Becky Hancock joins the Tennessee Theatre as interim executive director

The Tennessee Theatre announced today that Becky Hancock, recently hired as manager of communications and outreach, will serve as interim executive director following the resignation of Tom Cervone, who is leaving to take a position with the University of Tennessee. Hancock returns to the theatre where she was general manager from 2001 to 2007.  As […]

Publisher's Position: The business of politics

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel does nothing better than pontificate, telling us all what we ought to think. The Sentinel recently pontificated on the glorious news the Chamber of Commerce is banging away and steadily improving our local economy almost singlehandedly. Of course Patrick Birmingham, the publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel, also […]

Nothing Too Fancy selected to host ORNL Federal Credit Union’s next Small Business Counts Cash Mob on November 7th

First 30 people to receive free $20 gift card courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union WHAT:  ORNL Federal Credit Union has announced that its Small Business Counts Cash Mob program will be making its first stop in  downtown Knoxville at Nothing Too Fancy on Union Avenue. WHEN: Thursday, November 7th – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WHERE:  Nothing Too Fancy, 435 Union […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 4, 2013

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 4, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Angelic Ministries prepares for holiday season By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com When Betsy Stowers Frazier contemplated what retirement had in store, she first considered opening a thrift store in the old Merita Bread Factory. After much prayer and consideration, she realized that, for her, retirement meant a calling to […]

Publisher’s Postion: The business of politics

Publisher’s Postion: The business of politics

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel does nothing better than pontificate, telling us all what we ought to think. The Sentinel recently pontificated on the glorious news the Chamber of Commerce is banging away and steadily improving our local economy almost singlehandedly. Of course Patrick Birmingham, the publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel, also […]

Part Three: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Three: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Congressman Albert Gore’s independent streak had not set well with President Franklin Roosevelt. FDR was not one to value independence in a legislator and tended to have a vindictive streak. As World War II raged on, there were rumblings that Gore would draw a serious opponent inside the Fourth Congressional district. One […]

UT, City of Knoxville mark progress of pathways in Historic Cemeteries

UT, City of Knoxville mark progress of pathways in Historic Cemeteries

For almost five years, students and faculty from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have been working with city and county officials, the community and members of the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition to rehabilitate two historically and culturally important cemeteries in East Knoxville. Last Friday, they celebrated the progress of a new “Community Passage,” 1,000 linear feet […]

Fulton swats Hornets 69-0 in matchup of unbeatens

Fulton swats Hornets 69-0 in matchup of unbeatens

By Steve Williams It’s now confirmed. Fulton High School’s football team is not just undefeated. It’s on another level. Previously unbeaten Carter found that out Friday night, losing to the homestanding Falcons 69-0 before an overflow crowd at Bob Black Field. With its 12th straight win over the Hornets, Fulton capped a dominating 10-0 regular […]

Breaking Ray Jenkins to run

The following information was obtained via the Twitter account @ElectRayJenkins  The account states “Candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Division I.” I personally called and confirmed with Mr. Jenkins that this is indeed his account thus verifying that he is running. Dan Andrews reporting