"Finding Bigfoot": amusing anecdotes

Last night, “Finding Bigfoot” aired on Animal Planet. Journalists and media relations people were calling and tweeting each other behind the scenes.  My two favorite quotes of the night of the night.  “Dan, I just saw you on Finding Bigfoot.” My response, in a sarcastic tone, “Great, I haven’t been this famous for a bad […]

KHS Parent Night for for Rising 9th Graders

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Karns High School will be having a Parent Night for parents of current 8th graders who are zoned for Karns High School. This is a great opportunity to meet staff, learn about sports and clubs, and get an overview of what the Freshman experience is like at Karns High. The time is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. […]

Historic Ramsey House Benefit

The twelfth annual fashion show fundraiser, “It’s All About Style,” to benefit Historic Ramsey House will be held Tuesday, March 19 at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville at 5138 Lyons View Pike. Guests may enjoy a morning of shopping in the boutique from 10:30 a.m. until noon.  A variety of merchandise will be offered from area […]

#11/10 Tennessee Rallies For Win, 60-54 At Arkansas

Down by as many as 11 early in the second half, No. 11/10 Tennessee rallied for a 60-54 win at Bud Walton Arena on Sunday afternoon. The win keeps the Lady Vols in sole possession of first place in the SEC with a 13-1 league mark to go with a 22-5 overall record. Meighan Simmons led […]

Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2013

Knoxville Focus for February 25, 2013

  Click here to view this week’s Focus. Boy Scouts honor Gov. Bill and Chrissy Haslam with Distinguished Citizen Award By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com People from across East Tennessee joined together with the Great Smoky Mountain Council of Boy Scouts last week to honor Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Chrissy Haslam with the 2013 […]

Poll: Knox Countians Do NOT Support Tax Increase

Poll: Knox Countians Do NOT Support Tax Increase

By Focus Staff Last week the Knoxville News-Sentinel published the results of a poll, sponsored by local businessman Randy Boyd and other Chamber of Commerce-types, purporting to show 57% of the people of Knox County would support a tax increase if it all went to schools.  Using exactly the same language as the poll reported […]

Fountain City Auction: An auction experience you don’t want to miss

Fountain City Auction:  An auction experience you don’t want to miss

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Friday nights in North Knoxville haven’t been the same since Greg Lawson, owner of Fountain City Auction, expanded the business to a new 10,000 sq. ft. facility on 4109 Central Avenue Pike. Lawson was in the photography business for 22 years, but when he began attending auctions 12 years ago, he […]

Hill McAlister of Tennessee

Hill McAlister of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Hill McAlister was governor of Tennessee during one of the most difficult times in our state’s history; McAlister was chief executive of the Volunteer State during the Great Depression. Born July 15, 1875, McAlister was the son of a local judge and attorney and enjoyed a reasonably comfortable upbringing.  He attended Vanderbilt […]