Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Steve Hunley Here at The Knoxville Focus we are thankful for a great many things.  First and foremost we are thankful for God, family and country. The Focus continues to grow and for that we are also very thankful. For the success The Focus has had, we owe that to you, our readers.  We […]

Tobeys Celebrate 50 Years

Tobeys Celebrate 50 Years

By Rose King Bob and Sue Tobey celebrated their 50th Anniversary at a surprise party hosted by neighbors and friends earlier this month. The Tobeys were high school friends in Detroit, Michigan and began dating when reunited after college.  As Bob said, “And here we are now.” The couple has two sons and two grandchildren. […]

Friends and football help Oliver Springs player beat cancer

Friends and football help Oliver Springs player beat cancer

By Steve Williams Lane Lee recently finished his sophomore season as an inside linebacker on the Oliver Springs High School football team. Last November, he was still battling leukemia after missing his freshman season with the cancer. His recovery brought great joy to his family and friends and the entire community of Oliver Springs, which […]

TENNESSEE STATE PARKS HOST DAY AFTER THANKSVGIVING HIKES

Ditch the lines and head to the woods for free, guided hikes at all 56 state parks  Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at all 56 of its parks on Friday, Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving. This is the fourth year for this event, and one in a series of five statewide […]

Public invited to glimpse into Christmas past

  TAMIS and Knoxville History Project partner for “Knoxville’s Christmas History in Print, Photo, and Film”   The Knoxville History Project and Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) are teaming up for a look back at how Knoxville and its residents have celebrated the Christmas holiday through the years.   WHEN: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. […]

UT Students Help Local Animal Shelter, Now Receiving Donations

Five students from the University of Tennessee have partnered with Young-Williams Animal Shelter to create a crowdfunding campaign, Fur Ever Vols, to better the lives of animals and continue to help Young-Williams’s mission to end pet homelessness. This group of students who want to give back to the Knoxville community have until December 5, 2017 […]

Norwood to Celebrate Community Thanksgiving

  Members of the Norwood community will gather for a Community Thanksgiving Celebration from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Norwood Middle School.   The Community Schools Initiative at Norwood Elementary School and Northwest Middle School are sponsoring this event in partnership with Knoxville Internationals Network and other local groups.   Neighbors, school […]

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