Old Knoxville High School will be 80 senior apartments

Old Knoxville High School will be 80 senior apartments

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Walking through the hallways of the old Knoxville High School brings back memories for any older person who went to high school anywhere. The large facility at 101 East Fifth Avenue has four buildings and is being converted for senior living. Recently Knox Heritage invited the public to see the progress […]

When Two Congressmen Collide, IV

When Two Congressmen Collide, IV

By Ray Hill Ridley Mitchell, the colorful congressman from Tennessee’s Fourth District, suddenly found himself embroiled in a debate with fellow Representative John J. Cochran of Missouri, an effective and acerbic speaker. The topic was the seemingly unimportant removal of Bedford County in Mitchell’s Congressional district to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Winchester, […]

Gallegos, CAK product, ready to compete on the next level

Gallegos, CAK product, ready to compete on the next level

By Steve Williams Isaac Gallegos said his No. 1 goal this football season is to win the starting job as place-kicker at Tusculum College. “They recruited some talented kickers and I’m looking forward to competing,” said the former Christian Academy of Knoxville player via e-mail last week. Gallegos, who planned to leave this past Saturday […]

Fulmer discusses suicide prevention at KCS in-service session

Fulmer discusses suicide prevention at KCS in-service session

By Ken Lay The halls and classrooms were largely empty at Farragut High School last week but teachers and administrators were there. They were preparing to welcome students back today. But Tuesday afternoon, the teachers addressed a dark issue confronting students in today’s world as they discussed the growing problem of teenage suicide, an issue […]

HealthCare 21 to host free ‘Focus on Oncology’ events at Knoxville Museum of Art

  The public is invited to attend a creative workshop, employer symposium and art exhibit on Aug. 22, where cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, businesses and organizations will share stories and offer means of support. The three-part free event, called “Focus on Oncology,” is presented by HealthCare 21 Business Coalition (HC21), a Knoxville nonprofit committed to […]

Witness Eclipse History at a Tennessee Farm or Winery

Beat the crowds and head to the country to view the August 21 solar eclipse   If you can’t find your way into the path of totality for the August 21 solar eclipse, don’t worry. There’s enough darkness to go around.   Although a total eclipse will be visible across a mere 70 mile swath […]

Standard Knitting Mills 28th Reunion

Join your friends for fellowship and food. Saturday, August 5 from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the O’Connor Center.  Call Cheryl Wolfe at 254-3905 or JT Morgan at 523-5463 for additional information.

Sunsphere temporarily closed due to water line leak

Repairs to a leak in the Sunsphere’s water line will close the building’s observation deck today until approximately 2 p.m.   Public Building Authority CEO Jayne Burritt noticed the leak Thursday coming from the building’s exterior, and the source was discovered in an upper floor of the Sunsphere. The building’s tenants have been notified that […]

Arrowmont Executive Director Wins Prestigious Award

Bill May, Executive Director of Arrowmont® School of Arts and Crats, has received Pi Beta Phi® Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Friend of Distinction Award. The award honors and recognizes non-members who support fraternity or sorority initiatives and are distinguished friends to Pi Beta Phi and the fraternity and sorority world. It is presented at Pi Beta […]