City, County work together to aide South Knox businesses

City, County work together to aide South Knox businesses

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com South Knoxville businesses were sent reeling after an announcement earlier this year that the reopening Henley Street Bridge would be delayed until February 2014, a full six months past its original estimated completion date. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett responded promptly and quickly wrote to state lawmakers in Nashville requesting tax […]

The White Chief: James K. Vardaman of Mississippi

The White Chief: James K. Vardaman of Mississippi

By Ray Hill The South produced a number of successful demagogues, not the least of which was James K. Vardaman, a governor and senator from Mississippi.  At the height of his career, Vardaman was unquestionably the most popular politician in Mississippi. James Kimble Vardaman was born July 26, 1861, just as the Civil War commenced.  […]

Impressive win over Grainger puts unranked CAK girls in state

Impressive win over Grainger puts unranked CAK girls in state

By Steve Williams The theme song of the movie Hoosiers was piped into the gym as homestanding Christian Academy of Knoxville warmed up on one end of the court and top-ranked Grainger High on the other. But instead of looking like an underdog, CAK’s unranked girls basketball team looked like the best-kept secret in town, […]

Ground broken on University Commons

Ground broken on University Commons

Last Wednesday, during an event organized by local developers, CHM, LLC, and attended by Knoxville business leaders and government officials, ground was broken in preparation for the building of University Commons, Knoxville’s first urban, vertical retail complex. University Commons, a distinctive multi-story urban shopping and dining development located on the former Fulton Bellows site, will […]

Sen. Corker Remarks on dinner meeting with President Obama

After a dinner meeting with President Obama and 11 Republican senators to discuss our nation’s fiscal issues on Wednesday, Senator Corker said the dinner was “very sincere and constructive” but that “obviously, the proof is in the pudding.” “It was very sincere and, I think, a constructive dinner… There’s an air of cooperation that was […]

VOL REPORT: Jones' Field Debut With Vols

Under glistening sun and the watchful eyes of more than 35 Vols For Life, Butch Jones took the field as the head coach of Tennessee for the first time on Saturday. The Vols started their spring practice schedule for the first of 15 sessions on Haslam Field.   “I think it was a typical first […]

KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS IN KNOXVILLE RECEIVES TAP AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Leaders of Knox County Schools, Tennessee, were surprised with the TAP Award of Distinction, which honors an organization for its dedication and commitment to TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement.  The Award comes with a financial prize of $10,000.  It was presented before more than 1,200 educators and policy leaders during a special […]

Lady Vols Fall in SEC Semifinals to A&M, 66-62

Despite senior Taber Spani’s career-high 33 points, the ninth-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols could not hold their lead down the stretch, falling to No. 19 Texas A&M 66-62 in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. The Lady Vols (24-7) led by as many as 10 points midway through the second […]

Brad Walker Orchestra to headline Orangery

On Friday March 15, the Orangery will be hosting the full 13 piece Brad Walker Orchestra in the Phoenix ballroom. The event will begin at 7:30 with a Cocktail Pianist and a three Course Prix Fixe menu for one hour of dining and socializing. The menu will be available at www.orangeryknoxville.com . At the conclusion […]