A Special Family’s Love (Part II)

By Ralphine Major The heartbeat of their home was now gone.  It was July 2005 when a young mother’s life was snuffed out by cancer, and Rhonda Julian was called to her heavenly home.  Brian, her bereaved husband,  was left with their four young children ranging in age from 6 to 12 years. In a […]

Looking Through A Glass Darkly

By Rosie Moore I have a dear friend who absolutely declares that “nice” people will definitely go to heaven. She ascertains that if you are good to people, help the poor, are kind to everyone and live an almost “spotless” life, then heaven will be your future home. I’ve tried many times to change her […]

Legal and Public Notices for May 18, 2015

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Eva J. Bowser executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, Lender and FMLS, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated September 8, 2009 and recorded on September 15, 2009 in Instrument No. 200909150019586, Knox County, […]

Knoxville Focus for May 18, 2015

Rescue Squad Assists with Meads Quarry Dive, Cleanup On Saturday, May 16, the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad conducted a dive training exercise and cleanup of Meads Quarry in South Knoxville as part of a project to assist Ijams Nature Center. Ijams Nature Center offers a variety of recreational activities at the Quarry, and the […]

‘Holston effect’ well-known to Gibbs community

By Steve Hunley “Leaders” need a history lesson on Gibbs Middle School A recent article in the local daily paper cited concerns raised by “community leaders” over the proposed construction of a middle school in the Gibbs community. Their issues with the proposal stem from a fear that a new school in Gibbs would have […]

Grow Green is more than hydroponics

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com Grow Green Garden Shop is Knoxville’s premier indoor gardening equipment retailer. Since opening in 2012, the shop has featured a wide variety of hydroponics equipment — everything from water tanks and pumps to lights and plant food. Ty Nance owns and operates this unique business located just off Broadway in North […]

Congressman Carroll Reece Goes Back To Congress

By Ray Hill For decades Tennessee was a one-party state, dominated by the Democrats. The exceptions were the First and Second Congressional districts in East Tennessee. Despite being the minority party, Republicans were perfectly capable of fighting amongst themselves and the Tennessee GOP was frequently highly factionalized. Fights in both the First and Second Congressional […]

Saving Historic Homes, Buildings

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfcous.com On Sunday, May 17, people interested in preserving the Howard Home at 2921 Broadway met at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Central United Methodist Church at 210 East Third Street. The historic home is said to be the possible future location of a Walmart Neighborhood Market and the […]

Hardin Valley punches ticket to State Tourney

By Ken Lay A long voyage for the Hardin Valley Academy softball team resulted in a trip to Murfreesboro. The Lady Hawks punched their ticket to the Class AAA State Tournament with an 8-3 victory at home Friday night. HVA will make its first trip to the Midstate this week but two key figures have […]

Southern Biscuit® Returns as Official Sponsor of 6th Annual International Biscuit Festival Biscuit Baking Contest

Live Demos and Biscuit Baking Competitions Live Under the Big Tent in Downtown Knoxville   Do you love watching cooking competitions? Well we’ve got you covered live under the big tent on Biscuit Boulevard at the 6th annual International Biscuit Festival in downtown Knoxville this Saturday, May 16. Southern Biscuit® Flour, famously known as the […]