Story is your point of view: Writing workshop with Pamela Schoenwaldt

Pamela Schoenewaldt, novelist, short story writer, and experienced teacher will lead a writing workshop with the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. She will help participants find, define, and empower the all-important point of view that makes (or breaks) a story.   The event, which will be open to the public, will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 13, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for February 13, 2017

Joint Education Committee discusses education issues By Ken Lay Potential pay raises took center stage as the Knox County Board of Education Knox County Commission Joint Education Committee convened Wednesday at the Andrew Johnson Building. The committee, which met with Knox County Schools Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas, was comprised of four board members and four […]

Jimmy Duncan is Right

Jimmy Duncan is Right

By Steve Hunley Both the Knoxville News Sentinel and the Maryville Daily Times have given coverage to some folks castigating Congressman John J. “Jimmy” Duncan for refusing to hold a special town hall meeting – – – just for them.  Naturally, after being told no, some of them are immediately intending to take to the […]

Cordell Hull & the Election of 1920

Cordell Hull & the Election of 1920

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull had been in Congress since 1907 when he had only narrowly won the Democratic nomination, which inside Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional district was tantamount to election. Hull, only thirty-seven years old at the time, had been nominated by less than twenty votes. There were rumblings about a recount, but Hull went […]

Historic Howard House for sale

Historic Howard House for sale

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “I think it will sell,” Kim Trent of Knox Heritage told The Focus. The historic Howard House, at 2921 Broadway Avenue, is one of the few remaining homes on the busy commercial street. Built in 1910 by Lynn Hayes the beautiful home sits on 2.4 acres and was recently the proposed […]

Parkridge Facebook page, H-1 Zoning disputed

Parkridge Facebook page, H-1 Zoning disputed

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The division continued last week between homeowners in the Parkridge neighborhood who want to extend an existing historic designation to the entire community and those who don’t want the label. The H-1 zoning proposal, which will be discussed in an “Open House” this Friday from 1 until 4 p.m. at the […]

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