Mannis says no to Recode, calls for different approach

Knoxville Mayoral candidate and local business owner Eddie Mannis today called for a halt to the current effort to pass the proposed Recode, which changes the zoning of properties across Knoxville. “As I travel across the city talking to communities and hearing what’s on their minds, one word continues to come up time and time […]

Knoxville Community Band concert this Sunday

The Knoxville Community Band celebrates spring with a concert this Sunday, May 19, at the World’s Fair Park amphitheater in downtown Knoxville. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. The band performs ten tunes, taking listeners from Broadway to Sousa to ragtime. And it’s free! Join the KCB for a Sunday afternoon of fine music for the whole […]

Edgewood Park presents concert series

The Edgewood Park community is kicking off its free summer concert series “Third Thursday in Edgewood Park” next week with local musicians Rey Pineda and Natalie Lawson. The Weenie Waggin’ food truck will be selling dinner, and there will be lawn games set up for family and friends to enjoy. The event is free and […]

Town Hall East Hosts Mayoral Candidate Forum

Join Town Hall East, Monday, May 13, 7 p.m., at the Fellowship Hall of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 4904 Asheville Hwy., to hear from Mayoral candidates.   Fletcher Burkhardt, Indya Kincannon, Eddie Mannis, and Marshall Stair will take time to make introductions and answer the following three prompts before opening to questions from the floor: What […]

Letter Carriers’ 27th Anniversary “Stamp Out Hunger®” Food Drive Happens This Weekend

Knox County residents invited to participate in nation’s largest one-day food drive on May 11   The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is holding its 27th annual food drive “Stamp Out Hunger®” this Saturday, May 11, and Knoxville Branch 419 is participating. Letter carriers throughout Knox County will collect nonperishable food donations from homes […]

Vestal Community Celebrates Vestival

Candoro Arts and Heritage Center hosts Vestival, an arts and music festival, on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 4450 Candora Ave.  This festival is a celebration of the Vestal area and its history.   There are plenty of activities, music to hear, food to eat, and crafts to purchase at Vestival. The Humane […]


Zoo Knoxville celebrates Mother’s Day with their annual tradition of free admission for all moms on Sunday, May 12, 2019.   Families can enjoy a day of zoo activities that include animal encounters and the Bird Show.  Guests can explore the Boyd Family Asian Trek which is home to Gibbon Trails and Langur Landing, voted […]

Knoxville Focus’ Mike Steely to speak at FCBPA Wednesday

The Fountain City Business and Professional Association May meeting is  Wednesday, May 8th. Note: Please plan to arrive by 11:45. Lunch will be from 11:45-12:15 Introductions begin promptly at 12.00 RSVP is encouraged Speaker: Mike Steely, Veteran, and longstanding Journalist/Reporter Topic:  A collection of stories from a newspaper reporter’s journal. When: Wednesday, May 8 Time: 11:45 a.m. – […]

Beginning Genealogy class

The Parrott-Wood Memorial Library in Strawberry Plains and the Jefferson County Genealogical Society will offer a free Beginning Genealogy class in two sessions which will take place on Monday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 14 , 5 – 7 p.m.   Participants will explore free internet sites, learn how to organize their family information, how […]