Mermaids swimming daily at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Mermaids swimming daily at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

  Mermaids are back and swimming every day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  Guests can experience the underwater world of Mermaids as they swim with tropical fish in Coral Reef at the Aquarium.   “We are so excited about having the Mermaids back at the Aquarium. They are such a great addition to our […]

Remote Area Medical holding clinic in Athens, TN July 8 and 9

60 Dental Professionals Will Fill Chairs in Hopes of Treating Over 1,000 Patients Remote Area Medical- RAM™, the largest provider of mobile medical clinics in the country delivering free medical, dental, and vision care to underserved and uninsured individuals, children and families, will hold a clinic in Athens, TN at McMinn County High School, located […]

Commissioners Night Out tonight

Knox County At-Large Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas are headed to the Carter community for their next Ed & Bob Night Out in Knox County. Ed and Bob will be at Pup’s Pit BBQ, 8534 Asheville Highway near Four Way In, Wednesday, June 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to meet the people […]

Sons Summit II registration open

What: Sons Summit II   When: 1-6 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017   Where: Pellissippi State Community College, Magnolia Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave.   Who: Mayor Madeline Rogero; City of Knoxville staff; boys and young men of color between the ages of 14 and 24; keynote speaker Chris Blue, winner of “The Voice,” Season […]

Phillip Fulmer Named Special Advisor to UT President for Community, Athletics and University Relations

Phillip Fulmer Named Special Advisor to UT President for Community, Athletics and University Relations

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Tuesday the hiring of Phillip Fulmer as special advisor to the president for community, athletics and university relations. In this role, Fulmer will serve as an ambassador for the University system at community and athletics events, support the intercollegiate athletic programs at UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin, and […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 19, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for June 19, 2017

Sidewalks, LEDs, security on council agenda   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville City Council meets Tuesday evening in regular session and should take up a number of subjects including sidewalk funding for the South Castle Street Project. The agreement would be with Vaught & Milton Consulting Engineers for $87,628. The council may also approve […]

Sometimes it comes down to no accounting

Sometimes it comes down to no accounting

By Steve Hunley Lots of folks have heard about the State of California threatening to secede from the Union.  Personally, I don’t think there’d be that many people sorry to see them go.  Recently, the California State Senate passed a universal healthcare bill; actually, to be more direct about, the Golden State Senate approved authorization […]

Brenda Palmer 3rd District City Council

Brenda Palmer 3rd District City Council

Five very active Knoxville City Council members will be leaving office this year due to term limits. The Focus has asked each member a few questions about their years on the council. Compiled by Mike Steely. Brenda Palmer represents the Third District and serves as Chair of the Knoxville Beer Board. She is also on […]

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric III

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric III

By Ray Hill Disappointed by his failure to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Dr. John R. Neal continued to be the Volunteer State’s political gadfly extraordinaire. John R. Neal ran for the United States Senate eighteen times, governor nine times and the U. S. House of Representatives once. […]

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