Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Five

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Five

By Ray Hill Congressmen Bill Brock and Jimmy Quillen, along with their newly elected colleague John Duncan, gave a dinner for Republican legislators after the 1964 election.  Howard Baker attended the dinner and was surprised when the legislators unanimously announced they wanted him to serve as Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.  Bill Brock spoke […]

Most congressional candidates attend Burlington forum

Most congressional candidates attend Burlington forum

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Eight candidates in a field of 14 seeking to replace Congressman John Duncan appeared at the monthly East Knoxville Community forum last week. Each made opening and closing statements and were asked questions submitted by the audience. Community leader Michael Covington hosted the gathering and Hubert Smith presented the questions. Key […]

Ask the Commissioner

Commissioner Carson Dailey will be meeting with the citizens of the 9th district at  Love that BBQ, 1901 Maryville Pike,  Tuesday, July 31, 2018,  from 5-6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to meet with your Commissioner on community issues.

The Lost Restaurants of Knoxville |a Brown Bag Lecture with Paula Johnson

“The Lost Restaurants of Knoxville” A Brown Bag Lecture with Paula Johnson DATE:                   Noon, Thursday, July 19, 2018 LOCATION:         East Tennessee History Center 601 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902 ADMISSION:       FREE | Attendees are encouraged to bring a “brown bag” lunch   From frontier taverns and saloons to upscale dining […]

Seymour Volunteer Fire Department opening new landing zone Wednesday

Seymour Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) is scheduled to host an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 11  to dedicate its new Emergency Designated Land Zone (LZ) at SVFD’s Station 6.   The landing zone will be used for emergency medical air transportation needed in South Knoxville and surrounding communities. This project has been a […]

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 […]

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