Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is October 2

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held October 2 at World’s Fair Park, and will unite the community with a shared determination to help create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 1 p.m. and the […]

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, National Quartet Convention Ink Five-Year Contract Extension

Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene Teaster, Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear, Southern gospel music pioneer Les Beasley and the National Quartet Convention, Inc.’s Executive Vice President Clarke Beasley were on hand Monday, Sept. 26, at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge to announce NQC’s plans to present its annual event at the LeConte Center through 2021.

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, National Quartet Convention Ink Five-Year Contract Extension

Major gospel music event stays put through 2021 The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge and the National Quartet Convention have committed to a five-year contract extension that keeps the gospel music event in Pigeon Forge through 2021. The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge hosted NQC in 2014 and 2015. This year’s event is slated for […]

Free Prostate Cancer Screening, Sept. 29

September marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and to honor this occasion, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Tennessee Men’s Health Network (TMHN), and CAC’s Office on Aging are hosting a free prostate cancer screening on September 29 from 1-4 p.m. at Knoxville-Knox County CAC L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Avenue, Knoxville TN  37921. Prostate cancer is one of the most […]

Powell Playhouse To Perform Comedy ‘1, 2, 3 And Flush’ October 6-8

Powell Playhouse To Perform Comedy ‘1, 2, 3 And Flush’ October 6-8

Fun For All Ages As Escaped Convicts Hide in a Small Town in Disguise. Playwright To Be Special Guest If you’re looking for an evening of fun, the Powell Playhouse promises to steal your funny bone with a delightful comedy Thursday through Saturday, October 6-8. The performances will be at the Jubilee Banquet Facility on […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of September 26, 2016

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Heather E. Terflinger and Dylen S. Terflinger executed a Deed of Trust to Real Estate Finance Group, Lender and John O. Rhea, Trustee(s), which was dated May 4, 2007 and recorded on May 8, 2007 in Instrument No. 200705080091493, Knox County, Tennessee Register of […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 26, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 26, 2016

McMillan Decides Not To Seek Board Chairmanship By Focus Staff Mike McMillan has announced he will not continue to seek the chairmanship of the Knox County Board of Education.  A former Chair of the Board, McMillan and Sixth District Board member Terry Hill deadlocked earlier this month 4-4 with one member absent. McMillan served as […]

Senator McKellar & The TVA

Senator McKellar & The TVA

By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth D. McKellar’s reputation has suffered through the years largely due to his feud with David E. Lilienthal. Lilienthal was one of the original Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Like all of Kenneth McKellar’s feuds, it was a no holds barred affair and his hatred of Lilienthal became something of […]

Hispanic Heritage Month underway

Hispanic Heritage Month underway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “Bueno Dias, y’all,” the minister said before leading the devotional during the kickoff of the Hora Latina-sponsored Ho La Festival in Knoxville. Pastor Melvin Colon was addressing a breakfast at the Knoxville Museum of Art and the humor in his greeting was recognized and appreciated in the crowd of city and […]

Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We take it personally, just like the flowers were coming from us,” says Emily Campen. She and her sister, Mary Beth Cary-Reagan, own three florist’s shops in the Knoxville area and take a personal approach in preparing flower arrangements for you. Betty’s Florist, at 8205 Chapman Highway, has more than 30 […]

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