How Knox County places were named

How Knox County places were named

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you’re new to Knox County or a native-born resident you may have wondered about place names and how the names were chosen. There is some confusion over some of the place names and little is known about the origin of other names. Take Powell Station for instance. The growing area […]

FUN EVENT RAISES OVER $6,000 FOR EAST TENNESSEE CHARITY

        The 1st Annual Paws for the Cause event, benefiting Smoky Mountain Service Dogs (SMSD) raised nearly $6,300. The fundraising event was created by Jeff Comas and presented by Knoxville Academy of Music with help from dozens of generous local businesses and individuals, who donated goods, services, money and time. SMSD is […]

Friends of the Smokies foot race returns to Cades Cove

Runners, on your marks and mark your calendars! At the Knoxville Marathon last Sunday, the Knoxville Track Club announced that Friends of the Smokies is set to host the Cades Cove Loop Lope on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). Billed as a “one-time-only” event in 2010, the park service […]

Keys and Notes

Keys and Notes

  By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kegan E. Kay, USS Bataan (LHD 5) Public Affairs   5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATION (NNS) — Natives of Tennessee are no strangers to the sounds of music and Knoxville raised, Derrick Weaver, is no different.   The soon to be 23-year-old picked up playing guitar after being […]

PK Hope is Alive Parkinson Unity Walk

PK Hope is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East Tennessee is sponsoring their 6th annual Parkinson’s Walk on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Bissell Park Pavilion in Oak Ridge. Registration will be 9:00 a.m. and Walk will start at 10:00 a.m. The Walk route will be 1.2 miles. There will be free parking next to […]

Compassion in Action Purse Sale

More than 300 gently-used designer purses will be sold next Monday, April 17th with prices starting at only $1 and going to about $25. Yes, it’s true. The sale runs from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Emerald Room at Physicians Regional Medical Center, at 900 East Oak Hill Street, in Knoxville. Several designer […]

Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.   TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 17 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide […]

Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday at EarthFest

  Rain or shine, the 18th annual EarthFest will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave. As always, it’s a free, zero-waste event for the whole family.   During the event, attendees can learn about sustainable living while enjoying environmental […]

Americans for Prosperity Condemns Committee Passage of Gas Tax Hike 

  House Finance Committee members voted to pass gas tax hike onto Tennesseans by voice vote. NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity Tennessee (AFP-TN), the leading advocate for taxpayers, has been connecting grassroots groups across Tennessee to stop the gas tax hike. Thousands of concerned citizens have contacted legislators through phone calls and emails opposed to […]

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