Used Book Sale at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

~ from the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church When: Saturday, February 16th, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 Join us for our Annual Alliance Book Sale! We will have hundreds of gently loved books, CDs, DVDs, VCRs, vinyl records, games and puzzles for sale at bargain basement prices. Books […]

More on Recode

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Please make time to attend the first Recode zoning change workshop in City Council this upcoming Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City-County Building. Your future property rights could depend on your attendance. Recode Draft 4 was approved by Knoxville-Knox County Planning on […]

The Death of National Signing Day

  By Alex Norman This coming Wednesday (February 6) is officially National Signing Day, the day that high school football players announce where they plan to play in college and further their education. There are crying parents, cheering teammates, and enough cap dances to fill one of the domed stadiums they hope to play in […]

Egregious errors in officiating need to be corrected

  By Steve Williams With 20 years of experience as a football official, I would like to share my thoughts on the most famous non-call in the history of the National Football League. You know the one. I understand the argument some make about a loss shouldn’t be blamed on one bad call and that […]

Radical Abortion Bills Disgusting

Radical Abortion Bills Disgusting

By Steve Hunley The radical abortion legislation pushed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with the remarks of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who was supporting similar legislation in his own state, is nothing less than appalling. Governor Northam said on a radio show, in describing the effect of the abortion bill, “So in this […]

Mary Hickman turns 92 with family and friends at Litton’s

Mary Hickman turns 92 with family and friends at Litton’s

  By Rose King Mary Grubb Hickman celebrated her 92nd birthday at a surprise gathering on Saturday, January 26. Thinking she was going for an intimate birthday dinner with long-time friends, state Representative Dave Wright and wife, Pat,  Mary brought her famous Hummingbird Cake to share with her friends after their meal. “Mary is so […]

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, IXX

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, IXX

By Ray Hill Pulaski Congressman Ross Bass had defeated Governor Frank Clement for the Democratic nomination to succeed the late Senator Estes Kefauver.  Bass faced Republican Howard Baker in the general election.  It was the first time Frank Clement had lost an election and his defeat had been sweeping. Congressman Bass confidently approached the general […]

Hallsdale-Powell Utility District questioned by customers

A standing-room-only crowd attended a forum on problems and rates of the Hallsdale Powell Utility District Thursday. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, a HPUD customer, hosted the event. (Photo by Rose King)

Hallsdale-Powell Utility District questioned by customers

  By Focus Staff Residents have been complaining about high water and sewer rates from the Hallsdale-Powell Utility District for years. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs hosted a public meeting to address the district’s water and sewage system Thursday evening at Brickey-McCloud Elementary School. The utility district serves some 30,000 water customers and 24,000 sewer […]

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