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 […]

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 […]