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Chicken City: More than ‘Hillbilly Pride’

Chicken City: More than ‘Hillbilly Pride’

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com “We cut fresh meat daily,” said John Maxwell, General Manager of Chicken City on North Central in Knoxville. You’ve seen Chicken City, located at 2518 North…

Legal and public notices for February 16. 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 5, 2006, executed…

Knoxville Focus for February 16, 2015

Knoxville Focus for February 16, 2015

Hopson Elected as KCEA President By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Lauren Hopson, the founder of Students, Parents and Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK) and a teacher advocate who has been outspoken…

Town Hall updated on Fountain City Lake

Town Hall updated on Fountain City Lake

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Fountain City Town Hall held a community meeting last Monday at the Lions Club Building at Fountain City Park to begin planning for the Honor…

Governor Thomas C. Rye

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill   Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep divisions inside…

Not Too Shabby is unique

Not Too Shabby is unique

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s one of those little shops where you immediately feel welcome and right at home. Not Too Shabby, next to Impromptu Home and Garden Accessories at…

Publisher’s Position: No Surprise About ‘Insure Tennessee’

Publisher’s Position: No Surprise About ‘Insure Tennessee’

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam is surprised over the defeat of his “Insure Tennessee” program inside a committee in the State Senate.  I’m not the least bit surprised. Evidently…

Haskell ‘glad’ he took Vine coaching job this season

Haskell ‘glad’ he took Vine coaching job this season

By Steve Williams David Haskell hadn’t planned on coaching basketball this season. He would be teaching health and physical education for the second year at Vine Middle Magnet Academy. Haskell’s…

Our Neighborhoods: Another Look at South Knoxville

  By Mike Steely South Knoxville has some beautiful historic homes and buildings and neighborhoods that are proud of their area and the history there. As you cross the Henley…

Jacob Whitesides to play the Bijou

Jacob Whitesides to play the Bijou

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com “Professional and genuine.” I continue to write those words repeatedly when describing Knoxville’s own Jacob Whitesides. Three years ago, I drove out to Nashville to cover…