Part Four: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Four: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

  By Ray Hill Albert Gore’s Congressional district had been eliminated in the redistricting following the 1950 election. Gore was unconcerned as he had something bigger in mind; he was determined to run for the United States Senate seat held by Kenneth D. McKellar. K. D. McKellar remains to this day Tennessee’s longest serving United […]

‘Healthy’ Irish rolls past Tigers 55-13

‘Healthy’ Irish rolls past Tigers 55-13

By Ken Lay Catholic High School limped in to the Class 4A Playoffs but the Irish wasted little time finding victory lane Friday night. Catholic scored on its first six possessions en route to a 55-14 victory over DeKalb County at Blaine Stadium. In fact the only thing that stopped the Irish’s balanced offense in […]

Della Volpe to serve second term

Della Volpe to serve second term

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Knoxville continues to be a great place to live and work- a city with a bright future.  I will continue to work for sound healthy neighborhoods and rational economic growth, and I will continue to speak out on behalf of our citizens,” Nick Della Volpe told The Focus following his win […]

Civil War Weekend Event To Be Held At Fort Dickerson Park

The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable and the City of Knoxville will commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial on Nov. 9th and 10th with the 150th Fort Dickerson Civil War Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park.  Join historians, authors and local re-enacting units to celebrate veterans, past and present. This event commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Siege […]

Pellissippi State–Pond Gap Elementary community garden needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed at two upcoming Saturday workdays for the Pond Gap Elementary School community garden, a project of Pellissippi State Community College. Pellissippi State’s Service-Learning program has partnered with Pond Gap and the University of Tennessee to install the garden at the elementary school, and now volunteers are needed to help bring shape to […]

UT Brings the Circus to Rocky Top for Homecoming

Homecoming stands out as the greatest orange-and-white celebration on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, calendar for both students and alumni. This year’s festivities culminate on Saturday, Nov. 9, when faculty, staff and students from different colleges, offices and organizations across campus welcome back thousands of lifelong Vol fans.   “Cirque du Rocky Top” is this […]

KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER CAPITALIZES ON OUTDOOR, WELCOMES NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RV PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS

The 2013 Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo is pulling into the Knoxville Convention Center for its first trip to Knoxville, Nov. 5-8. More than 500 campground owners, RV enthusiasts and suppliers will participate in the trade show and expo that will feature 35 educational seminars, discussion panels, networking […]

Becky Hancock joins the Tennessee Theatre as interim executive director

The Tennessee Theatre announced today that Becky Hancock, recently hired as manager of communications and outreach, will serve as interim executive director following the resignation of Tom Cervone, who is leaving to take a position with the University of Tennessee. Hancock returns to the theatre where she was general manager from 2001 to 2007.  As […]