A Good Neighbor

By Joe Rector I received news a few days ago that Ann Mier passed. Just today, I learned that her family wanted me to serve as a pall bearer, but I was in Nashville for my wife’s surgery and missed any communications that came to me via social media. To me, she was a wonderful […]

Publisher’s Position: Campfield bill is mean spirited

By Steve Hunley State Senator Stacey Campfield has proposed a bill cosponsored with State Representative Vance Dennis which would reduce by as much as thirty percent state assistance for those families who have a child in school who has failing grades. Campfield claims his bill is based on a similar idea in Brazil, of all […]

A Shift in Focus

By Richie Beeler One of the greatest privileges of my life was afforded me eight years ago by my longtime friend and mentor, Steve Hunley. I was offered the job of starting a sports section in a fledgling newspaper called the Fountain City Focus. That meeting essentially began my career as a columnist. I covered […]

Focus on the Law: Business Associations in Tennessee

By Sharon Frankenberg If you are considering forming a new business, there are many things to consider.  Here are some highlights of the major forms of business associations in Tennessee.  The most familiar to many of us is the sole proprietorship.  This is how most small businesses start out. One person owns the firm and […]

House Mountain trail work

A group of volunteers, organized by The Mast General Store, will be conducting trail maintenance and restoration on House Mountain this Thursday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to noon.   Those interested in volunteering can sign up in person at the Mast General Store located at 402 S. Gay Street, or contact Nick Waller by […]

Con Hunley to perform on Knox Focus Stage at the Disc Exchange

In addition to the musical acts performing at the SouthFest stage outside Emery’s 5 & 10, there are also several artists scheduled to perform inside DiscExchange. Please see the schedule below. There will also be a car show (flyer attached) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at 4221 Chapman Highway, which will include members […]

Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

By Focus Staff State Senator Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would penalize families receiving state assistance whose children don’t do well in school.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters on the Campfield Bill. Voters were asked, “Do you believe families and children should receive reduced state assistance for food and other needs […]

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years of service

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years of service

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com For a century, St. John’s Lutheran Church has stood resolvedly on the corner of 5th and Broadway in North Knoxville. The original members of the church, founded in 1888 by 29 charter members, wanted nothing more than a Lutheran worship experience in the English language and to further the cause of […]