Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 12

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 12

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knox County Veterans Office expands services, outreach opportunities The Knox County Veterans Service Office is making it more convenient for veterans to get assistance by expanding its outreach to senior centers and partnering with faith-based organizations to more effectively reach veterans in Knox County. “The Veterans Service […]

Voters Don’t Buy Into Increased Taxes

Voters Don’t Buy Into Increased Taxes

By Focus Staff In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, voters were asked, “President Obama advisor David Axlerod said, “The President won the election after pledging to raise taxes”.  Do you believe Obama’s victory gives him a mandate to raise taxes?” Less than 25% of those surveyed thought President Obama’s reelection victory gave him a mandate […]

A Church To Call Home

A Church To Call Home

  By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com “Kindness has won more people to the faith than stadium events and million dollar productions.” Those were the words of Jason Creech, Pastor of A Church Called Home. The church hosted its first service in the Halls Cinema on September 9 with 118 people in attendance. Although a new church […]

Tom Connally of Texas

Tom Connally of Texas

By Ray Hill When folks think in terms of Texas and Connally, the late Governor John Connally usually comes to mind, but there was another Connally who enjoyed a much longer political career: Thomas Terry Connally.  Tom Connally was no relation to John Connally and during his time, was far better known. Tom Connally was […]

A Greater Impact

A Greater Impact

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com It has been slightly over a year since “Impact Wrestling” last came to Knoxville. Since that time the wrestling company has grown dramatically. With higher TV ratings, new talent, deeper story lines, and a worldwide tour schedule, the wrestling company is poised to return to Knoxville on November 16 with a greater […]

Panthers eliminate Rebels for the second consecutive season

Panthers eliminate Rebels for the second consecutive season

Powell advances on to the quarterfinals, will play host to Tennessee High on Friday By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of Powell Panther Football on AM 620 WRJZ PowellFootballRadioVoice@yahoo.com Last year it was a semifinal matchup that saw the Powell Panthers eliminate the West Rebels from the playoffs. While it happened in the second round on […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 5

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 5

Click here to view this week’s Focus online.     Seymour Middle School Wins $150,000 Students, teachers and administrators at Seymour Middle School are $150,000 richer today after being named 2012 Champions and the grand prize winner in U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign. The contest awards $150,000 to the school that garners the most […]

Ijams Grows and Enhances Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Ijams Grows and Enhances Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Following the acquisition of a new 22-acre property, Ijams Nature Center is expanding to 300 acres and further enhancing the South Loop on Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. The new property, which lies between Sevierville Pike and Ijams’ Quarries, is a critically important wooded ridge top in South Knoxville. Adding it to existing acreage will ensure that […]

David I. Walsh of Massachusetts

David I. Walsh of Massachusetts

By Ray Hill When folks think of successful Irish politicians from Massachusetts, they tend to think in terms of the Kennedys, John and Ted.  Yet the first and most enduring Irish-Catholic politician from Massachusetts was not a Kennedy; it was David Ignatius Walsh.  For over three decades, David I. Walsh defied the political tides and […]