Dr. M.W. Rhyne has new location

Dr. M.W. Rhyne has new location

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The East Tennessee Binocular Vision Center, at 9051 Executive Park Drive, Suite 401, is the new home of Dr. M.W. Rhyne and his practice. Dr. Rhyne opened the new office to continue and extend his Vision Specialty, Vision Development, Vision Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy. From 1978 until last June the optometrist […]

Beer sales and churches back on city agenda

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In December Councilman Nick Della Volpe suggested amending a resolution that now permits beer to be sold next to church locations. He suggested that the former 300 feet between the two be restored and exempt a required distance for only those storefront churches located in commercial malls, strip malls or other […]

Episcopal First Graders Take Truckloads to Holiday Bureau

Episcopal First Graders Take Truckloads to Holiday Bureau

Twenty-seven first graders at The Episcopal School of Knoxville spent time Tuesday loading enough toys, books, clothes and bicycles to fill a 26-foot U-Haul truck and then helped deliver them to the Holiday Bureau in Oak Ridge. It was the culmination of the school’s 16th annual drive to help supply Christmas gifts for needy Anderson […]

The 8th Annual Farragut Food & Wine Festival

The 8th Annual Farragut Food & Wine Festival

A FEASTival of Food, Drink & Fun The Board of Directors of the Farragut Business Alliance is now accepting applications to fill the 30 spaces reserved for FARRAGUT-based food suppliers and restaurants for this year’s Farragut Food and Wine Festival.  (If you are not a restauranteur and just a fun-loving foodie who just enjoys a […]

Zoo Knoxville preparing for arrival of new Malayan tiger

Zoo Knoxville preparing for arrival of new Malayan tiger

Zoo Knoxville is preparing for the arrival of new Malayan tiger this evening.   The 3-year-old female, named Arya, is coming to Knoxville from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California on the recommendation of the Malayan Tiger Species Survival Plan, which manages the breeding and social placement of all tigers in zoos accredited by the […]

Tennessee Department of Education Outlines Path Forward for All Tennessee Students to be Ready for College and Career

Tennessee Department of Education Outlines Path Forward for All Tennessee Students to be Ready for College and Career

New Report and Initiatives Build on Continued Work of Drive to 55 and Tennessee Promise                                                                                                                         NASHVILLE—Tennessee officials launched a renewed effort today to focus on students’ readiness for life after high school. At an event at Cane Ridge High School in Antioch that brought together state leaders, industry partners, educators, and students, the Tennessee […]

Senator Alexander to Chair Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for 115th Congress 

Senator Alexander to Chair Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for 115th Congress 

WASHINGTON, January 25- The Senate Appropriations Committee announced that U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will serve as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development for the 115th Congress. Senator Alexander said: “It is Congress’ job to set the nation’s spending priorities in a responsible way and use our taxpayer dollars wisely by supporting government-sponsored research and by […]

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