Can You Go to Jail For Not Paying Child Support?

By Jedidiah McKeehan There are individuals across this country who do not pay their child support.  There are many who do not even try to pay their child support.  While that in and of itself is tragic and unfortunate, how do the courts deal with these individuals?  How do they threaten them in to paying […]

Legal and public notices for the week of December 11, 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 18, 2011, executed by GARY W. HESTER, JUDY M. HESTER, conveying certain real property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq, as Trustee, as same […]

Summit Bus Stop, First Creek Greenway and Street Lights

By Mike Steely The elderly and handicapped residents of Summit Towers downtown are getting closer to having an accessible route to catch city buses. The City Council approved $ 100,000 to acquire property between the apartments and Summit Hill Drive for Knoxville Area Transit’s Stop Project there. Residents have been inconvenienced for some time after […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 11, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for December 11, 2017

Leadership Academy Terminated By Anne Primm Wednesday’s Knox County School Board Meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Chairwoman Patti Bounds. Fourth District Representative Lynne Fugate led the Pledge of Allegiance after the moment of silence. Bounds followed by asking for changes to the agenda at which time the 1st District Representative, Gloria […]

Three things the commission asked from legislators

Three things the commission asked from legislators

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A packed meeting at Dead End BBQ on Sutherland Avenue Thursday between Knox County Commissioners and local state legislators saw three matters discussed. On hand were several state lawmakers including Eddie Smith, Randy McNally, Jason Zackery, Rick Staples, Bill Dunn and Harry Brooks. Most of the commissioners attended as well as […]

LaFetta’s is good for the soul

LaFetta’s is good for the soul

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If it is soul food you crave there’s a new restaurant on Cherry Street that’s just waiting for you to come in and dine. LaFetta’s Soul Food Restaurant is owned and operated by well-known Knoxville personality, community activist and 2016 Good Neighbor of the Year, David Gillette. Gillette welcomes you to […]

Ice Dawgs survive test, down Knights 2-1

Ice Dawgs survive test, down Knights 2-1

By Ken Lay Bearden Ice Dawgs coach Mike Raleigh may have seen his team win a key Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School League Game Wednesday night. But the first-year coach couldn’t really enjoy it. “I’m happy but I’m not satisfied,” Raleigh said after the Ice Dawgs notched a 2-1 victory over the Knoxville Knights […]

Catholic standout enjoys unusual back-to-back wins

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Jack Sompayrac (third from right) and teammates listen to Knoxville Catholic Coach Mike Hutchens at practice Thursday.

Catholic standout enjoys unusual back-to-back wins

By Steve Williams Jack be nimble, Jack be quick … Jack Sompayrac of Knoxville Catholic High School made the transition from football to basketball in less than 24 hours. “On Thursday night he was MVP on offense in the Blue Cross Bowl and on Friday night he scored 16 points and had five assists and […]

Chocolatefest 2018

Enjoy a hilarious evening of Chocolate & Comedy with Leanne Morgan on Friday, January 26th at the Knoxville Convention Center!  This Chocolatefest 2018 kick-off event includes live entertainment by comedian Leanne Morgan and improv duo Some Antics as well as delicious snacks, a silent auction, cash bar and chocolate!  Tickets are $50 per person and […]