Governor Thomas C. Rye

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep divisions inside the Democratic Party in Tennessee: that of Kenneth D. McKellar for the United States Senate in 1916 and Tom C. Rye for governor in 1914. Thomas […]

Chapman Highway neighborhood already gearing up for Dogwood Festival

Chapman Highway neighborhood already gearing up for Dogwood Festival

The dogwood blooms are fading away, but already plans are being made for 2015. Chapman Highway Dogwood Trail will be the Featured Trail next spring and the neighborhoods are excitedly brainstorming the best ways to showcase one of the City’s oldest Trails. Lake Forest Neighborhood Association is kicking off its second annual “Plant Pink” Landscape […]

Downtown Knoxville:What the city can do for you

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Let’s say you live inside the city limits of Knoxville and you are curious about what services you are paying for and how you can use them. If you are fairly new to Knoxville or lived here all your life there’s probably some information you do not know. You don’t have […]

The perfect wedding!

                Pretty cool moment yesterday. I was making my rounds throughout the City County Building and found out that a wedding would take place at 4pm.  So I decided to swing by the office just to make sure that the wedding had a photographer (I volunteered to cover […]

Quick music review!

Just a quick music review… Really enjoying listing to the new country duo Jill and Julia. You can find info about them here.  https://twitter.com/JillandJulia . To be honest, I haven’t commented on that many new artists lately because well I have not heard that many artists worth commenting on.  I think just the lyrics alone are […]

Hops for Homes Returns to Brixx Pizza on May 19

The Volunteer Ministry Center and Brixx Pizza’s West Hills location are teaming up to raise money to help end homeless in Knoxville.   The 3rd annual Hops for Homes benefit for VMC is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Brixx location at 7403 Kingston Pike.  This fun event allows customers […]

New Harvest Park Farmers Market this week

New Harvest Park Farmers Market Thursday, May 15, 2014 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Forecast: 68 degrees/partly cloudy Market is on – rain or shine! (Rain should be cleared out by 3!)   Grub Club Kids Club at 3:30! Kids ages 3 – 12 can meet at the Community Garden at 3:30 for free, fun strawberry […]