Nicholas Gibbs family assembles Saturday

Nicholas Gibbs family assembles Saturday

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than 100 descendants of Revolutionary War veteran and Knox County settler Nicholas Gibbs will assemble Saturday at the patriot’s original home on Emory Road. The event, sponsored by the Nicholas Gibbs Historic Society, will feature a tour of the home, a meal, a business meeting of the group, a historic […]

Louis Rabaut of Michigan

Louis Rabaut of Michigan

 By Ray Hill There were several Congressional districts across the country largely populated by immigrants.  There were districts in New York City with a heavy Italian population, while similar districts in Illinois and Michigan were inhabited by Polish citizens.  Across the Midwest there were states where German-Americans were an important constituency.  Most of the Congressional […]

CAK’s Brock made her point before state tournament

CAK’s Brock made her point before state tournament

By Steve Williams A stomach virus unfortunately limited Claire Brock’s playing time in the TSSAA Division II-A state girls’ basketball tournament in March, but Claire had shown what she could do on the court throughout the season and particularly in a sectional win over University School of Jackson. Christian Academy of Knoxville’s 5-8 senior point […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 28, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for May 28, 2019

Penny Schwinn visits South Knox Elementary By Ken Lay Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn made a stop in Knoxville Wednesday morning and came to South Knoxville Elementary School. Her stay was brief but the morning was busy for Schwinn, who gave the opening remarks at the school’s fifth-grade graduation. Following her time at that ceremony, […]

Bill Dunn for Speaker of the House

Bill Dunn for Speaker of the House

By Steve Hunley The impending resignation of Glen Casada, Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, has its sad aspects, whether anybody wants to admit it or not. Democrats are rejoicing because they think the fall of Glen Casada will reap political dividends for their own party. Of course that is largely a delusion, but […]

Inskip Baptist Church plans 100th Celebration

Inskip Baptist Church plans 100th Celebration

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Mark your calendars because a local church is planning to celebrate 100 years in our community. Inskip Baptist Church, at 4810 Rowan Road in North Knoxville, is planning a Sunday celebration on June 9. Rev. Mike Segers, who has pastored the church since 1999, says that the celebration will begin with […]

Parkview Broome Road celebrates its Grand Opening

Parkview Broome Road celebrates its Grand Opening

By Amy Box Fellhoelter Some people might describe the newly opened Parkview Retirement Community for active seniors as posh or elegant, but a better description for the independent living facility would be family and community, which is echoed by the residents as well. One resident said, “I love it, oh my goodness, yes, …. it’s […]

Bearden wins Boys’ Soccer Championship

Bearden wins Boys’ Soccer Championship

By Alex Norman What a week for the Bearden Bulldogs… Taking the momentum of a sectional victory over rival Farragut with them two and a half hours to the west, the Bulldogs won three games in four days, on their way to capturing their fifth state championship, culminating with a victory over Station Camp. (The […]