The Knoxville Focus for June 26, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for June 26, 2017

Tindell’s Celebrates 125 Years in Business By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A huge crowd of employees, former employees, vendors, customers, county officials and friends gathered Friday to celebrate 125 successful years in business for Tindell’s Building Materials. President Johan van Tilburg hosted the event at Tindell’s Truss operations in Karns, which featured food, live music, children’s […]

Jeff Sessions Ends Illegal Practice

Jeff Sessions Ends Illegal Practice

By Steve Hunley Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced the Department of Justice will no longer engage in the practice of “third party settlements.”  This was a common practice by the Department of Justice when Eric Holder was the Attorney General under the Obama administration.  Leftists have once again gnashed their teeth and wailed when […]

Expressions Home Store has ‘like new’ for less

Expressions Home Store has ‘like new’ for less

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We now have lots more space and a lot more furniture,” said Melissa Rose, owner of Expressions Home Store. The popular store features what Rose describes as “West Knox quality without West Knox prices.” Since the store moved to 6204 Chapman Highway, just behind Kays Ice Cream, and is in the […]

Thetus W. Sims: The Senator Who Never Was

Thetus W. Sims: The Senator Who Never Was

By Ray Hill to 1915, United States senators from Tennessee had been elected by the state legislature.  That same year Democrats were anticipating a primary, a year in advance of the 1916 general election.  The primary would include a run-off election between the two top vote getters, something that has never happened since. The incumbent […]

Doctor and Macel On the Way to South Dakota!

Doctor and Macel On the Way to South Dakota!

By Ralphine Major Their names are familiar.  I saw Doctor and Macel mentioned in the late Woodrow Luttrell’s memories of the “Back When” series recently published in the Focus.  Macel was Woodrow’s sister.  I cannot recall a time when I did not know the names “Doctor and Macel.”  But, the story of their wedding and […]

Cooking demonstration at Seymour Farmers Market Saturday

  From the Seymour Farmers Market: Want a tasty dinner that you can cook on top of the stove on these hot summer evenings?  This Saturday, we will demonstrate cooking two delicious dishes, pork and rice skillet dinner and glazed summer squash, that together with a green salad make a wonderful balanced meal.  These dishes […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 19, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for June 19, 2017

Sidewalks, LEDs, security on council agenda   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville City Council meets Tuesday evening in regular session and should take up a number of subjects including sidewalk funding for the South Castle Street Project. The agreement would be with Vaught & Milton Consulting Engineers for $87,628. The council may also approve […]

Sometimes it comes down to no accounting

Sometimes it comes down to no accounting

By Steve Hunley Lots of folks have heard about the State of California threatening to secede from the Union.  Personally, I don’t think there’d be that many people sorry to see them go.  Recently, the California State Senate passed a universal healthcare bill; actually, to be more direct about, the Golden State Senate approved authorization […]

Brenda Palmer 3rd District City Council

Brenda Palmer 3rd District City Council

Five very active Knoxville City Council members will be leaving office this year due to term limits. The Focus has asked each member a few questions about their years on the council. Compiled by Mike Steely. Brenda Palmer represents the Third District and serves as Chair of the Knoxville Beer Board. She is also on […]

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