The Knoxville Focus for October 5, 2015

Congratulations Mayor Rogero! By Steve Hunley   Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made history by becoming the first woman to be elected to serve as the city’s chief executive.  In fact, Madeline Rogero was the first woman ever to be elected as mayor of one of Tennessee’s four big cities.  Nashville has just elected their first […]

DD Dustless Blasting does the job

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Jimmy Darrel Davis, better known as “DD” or “Double D,” has found a business that goes very well with his hobby of restoring early Ford cars. A professional driver for show buses that carry celebrities like Martina McBride and Jimmy Buffet, the Corryton resident started DD Dustless Blasting back in February […]

Eleanor ‘Cissy’ Patterson, Publisher & Personality

By Ray Hill Eleanor Medill Patterson was the first woman to successfully run a major metropolitan newspaper.  Known as “Cissy” due to the nickname given to her in childhood by her brother, she was volatile, unpredictable, frequently gleefully malevolent and unquestionably gifted. Eleanor Patterson was born into a wealthy and prominent family on November 7, […]

Harbin and Red Devils roast rival Eagles, 18-8

By Steve Williams With it being homecoming at Halls High School, there were plenty of signs on display prior to the football game against rival Gibbs. One read: “Come on Red Devils. Roast the Eagles. May the Force be with you.” As it turned out, Caden Harbin was a force on both sides of the […]

Powell shuts out Halls to cap perfect district run

By Ken Lay Powell High School’s girls soccer team celebrated Senior Night with a 3-0 victory over rival Halls Thursday at Powell Middle School. The win gave the Lady Panthers the District 3-AAA regular-season title and a first-round bye in the district tournament, which opens on Saturday, Oct. 10. Powell (11-2-3 overall, 8-0 in the […]

Draw nets soccer title for Bearden

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s girls soccer team couldn’t quite leave Hardin Valley Academy with a victory Wednesday night, but the Lady Bulldogs did depart with the 2015 District 4-AAA regular-season championship. “This has been a long time coming,” Bearden coach Ryan Radcliffe said after his team managed to salvage a 2-2 tie against […]

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans & Spouses in Knoxville

  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsor Alcoa Foundation, will host Hiring Our Heroes – Knoxville, a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.   Recruiters from more than 50 companies and service organizations have pre-registered with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. […]

Market Square Fall Concert season returns tomorrow

Market Square Fall Concert season returns tomorrow

The Market Square Fall Concert Series returns for a run of shows on Thursdays, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 29. The series, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and the Central Business Improvement District, will include a wide variety of music ­­– jazz, swing, bluegrass, pop and alternative-country folk rock. All concerts are free – […]

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