Tear down the Coliseum?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Recently the city received the final report from the Urban Land Institute which contained several recommendations for Knoxville, some of which are drawing questions and comments from elected officials and citizens. The Institute made several recommendations involving downtown areas including West Jackson Avenue and the former McClung Warehouse properties, the World’s […]

Louisiana’s Kingfish: Huey P. Long Part One

By Ray Hill “Always take the offensive – – – the defensive ain’t worth a damn.” So said Louisiana’s self designated “Kingfish,” Huey P. Long. Huey took his own advice and remained on the offensive until the day he was struck down by an assassin’s bullet. Huey Pierce Long remains today one of the most […]

Fulton girls fall short against Grainger’s tall lineup

By Steve Williams Grainger High turned out to be too tall of an order for Fulton High’s girls to get past in their bid to return to the state basketball tournament this season. “I think their length – how big they were – was a tough matchup for us,” said Lady Falcons coach John Fisher, […]

Carter’s plan for state: ‘Just play like we’ve been playing’

  By Steve Williams   Carter High’s trip to the state basketball tournament didn’t last long enough last season. The Runnin’ Hornets went one and done, losing to Greeneville 67-64. It turned out Greeneville was Carter’s opponent in last week’s sectional game, with a berth in the 2015 state tourney on the line. But second-year […]

Sevier County Ripley Attractions Host Job Fair

Ripley’s Aquarium and Attractions is hosting a job fair to hire over 100 immediate positions at their 8 Ripley Sevier county attractions. The job fair will be Saturday, March 7th from 10 am to 4 pm at of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.   The 8 Ripley’s Sevier county attractions hiring include: Ripley’s Aquarium of […]

Game On Against Cancer Helps Fight Cancer

By David Klein   The Knoxville community comes together again Friday night, March 6, to support cancer patients in their fight against cancer. The fourth annual Game On Against Cancer takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Games and Things on Kingston Pike. The event raises funds for the Thompson Cares program at the […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 2, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEÕS SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated November 21, 2003, executed by ROBERT N. BUCKNER AND TINA M. BUCKNER, conveying certain real property therein described to EVERGREEN TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of […]

Corndogs & Such

By Dr. Jim Ferguson We were hungry as we rolled into our neighborhood Krystal restaurant.  Becky, the Boy and I needed a pit stop to refuel from a morning of errands which included a trip to the dump.  The lives of Grandparents seem to revolve around activities with Oakley before and after his nap-time.  And […]

Rachael and Drew’s Special Gift

By Ralphine Major Over the phone, her voice was calm and she sounded well-spoken.  As we talked, I could tell she was wise beyond her years.  In person, Rachael was all of that and more.  So was Drew.  It was a bitter cold February day when I met the couple, but being in their presence […]

The Winter of Our Discontent?

By Rosie Moore This is the last column I will write about the weather–I promise. Someone told me to move back up to Pennsylvania and take this snow with me–ha! ha! I wish I could, in a way, because I have children and grandchildren up there plus I have relatives in Florida so I’m stuck […]