Legal and public notices for March 18, 2019

COURT NOTICES   NON-RESIDENT NOTICE   BRIGID CHEPKEMEI CHEMOSIT -Vs- CHARLES LEONARD HYDELL Docket # 144479 IN THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this cause, it appearing from the Complaint filed, which is sworn to, that the defendant CHARLES LEONARD HYDELL is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, or whose whereabouts […]

Finally, a golden moment for Bearden basketball

PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS Bearden's Trent Stephney soars high for a shot against Memphis East in Saturday's TSSAA Class AAA state title game.

Finally, a golden moment for Bearden basketball

By Steve Williams The third time was the charm. Playing in the TSSAA state tournament for the third year in a row, Bearden loaded its first gold basketball in school history for the trip back to Knoxville. Coach Jeremy Parrott’s talented and veteran Bulldogs took Memphis East’s best shot and then toppled the Mustangs 83-68 […]

$15M added to city budget includes Safe Place at Broadway bridge

Members of West Hills and Timbercrest neighborhoods join UT staff and city officials to be recognized as a Healthier Tennessee Community. The group is the first in the state to be so recognized by the governor for adopting better nutrition standards and the signs will appear along the streets indicating the neighborhoods and UT have been so recognized. (Photo by Mike Steely)

$15M added to city budget includes Safe Place at Broadway bridge

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville Finance Director Jim York told the City Council Tuesday that $15,155,694 is needed in new and shifted money for several projects. His request was approved on first reading after he explained the money will go to three categories in the city budget: housekeeping items, quasi-housekeeping changes and other items. He […]

Watkins Overton, ‘Mr. Crump’s Mayor’

Watkins Overton, ‘Mr. Crump’s Mayor’

By Ray Hill Samuel Watkins Overton, Jr. came from one of Tennessee’s most prominent families; Overton was the great-great grandson of Judge John Overton, a contemporary of General Andrew Jackson and the founder of Memphis. Overton joined the law firm founded by Senator Kenneth D. McKellar in 1922. An aristocrat by Tennessee standards, Watkins Overton […]

Wright: Fulton looks ‘tougher’ in semifinal win

Wright: Fulton looks ‘tougher’ in semifinal win

By Steve Williams Fulton was wide awake for a 10 o’clock tipoff in the Class AA semifinals Friday morning in Murfreesboro and built a 13-point lead in the first half of its 66-55 win over East Nashville Magnet School in the TSSAA state basketball tournament. “I liked what I saw in the first half,” said […]

Attorney Arthur G. Seymour, Jr. passes away

Attorney Arthur G. Seymour, Jr. passes away

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Our region has lost one of its leaders with the passing of Arthur Seymour, Jr., well-known attorney and community leader. Seymour passed away after a battle with cancer at age 74 on March 11. Services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, April 5 at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral.  Gentry Griffey […]

National Quartet Convention coming to Sevierville

The National Quartet Convention will be producing its third annual Spring festival in Sevierville at the beginning of April called “NQC Spring Break.”  Produced by NQC, Gospel music’s largest annual event drawing nearly 40,000 from 40 states and half dozen foreign countries to its annual fall festival at the end of September, NQC Spring Break […]

Enrollment deadline approaching soon for Emerald Academy

The deadline is soon approaching to submit an Emerald Academy enrollment application for the upcoming school year.   For families interested in sending their child to Knoxville’s first and only public charter school, applications must be submitted online at www.emeraldacademy.org by 5 p.m. on March 23.   Any Knox County resident with a rising kindergarten […]

Dr. Kelsey Ellis to Discuss Human Impact on Natural Disasters

Public Invited to Library’s Books Sandwiched In Lunch and Learn Program on March 27   Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Dr. Kelsey Ellis for a discussion of The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters by Robert Muir-Wood, at noon on Wednesday, March 27 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium (601 South Gay […]

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