Group organizes for Fountain City’s future

Group organizes for Fountain City’s future

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A dozen Fountain City residents assembled recently to discuss forming a group that could help coordinate the future of that community. Commercial Bank President John Fugate invited the representatives of various local organizations to meet with him and share their ideas. The group, unnamed at the time of the meeting, plans […]

Senator Howard Baker: Part Four

Senator Howard Baker: Part Four

By Ray Hill Howard Baker had accomplished what most observers had believed to be the impossible by defeating Governor Frank Clement for the United States Senate in the November election in 1966.  Baker became the first Republican ever to be popularly elected to the U. S. Senate since Tennesseans began electing senators in 1916.  It […]

A dominating win for Goodwyn and Catholic boys

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS CAK Coach Tony Cosey huddles with his Lady Warriors after their close win over Catholic in the Region 2 A-AA cross country meet.

A dominating win for Goodwyn and Catholic boys

By Steve Williams Georde Goodwyn, who made the switch from basketball to distance running last year, enjoyed his first win in cross country at the Region 2 A-AA meet Thursday at Victor Ashe Park. The Catholic High senior didn’t just win, he dominated the field as there were no competitors in sight when he crossed […]

Older buildings getting attention

Older buildings getting attention

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The resurgence of downtown Knoxville is underway and several vacant buildings are in various stages of renovation. Recently the city-owned Tennessee Supreme Court Building received four bid proposals, the former Phoenix Hotel and the historic Knoxville High School are in the midst of restoration, and the Pryor Brown Parking Garage looks […]

Roadway preparation work to kick off West Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Project

In partnership with the City of Knoxville’s West Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Project, KUB and its contractor are scheduled to begin preparation work on the roadway surface ahead of the utility improvement portion of the project on Monday, Oct. 31.   Next week, anticipate intermittent lane closures on West Jackson Avenue between North Broadway and the […]

Furry Fall Festival offers free fall fun for pets, pet owners

Pet owners and animal enthusiasts are invited to attend the Furry Fall Festival at Young-Williams Animal Center on Sunday, Nov. 6, to learn more about pet-related resources in the Knoxville community. And, of course, furry friends are welcome, too.   From noon-4 p.m., the Furry Fall Festival, sponsored by WVLT-TV Local 8 Now and WIVK-FM, […]

Free Health Fair and Second Harvest Food Truck in Knoxville this Saturday, October 29

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee, Healthy Tennessee and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee are partnering to provide free health screenings – including children’s wellness physicals, adult diabetes screenings and blood pressure checks – and a mobile food pantry distribution event this Saturday, October 29, 2016 beginning at 11 a.m. at The Gathering Church. […]

UT Homecoming Week Begins October 30; Celebration Marks 100th Anniversary 

UT Homecoming Week Begins October 30; Celebration Marks 100th Anniversary 

One hundred years ago, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, held its first Homecoming celebration. Three hundred alumni attended. This year, thousands of Volunteers are expected to participate in Homecoming activities which begin Sunday, Oct. 30, and culminate the following weekend with the UT vs. Tennessee Tech football game and several events, including a free Saturday-night […]

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