The Knoxville Focus for June 20, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for June 20, 2016

Summer Concert Series Kicked Off at New Harvest On June 16, Knox County launched a new summer concert series, Third Thursday Concerts at New Harvest Park, with world-renowned dobro player Phil Leadbetter and Friends (pictured right). The free concerts, held June through August on the third Thursday of each month, take place immediately following the […]

Knoxville opens Devil’s Racetrack Bike Trail

Knoxville opens Devil’s Racetrack Bike Trail

By Ken Lay Knoxville’s newest bike trail was officially opened in a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning. The city, along with Knox County and the Legacy Parks Foundation, celebrated the grand opening of the Devil’s Racetrack Downhill Trail and two other trails on the bright and humid day. The Devil’s Racetrack is located at 3700 Lancaster […]

First Methodist to celebrate 150 years

First Methodist to celebrate 150 years

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com How do you celebrate 150 years of church history? Founded the year following the end of the Civil War the First United Methodist Church of Knoxville has a long and proud history. During the years the congregation has had many notable pastors and has worshiped at three different locations, now located […]

Tarwater returns home to play in summer hoops league

Tarwater returns home to play in summer hoops league

By Ken Lay Dwight Tarwater enjoyed a homecoming of sorts when he suited up for H3 Sports in its season opener in the Pilot Rocky Top League opener Wednesday night at Catholic High School. Tarwater, a 2010 Webb School of Knoxville graduate, last played in his hometown shortly after his high school graduation. That was […]

Soak Creek Named Tennessee’s First Scenic River in 15 Years

Soak Creek Named Tennessee’s First Scenic River in 15 Years

Soak Creek, a tributary of the Piney River in East Tennessee, has been named Tennessee’s newest Scenic River – the first designation since 2001. After unanimous bipartisan approval by the State House and Senate, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed legislation adding Soak Creek to the list of 15 state waterways designated as Scenic Rivers. Winding […]

Four weekend events prompt downtown street closures

Four downtown events this weekend are expected to draw large crowds, and motorists are advised of accompanying road closures.   Relay for Life Midnight 5K Run – Friday and Saturday, June 17-18 The Knoxville area annual Relay for Life celebration will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at World’s Fair Park. The festivities […]

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