Knoxville Fire Fighters Fill the Boot to Support Kids and Adults with Muscle-Debilitating Diseases

  Members of the Knoxville IAFF Local 65 Fire Fighter Association are set to kick off  the fire fighter’s annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to  help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. More than 100 fire […]

M*A*S*H Actor, Science Educator Alan Alda to Speak at UT Nov. 1

M*A*S*H Actor, Science Educator Alan Alda to Speak at UT Nov. 1

KNOXVILLE—Alan Alda, an acclaimed actor and science educator widely known for his role in the television series “M*A*S*H,” will speak at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Alda will deliver the second Ken and Blaire Mossman Distinguished Lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 17, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for October 17, 2016

Reason for Celebration By Ralphine Major It started out as one small act of kindness and a simple mission.  A group of ladies passed a can around to help cancer patients with gas money.  Today, the collection can has grown and so has the mission!  Who could have imagined that eight years later, the group […]

Vietnam Veterans Day honors Veterans

Vietnam Veterans Day honors Veterans

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Thursday was special for Vietnam era veterans at the World’s Fair Park those soldiers, sailors and airman were honored in a special ceremony by Vet2Vet Tn. The ceremonies were hosted by Vet2Vet President Freddie J. Owens. Each Vietnam and Vietnam Era veteran was honored with a proclamation and a Vietnam service […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Two

Senator Howard Baker, Part Two

By Ray Hill After having lost a close race for the United States Senate in 1964, Howard H. Baker, Jr. resolved to run again in 1966.  Senator Ross Bass would have to defend his seat after only two years, as he was completing the term of the late Estes Kefauver.  The winner of the 1966 […]

South Knoxville on the move

South Knoxville on the move

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com South Knoxville’s link with “downtown” Knoxville is the Henley Street Bridge and that entrance to the south is slowly getting a huge improvement. Although many businesses suffered when the bridge was closed for construction a few years ago, the area seems to be rebounding now. The stretch of Chapman Highway from […]

ReBath of Knoxville is a family business

ReBath of Knoxville is a family business

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When Kassie Ritchey talks about ReBath of Knoxville she’s full of pride about the company and her family’s involvement there. “We are family-owned and operated and try to treat everyone as family,” she explained. Kassie and her husband Steve are assisted in the company by Steve’s sister, brother-in-law and nephew. The […]

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