Don't Miss Art in the Park tonight in Farragut!

We hope you will be able to join us for the Farragut Art in the Park Gallery Reception & Sale on Monday, April 29th at The Gallery at Renaissance | Farragut. Featured this year will be a Steve Black Retrospective and memorial gift to Frankie Black. We are honored to have Frankie’s involvement, as Steve was such […]

Home State Selection: Rivera To Oakland Raiders

On the final day of the draft, tight end Mychal Rivera became the fourth Tennessee product selected in the 2013 NFL Draft as he was taken in the sixth round by the Oakland Raiders with the 184th overall selection. Rivera becomes the first tight end drafted since Luke Stocker went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in […]

Birchfield stresses positive lessons with Explosion

By Ken Lay When Joe Birchfield founded the Knoxville Explosion softball program he wanted to provide a positive experience for young players regardless of talent level or socio-economic background. “We don’t focus on wins and losses,” said Birchfield, who started the program in 2007. “We concentrate on effort, not results. “I started [coaching] in men’s […]

Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2013

Knoxville Focus for April 29, 2013

  Click here to view this week’s Focus online.   Bill Williams honored on Crime Victims’ Rights Week By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com State Senator Becky Massey, Knox County Commissioner Ed Shouse, Knoxville 311 Director Russ Jensen, Fountain City Lions and a host of others met at Fountain City Park last week for a tree planting […]

Knox Countians Favor Term Limits For School Board

Knox Countians Favor Term Limits For School Board

By Focus Staff In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, likely voters were asked the question, “Most elected offices in Knox County are limited to two consecutive terms.  Do you support term limits for Knox County School Board members?” The answer was a resounding “yes”!  Almost 85% of respondents believe the members of the  Knox County […]

Home Federal Bank Honors Hometown Heroes

Home Federal Bank Honors Hometown Heroes

Home Federal Bank recognized four outstanding community leaders last week as part of its Hometown Heroes tradition. Now in its third year, the Hometown Heroes program spotlights ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others and their community. The public submitted dozens of nominations and ten winners were selected for their extraordinary volunteer work. A […]

Boys & Girls Clubs gear up for summer

Boys & Girls Clubs gear up for summer

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Summer is our busiest time at the Boys & Girls Clubs,” Vice President of Operations, Markus Jackson told The Focus. And this summer, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley has focused its efforts on a program for children that will help to ensure the continuation of academic progress […]

Colt Buchanan to play for Milligan after standout prep career

Colt Buchanan to play for Milligan after standout prep career

By Steve Williams His first name fits him well. A hard-hitting first baseman and crafty left-handed pitcher, Colt Buchanan has been a horse for Pigeon Forge, again one of the top high school baseball teams in the state. He also loves the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Milligan College’s picturesque campus in upper East Tennessee naturally […]