The Knoxville Focus for June 15, 2015

Sock Hop Benefit entertaining, successful For a few hours on Thursday, June 4, time warped back to the ‘50s at the Knox County Museum of Education’s first annual fundraiser “Let’s Go Back to the Hop.” The event raised just over $9,000 for the museum’s operating budget. “The sock hop was more than a delightful event […]

Grocery Outlet opens large store on Chapman

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A concept that originated 40 years ago in the corner of an antique shop in East Tennessee has grown to 37 grocery outlets with locations in seven states. This week, United Grocery Outlet has even more to celebrate as it holds the Grand Opening of its Chapman Highway store. The South […]

Closing a street for a neighborhood event?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Ever thought about closing a street in your neighborhood for a street fair, craft show or other special event? At first it sounds like a great idea until you start looking into it and find that the city of Knoxville has stringent requirements to shut down a street. Amy Midis, of […]

Congressman Ewin L. Davis

By Ray Hill   Someone once said. “Write what should not be forgotten” and ironically, I have forgotten who said it. Ewin Lamar Davis is little remembered today, but during his time he was an interesting figure and led a productive life. Born in Bedford County, Tennessee on February 5, 1876, Davis, one of several […]

Pilot Rocky Top League draft kicks off summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League unofficially kicked off its eighth season Wednesday night with its annual player draft at Doc’s All-American Grille. Now Knoxville Area fans can turn their attention to Opening Night. The season tips off today (June 15) at Catholic High School. Action begins at 6 p.m. with Knoxville […]

Fleet Falcon earns football scholarship to Eastern Kentucky

By Steve Williams Domonique Williams, Fulton High’s male Student-Athlete of the Year, played on his third straight state championship football team as a senior. He was a two-time All-State selection and signed a full scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University as a defensive back and kick returner. Williams, also a receiver in high school, earned All-District […]

Donation to Everly Park on agenda

  By Mike Steely Among the many items on the Knoxville City Council agenda tonight are several donations to various organizations including $1,000 from Community Improvement Funds toward the creation of the Everly Brothers Park. City Councilman Duane Grieve has requested the funding which will go through Legacy Parks Foundation which is acting as fiscal […]

Knoxville Focus for June 8, 2015

BOE votes to ‘cure’ mismanagement of grants By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education was desperately looking for a way to fix the problems with the Broad Resident Program grant revealed last month, in which a grant award requiring matching funds from the county was neither voted on by the BOE or submitted to […]

Senator Massey speaks at East Knoxville Forum

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When state Senator Becky Duncan Massey was running for office she knocked on many doors. One of those doors was that of Michael Covington. “Once you get to know Senator Massey you feel like you’ve known her for a long time,” Covington said last Monday. “You didn’t open the door,” she […]

Big City Dentistry, Small Town Feel

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Offering upscale professional dental office care, Kennedy Dentistry is located just north of Knoxville, in Powell, Tennessee. The office, at 2529 West Emory Road, is celebrating 10 years of service to the area. To celebrate the anniversary, Dr. Kennedy recently treated his staff on a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. Dr Kennedy’s […]

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