Knox County Government Offices that are closed or opening late on Thursday, Jan. 21

Knox County Government Offices that are closed or opening late on Thursday, Jan. 21

The following Knox County Government Offices will be closed or opening late on Thursday, Jan. 21:   Closed: Offices reporting to the County Mayor (including libraries, senior centers, veteran services, health department and solid waste convenience centers) Law Department Trustee District Attorney General County Clerk (Downtown and all satellite offices) Criminal, Criminal Sessions and 4th […]

Bringing life to the Potter House

Bringing life to the Potter House

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Some people call a section along Washington Avenue the “Barber Block” for the large number of homes there designed by noted architect George Barber. The name is certainly appropriate but of all the Barber Homes in that Edgewood neighborhood there’s one Barber home that was never in a catalog. Being […]

Knights overcome slow start, down Warriors 5-2

Knights overcome slow start, down Warriors 5-2

By Ken Lay The Knoxville Knights overcame a sluggish start Thursday night to claim a crucial 5-2 victory over the Knoxville Warriors in a Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School League game at the Icearium. The win strengthened the Knights’ hold on third place in the KAHA standings. “This win was big for us because […]

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

By Dan Andrewsandrewsd@knoxfocus.comHave you ever woken up to sharks swimming above you? Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing that opportunity while staying the night at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.  My bedroom for the night was a clear glass tunnel that spans 345 feet under 750,000 gallons of water. While it might […]

Fulton football foursome wins KIL 4×100 relay again

Fulton football foursome wins KIL 4×100 relay again

By Steve Williams On a night when the weather felt more like football season, four members of Fulton High’s 2014 state football championship team combined to win the 4×100 relay event in the Knoxville Interscholastic League Track and Field Meet April 28. “It feels awesome,” said sophomore anchorman Zack Dobson. “We’re just blessed.” Juniors Kentel […]

The Eye Group: Friendly and Professional

The Eye Group: Friendly and Professional

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com With two locations, four doctors, and state of the art technology, you’ll find The Eye Group has just about everything you need in family eye care. “We value our patients,” says Kristy Chapman, Manager of The Eye Group’s 7220 Chapman Highway location. The Eye Group also has had an office in […]

Knoxville Focus for February 9, 2015

Knoxville Focus for February 9, 2015

  Sidewalks, Apartments and a Speedy Agenda By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The next Knoxville mayor will get a $12,500 pay raise, the Rogers Group, Inc. will get a contract of more than $7,467,712 for street paving, and the city’s Wayfinding Project will increase the contract to Jarvis Award, Sign and Flag Company by $23,952. It […]