve never seen a naturally occurring spectacle then you’ve got to take a day away and go see the thousands of Sandhill Cranes. Each year […]

Last Christmas Gift Wish Fulfilled for Frank Doris

Last Christmas Gift Wish Fulfilled for Frank Doris

Courtyards Senior Living in Knoxville fulfilled a last Christmas gift wish for one of their residents, Frank Doris, who is on hospice. Frank has spent a career devoted to truck driving for over 20 years. He was accompanied always by his faithful companion, his dog “Lil Bit.”  He has also served proudly with the United […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 1, 2018

Foreclosure notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated September 20, 2006, executed by JEFFREY A PICKENS, WENDY N PICKENS, conveying certain real property therein described to BROADWAY TITLE INC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable meets January 9

Michael K. Shaffer is a Civil War Historian, author, lecturer ,newspaper columnist, tour guide and this month’s guest speaker at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable. Shaffer is also the former  president  of the Cobb County Roundtable  and currently serves on board of the River Line Historic Area and a consultant to the Friends of Camp McDonald. Michael […]

South Knox Kay’s Ice Cream Closing

South Knox Kay’s Ice Cream Closing

By Focus Staff   When the Kay’s Ice Cream shop on Chapman Highway first opened in 1946, World War II had ended less than a year earlier.  Tennessee was represented in the United States Senate by Kenneth D. McKellar and Tom Stewart; Jim McCord sat in the governor’s office and our congressman was John Jennings, […]

THP Reminds Drivers to Not Drink and Drive

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct an aggressive traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2017 New Year’s Eve Holiday period beginning Friday, December 29, at 6:00 p.m. and concluding Monday, January 1, at 11:59 p.m.  State troopers will perform saturation patrols, bar/tavern checks as well as seat belt, sobriety and driver license checkpoints during […]

Tennessee State Parks offer free, guided ‘First Day Hikes’

Make a New Year’s resolution to hike at a Tennessee State Park on Jan. 1. Fifty-five state parks will offer a free, guided hike as part of the annual nationwide ‘First Day Hikes’ event. “From midnight hikes to historical tours to kayak paddles, Tennessee State Parks offer a unique activity for every outdoor enthusiast,” said […]

TENNESSEE ANNOUNCES WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018

Anniversaries, new expansions and attractions Tourism in Tennessee continues to expand with new attractions, impressive state-of-the-art developments and milestone anniversary celebrations of iconic attractions that help shape “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” 2018 marks several milestones in Tennessee, including honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the National Civil Rights […]

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