Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 1

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 1

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Family, Duty, Honor By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com “Honey, what part of the Korean War were you in?” an elderly gentleman asked as I made my way through the back room of the South Knoxville Shoney’s. I was there to cover a Korean War Veterans Reunion. The event […]

Tennova discusses neighborhood concerns

Tennova discusses neighborhood concerns

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com When Tennova Healthcare announced earlier this year that it had secured an option to buy 110 acres off Middlebrook Pike near Old Weisgarber Road, it was made immediately clear that the site would potentially be home to a replacement hospital for Physicians Regional Medical Center, located at 900 E. Oak Hill […]

Hummingbird Festival Offers Close-up View of Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Festival Offers Close-up View of Hummingbirds

By Vickie Henderson The Ruby-throated hummingbird weighs only about 1/10th of an ounce, and has a brain approximately the size of a BB. Yet, hummingbirds are considered masters of navigation, timing and memory. Year after year, a male hummingbird may return to the exact same breeding territory and land on the same favored perches on […]

Politicians and their websites…

So, I noticed that Frank Nicely is running a blog and I started to wonder who else has a web presence  and how active do they keep it? For this project I used two search engines, Google and Yahoo. Here we go… County Commission… http://mikehammondblog.blogspot.com/ One blog post back in 2010! http://bradanders.blogspot.com/  Well, four blog posts […]

My Daily Cup of Joe: Politickin'

The Knoxville Chamber’s  Peelin’,Eatin’ & Politickin’ didn’t disappoint this year. Boy, did we do all three in the amphitheater at the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. The event brings together Knoxville’s business community and elected officials for an afternoon of food, music, and networking. Here are some snapshots from the event yesterday…I believe its […]

Press Release from the White House.

Yesterday, while I was sitting in a Greyhound bus terminal I had the opportunity to listen in on a White House conference call. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack held an on-the-record conference call  discussing the President’s Climate Action Plan and released new state data on climate change. […]