Knoxville Focus for Monday, March 4

Knoxville Focus for Monday, March 4

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   County, City heads meet over school security By Focus Staff Knox County leaders gathered last Friday afternoon to discuss school security system concerns. Dale Smith of the Public Building Authority suggested that an independent audit be made of a sampling of schools to get a “snapshot” of […]

Knox Countians Split on School Security

Knox Countians Split on School Security

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of security systems in Knox County Schools”?   Overall, just over 53% say they have a favorable opinion of the security systems in our schools.  Those in the 30 – 65 age groups were almost evenly […]

Style Makers Salon & Spa expands its services

Style Makers Salon & Spa expands its services

  By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Style Makers Salon (& Spa) has been making-over Seymour residents for 17 years. Anthony and Libby Weatherly purchased the successful salon in October of 2012 from Jo Ellis and have been busy expanding the facilities and services offered ever since. Now, under new ownership and management, the salon has been […]

Edward Ward Carmack: Editor & Politician

Edward Ward Carmack: Editor & Politician

  By Ray Hill An imposing statue dominates the State Capitol in Nashville, yet few recognize the figure staring off into the distance, overlooking the street where he was murdered in downtown Nashville. Edward Ward Carmack was by profession a newspaperman, but he was also a successful politician, serving as a Congressman and U. S. […]

Comeback wins highlight CAK girls’ region title

Comeback wins highlight CAK girls’ region title

By Steve Williams Christian Academy of Knoxville’s young girls basketball team battled from behind for the second game in a row to capture the Region 2-AA championship last Wednesday night at Carter High School. The Lady Warriors found themselves down 7-0 before they could get a shot off against Alcoa’s full-court pressure defense. But this […]

A Triumphant Evening

A Triumphant Evening

New Destiny Productions LLC, based in Powell TN has announced another exciting Christian music concert, Gospel Winter Fest featuring the award winning Triumphant Quartet with special guests Soul’d Out Quartet and Katelyn Parker. This concert will take place on Saturday evening March 9th at 7 PM at First Baptist Church Lenoir City, TN just 12 […]

Extended Hours and a Bag Sale Weekend

Due to the popularity of the annual used book sale organized by Friends of the Knox County Public Library, this year’s sale of gently used books will have extended hours of operation. This year the sale will open to the public on Sunday, March 10, 1-6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16, 11 a.m .- […]

Game On Against Cancer a success

By  Garrett Strand   On Friday, March 1, an event called Game On Against Cancer was held at Games and Things on Kingston Pike in West Knoxville.   Game On is an annual event in its second year that raises money for the Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation. Thompson Cares provides financial assistance for patients […]

Vols' Win Streak Ends With 78-68 Loss At Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — Despite an another amazing offensive effort from Jordan McRae, the Vols saw their six-game winning streak come to an end at Stegman Coliseum on Saturday, 78-68. McRae’s 35 points were the most by a Vol in seven years, but it wasn’t enough as the rest of the Orange & White combined for 33 […]