Focus for January 27, 2014

Focus for January 27, 2014

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Huge Turnout for Alvin Frye By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfoucs.com It’s a surprise! That’s what the secret invitation successfully noted, bringing the Fountain City neighborhood together Friday night to salute and celebrate Alvin Frye on his 90th birthday. Frye is the well known operator of the Exxon Station at […]

Associated Therapeutics: Focused on wellness

Associated Therapeutics: Focused on wellness

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Associated Therapeutics, Inc. has served the Knoxville community for nearly 30 years. The practice was founded by Andrew Smith, M.S., P.T. and Thomas Kelly, P.T. in 1985 and has grown to become one of East Tennessee’s most trusted names in rehabilitation services. In the early 1980s, Smith and Kelly both were […]

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Three

The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Senator Estes Kefauver, Part Three

By Ray Hill Estes Kefauver had started out his political life allied to the ruling faction in Tennessee politics; that of senior Senator Kenneth D. McKellar and E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine.  With his election to Congress in 1939, Kefauver began to drift away from his political moorings.  When the […]

Shafer Insurance: continually growing, continually giving back

Shafer Insurance: continually growing, continually giving back

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com For over 50 years, Shafer Insurance Agency has provided East Tennessee with comprehensive, affordable, customized insurance coverage. Bo Shafer joined his own father and agency founder, Alex Shafer, in the business in 1963 after his discharge from the U.S. Army. Bo’s son, Andy Shafer, continued the family tradition in 1995 after […]

Red Devils repeat as region wrestling champs

Red Devils repeat as region wrestling champs

By Ken Lay It was a time for a repeat wrestling champion Thursday night as Halls High School claimed its second consecutive Region 2-AAA Dual Championship. The Red Devils (24-1 in dual meets) successfully defended their 2012-13 title with a 40-30 victory over Bearden before a boisterous crowd at Halls. The win over the Bulldogs […]

MAYOR ROGERO RELEASES YEAR IN REVIEW LETTER AND REPORT

Mayor Madeline Rogero today released a letter and progress report detailing City of Knoxville accomplishments and activities for 2013. The five-page letter is on the City website here, and the full 21-page departmental report is here.   Among the accomplishments highlighted are projects on the South Waterfront, the acquisition of the former McClung warehouse properties, […]

Cozy Up With Animal Tales at Knoxville Zoo

  During January and February, Knoxville Zoo invites visitors to join them in their cozy log cabin for StoryTime at the Zoo.  Held each Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m., StoryTime features lively animal tales and visits from some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors.   StoryTime at the Zoo is an engaging activity for […]

Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

Reminder: Due to Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Waste Connections Inc., the City of Knoxville’s contractor for trash and recyclables pickup, will be following a holiday schedule this week.   For most customers, pickup will be a day later than it would be following the normal schedule.