Publisher’s Position: Non-profit Politics

By Steve Hunley If anything in this town epitomizes the establishment, it is Leadership Knoxville.  Ostensibly an organization to indoctrinate those deemed worthy enough to be invited to participate on government, process and politics.  For a few years now, Leadership Knoxville has held a school for candidates. For a mere $50, prospective candidates got lunch […]

Bobcats a big hit in Late Late Show, 48-14

By Steve Williams Senior Night at Central High turned into the Late Late Show starring Jeremiah Howard, Jadarius Sackie and the guys in the trenches. A thunderstorm delayed the start of the annual Battle of Black Oak Ridge against Halls for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The game finally got underway at 9:10 and ended […]

Davy Crockett

  By Ray Hill   The first real media marketing campaign began in December of 1954 when Walt Disney aired Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter.  It was the first of three episodes planned by Disney based on the life of the Tennessee frontiersman.  The Disney movie starring Fess Parker inspired a genuine craze with youngsters demanding […]

The Pint House to celebrate 10 years

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Thoai (Ty) Ho and his brother Thuc Ho started a little tavern next door to their parent’s successful restaurant. Ten years later, The Pint House has grown and become a thriving neighborhood pub. The T.Ho Vietnamese Restaurant was open for 26 years but didn’t serve beer. The brothers thought that a […]

Growing up in Skaggston

Knox County Law Director Richard “Bud” Armstrong grew up in the Skaggston area and attended the elementary school there. From there, he went to Carter High School and graduated from UT. He received a Doctorate in Education from Columbia University and graduated from the Nashville School of Law. Armstrong served TVA for 32 years as […]

Legal and Public Notices for October 5, 2015

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on October 19, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by BRADLEY C CORUM AND MELISSA N CORUM, […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 5, 2015

Congratulations Mayor Rogero! By Steve Hunley   Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made history by becoming the first woman to be elected to serve as the city’s chief executive.  In fact, Madeline Rogero was the first woman ever to be elected as mayor of one of Tennessee’s four big cities.  Nashville has just elected their first […]

DD Dustless Blasting does the job

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Jimmy Darrel Davis, better known as “DD” or “Double D,” has found a business that goes very well with his hobby of restoring early Ford cars. A professional driver for show buses that carry celebrities like Martina McBride and Jimmy Buffet, the Corryton resident started DD Dustless Blasting back in February […]

Eleanor ‘Cissy’ Patterson, Publisher & Personality

By Ray Hill Eleanor Medill Patterson was the first woman to successfully run a major metropolitan newspaper.  Known as “Cissy” due to the nickname given to her in childhood by her brother, she was volatile, unpredictable, frequently gleefully malevolent and unquestionably gifted. Eleanor Patterson was born into a wealthy and prominent family on November 7, […]

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