First Annual Tri-Star Junior Golf Championship Announced

The first annual Tri-Star Junior Golf Championship will take place July 6-8, 2018 at Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville, TN. In conjunction with the Tennessee Golf Foundation and the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee PGA, the Tri-Star provides Tennessee’s junior golfers a competitive golf experience unrivaled by any other tournament in the state. The […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Witness fire breathers, compete in a city-wide scavenger hunt, join an interpretive hike, watch a free movie under the stars, strike a pose with yoga on the field, listen to live music or go to festivals like the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree. Here are the events going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list, […]

Festival on the Fourth welcomes all to World’s Fair Park

World’s Fair Park is the place to be for family fun and patriotic music during this Fourth of July holiday.   From 4-10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth presents live music, food vendors, activities and other summertime diversions. The festivities lead up to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s […]

Want to Vote Aug. 2? Registration Deadline is TODAY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennesseans who want to vote in the Aug. 2 primary must register to vote today. Luckily, registering is easier than ever in Tennessee using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Online voter registration allows any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security […]

10 tips for safely using fireworks

By: The University of Tennessee Medical Center News Service Whatever the time of year, fireworks turn the evening sky into a canvas painted with colorful light and patterns. Along with beauty, however, fireworks can also bring harm by causing serious burns and eye injuries. The body parts most frequently injured are hands and fingers (36%); […]

Legal and public notices for the week of July 2, 2018

Foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 20, 2005, executed by APRIL CARTHORN, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, ATTORNEY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

UT ARBORETUM ANNOUNCES ONE-DAY SCIENCE CAMP FOR KIDS ON JULY 10

The UT Arboretum and UT Arboretum Society are offering a one-day Science Camp, “The Science of Nature,” taught by area naturalist and environmental educator Kris Light. The camp is designed for rising fifth and sixth grade students, but other ages are welcome. The number of students is limited to 20, and early registration is recommended. […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 2, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for July 2, 2018

Will NC-1 solve the Parkridge preservation dilemma? By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In what seems to be a compromise the Mayor Madeline Rogero and her administration are suggesting a possible solution for the Parkridge neighborhood. The idea of declaring the entire area as a neighborhood conservation zone (NC-1) rather than a historic district (H-1) was presented […]

Separating Children and the Truth

Separating Children and the Truth

 By Steve Hunley Much has been made of separating children from their parents when the parents attempt to enter the United States illegally.  The truth is children are separated from their parents all the time for a variety of reasons.  Children are parted from a parent when Mom or Dad go overseas as part of […]

God’s Place Thrift Store is different

God’s Place Thrift Store is different

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What makes the God’s Place Thrift Store in South Knoxville different? Aside from having a wide variety to items, from clothing to furniture, God’s Place is an outreach of God’s Place Church. Pastor Tim Macklin  was a drug addict, criminal, and to the point of death from an injury and […]