We Need To Continue To Talk

We Need To Continue To Talk

By Steve Hunley I don’t know of anyone who isn’t eager to return to his/her former life, yet life after the coronavirus may likely be very different. It will be mighty interesting to see just what kind of conversations our nation will be having in the wake of the virus.  We’ve seen the first real […]

911 Knox Decon Services delivers flowers to elderly

911 Knox Decon Services delivers flowers to elderly

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com “It has been bothering us,” said Paullette Thomas speaking for herself and son, Daniel. The two own a business you hope you’ll never need but, during the coronavirus outbreak, recognized a need that they could fill. They own and operate 911 Knoxville Biohazard Decontamination Service, a company that […]

Ross got the gold ball rolling for Austin-East

Ross got the gold ball rolling for Austin-East

  By Steve Williams Austin-East has 13 state championships in its sports history. Basketball coach Clifford H. Ross guided the Roadrunners to their first. It’s no wonder Sam Anderson, who years later led A-E to state titles in football, girls track and boys track, began his comment about Ross by saying, “He set a standard […]

City, county limit park use

City, county limit park use

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The City of Knoxville closed its parks except for “passive use” last week and Mayor Indya Kincannon is asking the council’s meeting Tuesday to help fund Zoo Knoxville while that attraction is closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Kincannon’s order for the parks included closing park offices, restrooms, […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2020

Council passes bond issues and home delivery of beer By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com In an online video conference of the Knoxville City Council on Zoom, several important bond issuance resolutions passed. Maybe more immediately important was an emergency ordinance introduced by Councilman Andrew Roberto to permit home delivery of beer. “It went pretty […]

Penny Pawn closing

Penny Pawn closing

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com A well-recognized Fountain City business is closing soon. The Penny Pawn Shop at 4821 North Broadway has announced it will be open a week or two to sell out its merchandise at greatly reduced prices. Terry Merianos, owner of Penny Pawn and of Martha Lee’s Jewelry, said Tuesday that […]

Jacoby Yarbo is worthy of a kidney

Jacoby Yarbo is worthy of a kidney

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com He’s an active and involved young man, grandson of one of the founders of The Love Kitchen, and a person truly worthy of a kidney. And he needs one now. Jacoby Yarbo is a Carson Newman graduate and has been a youth minister at Concord United Methodist and […]

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