Veterans Heritage Ridge Run this month

Veterans Heritage Ridge Run this month

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Until a few years ago Sharps Ridge was probably the most overlooked park in the city. It was thought to be a hangout for drug deals, sexual activity, and many local people stayed away from the beautiful overlook. Then local people and groups started getting involved to transform the property into […]

Kapaya and Coughlin capture KIL cross country titles

Kapaya and Coughlin capture KIL cross country titles

By Steve Williams The Knoxville Interscholastic League has a new girls champion in cross country. Shila Kapaya of Knoxville Catholic won the annual KIL meet Saturday, covering the 5K Sequoyah Hills Park course in 18 minutes, 18 seconds. Three-time champion Rebecca Story, a senior this year at Christian Academy of Knoxville, did not run in […]

Halls boys win state golf titles in historic fashion

PHOTO BY MARIANNE DEDMON Ryan Hall's 13-under-par 131 total not only led Halls High to its second straight team title, it was only one stroke off from tying the TSSAA state golf tournament record for 36 holes of play.

Halls boys win state golf titles in historic fashion

By Steve Williams Halls’ 2017 boys golf team will go down as one of the best in TSSAA history. The Red Devils, in fact, recorded the best-ever 36-hole score by a public school team, a 7-under-par 569, in winning the Division I Large Schools championship Wednesday at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester. Only Baylor, a […]

Knoxville Choral Society Fall Choral Masterworks Concert

Who: Knoxville Choral Society What: Fall Choral Masterworks Concert presented by the Ball Institute for Church Music and sponsored by Rush’s Music, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Clayton Foundation, the city of Knoxville, WJXB 97.5 FM and WUOT 91.9 FM. The Knoxville Choral Society brings you a musical journey exploring the movement from darkness to […]

Volunteer Tennessee AmeriCorps Information Session in Knoxville, TN

Are you an organization looking to expand your services to meet community needs? If so, hosting a National Service program might be for you! Join Volunteer Tennessee at an informational session to learn more about AmeriCorps. Come and find out:  What AmeriCorps is and how it can expand the capacity of your organization About the […]

Free Legal Advice Available in Blount County

  Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) and Blount County Public Library (BCPL) host a Free Legal Advice Clinic, Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  The clinic will be held at the Library, 508 North Cusick Street in Maryville. The Advice Clinic is part of LAET’s Pro Bono Project, and is offered in celebration […]

Tennessee Department of Human Services Brings Awareness to Elder Abuse   

Loved ones needed to help protect against fraud.   Family members, friends and clergy reported 32% of the cases of financial exploitation against an elderly person in Tennessee last year according to the Adult Protective Services (APS) division of the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS).   The vast majority, 61%, are reported by professionals […]

Horse owners urged to take precautions

West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia Detected in Tennessee   The state veterinarian has announced three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood.   A horse in Davidson County and a horse in Knox County recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). A horse in Bedford County tested positive […]

Knoxville Opera opens 40th anniversary season with gala concert honoring Hall of Fame members

Knoxville Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season celebration commences in grand style with a Gala Concert, sponsored by Dr. Sharon Lord, honoring eight new members of the Knoxville Opera Hall of Fame.  The event will take place at the Bijou Theatre, location of the company’s first performance on November 3, 1978 (La Traviata starring Mary Costa), on […]

Howl-O-Ween at the UT Gardens

Halloween-themed event for Pet Owners and Their Dogs The University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville, is going to the dogs for a Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo. The event, sponsored by the UT Gardens, Knoxville, and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, caters to dogs and dog lovers and will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, […]

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