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 […]

Free Health Expo

A free health expo will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2013, from 1:30 – 5 p.m. at the Knoxville Center Mall, 3001 Knoxville Center Dr,Knoxville. Participants will receive free health screenings, see live demonstrations, receive free chair massages and more.  Medical and lifestyle professionals will be present to provide free consultations.  The expo is free and open […]

elevator rescue

The 911 Center was inundated with calls shortly after 10:00 p.m. when an overloaded elevator delivering passengers to the Club LeConte on the twenty-sixth floor of the Plaza Tower became stuck somewhere between the lobby and the eighteenth floor. The Knoxville Fire Department’s Rescue Unit was dispatched to the scene, and found approximately 25 individuals […]

Home Invasion

On 022213 about 2121, officers with the Knoxville Police Department responded to a home invasion with shots fired at 3000 block of E. Fifth avenue.   Upon arrival, officers located 4 females and 2 males who advised that they had been robbed.   The victims stated that 3 masked males had entered the unlocked front door and […]

Shooting

On 022313 at 0037 hrs. officers responded to a report of a shooting at Toot’s Little Honkey Tonk located at 114 E. Anderson Ave.  Upon arrival Officers found the victim, a white male, behind the business.  Victim had sustained gunshot wounds about the body and was transported to UT by rural metro.  Investigation is continuing   Sgt. […]