Emerald Youth Golf Classic with Inky Johnson Oct. 2 to Benefit Inner City Sports

Emerald Youth Golf Classic with Inky Johnson Oct. 2 to Benefit Inner City Sports

Knoxville’s Emerald Youth Foundation and former University of Tennessee football player Inquoris “Inky” Johnson will host a golf tournament at Egwani Farms Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to benefit a sports program for inner city children. Emerald Youth Sports, a year-round program of athletic leagues, teams and clinics for children living in the heart […]

Emerald Swim Program Beats Odds, Inspires Athletes Among Inner City Youth

Emerald Swim Program Beats Odds, Inspires Athletes Among Inner City Youth

A vibrant swim program begun six years ago by Emerald Youth Foundation, 1718 North Central Street, is helping to beat some terrible national odds for inner city Knoxville youth and to create athletes too. Emerald Youth is beginning its third year of swim lessons in the fall and spring for all of the about 200 […]

92 Boxes of Love

92 Boxes of Love

More than 20 volunteers gathered at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (6632 Chapman Highway, Knoxville) last Wednesday (August 15, 2012) to pack 92 boxes of quilts, Personal Care Kits, School Supplies and Baby Care Kits that will be sent to people in need around the world through a partnership with Lutheran World Relief. “Many hands make […]

Blessings to Others

Blessings to Others

By Ralphine Major I remember hearing her crystal clear soprano voice long before I even met her. Rev. Bruce Forlines introduced Angela and told that she was only five years old when he began his ministry at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. At that time, Bruce had not yet retired; now, he is the Minister of […]

Benefit held to ‘Roll Away SMA’

Benefit held to ‘Roll Away SMA’

By Sarah Baker About 100 cyclists and walkers showed up at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, August 19 for “Walk-N-Roll Away SMA,” a benefit fundraiser to raise money to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  SMA is a motor neuron disease which affects the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as […]

Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters, asking the question, “The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce is partially funded with tax dollars.  Should the Chamber of Commerce be required to provide a complete accounting of its expenditures if it continues to receive tax dollars?” The response was a resounding “yes!” Voters in […]