I have a habit of striking up conversations while waiting in line. A couple of weeks ago, while waiting to pay for ‘my daily cup of joe’, I happened to notice the gentleman in front of me. He had a bit of a nervous tick, and seemed to be in a terrible hurry, but, yet, […]
A packed house tonight of fellow Republicans celebrating the holiday spirit.
The University of Tennessee announced today that Butch Jones has been hired as the 24th head football coach of the Vols. Jones owns a 50-27 record (.649) in six seasons as a head coach and joins UT from the University of Cincinnati, where he finished with a 23-14 record (.657) in three seasons with the Bearcats. […]
Knox County Parks and Recreation was recently awarded two Orchid Awards from Keep Knoxville Beautiful for the completion of Concord PetSafe Dog Park and the installation of new kiosks at Halls Community Park and Powell Station Park. These beautification awards are submitted by the public and awarded by a panel of independent judges. For more […]
After reading this article and others like it I decided to investigate social media and practices that occur in the industry. What I discovered was how shockingly easy and inexpensive it is to inflate numbers. I began by reviewing scores of sites online so I could search for the lowest price for buying Twitter followers. After […]
Reflections from Focus reporter Dan Andrews… The classic, age-old battle between youth and authority is occurring once again in downtown Knoxville, albeit in a unique location. Quietly tucked away behind the tall BB&T building and the Andrew Johnson Building is a brightly lit, smoothly paved, and, at nights, empty parking garage. Perfect for daring and […]
Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is serving as Grand Marshal of the WIVK Santa Claus Parade in Downtown Knoxville Friday. The parade begins on the corner of Howard Baker Junior Boulevard and Hall of Fame Drive (at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum) at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. Floats, marching bands, dancers and […]
Knoxville’s 6th Annual Tour de Lights Bike Ride will take place on December 13th at 7:00 pm in Market Square. The ride starts at Market Square, is about 5 miles long, and takes around an hour. The pace is casual and family friendly! Riders are encouraged to get creative with lights, costumes and decorations. For […]
School board votes to deny charter school conversion for Vine Middle School.