A Change is on the Way

A Change is on the Way

By Steve Hunley Most of the folks who voted for Donald Trump wanted some kind of change in Washington, D.C.   There were doubtless folks who likely voted for Trump in the hope of some minor, albeit meaningful changes in the way things are done.  There were probably a great many other folks who voted for […]

Historic Overlay in East Knoxville draws objections

Historic Overlay in East Knoxville draws objections

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “I didn’t expect the turnout to be this great,” said Knoxville Historic Planner Kaye Graybeal recently during a public hearing on the proposed Edgewood-Park City Historic Zoning District. What she also probably didn’t expect were the many hostile comments and pointed questions from those attending the meeting at the O’Connor Senior […]

Cordell Hull & the Income Tax

Cordell Hull & the Income Tax

By Ray Hill Congressman Cordell Hull of Tennessee is frequently credited with being the “Father of the Income Tax.”  Today, that is likely a dubious distinction.  When the income tax was first approved in 1913, the tax code was fifteen pages long.  Today, the tax code is more than 74,000 pages.  Hull first came to […]

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 […]

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