The Knoxville Focus for September 21, 2015

The Knoxville Focus for September 21, 2015

Here comes Hollerpalooza! By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The event may have not taken place last year but North Knoxville’s Happy Hollerpalooza is back and bigger than ever this year. The expanded street fair opens Saturday, September 26 from noon until 5 p.m. with more than 40 vendors. Happy Holler is a nationally recognized historic area […]

Building Relationships at Board of Education Retreat

Building Relationships at Board of Education Retreat

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Knox County Board of Education Members gathered at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens Welcome Center on Friday for their annual retreat, facilitated by Kathy Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer of HealthCare 21 Business Coalition. An ambitious agenda for the four hour retreat included a review of District 2014-2015 accomplishments, an overview of the […]

Kirby Plants is a family tradition

Kirby Plants is a family tradition

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Kirbys Plants had its grand opening Saturday at their new location at 7234 Oak Ridge Highway. The Kirby family has been in the plant business since World War II when Stanley Kirby began transporting produce from Florida to sell in the historic Forest Avenue Produce Market in Knoxville. Plants became the […]

The Great Smoky Mountain Park Feud: Senator K. D. McKellar and the National Park Service

The Great Smoky Mountain Park Feud: Senator K. D. McKellar and the National Park Service

By Ray Hill   As with most everything in Tennessee, Senator Kenneth D. McKellar felt a proprietary interest in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. McKellar had been instrumental in helping along the park, sponsoring legislation with Senator Claude A. Swanson of Virginia to acquire land for the park. The full history of the Great […]

Farragut sweeps Bearden to nab first place

Farragut sweeps Bearden to nab first place

By Ken Lay Traditional rivals Farragut and Bearden collided on the volleyball court Thursday night with first place in District 4-AAA hanging in the balance. And when the dust had settled, it was the Lady Admirals who left on top in the league standings. Farragut won its 14th consecutive match with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-9 […]

Complete game carries Halls to second straight win

Complete game carries Halls to second straight win

By Steve Williams Halls High’s football team enjoyed success in all three phases of the game – offense, defense and special teams – in notching its second win in a row. “It was the most complete game we’ve had all year,” said Caden Harbin, junior wide receiver and defensive back, after the visiting Red Devils […]

East Tennessee Kidney Foundation hosts third annual ‘Vols for Kidneys’ Golf Classic

East Tennessee Kidney Foundation hosts third annual ‘Vols for Kidneys’ Golf Classic

Former University of Tennessee football players will join the third annual East Tennessee Kidney Foundation “Vols for Kidneys” Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 28.   Former UT athletes, including Will Overstreet, Fred White and Eddie Moore, will participate on four-player teams.   The winning team will be awarded a $100 Cherokee Country Club gift card […]

Knoxville Opera Goes to Church to Celebrate Gospel and Opera Talent

Gospel and opera join hand-in-hand to celebrate music at Knoxville’s local churches   Knoxville Opera is excited to invite the community to rejoice in spectacular musical performances celebrating opera and gospel! Presented by Home Federal Bank, Knoxville Opera Goes to Church is a two-performance series, bringing together the Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir and cast members […]

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