Monsters at the Museum

A Free Halloween Event at the Museum of East Tennessee History Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.   On Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a spooky event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years. From the wampus cat […]

Legal and public notices for the week of October 15, 2018

Foreclosure notices     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 April 2, 2009, executed by LAURA J AYRES, conveying certain real property therein described to INVESTORS TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 15, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for October 15, 2018

UT honors exemplary community advocates, collaborators, alumni The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences held their 5th Annual Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, October 11 at the UT Visitors Center.  The ceremony was opened by TPTE Department Head, Dr. Sherry Mee Bell. Community Recognitions were […]

Williams honored by Careacter Star

Williams honored by Careacter Star

By Ken Lay Knoxville Focus sportswriter Steve Williams has a long career and on Friday night, he was honored by Careacter Star, an organization founded in East Tennessee to recognize student-athletes for academics, community service and character. Williams, who has been with The Focus since 2008, was named Careacter Star Sportswriter of the Year and […]

Getting to know Glenn Jacobs

Getting to know Glenn Jacobs

The Knoxville Focus is sitting down with several city and county officials, residents and community leaders for a series of casual chats that will, hopefully, let you get to know them on a personal level. Our first chat was with Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.   You’ve been mayor for several weeks now. How is […]

Central Streetscape project hits a snag

Central Streetscape project hits a snag

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than $217,000 is being added to a street project by the City of Knoxville because of some unexpected problems due to the age of the route. The council voted to add the funding, bringing the total project total to $4,956,597, in an agreement with Southern Contractors, Inc., for the […]

Sheriff says jail needs expanding

Sheriff says jail needs expanding

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There’s no question that the Knox County Jail needs to expand to house the increasing number of inmates. An overpopulation of prisoners being held pending trial and those jailed after convictions are placed at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility in East Knox County and the downtown holding center. Sheriff […]

Joint Education Committee to meet

By Mike Steely The Knox County Joint Education Committee will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building. Originally established to discuss differences between the Knox County Commission and the Knox County Board of Education the committee has several new members appointed by both bodies. Representing the school board are Patti Bounds, Virginia […]

Vols Upset #21/21 Auburn, 30-24, at Jordan-Hare Stadium

~From UTAD AUBURN, Ala. – Tennessee outscored No. 21/21 Auburn 17-7 in the final two quarters of Saturday’s game to earn its first road and SEC win of the season at Jordan-Hare Stadium. “We beat a really good football team today,” head coach Jeremy Pruitt said. “It’s like I told them in there, if we learn to execute and […]

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