Tennessee’s Hermitage District, VII

Tennessee’s Hermitage District, VII

By Ray Hill Congressman Joseph W. Byrns, Jr. had first been elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1938, toppling incumbent Richard M. Atkinson in a hard fought campaign inside the Democratic Primary. Tennessee’s “Hermitage District,” so named because the Fifth Congressional district contained the home of General Andrew Jackson, founder of the […]

Knoxville Revolutionary War patriot honored

Knoxville Revolutionary War patriot honored

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com A large crowd gathered recently at a cemetery atop a hill just off North Gallaher View and Broome Roads to honor an early settler, Moses Cavett, with a grave marking ceremony. The event also saw the honoring of retired archeologist and historian Dr. Charles Faulkner. Among the many […]

Annual KCRTA Scholarship Luncheon is Thursday

Knox County Retired Teachers Association will host the annual Scholarship Luncheon Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Drive. Lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. and the Scholarship Awards Program starts at noon. All KCRTA members are welcome. Meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of alternate months.

Massey campaign kicks off this Sunday

 State Senator Becky Duncan Massey invites public to campaign kickoff with a family and dog-friendly event on November 10   Senator Becky Massey will host her campaign kickoff for re-election to the State Senate at a launch event where families and pets are welcome.   The kickoff will take place Sunday, November 10, from 2-4 […]

Fountain City Town Hall to meet Monday

~ from Kelly Ellenburg, Board Chair, Fountain City Town Hall We hope you will join us for our quarterly Town Hall Membership Meeting next Monday, November 11 from 7:00-8:30 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 5409 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. We are excited to host Sharon Hudson, Executive Director of the American Red […]

Town Hall East Pumpkin Pie Social

Come out to the Fellowship Hall at Eastminster Presbyterian on Monday, November 11, at 7 p.m. for the regularly scheduled Town Hall East meeting. THE will conduct a bit of business and bring you up to date on some prospective traffic calming studies on Green Valley, Holston Hills Road and Chilhowee Drive. A Boy Scout […]

Authors Guild of Tennessee November meeting

The Authors Guild of Tennessee will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd, Farragut, TN 37934. Published authors are invited to attend. Info:authorsguildoftn.org. This month’s program will be presented by Aaron Russell, CEO and editor for Historic Union County Publications.