The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for March 27, 2017

County Commission questions Care Center location By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Former Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown sat up front during the commission’s work session last week and listened to the many, many questions coming from the elected officials about the proposed Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center. For eight years Brown spearheaded the commission’s efforts to […]

Thomas picked unanimously to lead Knox schools

Thomas picked unanimously to lead Knox schools

By Ken Lay It took less than 30 minutes for the Knox County Board of Education to appoint the district’s new leader. In a special meeting, the board voted unanimously to offer the position to assistant superintendent Bob Thomas, a veteran educator of more than four decades. The final vote was 9-0 and Thomas, who […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

Tennessee and American Neutrality, IV

By Ray Hill Secretary of State Cordell Hull had finally made clear the position of the Roosevelt administration on revision of America’s neutrality laws. Before writing letters outlining the position of the administration to key committee chairmen, Hull had consulted with influential members of both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations […]

Surprises in East Knoxville

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com East Knoxville is a huge area made up of many neighborhoods and each has its own features but sometimes a drive around the area can bring you to some surprises. There are unusual buildings, streets, houses and thing you just don’t expect. There’s been overdue attention to East Knoxville recently with […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of March 27, 2017

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 July 25, 2014, executed by DUNCAN RANDOLPH SAUSSER MCKELLAR, MICKINZY WEVLEY, conveying certain real property therein described to JOSEPH B PITT, JR., as Trustee, as same appears […]

The WordPlayers at Cedar Lane UMC

The WordPlayers will present its spring touring show On a Hill Far Away on Sunday, April 2, 6:00 p.m., at Cedar Lane United Methodist Church, 714 Cedar Lane (location of the former Inskip UMC). The event is free, and everyone is welcome to attend. With a mix of humor, drama, and music, this original production […]

County receives grant for improvements to Roseberry Creek watershed

Knox County Stormwater Management has been awarded a $144,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture for water quality initiatives and improvements in the Roseberry Creek watershed.   Roseberry Creek is on the Tennessee 303(d) list of impaired streams for high levels of bacteria, specifically E coli. According to the Tennessee Department of Environment and […]