Louis Rabaut of Michigan

Louis Rabaut of Michigan

 By Ray Hill There were several Congressional districts across the country largely populated by immigrants.  There were districts in New York City with a heavy Italian population, while similar districts in Illinois and Michigan were inhabited by Polish citizens.  Across the Midwest there were states where German-Americans were an important constituency.  Most of the Congressional […]

CAK’s Brock made her point before state tournament

CAK’s Brock made her point before state tournament

By Steve Williams A stomach virus unfortunately limited Claire Brock’s playing time in the TSSAA Division II-A state girls’ basketball tournament in March, but Claire had shown what she could do on the court throughout the season and particularly in a sectional win over University School of Jackson. Christian Academy of Knoxville’s 5-8 senior point […]

Fort Sanders neighborhood street cleaning and upgrades planned for June and July weekends

Fort Sanders neighborhood streets will soon be getting some extensive cleaning and fresh markings. The summer City Street Maintenance Project will enhance the neighborhood’s quality of life, better define parking areas, sweep streets, update signs and markings, and improve traffic safety.   “Temporarily removing cars for street cleaning creates an ideal situation for refreshing markings […]

Cutting funds for health care questioned at commission

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “It’s not in our charter, we don’t have to fund them. Getting something is better than nothing,” one of the Knox County officials told The Focus after a debate on cutting indigent care funds. Is local government funding of health care for poor people a responsibility or not? That seems […]

Sing for the Climate Concert Moves Community to Do It Now!

Join the call of the Sing for the Climate Concert to act now on climate change.  Maggie Longmire, a mover within the local music community and concert emcee, has brought together a line-up of local artists to perform on the stage of World’s Fair Park Amphitheater.  The concert’s goal is to move the audience to […]

Climb aboard the Summer Movie Express and enjoy $1 movies

Portion of the proceeds to benefit the Will Rogers Institute   Regal’s Summer Movie Express is back in theatres featuring $1 movies all summer long. This kid-friendly festival is the perfect way to beat the heat this summer at over 340 theatres nationwide. Regal will offer two movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 […]

Flatwater Storytelling Festival is this weekend

Morning performance features three storytellers, shorter performance time The Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival, featuring three world renowned storytellers, is finally here, Saturday, June 1st. This annual event is sponsored by the three Rotary Clubs in Oak Ridge and will be held at the Historic Grove Theatre.  Due to public demand at the 2018 performances, a […]

First Mandatory Grant Workshop This Thursday

The Office of Neighborhoods kicks off the 2020 Neighborhood Small Grants Program (NSGP) this year, with the first opportunity to attend a mandatory grant workshop on Thursday, May 30.   The NGSP allows neighborhoods to apply for up to $3,000, to tackle a neighborhood project or carry out an event or an idea that benefits […]

Recode….. Round 2

Recode….. Round 2

By Steve Hunley We have many new readers in the past few months from our in depth coverage of Recode Knoxville. For our readers who haven’t heard about Recode yet, it  is the wiping out of our current Knoxville zoning code that has sixty years of case law protecting people’s property rights. Recode replaces all […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 28, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for May 28, 2019

Penny Schwinn visits South Knox Elementary By Ken Lay Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn made a stop in Knoxville Wednesday morning and came to South Knoxville Elementary School. Her stay was brief but the morning was busy for Schwinn, who gave the opening remarks at the school’s fifth-grade graduation. Following her time at that ceremony, […]

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