Historic Ramsey House Benefit

The twelfth annual fashion show fundraiser, “It’s All About Style,” to benefit Historic Ramsey House will be held Tuesday, March 19 at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville at 5138 Lyons View Pike. Guests may enjoy a morning of shopping in the boutique from 10:30 a.m. until noon.  A variety of merchandise will be offered from area […]

#11/10 Tennessee Rallies For Win, 60-54 At Arkansas

Down by as many as 11 early in the second half, No. 11/10 Tennessee rallied for a 60-54 win at Bud Walton Arena on Sunday afternoon. The win keeps the Lady Vols in sole possession of first place in the SEC with a 13-1 league mark to go with a 22-5 overall record. Meighan Simmons led […]

Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2013

Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2013

  Click here to view this week’s Focus. Boy Scouts honor Gov. Bill and Chrissy Haslam with Distinguished Citizen Award By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com People from across East Tennessee joined together with the Great Smoky Mountain Council of Boy Scouts last week to honor Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Chrissy Haslam with the 2013 […]

Poll: Knox Countians Do NOT Support Tax Increase

Poll: Knox Countians Do NOT Support Tax Increase

By Focus Staff Last week the Knoxville News-Sentinel published the results of a poll, sponsored by local businessman Randy Boyd and other Chamber of Commerce-types, purporting to show 57% of the people of Knox County would support a tax increase if it all went to schools.  Using exactly the same language as the poll reported […]

Fountain City Auction: An auction experience you don’t want to miss

Fountain City Auction:  An auction experience you don’t want to miss

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Friday nights in North Knoxville haven’t been the same since Greg Lawson, owner of Fountain City Auction, expanded the business to a new 10,000 sq. ft. facility on 4109 Central Avenue Pike. Lawson was in the photography business for 22 years, but when he began attending auctions 12 years ago, he […]

Hill McAlister of Tennessee

Hill McAlister of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Hill McAlister was governor of Tennessee during one of the most difficult times in our state’s history; McAlister was chief executive of the Volunteer State during the Great Depression. Born July 15, 1875, McAlister was the son of a local judge and attorney and enjoyed a reasonably comfortable upbringing.  He attended Vanderbilt […]

After 17 years, South-Doyle Cherokees make it to region

After 17 years, South-Doyle Cherokees make it to region

By Steve Williams A fourth-place finish in a district tournament would not be a momentous occasion for most high school basketball teams, but for the South-Doyle Cherokees, it’s a big step for their program. By winning two games and finishing fourth in this season’s District 2-AAA tourney at Seymour, the Cherokees earned a berth in […]

Author of Amelia Bedelia Children’s Books Visits Academy

Author of Amelia Bedelia Children’s Books Visits Academy

The author of the popular Amelia Bedelia children’s books, Herman Parish, visited The King’s Academy for a very entertaining and enjoyable assembly. The invitation was extended by TKA librarian, Stacy Sharp, who was working with other schools in the area to get the well renowned author to East Tennessee. “When the opportunity was presented for […]