2013 Peyton Manning Scholarships Awarded

Alexandra Brito from Brentwood and Grant Currin from Cleveland have been named the 2013 recipients of the Peyton Manning Scholarship at the University of Tennessee. The Peyton Manning Scholarship is awarded annually to incoming first-year students who have been selected as Haslam Scholars. The program is now in its 16th year and has honored 20 […]

Mayor, Sheriff, and Trustee support a good cause

  JJ Jones traded in his Sheriff’s uniform to volunteer as a guest referee at the Brad Armstrong Memorial. Also donating their time was Knox County Trustee John Duncan III and the Mayor Tim Burchett.  The event was a charity to raise money for the family of a wrestler that recently passed away. Brad Armstrong was […]

Blueberry Festival returns to New Harvest Park Farmers Market

Who:           New Harvest Park Farmers Market What:          Blueberry Festival When:         Thursday, June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. Where:        New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane New Harvest Park Farmers Market is hosting the third annual Blueberry Festival on Thursday, June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at New Harvest Park. In addition to local blueberries for […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson No, my title is not a typo, nor am I referring to Google, the internet search engine, or a gargoyle.  These days we are bombarded with information and often by staggering numbers.  I remember when a millionaire was someone like Thurston Howell III on Gilligan’s Island; and I didn’t know anyone […]

Basketball, Rabbits, and A Loving Mother (Part III)

By Ralphine Major “He took his role and played it well,” Bob Dagley said.  Dagley, head coach of the Gibbs Eagles’ 1964-65 basketball team, was talking about Ron Graves, a senior starter for the Eagles.  “I don’t think he realized how important he was to the team.  When he set a screen, he set a […]

Readers’ Night Out

By Sarah Baker Friends of Literacy hosted a Readers’ Night Out event at Union Avenue Books on June 16.  Local authors including Art Smith, Vince Vawter, Marilyn Kallet, Marcel Browers, Carole Anne Borges, Emily Strout and Pamela Schoenewaldt read excerpts from their work and signed copies.  Twenty percent of all book sales benefitted Friends of […]

Camping Nightmares

By Joe Rector I’d listened well, so when our anniversary arrived last December, I bought a tent, sleeping bags, tarps, and air mattresses for a new activity. Amy has this burning desire to camp and hike, things quite different from my preferences for sleeping in my own bed and mowing the yard for exercise. I’ve […]

A simple pineapple

By Rosie Moore The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today. It is a multiple fruit, one pineapple is actually made up of dozens of  individual flowerets that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each […]

Knoxville Focus for June 17, 2013

Knoxville Focus for June 17, 2013

Click here to read this week’s Focus. Flag Day celebrated in Corryton The Knox County Corryton Senior Center and Rural/Metro Fire Station 33, co-located on Davis Drive, hosted a Flag Day ceremony and barbeque luncheon to honor veterans and to ceremonially retire American flags at the senior center on Friday, June 14. Knox County Mayor […]