The Knoxville Focus for April 8, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for April 8, 2019

Gov. Bill Lee speaks at GOP dinner By Ken Lay Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee was the keynote speaker at the Knox County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in West Knoxville Saturday night. Lee, Tennessee’s 50th governor, spoke briefly at the annual fundraiser at the Rothchild Catering and Conference Center. This was his second speech in Knoxville […]

Deconstructing Recode Knoxville

Deconstructing Recode Knoxville

By Steve Hunley This past Thursday, April 4, the third City Council Recode Workshop was held. It was different from the first two workshops in that serious questions were finally asked to city council about why Recode is actually needed. In Philosophy there is a concept known as a “false construct.” It is one of […]

A ‘marriage’ is celebrated at the Change Center

A ‘marriage’ is celebrated at the Change Center

By Steve Williams A $10,000 grant presented to the Change Center recently will be used for sports equipment for the hockey program and for basketball, said Nicole Chandler, Executive Director. The gift came from the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation and was made in memory of Zaevion Dobson and in honor of Zack Dobson. Zaevion Dobson […]

CBD American Shaman opens in Powell

CBD American Shaman opens in Powell

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Cannabidiol, aka CBD, oil is a substance derived from the industrial hemp plant. While marijuana also comes from hemp plants CBD doesn’t have a high concentration of THC, the psychoactive part of marijuana that produces a “high.” Tom Wyrick, owner of the newly opened CBD American Shaman in Powell, praises the […]

The Fighting Irish versus the Spartans!

The Fighting Irish versus the Spartans!

By Steve Williams The old Catholic versus Webb rivalry can still be seen in a couple of sports. The two schools played against each other in home-and-home volleyball matches last fall, and the Spartans hosted the Fighting Irish in lacrosse Wednesday at David Meske Stadium at Webb. “It’s a spirited rivalry and we’ve worked really […]

National Volunteer Week: Red Cross Honors Local Volunteer Heroes

National Volunteer Week is April 7 to 13, and the American Red Cross of Tennessee is honoring its volunteers who help people in need through its lifesaving mission.   In the Tennessee Region in 2018, more than 3,500 people volunteered with the Red Cross to help people by helping staff blood drives, volunteering at veterans’ […]

Learn about plans for the Tennova site behind Fulton on April 12

From the North Knoxville Business and Professionals Association Learn about plans for the Tennova site behind Fulton on April 12 We hope to see you on April 12 at 7:45 a.m. to learn more about the plans for the Tennova (St. Mary’s) site behind Fulton from the City of Knoxville’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy […]

Sheep Shearing Days at the Museum of Appalachia – April 11th & 12th

NORRIS, Tenn. –The Museum of Appalachia will welcome the warmth of spring by trimming the winter’s heavy growth of wool from their flock of sheep. Students and families are invited to join the Museum in celebration of this pioneer tradition on Thursday and Friday, April 11th and 12th from 9:00am-3:00pm.   Sheep Shearing Days will […]

Tennessee Students Compete for Honors at State History Day Contest

After months of intensive research and successes at local and regional-level competitions, more than 300 students from across Tennessee will compete at the annual Tennessee History Day (THD) competition on April 13 in downtown Nashville. “We are delighted to welcome this outstanding group of students to Tennessee History Day,” said Ann Toplovich, executive director of […]

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