God’s Place Thrift is on a mission

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Vickie Johnson is on a mission. Literally. After many years as a caregiver, Mrs. Johnson received a call from her son. “He said God wants to open a thrift store and wants you to run it,” she said. At first the store, God’s Place Thrift Store, was in Vestal and then […]

Edward Hull Crump: The Boss, Part II

By Ray Hill Following his ouster as Mayor of Memphis, E. H. Crump ran for and was elected Shelby County Trustee.  His removal from the mayor’s office was a humiliation Crump never forgot and he certainly never forgave anyone he considered to have played a part in his removal.  Crump attributed his removal from office […]

Rocky Top draft opens summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League got its season underway with its draft Wednesday night at Doc’s All American Grille and Sports Bar. The league which opens play tonight (June 16) at Catholic High School, begins its eighth year and coaches are excited and eager to tip things off at a new […]

Our Neighborhoods: South Knoxville Waterfront

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s obvious to anyone passing by or looking at the old Baptist Hospital site that something is happening on Knoxville’s south waterfront. Yet, the demolition of the old hospital is not the only thing happening across the river. Within a few years the entire south side of the Holston River will […]

12 Star Program Provides Valuable Resource for Alzheimer’s Patients, Families

By David Klein Bringing a new concept in a support group for Alzheimer’s care and Dementia in East Tennessee, the Tennessee 12 Star Family Support Group, hosted by Courtyard Senior Living, provides social activities for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia while their family members learn how to better care for them and support […]

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove kick off June 14

The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove will continue this year with a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family. The free concerts, held June through September on the second Saturday of each month, take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Drive.   The dates […]


Downtown Knoxville will be buzzing this weekend, with some of Knoxville’s most popular family-friendly events.   Knoxville’s Largest Kids Party, Relay for Life, Bark in the Park and other festivities will draw large crowds of kids and canines, but the events will also prompt some temporary road closures.   The fun starts Friday with Knoxville’s […]

Corryton Senior Center to host Flag Day ceremony

Knox County’s Corryton Senior Center, 9331 Davis Drive, and Rural/Metro Fire Department will host a flag retirement ceremony on Friday, June 13 at 11 a.m.  Flag Day is Saturday, June 14. Members of the American Legion will perform the ceremony. Senior Financial Group, East Tennessee Personal Care Service and Smoky Mountain Hospice will provide a […]