E-CYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS SATURDAY

The City of Knoxville is partnering with several organizations, including the Optimist Club of West Knoxville, the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Knox County Solid Waste Department, in hosting an electronics E-cycling event on Saturday, Jan. 11th.   The E-cycling event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Chilhowee Park, Midway […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 6, 2014

Knoxville Focus for Monday, January 6, 2014

Click here to view this week’s paper. Mayor Rogero reviews 2013 Over the holiday break, The Knoxville Focus asked Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero eight questions regarding her 2013. She will be releasing her own 2013 Review soon but responded directly to our questions. 1. WHAT DID YOU WISH TO ACCOMPLISH THAT YOU COULD NOT AND […]

‘Coupon Book Lady’ plans to stay busy

‘Coupon Book Lady’ plans to stay busy

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com What would you do after 47 years with Public Affairs for the Knox County Schools? Mary Kerr plans to stay busy. Even following her retirement party last month, she and her boss, Scott Bacon, headed over to the new Sea Ray headquarters in the First Tennessee Building to pick up supplies […]

Fala – FDR’s Beloved Scottish Terrier

Fala – FDR’s Beloved Scottish Terrier

By Ray Hill The lives of presidents and kings are usually equally celebrated or condemned, yet Franklin Delano Roosevelt remains one of the most iconic of American presidents to this day.  During his lifetime as president, just about every aspect of Roosevelt’s life was avidly followed by millions of people and in 1940, a new […]

Duncan quietly emerges as offensive for Bulldogs

Duncan quietly emerges as offensive for Bulldogs

By Ken Lay   Austin Duncan might be the most soft-spoken basketball player in Knox County but he’s quietly providing some offensive punch for the Bearden Bulldogs lately. And it couldn’t come at a better time. Entering the season, veteran coach Mark Blevins didn’t know where his offense was going to come from. Bearden lost […]

Templeton turns disappointment into motivation

Templeton turns disappointment into motivation

Hardin Valley runner ranks among state’s best ever By Steve Williams Aaron Templeton is getting ready for the final lap in what already has been one of the best high school careers ever posted by a Tennessee cross country and track athlete. Although his last race didn’t go as he wanted, the Hardin Valley Academy […]

Family-friendly New Year’s Eve in downtown Knoxville

When: 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31st   Where: Market Square   Details: Hundreds of revelers are anticipated to watch a ball drop and fireworks, ushering in the 2014 new year.   Earlier in the day, the Holidays on Ice skating rink will be open from 1 p.m.-midnight, with festival foods and face painting at the […]