Commissioners Night Out October 18

Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas are headed out to the Halls area for their 33rd Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County. Ed and Bob will be at E. B.’s Eats & Treats, 4620 Mill Branch Lane, Wednesday, October 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to meet the people of […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 16, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for October 16, 2017

Women of faith gather for ‘Salvaged’ By Rose King On Thursday evening 354 women from over 42 churches came together for “Salvaged 2017” at Clear Springs Baptist Church in Corryton for fellowship, worship and to hear the message shared by author and speaker Rachel Lovingood. Women of all ages filled the sanctuary where, after a […]

Operation Honor Guard raises funds

Operation Honor Guard raises funds

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You probably saw them at Rose’s Mortuary on Broadway and Kingston Pike last Wednesday. Both locations had members of the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard present and people were pulling into the parking lots to visit and donate on the Day of Giving. At the Broadway location WATE TV personalities were […]

Farragut takes care of business and Bearden, 31-14

Carlos Reveiz / Ashley Wathen - crfoto.com Farragut High students have fun watching the Admirals extend their winning streak over rival Bearden Friday night.

Farragut takes care of business and Bearden, 31-14

By Steve Williams If Farragut’s football team had to bounce back from a loss and start a new winning streak, beating old rival Bearden was the best way to do it. The Bulldogs even helped. And the Admirals gladly accepted Bearden’s generosity en route to a 31-14 win in the Battle of West Knoxville Friday […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations III

Tennessee and the League of Nations III

Governor Tom C. Rye had run for the United States Senate in the 1918 Democratic primary against Senator John Knight Shields as a supporter of President Woodrow Wilson and lost. Rye’s defeat did not necessarily mean the people of Tennessee had turned against Wilson; in fact, had the President written the public letter denouncing Shields […]

Gregg Bostick receives ET award

Gregg Bostick receives ET award

Gregg Bostick (left), Director of Football Operations at Grace Christian Academy on a volunteer basis for the past four years, receives the award for being selected by head football coaches, athletic directors and game day officials from across East Tennessee as the recipient of the inaugural East Tennessee CAREacter Star Support Staff of the Year […]

Lady Admirals win District Tournament as winning streak continues

Photo by Ken Lay. Farragut High School celebrates the 2017 District 4-AAA Tournament Championship. The Lady Admirals downed Maryville 2-0 at home to win their 14th straight game and the tournament title.

Lady Admirals win District Tournament as winning streak continues

By Ken Lay The 2017 season got off to a rough start for Farragut High School girls soccer team. Back in the hot dog days of August, the Lady Admirals opened their campaign by losing five consecutive matches. But that now seems like ages ago. Farragut won its 14th consecutive match Thursday night and its […]

Legacy Parks announces riverfront acquisition among 1,000 supporters

Friday, Legacy Parks Foundation announced its acquisition of the nearly three-acre McBee Ferry Landing property on the Holston River – a launching point and key component of the organization’s Head of the Tennessee Initiative.   Legacy Parks was recently awarded a grant from the Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund to preserve and enhance this historic […]

Edible Pumpkins: A Feast for the Eyes, Then for Your Pies

Edible Pumpkins: A Feast for the Eyes, Then for Your Pies

 Farms and farmers markets across Tennessee are filled with irresistible autumn décor, much of which is delicious. Choosing edible pumpkins and hard squashes helps make the most of autumn produce purchases.   Most pumpkins are edible, but don’t try to use a pumpkin as a lantern one day and then use it for cooking the […]

UT Presents Organic Crops Field Tour on October 26

Commercial Producers and Home Gardeners Should Register by October 16 for a Discount Everyone is invited to attend the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s 2017 Organic Crops Field Tour, on Thursday, October 26. Visitors will learn first-hand about the latest research efforts and organic growing recommendations while enjoying the facilities at the UT East Tennessee AgResearch […]