Rain did not deter Honor Fountain City Day

Rain did not deter Honor Fountain City Day

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It may have rained most of Memorial Day but that didn’t deter the ceremonies at Honor Fountain City Day. Although some politicians and vendors cleared out by the time the 3 p.m. program got underway, many residents stayed and watched the patriotic program and presentation of honors to citizens who […]

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part One

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part One

By Ray Hill The transformation of turning Tennessee from a solidly Democratic state to a two-party state belongs to the candidacies of three men: Howard Baker, Bill Brock and Winfield Dunn. Perhaps Bill Brock is less well remembered than either Howard Baker or Winfield Dunn because he never returned to Tennessee to live after establishing […]

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING FOOTBALL REPORT: CAK gets early start on turning things around

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Halls' defense displays some gang-tackling during a goal-line stand against Stone Memorial during a May 23 scrimmage to end its spring practice.

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING FOOTBALL REPORT: CAK gets early start on turning things around

By Steve Williams Christian Academy of Knoxville’s football team had to be early birds during spring practice. “Due to so many multi-sport spring athletes, we practiced from 6:30 to 8 a.m. during spring ball,” reported Coach Travis Mozingo recently. “What impressed me most was the enthusiasm and grit that the team displayed every morning. (Coaches […]

Summer Time, ’tis the Season for Pruning!

Join Master Gardener Marsha Lehman to learn when and how to properly prune those bushes, shrubs and small trees that are growing in your landscape.  You’ll be surprised to learn that most homeowners prune at the wrong time; don’t be one of therm!   This free public event is scheduled on Saturday, June 9, from 10:30-11:30 […]

Tennessee Recognized for Innovation in Serving Low-Income Families

Report credits the state for being a national leader in the Two-Generation approach to helping parents and children.   The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is receiving recognition for several years of work to radically change the way it serves thousands of low-income families.   A new case study prepared in partnership with the […]

Flag Day and Retirement Ceremony on June 16

The Knoxville Elks Lodge No. 160, located at 5600 Lonas Road, Knoxville, TN 37909, will host an annual Flag Day and Retirement Ceremony on June 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  The Lodge will do a short presentation of the history of our country’s flag, followed by an outdoor retirement ceremony.  Light refreshments will be served […]

City Staff to Speak at Neighborhood Working Group

  The Neighborhood Working Group on Blighted Properties (NWG) will meet Thursday, June 7, 5:15-6:30 p.m., at Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. All are welcome.   City staff attended the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in May and will be sharing what they learned.   Under a new meeting format started in […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Soak in the summer with music festivals like CMA Music Fest, Bonnaroo and Riverbend. Free music is on tap across the state. Experience Bluegrass & Barbecue, Yoga & Whiskey, Brew at the Zoo and even a festival for pups. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. […]

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