Area businesses hosting drop off locations for firefighters, evacuees

The LeConte Medical Center Volunteer Thrift Shop is accepting and distributing donations of water and toiletries, clothing, shoes and coats. Those in need of clothing and these essentials are invited to come by the shop to pick up the items they need free of charge. The Thrift Shop is located at 441 Parkway in Sevierville. […]

Volunteer Ministry Center Opens Annual Holiday Store today

Program Utilizes Community Service Projects Volunteer Ministry Center will open the doors to its Annual Holiday Store at 1:00 p.m. on November 30, 2016. Located at 511 N. Broadway, the store is a unique program where individuals can earn gift items for their loved ones with points accrued through community service. This year marks the […]

First Tennessee Foundation to match donations for Gatlinburg wildfire disaster relief

In response to wildfires that have burned homes and businesses and displaced thousands of residents in Gatlinburg and surrounding areas, the First Tennessee Foundation will match donations from the public to the East Tennessee Red Cross, up to a total of $50,000, made through any First Tennessee financial center across the state. “First Tennessee is […]

Holiday Happenings

‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to the Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage With a brand new look, stunning costumes, traditional carols, an adaptation guaranteed to enrich your holiday season, PLUS $10 tickets for children 5 to 12, “A Christmas Carol,” returns to the Clarence Brown mainstage through December 18. At each performance, patrons can enhance the experience […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

Angelic Ministries needs your help By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Angelic Ministries will host 25 families in need every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout December and supply them with Christmas gifts and various other sundries and household goods the families need. The ministry supplies everything from clothing to furniture for families that have lost most, if not […]

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

By Steve Hunley Following the election of Donald Trump it was readily apparent to even the mainstream news media they had not only missed the boat, but weren’t even at the right dock.  The publisher and chief editor of the New York Times assured readers the Grey Lady would “rededicate” herself to what it considered […]

Antique Addiction a superb place to shop

Antique Addiction a superb place to shop

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It may well be the cleanest and best organized antique shop in the region and Kim and Donna are proud of their store and merchandise. Not only does Antique Addiction have lots of vendors but the ladies also offer their own selection of items. Located at 3529 West Emory Road in […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

By Ray Hill Fresh from his titanic reelection victory in 1972, Howard Baker returned to the United States Senate on the cusp of becoming a national figure. Richard Nixon had also won an historic reelection victory, but it quickly unraveled.  When the Senate appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate the Watergate break-in, Minority Leader Hugh […]

Gibbs gains confidence, upsets three teams en route to title

GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL Cameron Mercer was a member of the First Baptist Academy grasscutter team that captured the 9-under NFC division championship this fall at John Tarleton Park. It was only the second season for FBA in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Mercer plays fullback and linebacker for the Eagles. Starting today, The Knoxville Focus is running stories, scores and photos of the 2016 KMYFL team champions. The two-part feature will continue in the Dec. 5 issue.

Gibbs gains confidence, upsets three teams en route to title

By Steve Williams Gibbs’ 14-under Varsity team got on a roll in the Knox Metro Youth Football League’s post-season tournament and captured the NFC division championship despite being seeded No. 6 out of seven teams. After going 1-5-1in the regular season, the Eagles won four games in 10 days, capping their remarkable tourney run with […]