The Knoxville Focus for August 12, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for August 12, 2019

ROAD BLOCKED Parking reduced at New Harvest early voting location By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com It is a shame how few people vote in City of Knoxville elections.  That trend has been spiraling steadily downward in recent years.  Considering that, you’d think the Knox County Election Commission would try and make early voting as convenient […]

A Chicken In Every Pot or a City Without Hope?

A Chicken In Every Pot or a City Without Hope?

By Steve Hunley I was trying to remember which presidential candidate promised “a chicken in every pot” and checked with our residential historian and my memory was correct, it was Herbert Hoover. Hoover, enjoying the “Republican prosperity” of the 1920s, won a huge victory in 1928. Seven months after he was inaugurated, the stock market […]

Don’t miss the history fair Saturday!

Don’t miss the history fair Saturday!

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com History comes alive Saturday in and around downtown Knoxville during the East Tennessee History Fair. The free event draws hundreds, if not thousands, of people to the one-of-a-kind gathering of historians, reenactors, authors, vendors, organizations, and musicians. You might even meet and speak with the likes of Abraham and Mary Todd […]

Community Impact Drives Concord Christian

Community Impact Drives Concord Christian

By Amy Box Fellhoelter Meeting teachers, reconnecting with friends, orientation, and receiving schedules were all part of the “Back 2 School KICK OFF” fun celebrated at Concord Christian School and Preschool last Friday night, August 9. As the largest private school in Knoxville with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students, Concord Christian will be […]

Human juggles golf and football at Grace Christian

Human juggles golf and football at Grace Christian

By Steve Williams This is the busiest time of the year for Michael Human, but he’s good enough of an athlete to handle it. Michael plays golf and football for Grace Christian Academy, two sports that overlap particularly in the months of August and September. And his junior year is going great so far. He […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 5, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for August 5, 2019

A dandy dozen travel Halls High’s Road to Fame By Steve Williams No telling how many thousands of boys and girls have participated in athletics at Halls High School since it was founded in 1916. But there are 12 being announced today as the school’s very best of all time. They comprise the inaugural class […]

Will Recode Raise Taxes?

Will Recode Raise Taxes?

By Steve Hunley As the City of Knoxville government considers the “Recode” proposal, I’ve heard that some officials are insisting Recode will not cause taxes to increase.  That just cannot be true.  While Recode has undergone more permutations than Frankenstein’s monster, the supposed purpose of Recode was to increase the “density” of Knoxville, meaning increase […]

Cool Cat Billiards & Café makes family connections easy

Cool Cat Billiards & Café makes family connections easy

By Amy Box Fellhoelter Some people go to great lengths to unplug from life’s responsibilities and connect with their family members such as sight-seeing at the Grand Canyon or hiking in the Smoky Mountains. But great family moments and memories can be made here in Knoxville right around the corner at Cool Cat Billiards & […]