Almost Autumn

By Ralphine Major It happens this time every year. Long summer days and the blazing hot sun slowly begin to disappear. Football season has started, the Tennessee Valley Fair has already come to Knoxville, and fall festivals are filling the calendar. The signs are in place. Autumn is showing up in East Tennessee! Beautiful fall […]

The Chalk Board, September 21, 2015

By Sally Absher TN Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment Report Last week the TN Department of Education released the Final Report of the Tennessee Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment. The Task Force was established in the spring of 2015 by Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen to “address concerns about the amount […]

The Wisdom of Dads

By Joe Rector I recently changed jobs, but my duties still revolve around moving vehicles. In this new position, my travels are confined to the parking lot of the business. I’ve met some new folks and talked with them about a variety of things. It’s during one of those workdays that I discovered some wise […]

Happy Birthday, Everyone!

By Rosie Moore   Since the beginning of time, everyone who has been born has to remember the date. Adam and Eve probably didn’t remember the date but I know they remembered the day when God made Adam from dust and Eve was made from Adam’s rib. It has to be remembered that they were […]

Legal and Public Notices for September 21, 2015

Legal and Public Notices for September 21, 2015

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE NOTICE   WHEREAS, David L. Horner (“Borrower”), by a Deed of Trust, Security Agreement and Fixture Filing (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Deed of Trust”) dated as of April 30, 2004, of record at Instrument No. 200404300100230, Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee, conveyed to Kenneth N. Holbert, Esq., as Trustee, […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 21, 2015

The Knoxville Focus for September 21, 2015

Here comes Hollerpalooza! By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The event may have not taken place last year but North Knoxville’s Happy Hollerpalooza is back and bigger than ever this year. The expanded street fair opens Saturday, September 26 from noon until 5 p.m. with more than 40 vendors. Happy Holler is a nationally recognized historic area […]

Building Relationships at Board of Education Retreat

Building Relationships at Board of Education Retreat

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Knox County Board of Education Members gathered at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens Welcome Center on Friday for their annual retreat, facilitated by Kathy Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer of HealthCare 21 Business Coalition. An ambitious agenda for the four hour retreat included a review of District 2014-2015 accomplishments, an overview of the […]

Kirby Plants is a family tradition

Kirby Plants is a family tradition

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Kirbys Plants had its grand opening Saturday at their new location at 7234 Oak Ridge Highway. The Kirby family has been in the plant business since World War II when Stanley Kirby began transporting produce from Florida to sell in the historic Forest Avenue Produce Market in Knoxville. Plants became the […]

The Great Smoky Mountain Park Feud: Senator K. D. McKellar and the National Park Service

The Great Smoky Mountain Park Feud: Senator K. D. McKellar and the National Park Service

By Ray Hill   As with most everything in Tennessee, Senator Kenneth D. McKellar felt a proprietary interest in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. McKellar had been instrumental in helping along the park, sponsoring legislation with Senator Claude A. Swanson of Virginia to acquire land for the park. The full history of the Great […]

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