South Waterfront finds new momentum

South Waterfront finds new momentum

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Finally we have the answer to the former Baptist hospital site. This is a game changer not only for South Knoxville but for all of Knoxville. This will be the catalyst for more development and the amenities such as restaurants and more retail that South Knoxville starves for,” Vice Mayor Nick […]

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,III

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,III

  By Ray Hill The political pot in Tennessee ceased to boil when Governor Gordon Browning appointed George L. Berry, President of the International Printing and Pressmen’s Union, to the United States Senate on May 7, 1937.  Still, the pot certainly continued to simmer with a host of prospective candidates talking about running in the […]

A Brother’s Legacy

A Brother’s Legacy

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Anyone in the auction business will tell you that each item has a story. And while every item has worth, often it is the story behind an item that determines its true value. This week at Fountain City Auction, a model train collection will be featured, and its story extends far […]

Skeeter Run a Success

Skeeter Run a Success

By Joe Rector The inaugural Skeeter 5K Run turned out to be a huge success. Sponsored by Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church in Karns, the event raised money for Imagine No Malaria. Nearly 300 runners and walkers participated in the race that began at the UT Agriculture campus, followed Neyland Drive to Thompson-Boling Arena, and […]

Little Big Town at the Tennessee Theater

Its no secret that we’re country music fans here at the Focus. So when we saw Little Big Town’s new video for their new song “Your Side of the Bed” featuring the historic Tennessee Theater and The Oliver Hotel in downtown Knoxville, we just had to share it with you. Definitely worth watching! Click here […]

Vols Earn Attention In National Magazines

                Tennessee has received a lot of attention from the national preview magazines released this week. Junior linebacker A.J. Johnson and senior tackle Ja’Wuan James are featured on covers. Johnson and Antonio Richardson have been named Preseason All-Americans. Here’s a breakdown of the accolades from the various magazines. Lindy’s Sports Player Honors Second Team […]

New Harvest Park Farmers Market Thursday, June 6, 3 – 6

“Farm to Fork” Demonstration Making the Most of Your Seasonal Farmers Market Purchases 3:30 Under the Pavilion (near Tootsie Truck) Presented by Emily Gonzalez, UT Extension Agent Shop with 27 Local Vendors Fresh Produce, Plants, Food, Crafts & More **Raspberries** Tomatoes – green and cherry Strawberries All-Natural Beef Arugula Basil Broccoli Broccoli Rabe Cabbage Carrots […]

TEA & TREASURES in South Knoxville is looking for your support

A note from Tea & Treasures… TEA & TREASURES is looking for your SUPPORT!!!! It goes without saying that the past few months have been a real struggle to keep small businesses afloat in South Knoxville. The additional delay of the Henley Street Bridge closure coupled with the overall economic climate has taken its toll […]