Kroger Announces Miracle Balloon Fundraiser Results in Knoxville-Area Stores

Kroger customers and associates in Knoxville donated more than $20,600 during a three-week fundraiser benefitting the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital – a member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network. Across Kroger’s Atlanta Division, customers raised nearly $300,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. From May 19 – June 8, customers purchased $1 hot-air balloon icons, also known to […]

Mayor Burchett to participate in Families in the Creek

Who:           Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, the Beaver Creek Task Force and members of the community What:          Families in the Creek event When:         Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Where:        Halls Greenway behind Food City, 7114 Maynardville Pike Children, their families and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will wade into Beaver Creek this weekend as part of a […]

Fort Sanders nursing graduates start doctorate programs

Throughout the last ten years, Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Fort Sanders Nursing Department has graduated more than 400 nurses whose TWC education has prepared them for lives of significance, leadership, and service through a quality baccalaureate nursing education. Susan Blaine and Karee White joined the ranks of Tennessee Wesleyan Nursing Alumni this past May when they […]

2013 Peyton Manning Scholarships Awarded

Alexandra Brito from Brentwood and Grant Currin from Cleveland have been named the 2013 recipients of the Peyton Manning Scholarship at the University of Tennessee. The Peyton Manning Scholarship is awarded annually to incoming first-year students who have been selected as Haslam Scholars. The program is now in its 16th year and has honored 20 […]

Mayor, Sheriff, and Trustee support a good cause

  JJ Jones traded in his Sheriff’s uniform to volunteer as a guest referee at the Brad Armstrong Memorial. Also donating their time was Knox County Trustee John Duncan III and the Mayor Tim Burchett.  The event was a charity to raise money for the family of a wrestler that recently passed away. Brad Armstrong was […]

Blueberry Festival returns to New Harvest Park Farmers Market

Who:           New Harvest Park Farmers Market What:          Blueberry Festival When:         Thursday, June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. Where:        New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane New Harvest Park Farmers Market is hosting the third annual Blueberry Festival on Thursday, June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at New Harvest Park. In addition to local blueberries for […]

Wrapping up CMAFest….

    Looking back at CMAfest there are certain memories that will stay with me for years to come. One of the biggest highlights was seeing Taylor Edwards take the stage at the Visitor Center in the Bridgestone Arena.  We at the Knoxville Focus have been following Taylor Edward’s career since we first discovered her […]

UT Police go High Tech

Beginning tomorrow- Monday, June 17th, UTPD will start “tweeting” our daily crime log (Mon-Fri). In addition, once a week on Monday’s we will tweet and post here- our weekly case clearance log. Stay informed, and follow us on Twitter at @UTPolice

Pilot Flying J in the Community

Tonight at World’s Fair Park the “Relay for Life” event took  place. Vendors from the local business community  set up concession stands selling food as well as items relating to the fight against cancer (pink ribbons and other items.) One corporation whose generosity was clearly evident was Pilot Flying J.  They had a frozen drink […]

311 in the eye of the storm

  During the quick but active storm yesterday, I had the opportunity to shadow 311 department head Russ Jensen. He advised me while the storm was occurring, call volume would remain near normal. Sure enough, he was correct. About twenty minutes after the storm, however, calls for non-life threatening emergencies began. Most of the calls 311 takes […]