Three areas added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in three areas of Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes on Thursday, Sept. 15 and Tuesday, Sept. 20 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather […]

Rural Metro Fire Fighters Fill the Boot to Support Kids and Adults with Muscle-Debilitating Diseases

Members of the Rural Metro Fire Association are set to kick off  the fire fighter’s annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to  help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. More than 190 fire fighters of the Rural […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of September 12, 2016

  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 March 26, 2009, executed by DARRELL D. HURD, SR. , conveying certain real property therein described to NASHVILLE TITLE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]

Corryton’s Tony Karnes

By Ralphine Major A magnolia tree was planted in his memory at the high school, and there is a marker near it to honor him. Tony Karnes was a Gibbs High School graduate who tragically lost his life on one of our nation’s saddest days. As millions of Americans went about their daily lives on […]

The land is not ours alone

By Joe Rector By the end of the summer, the new subdivision just up the road will be completed. Forty new houses line the streets. To my surprise, two separate tracks bordering the development have been scraped clean of topsoil, and work on phase 2 has begun. The additional land looks large enough to accommodate […]

God Is Love!

By Rosie Moore The hardest thing in the world to do is to love the “unlovely.”  People who have hurt you, people who hate you, people who treat you meanly—yet those are the very ones that God tells us to love. I came across a little book titled “Nine Fruits of the Spirit.” Here is […]

Running Hot

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I used to say that by the time I woke up, took a shower and drank a cup of coffee, that would be the best I’d be all day long – and it was downhill from there. It’s still true, but it takes longer to get going these days, because I […]

Small Claims Court in Tennessee

By Jedidiah McKeehan In Tennessee, small claims court is called General Sessions Civil Court. This is the appropriate court if are suing for $25,000.00 or less (considered a “small claim” in the state of Tennessee). Any amount above $25,000.00 goes to a different court. How Do You File a Lawsuit in Small Claims Court It’s […]

It’s Fantasy Football time in Tennessee

By Steve Williams Tennessee’s lackluster 20-13 overtime win over Appalachian State in the season opener reminded me of a victory my fantasy football team once had. On the way to the CORK Bowl championship in 2008, my Knoxville Storm drizzled past the fantasykillers 38.61 points to 22.33 points in a regular season game. Our league […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

Wright Resumes Commission Chair Role By David Klein Four newly elected Knox County Commissioners met Thursday along with seven returning commissioners at a Knox County Commission Reorganization Meeting to appoint a chair and vice chair of the commission, and committee members. Newly elected commissioners Evelyn Gill of District 1, Michele Carringer of District 2, Hugh […]