By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have to admit that I’ve never cared much for Valentine’s Day. Maybe it was because I was a boy, but the heart shaped candies and little Valentine cards in grammar school never did much for me. People complain about the commercialization of Christmas, but the hoopla for Valentine’s Day is […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of February 20, 2017

  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 February 23, 2007, executed by EPHRAIM A PHILLIPS, TRACI ANN WALDO, conveying certain real property therein described to EFS-EXPRESS FINANCIAL SERVICES, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

East Tennessee Libertarian Party To Hold Monthly Meeting in Knoxville

The East Tennessee Libertarian Party (ETNLP) will host its 8th monthly meeting on Thursday, February 23rd at Puleo’s Grille on Cedar Lane in Knoxville. The event will begin at 6:30 and feature several speakers on a range of topics, including: Jeremy Faison, Eleventh District State Representative and Chair of the Government Operations Committee, will be […]

Are They Planning to Pick Your Pockets? Beware of “Indexed” (Annual) Tax Increases

Are They Planning to Pick Your Pockets? Beware of  “Indexed” (Annual) Tax Increases

By Steve Hunley Look out people, it’s not only Governor Haslam looking to increase your taxes by raising the gas tax. School folks met with members of the County Commission last week and are poking at property taxes; in fact, there was mention of asking the state legislature to “index” the property tax. That idea […]

Holocaust survivor to speak Tuesday

Holocaust survivor to speak Tuesday

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Recently Knoxville Mayor Madeline Roger announced that Tuesday, February 21 will be Holocaust Education Day in the city. She is asking that everyone recognize that day as significant and to stand united against hatred and prejudice. Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eva Schloss, one of the remaining Holocaust survivors, will be in Knoxville […]

Bredwood’s double duty leads Vine boys to championship

Bredwood’s double duty leads Vine boys to championship

By Steve Williams Vine, equipped with an effective box-and-one defense and a resilient attitude, defeated top-seeded Powell 37-28 to capture the boys championship in the annual Knox County Middle School basketball tournament Thursday night. The Golden Bears, who won only three games last season, erased a six-point deficit with an 11-point run to end the […]

UT Recycling to Host Public Drop-Off Awareness Day  

UT Recycling will hold an awareness day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, to promote its public recycling drop-off location on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Established in 2014, the location provides the community with a place to responsibly dispose of difficult-to-recycle items. Recently many curbside recycling programs and the campus […]