Saturday at the Seymour Farmers Market

Saturday at the Seymour Farmers Market

On Saturday, July 22, the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department will be at Seymour Farmers Market with their big red fire truck from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Information on fire safety will be provided. They will have a family activity tent set up with face painting and hats for the kids. They will also be grilling hot dogs […]

4th City Council District Go Vote! Knoxville public meeting tomorrow

When: 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017   Where: Milton Roberts Recreation Center, 5900 Asheville Highway   Who: Mayor Madeline Rogero, 4th District Councilman Nick Della Volpe, Knox County Election Commission staff, 4th District neighborhood leaders, and candidates running for Council seats in the 2017 City elections     In the Aug. 29 primary […]

Neighborhood groups get on the map

Neighborhood groups get on the map

Looking for local neighborhood groups, their boundaries and their contact info?   Now there’s a map for that.   The Office of Neighborhoods (OON) collaborated with the Knoxville Knox County Geographical Information System (KGIS) and the City’s Engineering Department to integrate Knoxville’s neighborhood groups, homeowners’ associations and neighborhood watch groups into the multitude of maps […]

Thank you UT Veterinary Medical Center

Pictured at the UT Veterinary Medical Center are (Front row, left to right): Dr. Diane Hendrix, Carol Tuft, Lauren Webb (with Opie), Dawn Hickey, Jamie Stuffle, (back row) Tonya Foster, Dr. Hannah McLean, Ashley Colantoni, Jordan Neely and Dr. Marti Drum. Not pictured are orthopedic surgeons Dr. Kyle Snowdon and Dr. Whitney DeGroot.

Thank you UT Veterinary Medical Center

By Steve Hunley publisher@knoxfocus.com If like me, you have a pet you realize that precious creature is a part of the family. Regular readers of The Focus will recall the frequent mentions of my little Jack Russell terrier, Opie. From the time I saw him, I instantly bonded with him. Naturally, my love for Opie […]

Goodwill Foundation of Knoxville, Inc. Announces ‘Football Kickoff 2017’ Fundraising Event

Goodwill Foundation of Knoxville, Inc. announces “Football Kickoff 2017” set for 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. This new event features several well-known authorities on Tennessee sports, Bob Kesling, Tim Priest, Jeff Francis, Pat Ryan, and Brett Hubbs, and will be held at the Lauricella Center located inside Neyland Stadium on the […]

CHS Class of 1977 having 40th Reunion

Central High School Class of 1977 40th Class Reunion. Mark your calendars as we celebrate on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Fountain City Park from 2-5 p.m.  Bring your families, food, chairs, for games and a fun time with our classmates.  Contact Teresa Black Teague at 865-679-9835 for information.

Mega Peddler’s Mart opens in former Kmart on Broadway

Mega Peddler’s Mart opens in former Kmart on Broadway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We will be one of the largest antique and vendor malls in America, right here in Knoxville, Tennessee,” said Donald Jenkins. He and his wife, Crissie, have opened Mega Peddler’s Mart of Knoxville in the former Kmart location at 4434 North Broadway in the Northgate Plaza Shopping Center. The Jenkins family […]

Hardy Johnson ‘keeps going’ on 89th birthday

Hardy Johnson ‘keeps going’ on 89th birthday

By Steve Williams Hardy Johnson, longtime shoe cobbler in Fountain City, only stopped working for short periods of time on his 89th birthday last Wednesday. His son Jim, who manages Custom Shoe Rebuilders at 5503 North Broadway St., would normally have been working too, but he had to take his mother-in-law to the doctor. Earlier […]

When Two Congressmen Collide, I

When Two Congressmen Collide, I

By Ray Hill Every ten years legislative and Congressional districts must undergo some changes; redistricting always poses a danger to incumbents.  It is not uncommon for a sitting congressman to run for higher office when faced with the elimination of his district.  Congressman Albert Gore’s district was carved up in 1952, but he was already […]

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