Exclusive: Icon Lounge 4th of July Photos

Tonight I decided to go a unique angle on everything. With heavy rains and unpredictable weather, I decided to photograph from “Icon Lounge” on the 5th floor of the Sunsphere.             All photos taken in near total darkness. Patrons crowd around looking out the windows.

Red White and Blues starts a soggy 4th

  A small crowd assembled on July 3rd, at the Farragut Red, White, and Blues Festival. For those who did attend, they were entertained by local bands. Also many local vendors participated and some even gave out free food.

Freedom from Religion Foundation challenges Knoxville City Council

I learned this morning that the Freedom from Religion Foundation, including Knoxville members, sent a letter to Knoxville City Council in objection to council’s practice of religious prayer prior to council meetings. The letter asks that the council “drop” the practice of prayer before meetings. The letter reads: “The solution is simple; discontinue official government […]

LOCAL FIRE CHIEF URGES TO LEAVE INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS TO THE PROFESSIONALS

Leave fireworks to the professionals, Rural/Metro Fire Chief Jerry Harnish recommends. While fireworks are synonymous with Fourth of July and Independence Day celebrations, the explosives are also the cause of dangerous fires, millions of dollars in damages and nearly 10,000 emergency room visits nationally each year. “Our priority is to keep people safe this Fourth […]

KUB Announces Payment Centers Closed for Independence Day

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, KUB’s payments centers will be closed Thursday, July 4. The payment centers are located at 4428 Western Avenue, 445 S. Gay Street, and 4218 Asheville Highway. Customers with utility emergencies will still be able to contact KUB by phone on July 4 at 524-2911 or 800-250-8068. For customer […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 1

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 1

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Family, Duty, Honor By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com “Honey, what part of the Korean War were you in?” an elderly gentleman asked as I made my way through the back room of the South Knoxville Shoney’s. I was there to cover a Korean War Veterans Reunion. The event […]

Tennova discusses neighborhood concerns

Tennova discusses neighborhood concerns

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com When Tennova Healthcare announced earlier this year that it had secured an option to buy 110 acres off Middlebrook Pike near Old Weisgarber Road, it was made immediately clear that the site would potentially be home to a replacement hospital for Physicians Regional Medical Center, located at 900 E. Oak Hill […]

Hummingbird Festival Offers Close-up View of Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Festival Offers Close-up View of Hummingbirds

By Vickie Henderson The Ruby-throated hummingbird weighs only about 1/10th of an ounce, and has a brain approximately the size of a BB. Yet, hummingbirds are considered masters of navigation, timing and memory. Year after year, a male hummingbird may return to the exact same breeding territory and land on the same favored perches on […]