State wrestling champion Fortner starting over at UTC

State wrestling champion Fortner starting over at UTC

By Steve Williams Hunter “HT” Fortner says he likes hard work. So much, in fact, the Gibbs High graduate left behind a football scholarship offer from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., and became a preferred walk-on in the UT-Chattanooga wrestling program. While waiting a couple of weeks for official scholarship papers to […]

The last years of Gordon Browning, part two

The last years of Gordon Browning, part two

By Ray Hill For three decades Gordon Browning had been a force to be reckoned with in Tennessee politics. Following his disastrous attempt to return to the governorship in 1954, Browning was relegated to the status of senior statesman. First elected to Congress in 1922, Gordon Browning left office thirty years later. Browning belonged to […]

Visiting Jefferson’s Monticello

Visiting Jefferson’s Monticello

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Got a nickel? Yes, that’s Thomas Jefferson on the front but what most people think is the U.S. Capitol Building on the coin’s back is actually Jefferson’s home in Virginia, Monticello.  What a home it is, indeed. Just about 8 hours from Knoxville by way of Interstate 81 and a bit […]

First of six Go Vote! Knoxville public meetings tomorrow

  Voters in the Aug. 29 primary and Nov. 7 general election will be electing five new City Council members – a majority of the seats on the nine-member Council. Mayor Rogero and members of the current City Council are encouraging voters to get to know the candidates and their issues, engage in the election […]

The Wizard of Oz – Young Performers Edition at Children’s Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with The Ritchie Company, will present the Young Performers’ Edition of “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the classic book by L. Frank Baum and the classic motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros.   The live stage play will be performed July 14 – 30, […]

Information Fair at Beck Cultural Center tomorrow

Knoxville Community Step Up and the Beck Cultural Exchange Center are sponsoring a “Community Connection Information Resources” Fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Beck Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue.   Approximately 20 organizations are slated to provide information resources at this fair. They include the Alliance House Community, American Job […]

Commission accepting applications for Circuit Court Judge vacancy

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 4th Judicial District – Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties. The Honorable Ben W. Hooper II has informed the governor that he will retire effective August 31, 2017.    Any interested applicant must be a licensed attorney who […]

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