Historic Ramsey House holding Regency Tea

Saturday, July 27, Regency Tea from 2-4 p.m. Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville cordially invites you to a Jane Austen Regency Tea, Saturday, July 27 from 2:00-4:00 pm.  An afternoon tea will be served, as well as Jane Austen readings, dressing the Regency man, tea blending & more! Regency inspired dress encouraged but […]

American Red Cross of the Tennessee Region – Excessive Heat Safety

In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more above average, often combined with excessive humidity.   You will likely hear weather forecasters use these terms when a heat wave is predicted in […]

Judge Don Elledge Takes the Helm of the Tennessee Judicial Conference

Life did not start out easily for Judge Don Elledge. Born into a housing project built for the economically deprived during the New Deal era in Charleston, West Virginia, Judge Elledge’s living conditions took a turn for the worse after he moved to DeKalb County in Tennessee just before he started first grade. The small […]

5 Points Community Hosts Community Homecoming

~from the Office of Neighborhoods The Five Points Community will be hosting their community homecoming July 19 and 20.   There is plenty of community fun and entertainment to look forward to at the Homecoming:   On Friday, July 19, the entire day will be a ‘Blast from the Past’ at Walter Hardy Park, beginning […]

Nashville Wins Bid to Host 2021 SEC Football Media Days

The 2021 SEC Football Media Days will be held in the Grand Hyatt at the highly anticipated Nashville Yards   The Southeastern Conference announced yesterday that the 2021 Football Media Days will be hosted by Nashville at the Grand Hyatt in the Nashville Yards. SEC Football Media Days is expected to bring over 1,000 media […]

Next Step Initiative Hosts Second Block Party

Next Step Initiative is hosting another “Block Party under the Bridge,” this time in South Knoxville.   Next Step Initiative is a non-profit organization focusing on providing services to those who are homeless or addicted to illegal substances. This upcoming Party will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sam […]

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Tennessee Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Rain and Flooding

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Tennessee as a result of rain and flooding from May 1, 2018 through Feb. 25, 2019.   The loans are available in the following […]

Whatever Happened to Eddie Nelson?

Whatever Happened to Eddie Nelson?

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com Edward Nelson was the Democratic candidate last year for the 19th District seat in the Tennessee General Assembly against Representative Dave Wright.  Until quite recently, he was also Vice Chair of the Knox County Democratic Party.  Nominated and lavished with praise by none other than Rene Hoyos, last year’s Democratic […]

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