Knoxville up for Top Adventure Town in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine

Knoxville, Tennessee has been nominated for Top Adventure Town in Blue Ridge Magazine. Last year Knoxville beat out many cities in a similar campaign titled “Top Towns” from the same publication. In the first round Knoxville is competing against Greensboro, North Carolina. To vote for Knoxville in this first round click here. “Knoxville is full […]

Zoo hosts Knoxville’s largest wine, food and brew event Saturday

Zoo Knoxville invites guests to do a little grazing, try out some new watering holes and shake their tail feathers at Knoxville’s largest food and drink sampling event.  Feast with the Beasts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, takes place on Saturday, August 13 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Zoo Knoxville.   Feast with […]

Art of Native Plants Exhibit Coming to Townsend Visitors Center

Art of Native Plants Exhibit Coming to Townsend Visitors Center

Show runs Aug. 16-28 Townsend, Tenn. – Inspired by a show at the United States Botanic Garden which featured artwork of plants from all national parks, an exhibit featuring native plants of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park opens Tuesday, Aug. 16 at the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, Tenn.). Free […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of August 8, 2016

  NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 25, 2005, executed by WILLIAM EDWARD HOOPER, JANELLE TURNER, conveying certain real property therein described to EMMETT JAMES HOUSE OR BILL R. MCLAUGHLIN, as Trustee, as same appears […]

Jazz & Spirituals Coming to Hot Summer Nights Concerts at Library 

By Joan VanSickle Sloan MARYVILLE, TN- Longtime friends and performing duo, Wendel Werner and Alan Eleazer, will combine their considerable musical talents to present a piano/vocal concert of jazz and sacred music at the Blount County Public Library on Thursday, August 11, at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Blount County Friends of […]

Marketing Workshop Announced for Local Writers

  Publishing marketer Caitlin Hamilton Summie will lead a Knoxville Writers’ Guild (KWG) sponsored workshop “Marketing for Small Press Authors and the Self-Published” on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1-3 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Hamilton Summie will speak to writers about the basics of creating a marketing plan for their works. Other topics will […]

Mommy & Me is just all that…

Mommy & Me is just all that…

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Miki Johnson was busy preparing flowers for a large wedding last week when her daughter and daughter in-law arrived at Mommy & Me. All three work there and even Miki’s mom, June Lay, is involved. June was out delivering for the shop when Jessica Johnson, Miki’s daughter in-law, and Candice Foster, […]

The New Deal’s Curmudgeon: Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Part 2

The New Deal’s Curmudgeon: Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Part 2

By Ray Hill In 1943, while still a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Cabinet, Harold L. Ickes wrote his autobiography.  Aptly entitled “Autobiography of a Curmudgeon,” Ickes immediately said, “If, in these pages, I have hurled an insult at anyone, be it known that such was my deliberate intent, and I may as well […]

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