Knoxville, Clinton and Oak Ridge to Host Events to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

Several groups in the Knoxville area have been hard at work to bring the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, and their RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile theater to town for family-friendly activities in April. The events are a unique way to experience the inspiring story of the […]

Knoxville Stomp — Festival of Lost Music lineup announcement

  Knoxville Stomp – an unprecedented “Festival of Lost Music” –comes to downtown Knoxville the first weekend in May Headlined by Dom Flemons, the full lineup includes a diverse array of musicians, writers, scholars, and collectors The Knoxville Stomp, May 5-8, 2016, is a live celebration of recordings made by local and regional artists in the summer […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 22, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for February 22, 2016

Bud Armstrong— ‘The People’s Lawyer’ By Steve Hunley Less and less it seems people in public office can identify with the average person; people who go to work every day, work hard to put food on the table, buy braces for their kids and understand the value of a dollar. Richard “Bud” Armstrong is one […]

Ground broken for new middle schools

Ground broken for new middle schools

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Gibbs and Hardin Valley communities had reason to celebrate Friday as they each took one step closer to the construction of their new middle schools. As groundbreaking was about to take place Friday morning at the site of the future Gibbs Middle School, several elected officials spoke to the […]

Tombras approved for TIF for KUB Building

Tombras approved for TIF for KUB Building

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The former Knoxville Utilities Board Building on Gay Street, empty for about 16 years, may get a new owner and tenant thanks to action by the Knox County Commission and the Knoxville City Council Tuesday. The Tombras Group, a national advertising agency with four locations around the nation and currently […]

Mr. Republican: Robert A. Taft of Ohio, II

Mr. Republican: Robert A. Taft of Ohio, II

By Ray Hill Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio had just lost his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination at the Philadelphia convention in 1948.  Worse still, Taft had lost to his bitter rival, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey.  The two men didn’t particularly like one another and it seemed a certainty that […]

Heritage gets hot, ends HVA’s season 77-58

Heritage gets hot, ends HVA’s season 77-58

By Ken Lay Hardin Valley Academy’s boys basketball team saw its season come to an abrupt end Thursday night. The fourth-seeded Hawks dropped a 77-58 decision to Heritage in the District 4-AAAA Quarterfinals at West High School. It was a tough loss for Hardin Valley in a roller-coaster season but junior Aaron Dykes is ready […]

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