The Knoxville Focus for January 20, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for January 20, 2020

Whitehead greets supporters at reception at Calhoun’s on the River By Ken Lay A number of supporters showed up at a fundraising reception for John R. Whitehead late Wednesday afternoon at Calhoun’s on the River. Whitehead, who is seeking a fourth term as Knox County Property Assessor, said that he was pleased with the turnout, […]

Alice Roosevelt Longworth, I

Alice Roosevelt Longworth, I

  By Ray Hill Alice Roosevelt Longworth remained the most famous presidential daughter in our country’s history; certainly she was the most enduring. An especially astute observer of politics and things political, Alice Roosevelt Longworth was also known for her elegance, entertaining, and most especially her acid tongue. No insipid child dependent upon a powerful […]

Mayor Jacobs pushes TVA Tower proposal on commissioners

Mayor Jacobs pushes TVA Tower proposal on commissioners

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs brought out the big guns last week in his pitch to get the approval of the Knox County Commission for an easement agreement for the TVA East Tower. Jacobs called a special session and lined up people from various agencies and organizations to […]

Catholic boys and Bearden girls top Focus’ First Five

Catholic boys and Bearden girls top Focus’ First Five

  By Steve Williams As high school basketball season moves closer to tournament time, which are the best teams on the local scene? The Knoxville Focus has delved into regular season results going back to November and ranked a First Five for boys’ and girls’ teams based on games played through Thursday (Jan. 16). Catholic, […]

MLK Avenue to close temporarily for Monday parade

One of the highlights of Knoxville’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is the King Day memorial parade and tribute service.   But putting on a parade means temporary road closures. To accommodate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Monday, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue will be closed to vehicles between […]

Joy Bell Ride Women’s Dig Day

WHO:         Legacy Parks Foundation & Joy Bell Ride WHAT:       Joy Bell Ride Women’s Dig Day WHEN:      Sunday, January 19 at 8:30 a.m. WHERE:    Sharp’s Ridge Veterans Memorial Park Parking: 329 Sharp’s Ridge Rd., Knoxville, TN 37917   Join Legacy Parks Foundation, Bell Joy Ride, Contour Trail Design Company, […]

Deadline for Neighbor of the Year Nominations Is Today!

Don’t miss the opportunity to give an amazing neighbor a shout out! Nominations for the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year close Friday, Jan. 17.   Do you know someone who goes the extra mile to make their neighborhood a better place? Perhaps they welcome new neighbors, volunteer to help neighbors in distress or […]

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