Dayspring Christian Academy breaks ground for new gym

Ground was officially broken for a gymnasium expansion at the corner of West Sunrise and West Oldham for Dayspring Christian Academy on Thursday, December 18. Administrator Rob Burress said, “We thank the Lord for those who have partnered with us in prayer and financial support. Without you we could not do the ministry to which […]

‘Most important award they can ever get’

By Steve Williams Coach Dave Moore noticed high school athletes were not getting equal attention and that led to the start of the Careacter Star Athlete program. “The players that got the most attention were the players that were playing, the star players,” recalled Moore, who was a head coach at Sunbright, Knoxville Catholic and […]

Long-time radio man launches streaming broadcasts

By Ken Lay Broadcasting is a labor of love for Chuck Sebastian and he’s had a long career behind the microphone. He’s a longtime veteran of radio and he’s seen the business change and now, he’s looking to take advantage of advances in technology. “I started in radio in 1989,” said Sebastian, who recently moved […]

Legal and Public Notices for December 22, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Freda G. White Docket Number 75679-3 Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of November, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate of Freda G. Whitewho died Sept 3, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, Tennessee. […]

Knoxville Focus for December 22, 2014

    A Beautiful Day for a Parade Hundreds of excited residents lined Chapman Highway on a beautiful Saturday, December 13th as The 21st Annual Seymour Community Christmas Parade, a charity event to benefit needy families in Seymour, made its way along its customary path.  With a Seymour Volunteer Fire Department truck as lead, it […]

Fire Department receives HAZMAT honors

By Mike Steely Knoxville’s fire department became the first in the state to receive Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Hazardous Materials certification and the honors were presented a special meeting of the city council Thursday evening. “This is a big deal,” said David Purky, director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency as he recognized […]

77% Not Prepared For College or Career

By Sally Absher For 2014, the Tennessee State Report Card indicates that the high school graduation rate in Knox County was 88.7%.  But 11.3% of students who entered ninth grade did not graduate with a regular diploma, and will not be ready to be trained for anything other than a manual minimum wage job. […]

Officers Help Community with Christmas

By David Klein Area officers came together Thursday night for a good cause. Thursday evening at the Walmart by Knoxville Center, several Knoxville Police Department officers, Knox County Sheriff’s Officers, and other police came together in an event organized by the Fraternal Order of Police Volunteer Watch #2, to give back to the community and […]

Unbeaten Bulldogs earn holiday break with win over Austin-East

By Ken Lay Bearden High School boys basketball coach Mark Blevins knows how to motivate his team by appealing to his players’ desires. “If it were up to me, I would practice every day until Tuesday,” Blevins said after his Bulldogs kept their perfect record intact with a 92-63 win over Austin-East at home Thursday […]