EarthFest 2013 – coming up this Saturday

Each year since April 1970, more and more people choose to celebrate Earth Day. Whether they want to celebrate the planet or learn ways to be more environmentally conscious, the holiday continues to grow in momentum. The Knox County community has come together for the past decade to celebrate at its own Earth Day event, […]

Ugly in the Country Music World of Knoxville

This  taken directly from Merle FM’s Facebook Page. “96.7 Merle FM WMYL Friends I am disappointed to tell you that Merle FM WILL NOT be part of the Wednesday Idol Viewing party. Although we were invited by the venue, it seems another radio station was also invited. Normally we would not mind to have another […]

Vine Middle Magnet Performing Arts Academy to perform Annie, Jr.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Vine Middle Magnet Performing Arts Academy bring the classic story of Orphan Annie to life. Over 50 actors are hard at work putting this show together for audiences of all ages to enjoy. Based on the popular Broadway musical, “Annie Jr.,” tells the story of a spunky, Depression-era […]

Karns High student to compete in Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Caty Davis has been participating in teen pageants for three years. Last year she was crowned Miss Knoxville’s Outstanding Teen, as well as, Knoxville’s Distinguished Young Woman, and just last fall she earned the title Miss Northwest Tennessee. “As Miss Northwest Tennessee, I won scholarship money that will help me further […]

Knoxville Focus for April 15, 2013

Knoxville Focus for April 15, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Farragut Teacher in running for state Teacher of the Year The Tennessee Department of Education recently announced Knox County School teacher Wanda Lacy has been selected as a Centers of Regional Excellence Finalist for the 2013-2014 Tennessee Teacher of the Year competition. Wanda Lacy, who was recently […]

Knox Countians Favor Gun Permits To Be Private

Knox Countians Favor Gun Permits To Be Private

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked likely voters, “In your opinion, should individual personal information regarding handgun carry permits be public or private information?” Almost 59% of Knox Countians believe the information should be kept private.  Just over 41% believe the information should be public record. The only district in Knox County […]

Knoxville, Knox County achieve top rankings in ‘Let’s Move!’

Knoxville, Knox County achieve top rankings in ‘Let’s Move!’

The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for “Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties” (LMCTC), ranking Knoxville and Knox County #1 in the nation among participating cities. LMCTC is a major component of […]

Big inning lifts Eagles

Big inning lifts Eagles

By Ken Lay Gibbs High School’s baseball team used a big second inning to keep its perfect district record intact Tuesday night. The Eagles (14-4 overall, 6-0 in District 3-AA) scored five runs in the second inning of their 7-0 victory over Union County before a packed house at Steve Hunley Field. It was the […]