Knox County Man Arrested for Rape and Sexual Battery

A Knoxville man charged with rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and sexual battery by an authority figure is being held in the Knox County Sheriff’s Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond. 48-year-old Ricky Leroy Beeler was taken into custody without incident by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office just after midnight on Thursday at […]

The Force is heating up!

Knoxville Force Hosts Rocket City United June 12, 2013 The Rocket City United men’s soccer team from Huntsville AL weren’t able to escape the heat by travelling north to play the Knoxville Force Wednesday evening.  “Warm-ups” were held in 90 degree weather at Regal Soccer Stadium on UT’s campus.   The teams hit the field at […]

Westland Drive Road Closure [Effective Immediately]

KUB has closed all lanes of through traffic on a section of Westland Drive between Tain Road and Sherwood Drive for water main repairs. This road closure is expected to remain in effect through the afternoon commute. Traffic flow is being routed around the work zone via Tain Road and South Sherwood Drive. Repairs are […]

East Knox Republican Club June Meeting

Thursday, 13 June 2013. East Knox Republican Club – Steven Buttry,  Buttry Government Relations will be the guest speaker Habaneros Mexican Grill 4704 Asheville Hwy Knoxville TN  37914   (immediately beside the Kay’s Ice Cream sign) 6:00 pm gather for dinner 6:45 pm Meeting begins 7:30 pm Dismiss promptly

Author Krista Tibbs to Hold Book Signing in Knoxville

On Saturday, June 15th from noon to 3:00 pm, Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts at 4889 Broadway will host a book signing by Krista Tibbs,Knoxville resident and acclaimed author of the novels, The Neurology of Angels and Uncertainty Principles.  “I am pleased to be associated with a store that showcases so many talented local artists,” says TIbbs.   What would […]

Nation’s largest adventure racing series selects Knoxville to host 2013 Championship

Knoxville,Tenn.— Today, officials with Legacy Parks Foundation, the City of Knoxville and Knox County Government announced that up to 200 of the best adventure racers in North America will come together in Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12 to compete for the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship.  Checkpoint Tracker is the […]

Mosquito Spraying Set for Thursday Night in South Knoxville

Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in South Knoxville Thursday, June 13 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting. The spray area includes Arthur Harmon Road, Crossfield Drive, Konda Drive, Karla Drive, Kimberlin Heights Road and Twin Leaf Lane. A map of the area to be treated is attached.   A weekly […]

Knoxville in Nashville…catching up with Stephen Hunley.

On June 5th 2013, The Knoxville Focus attended a performance by Knoxvilles’ own Stephen Hunley. He played a solo 30 minute set at “The Commodore”… which is virtually unheard of.  During CMAfest, it is a daunting task to book a gig anywhere. Due to the  many artists in town during CMAfest, the balance of supply […]