Three things the commission asked from legislators

Three things the commission asked from legislators

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A packed meeting at Dead End BBQ on Sutherland Avenue Thursday between Knox County Commissioners and local state legislators saw three matters discussed. On hand were several state lawmakers including Eddie Smith, Randy McNally, Jason Zackery, Rick Staples, Bill Dunn and Harry Brooks. Most of the commissioners attended as well as […]

LaFetta’s is good for the soul

LaFetta’s is good for the soul

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If it is soul food you crave there’s a new restaurant on Cherry Street that’s just waiting for you to come in and dine. LaFetta’s Soul Food Restaurant is owned and operated by well-known Knoxville personality, community activist and 2016 Good Neighbor of the Year, David Gillette. Gillette welcomes you to […]

Ice Dawgs survive test, down Knights 2-1

Ice Dawgs survive test, down Knights 2-1

By Ken Lay Bearden Ice Dawgs coach Mike Raleigh may have seen his team win a key Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School League Game Wednesday night. But the first-year coach couldn’t really enjoy it. “I’m happy but I’m not satisfied,” Raleigh said after the Ice Dawgs notched a 2-1 victory over the Knoxville Knights […]

Catholic standout enjoys unusual back-to-back wins

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Jack Sompayrac (third from right) and teammates listen to Knoxville Catholic Coach Mike Hutchens at practice Thursday.

Catholic standout enjoys unusual back-to-back wins

By Steve Williams Jack be nimble, Jack be quick … Jack Sompayrac of Knoxville Catholic High School made the transition from football to basketball in less than 24 hours. “On Thursday night he was MVP on offense in the Blue Cross Bowl and on Friday night he scored 16 points and had five assists and […]

Chocolatefest 2018

Enjoy a hilarious evening of Chocolate & Comedy with Leanne Morgan on Friday, January 26th at the Knoxville Convention Center!  This Chocolatefest 2018 kick-off event includes live entertainment by comedian Leanne Morgan and improv duo Some Antics as well as delicious snacks, a silent auction, cash bar and chocolate!  Tickets are $50 per person and […]

Oakwood-Lincoln Park Hosts Holiday Makers Market

Come support Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (OLPNA)at the Inaugural Holiday Makers Market & Vintage Sale on Saturday, December 9, at 916 Shamrock Avenue, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.   Bring money to spend on local Artisanal crafts, fabulous vintage treasures, and wonderful holiday gifts.   Some examples of what you might find are: […]

Ramsey House Annual Candlelight Tour this Sunday

  Start your holiday with a warm glow! Santa Claus, Children’s Choir, Reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” holiday refreshments and a 1797 home with costumed docents, decorated in natural greens, and glowing with warm candlelight. This all takes place at Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike on Sunday December 10, from 6 […]

Ramsey House Wreath Workshop

Greet your guests with a natural greens wreath to hang on your holiday door. This is a class that has become a tradition for many and an enjoyable experience. We provide everything you need for the wreath along with instruction;  you need to bring garden glove and a pair of small garden shears. December 9th, […]