County hosts informational meeting on blueway plan

Who: Knox County Stormwater Division; Knox County Parks & Recreation; Community partners What:  Public informational meeting When:  Tuesday, July 9, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Karns Community Center, 7708 Oak Ridge Highway Background: Grab your fishing rod and load up the canoe, Beaver Creek is calling! Knox County is planning to create a unique “blueway” that will […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 8

Knoxville Focus for Monday, July 8

To view this week’s Focus, click here. Whitehead wins second straight Rocky Top Title By Ken Lay For the second consecutive year Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League commissioner Andre Whitehead has been forced to coach in the league championship game. Well, he doesn’t seem to mind very much because he has two wins and two […]

Pedal Power

Pedal Power

By Dan Andrews A fun and innovative idea of using pedal power for downtown transportation has come to fruition in the Central Business Improvement District Area. “Downtown Rickshaw” is a new company that provides rides to individuals looking for a short trip in the heart of downtown. According to Bill Stone, manager of the company, […]

Governor Prentice Cooper, Chapter II

Governor Prentice Cooper, Chapter II

By Ray Hill By the fall of 1937, E. H. Crump, leader of the Shelby County political machine, was openly fighting Governor Gordon Browning. After having supported Browning for governor in 1936, Senator Kenneth D. McKellar’s prediction that Crump could not trust Browning had proved to be true. Following a meeting in the Memphis Boss’s […]

Doyle Human’s view of officiating turned from hate to love

Doyle Human’s view of officiating turned from hate to love

  By Steve WIlliams When Doyle Human came to his first meeting of the East Tennessee Federation of Umpires in 1962, one veteran official got even. “As I walked down the aisle,” recalled Human last week, “Joe Caldwell stopped everything and said, ‘For all you fellows that don’t know that guy walking down the aisle […]

WorkNow! opens in Fountain City

WorkNow! opens in Fountain City

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Earlier this summer  WorkNow! Inc., a staffing company based in Morristown, TN, held a grand opening event at their new office, located at 4704 North Broadway Street in Knoxville.  More than just a resource for employers seeking qualified candidates, WorkNow !, Inc. is committed to helping the unemployed community find jobs […]

Exclusive: Icon Lounge 4th of July Photos

Tonight I decided to go a unique angle on everything. With heavy rains and unpredictable weather, I decided to photograph from “Icon Lounge” on the 5th floor of the Sunsphere.             All photos taken in near total darkness. Patrons crowd around looking out the windows.

Red White and Blues starts a soggy 4th

  A small crowd assembled on July 3rd, at the Farragut Red, White, and Blues Festival. For those who did attend, they were entertained by local bands. Also many local vendors participated and some even gave out free food.