Will Recode cause a commercial class action de-annexation lawsuit?

By Focus Staff So far most reporting on Recode has been about residential issues and concerns. How will Recode affect commercial businesses in Knoxville? Recode simply will put some businesses out of business. Take for example the case of John Marshall. In 1992 Marshall’s business was annexed by the City of Knoxville. A contract was […]

Mannis says no to Recode, calls for different approach

Knoxville Mayoral candidate and local business owner Eddie Mannis today called for a halt to the current effort to pass the proposed Recode, which changes the zoning of properties across Knoxville. “As I travel across the city talking to communities and hearing what’s on their minds, one word continues to come up time and time […]

Knoxville Community Band concert this Sunday

The Knoxville Community Band celebrates spring with a concert this Sunday, May 19, at the World’s Fair Park amphitheater in downtown Knoxville. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. The band performs ten tunes, taking listeners from Broadway to Sousa to ragtime. And it’s free! Join the KCB for a Sunday afternoon of fine music for the whole […]

Edgewood Park presents concert series

The Edgewood Park community is kicking off its free summer concert series “Third Thursday in Edgewood Park” next week with local musicians Rey Pineda and Natalie Lawson. The Weenie Waggin’ food truck will be selling dinner, and there will be lawn games set up for family and friends to enjoy. The event is free and […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of May 13, 2019

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 June 18, 2014, executed by BARBARA A DAVIS, BRENT L DAVIS, conveying certain real property therein described to CHARLES E. TONKIN, II, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

The Nifty Fifties

By Rosie Moore I consider myself a most fortunate person living in the 1950s. I graduated from high school in 1950 in the top quarter of a class of 400 graduates. I graduated in May, got married in September and had five children by 1960. In the meantime, I worked at a demolition factory outside […]

What is a Failure to Appear?

By Jedidah McKeehan Every day, in almost every county, in every state, in the United States, a criminal defendant is not present for their scheduled court date to address their pending criminal charge(s). Maybe the defendant simply forgot that they had court that day, maybe they got sick and are in the hospital, or maybe […]

Bearden’s Progress Continues

By Alex Norman In 2018 the Bearden Bulldogs were one of the best high school football teams in East Tennessee. They went 8-2 while playing in the competitive Region 1-6A. A win over rival Farragut had their fans hoping for a deep postseason run. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the tiebreaker gods were unkind. Going 4-2 […]

A champion runner and a champion teammate

By Steve Williams When Jake Renfree crossed the finish line far ahead of the other Region 2 cross country runners last fall, he didn’t stop running. He immediately made a 180 degree right turn and headed back from where he came. It was an unusual sight at first, but Knoxville Catholic High Coach Sean O’Neil […]

The first step

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “Wine gladdens the hearts of men.” Psalm 104:15 Another week, another column. I sometimes ask myself, why do I continue after eleven years? Surely, I’ve said enough. But, the beat goes on. As a doctor I’ve treated hundreds, if not thousands, of people who abuse alcohol and drugs like opioids. I’ve […]