Tennessee is Gaining Ground in SEC East

  By Mark Nagi During this break in the action, we sometimes have a hard time thinking about the return of sports. It almost hurts to hope. But we have faith this is just a temporary hiccup. With that in mind, let’s talk football. The Tennessee Volunteers aren’t at the elite level in the SEC. […]

Legal and public notices for the week of April 6, 2020

COURT NOTICES   Non-resident notice   TO: THE UNKNOWN FATHER OF CARSON LAYNE YOUNG, IN RE: CARSON LAYNE YOUNG DOB: 5/20/2010 199804-3 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this Cause appearing from the Complaint filed, which is verified, that the Defendant, THE UNKNOWN FATHER OF CARSON LAYNE YOUNG, is a non-resident of […]

Zoo Knoxville gets city and county emergency funds

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s top attraction normally makes 75 percent of its operating funds through ticket sales but Zoo Knoxville closed in March and won’t reopen until the coronavirus pandemic is over. That puts the animals there at risk and the city and county are coming to the rescue. The Knox […]

We Need To Continue To Talk

We Need To Continue To Talk

By Steve Hunley I don’t know of anyone who isn’t eager to return to his/her former life, yet life after the coronavirus may likely be very different. It will be mighty interesting to see just what kind of conversations our nation will be having in the wake of the virus.  We’ve seen the first real […]

911 Knox Decon Services delivers flowers to elderly

911 Knox Decon Services delivers flowers to elderly

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com “It has been bothering us,” said Paullette Thomas speaking for herself and son, Daniel. The two own a business you hope you’ll never need but, during the coronavirus outbreak, recognized a need that they could fill. They own and operate 911 Knoxville Biohazard Decontamination Service, a company that […]

Ross got the gold ball rolling for Austin-East

Ross got the gold ball rolling for Austin-East

  By Steve Williams Austin-East has 13 state championships in its sports history. Basketball coach Clifford H. Ross guided the Roadrunners to their first. It’s no wonder Sam Anderson, who years later led A-E to state titles in football, girls track and boys track, began his comment about Ross by saying, “He set a standard […]

City, county limit park use

City, county limit park use

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The City of Knoxville closed its parks except for “passive use” last week and Mayor Indya Kincannon is asking the council’s meeting Tuesday to help fund Zoo Knoxville while that attraction is closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Kincannon’s order for the parks included closing park offices, restrooms, […]

TDOE Launches Survey to Solicit Public Feedback on Federal CARES Act

The Tennessee Department of Education has released a public survey seeking feedback from all stakeholders on the most effective ways to help school districts address immediate needs to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.       H.R. 748, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) is federal legislation to provide $2 trillion in emergency […]