House Mountain trail work

A group of volunteers, organized by The Mast General Store, will be conducting trail maintenance and restoration on House Mountain this Thursday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to noon.   Those interested in volunteering can sign up in person at the Mast General Store located at 402 S. Gay Street, or contact Nick Waller by […]

Con Hunley to perform on Knox Focus Stage at the Disc Exchange

In addition to the musical acts performing at the SouthFest stage outside Emery’s 5 & 10, there are also several artists scheduled to perform inside DiscExchange. Please see the schedule below. There will also be a car show (flyer attached) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at 4221 Chapman Highway, which will include members […]

Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

By Focus Staff State Senator Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would penalize families receiving state assistance whose children don’t do well in school.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters on the Campfield Bill. Voters were asked, “Do you believe families and children should receive reduced state assistance for food and other needs […]

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years of service

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years of service

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com For a century, St. John’s Lutheran Church has stood resolvedly on the corner of 5th and Broadway in North Knoxville. The original members of the church, founded in 1888 by 29 charter members, wanted nothing more than a Lutheran worship experience in the English language and to further the cause of […]

Senator Nathan L. Bachman

Senator Nathan L. Bachman

By Ray Hill Nathan L. Bachman is little remembered today, but was a highly regarded jurist and a popular United States Senator from Tennessee. Bachman was born August 2, 1878 into a prominent family.  He attended at least three colleges before setting out to earn a law degree.  Bachman went to the University of Tennessee […]

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

Even if it’s not at UT, Mathieu is close to a Division 1 ride

By Steve Williams There is still room in NCAA Division 1 basketball for the little man. We’ve seen plenty of good examples in this year’s postseason play. Diminutive guards Russ Smith, a 6-foot, 165-pounder, and Peyton Siva, also 6-0 but a little thicker, led Louisville to this year’s Final Four. Pierre Jackson, 5-10 senior point […]

Southfest offers activities for everybody

Southfest offers activities for everybody

If you mention the movie “October Sky” in or around Knoxville, chances are that you’ll hear someone say they have friends, relatives or neighbors who appeared in the film. Thanks to the Knox County Public Library, the community has a chance to check out the movie on the big screen once again, this time outside […]