The Knoxville Focus for January 18, 2021

The Knoxville Focus for January 18, 2021

Local bars face permit suspensions for curfew violations By Ken Lay Two West Knoxville bars now face suspension hearings early next month for multiple citations. Paul’s Oasis, located at 8021 Kingston Pike, and Billiards and Brews, located at Unicorn Drive, will appear before the Knoxville Beer Board in early February. Both establishments have been cited […]

Double Standards and Liberal Hypocrisy

By Steve Hunley Is it any wonder why the country is so divided, so polarized?  And what happened to healing and uniting our country?  That seems to have disappeared in a bubble of the purest, most poisonous, palpitating hatred I’ve witnessed in my lifetime.  The left is using the incident at the Capitol for all […]

Referees are getting less, but receiving more appreciation

Referees are getting less, but receiving more appreciation

By Steve Williams Sports referees don’t get much positive publicity. Like Gene Menees of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association recalled recently, “It’s the old adage … You got to start out being perfect when you’re an official and get better from that point.” However, during the pandemic this basketball season, that’s been different. Officials […]

Davidson honored by AVCA for 400th win

Davidson honored by AVCA for 400th win

“Coaching is hard. Winning is harder. That’s why every year we recognize the coaches who have reached milestone win totals. You deserve to bask in a few moments of glory among your peers and collect a plaque to hang in your office.” – A message to coaches from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.   By […]

Brooks shines, but Carter comes up short in region

Brooks shines, but Carter comes up short in region

By Steve Williams Ava Brooks finished her high school bowling career in grand style. But it wasn’t enough to keep the Carter girls bowling team’s season alive in the Region 2 tournament semifinals last week at Crest Bowling Lanes in Maryville. William Blount edged the District 4 champion Lady Hornets 16-11, with the winning margin […]

Nominate a deserving neighbor for annual award

The City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhood Empowerment wants to hear about Knoxville residents who have found creative ways to support and connect their neighbors during a year distinguished by canceled plans and physical distancing.   The department is accepting nominations for the annual Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award through 4:30 p.m. […]

MLK Commission Offers Activities for MLK Day

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   MLK Commission will offer several activities for MLK Day. Due to COVID-19, some activities will be provided on Zoom, some have been postponed to a later date, and others were canceled.   If you are interested in joining the Interfaith Prayer Service on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 12 […]

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show returning as virtual show in 2021

Free Event Premieres February 12th – March 14th at DOGWOODARTS.COM   For over forty years the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has showcased the latest trends in home improvement, landscape design, decor, and more. The 2021 event will be no exception and will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with quality vendors without fear […]