Our Neighborhoods: South Knoxville Part Two

Our Neighborhoods: South Knoxville Part Two

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com As The Focus continues our series about the neighborhoods in Knox County, we return to South Knox County. The area “across the river” is so large and diverse that any glimpse at that vital part of our county can take several articles. This week we look at the Island Home neighborhood, […]

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

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

  By Ray Hill   The publicity generated by the Kefauver Committee investigating crime had elevated Tennessee’s Senator Estes Kefauver into the limelight. It was one of the first Congressional hearings to be broadcast live over television and some twenty or thirty million Americans had been glued to their screens to watch a literal rogue’s […]

Castle’s clutch shots give Lady Falcons first region title

Castle’s clutch shots give Lady Falcons first region title

By Steve Williams With a Top 10 state ranking, a District 3-AA title and the first region championship in school history, it’s been a royal season for the Fulton High School girls basketball team. Why they even have a castle. Make that senior Tyanna Castle, a clutch performer in the Lady Falcons’ 81-76 overtime win […]

Neighborhood Awards nominees announced

This Saturday representatives of Knoxville neighborhoods will meet at the Knoxville Convention Center to share information, hear community leaders, and honor six individuals who have helped their neighborhoods. One will be announced to receive the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award. The award is named for the late Diana Conn of the Old […]

Goodwill, Area Dry Cleaners Team Up for Project Wear and Share

In an effort to entice individuals to clean out their closets and give back to their community, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. and local dry cleaners are bringing Goodwill’s 23rd Annual Project Wear and Share to the Knoxville community for the entire month of March.   This annual material drive provides community members with the opportunity to […]

Partners in Education holding regional conference

The Knox County Schools Partners in Education is pleased to present the 2014 Regional Conference, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., March 3, 2014, at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue).   Each year, the Knox County Schools hosts this regional event that gathers education professionals, community members and business leaders, who come to learn […]

Knox County Health Department launches survey at Mardi Growl

In support of the Community Health Council and Together! Healthy Knox, KCHD will launch the Health and Quality of Life Survey at Mardi Growl tomorrow. Conducted online and at various community events through May, the survey is part of a yearlong assessment process that includes phone interviews, focus groups, key informant interviews and other means […]