Grow Green is more than hydroponics

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com Grow Green Garden Shop is Knoxville’s premier indoor gardening equipment retailer. Since opening in 2012, the shop has featured a wide variety of hydroponics equipment — everything from water tanks and pumps to lights and plant food. Ty Nance owns and operates this unique business located just off Broadway in North […]

Congressman Carroll Reece Goes Back To Congress

By Ray Hill For decades Tennessee was a one-party state, dominated by the Democrats. The exceptions were the First and Second Congressional districts in East Tennessee. Despite being the minority party, Republicans were perfectly capable of fighting amongst themselves and the Tennessee GOP was frequently highly factionalized. Fights in both the First and Second Congressional […]

Saving Historic Homes, Buildings

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfcous.com On Sunday, May 17, people interested in preserving the Howard Home at 2921 Broadway met at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Central United Methodist Church at 210 East Third Street. The historic home is said to be the possible future location of a Walmart Neighborhood Market and the […]

Hardin Valley punches ticket to State Tourney

By Ken Lay A long voyage for the Hardin Valley Academy softball team resulted in a trip to Murfreesboro. The Lady Hawks punched their ticket to the Class AAA State Tournament with an 8-3 victory at home Friday night. HVA will make its first trip to the Midstate this week but two key figures have […]

Southern Biscuit® Returns as Official Sponsor of 6th Annual International Biscuit Festival Biscuit Baking Contest

Live Demos and Biscuit Baking Competitions Live Under the Big Tent in Downtown Knoxville   Do you love watching cooking competitions? Well we’ve got you covered live under the big tent on Biscuit Boulevard at the 6th annual International Biscuit Festival in downtown Knoxville this Saturday, May 16. Southern Biscuit® Flour, famously known as the […]

Legal and Public Notices for May 11, 2015

foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated February 13, 2008, executed by CHERI R. WYRICK AND JAMES W. WYRICK, conveying certain real property therein described to PYRAMID TITLE, INC., as Trustee, as same appears […]

Burchett says ‘No Tax Increase’

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfcous.com Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is scheduled to release the county’s 2015-2016 Budget proposal this morning just as The Focus hits the streets. In a meeting Thursday the Focus learned a few things that will be in Burchett’s address to be delivered at the City-County Building at 9 a.m. There’s no […]

Knoxville Focus for May 11, 2015

Seymour Volunteer Fire Department Graduates Volunteers To Serve Seymour’s Tri-County Community The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department has trained 15 new recruits to become interior firefighters. These men and women have devoted a combined total over 2,400 hours, which will benefit the department and ultimately the Seymour community. This large graduating class has exceeded the state […]

Affordable & Unique is more than a name

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfcous.com Affordable & Unique Home Accents and MD Interiors is a new business in Powell TN. They are located in the same building at 1904 West Emory Rd. The businesses are owned by Teresa Harper, a 46-year-old Knoxville/Powell native. Teresa lives in Powell, is married to Tim Harper and they have two […]

Green Math and Science Magnet

Community Schools: Part 4 By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com For our final segment on Community Schools, The Focus visited Green Magnet Academy and met with Community Resource Coordinator Destiny Glover.  Green is completing year two as a Community School. Glover came to Green from Vine Middle, where she served as the Campus Manager for Project Grad […]

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