Public meeting for Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC)

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19   Where: Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman St.   Members of the Police Advisory & Review Committee will hold their quarterly meeting, which is open to the general public and citizens with concerns about crime and safety in the City of Knoxville. Representatives from the Knoxville Police Department […]

Knox County Public Library to host Finding Flannery: the Life and Work of Flannery O’Connor 

Knox County Public Library to host Finding Flannery: the Life and Work of Flannery O’Connor 

Public is invited to explore the work of an author who defined “Southern Gothic” Knox County Public Library is pleased to partner with Pellissippi State Community College to present “Finding Flannery”, a month-long exploration of the life and work of Flannery O’ Connor. The series kicks off at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 8 at Lawson McGhee […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 3, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for January 3, 2017

Fountain City Auction’s 12th Annual Advertising Auction **DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS THE AUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO NOON on SATURDAY, JANUARY 14.** By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you are a fan of tv shows “American Pickers” or “Storage Wars” or are into history,  you won’t want to miss Fountain City Auction’s 12th Annual Advertisement Auction. […]

Predators in Our Schools

Predators in Our Schools

By Steve Hunley Steve Reilly of USA Today had a story in the Gannett newspapers in Tennessee that every parent and grandparent ought to read.  Apparently Reilly researched his article for an entire year and discovered “that education officials put children in harm’s way by covering up evidence of abuse, keeping allegations secret and making […]

Ray Blanton, Part Two

Ray Blanton, Part Two

By Ray Hill Tennessee had lost a congressional district in the redistricting in 1971.  Congressmen Ray Blanton and William Anderson, both Democrats, would likely have run against one another if both sought reelection.  Anderson flirted with a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination while Blanton had his sights set on the Senate seat held by […]

The Lonas-Dowell House

The Lonas-Dowell House

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Throughout Knox County are many historic homes and structures. Many predate the Civil War and others were designed or built by iconic architects. Many of the structures have been preserved and renovated and that effort continues as local developers are working to restore various downtown buildings, schools, and homes for use. […]

Bulldogs notch comeback win over Carter in Super 16

Bearden’s Ques Glover (0) brings the ball into the front court in the Bulldogs’ 67-53 victory Wednesday night at the Super 16. Glover, a sophomore, scored a game-high 20 points for the host Bulldogs against the Hornets.

Bulldogs notch comeback win over Carter in Super 16

By Ken Lay Jeremy Parrott knew that his Bearden High School boys basketball team would have a height advantage against Carter Wednesday night. And Parrott, the Bulldogs’ first-year head coach, knew that if his squad was going to enjoy success against the Hornets, it would have to cash in inside. “We knew coming in that […]

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