The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

County Commission questions Care Center location By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Former Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown sat up front during the commission’s work session last week and listened to the many, many questions coming from the elected officials about the proposed Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center. For eight years Brown spearheaded the commission’s efforts to […]

Thomas picked unanimously to lead Knox schools

Thomas picked unanimously to lead Knox schools

By Ken Lay It took less than 30 minutes for the Knox County Board of Education to appoint the district’s new leader. In a special meeting, the board voted unanimously to offer the position to assistant superintendent Bob Thomas, a veteran educator of more than four decades. The final vote was 9-0 and Thomas, who […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

By Ray Hill Secretary of State Cordell Hull had finally made clear the position of the Roosevelt administration on revision of America’s neutrality laws. Before writing letters outlining the position of the administration to key committee chairmen, Hull had consulted with influential members of both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations […]

Surprises in East Knoxville

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com East Knoxville is a huge area made up of many neighborhoods and each has its own features but sometimes a drive around the area can bring you to some surprises. There are unusual buildings, streets, houses and thing you just don’t expect. There’s been overdue attention to East Knoxville recently with […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 20, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 20, 2017

Historic Speedway Circle home taken by city By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A two-story old house on Speedway Circle in East Knoxville and the lot next to the home have been approved for condemnation or purchase by the Knoxville City Council. The properties, at 3738 and 3740 Speedway,  are  believed to be owned by Angela Fields […]

Catholic gives Murphy Center a pinch of green in its chase for gold

Luke Smith is quickly greeted on the court by jubilant teammates and coaches after his game-winning shot in Catholic’s 56-53 semifinal win over Nashville Whites Creek in the TSSAA Class AA state tournament Friday.

Catholic gives Murphy Center a pinch of green in its chase for gold

Knoxville Catholic’s historic season came to an end Saturday in the Class AA state championship game when the top ranked Irishmen fell to Nashville Maplewood 60-57. The Panthers got off to an early lead and led most of the game as Catholic was hampered by foul trouble. Catholic’s standout senior point guard Luke Smith missed […]

Friends Forever is just that

Friends Forever is just that

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Friends Forever Antiques and Collectables shop is located at 5716 Western Avenue just across from the Cumberland Estates Shopping Center and the name tells the story. Friends Forever is just that, a variety of rooms decorated and supplied by about 10 different antique enthusiasts that include the owner, Christine Housley, as […]

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