Smashville Falls Two Wins Short

By Alex Norman There is no pain like the pain of a sports fan seeing their team fall just short of a championship. It makes no sense of course… why should we care so much about people we likely will never meet putting a basketball into an iron hoop or carrying a football over a […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 19, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for June 19, 2017

Sidewalks, LEDs, security on council agenda   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville City Council meets Tuesday evening in regular session and should take up a number of subjects including sidewalk funding for the South Castle Street Project. The agreement would be with Vaught & Milton Consulting Engineers for $87,628. The council may also approve […]

Sometimes it comes down to no accounting

Sometimes it comes down to no accounting

By Steve Hunley Lots of folks have heard about the State of California threatening to secede from the Union.  Personally, I don’t think there’d be that many people sorry to see them go.  Recently, the California State Senate passed a universal healthcare bill; actually, to be more direct about, the Golden State Senate approved authorization […]

Brenda Palmer 3rd District City Council

Brenda Palmer 3rd District City Council

Five very active Knoxville City Council members will be leaving office this year due to term limits. The Focus has asked each member a few questions about their years on the council. Compiled by Mike Steely. Brenda Palmer represents the Third District and serves as Chair of the Knoxville Beer Board. She is also on […]

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric III

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric III

By Ray Hill Disappointed by his failure to be appointed to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Dr. John R. Neal continued to be the Volunteer State’s political gadfly extraordinaire. John R. Neal ran for the United States Senate eighteen times, governor nine times and the U. S. House of Representatives once. […]

‘Bats and Bones’ draws huge crowd

‘Bats and Bones’ draws huge crowd

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There were more people than there were chairs Tuesday when two experts talked about “Bats and Bones” in Cherokee Caverns on Oak Ridge Highway.  Cave manager and noted spelunker Jim Whidby was joined by forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass. Before the presentation the temperature outside was muggy and in the 80s, […]

Finally, a season Maybrier could have and cherish

Finally, a season Maybrier could have and cherish

By Steve Williams For the first time in her high school career, Bailey Maybrier got to play an injury-free soccer season as a senior last fall. And she made the most of it. Maybrier set school records for goals scored (32) and goals and assists combined (46) as Central’s offensive player of the year, helping […]

Legal and public notices for the week of June 19, 2017

Foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated May 11, 2011, executed by VERNON L. BISHOP, JR., PATRICIA E. BISHOP, conveying certain real property therein described to GLENN BALLETTO, as Trustee, as same appears […]

Fort Campbell Soldiers Remembered by State of Tennessee

In Memory of Sergeant Eric Houck, Sergeant William Bays and Corporal Dillon Baldridge Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Sergeant Eric Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, Sergeant William Bays, 29, of Barstow, California and Sergeant Dillon Baldridge, 22, of Youngsville, North […]