We the People

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I feel like a soldier awaiting the signal to charge enemy lines. I never vote until election day because I don’t trust early voting where ballots might get lost or not even counted unless they’re necessary to decide a close vote. Perhaps I’m being silly and electronic voting is different, and […]

SEC over the NFL, Knoxville over Nashville

By Alex Norman So a few months back some of my old college friends and I scheduled a get together in the great state of Tennessee.  The plan was to spend a couple of nights in Nashville and see an NFL game.  We settled on the middle of October and the huge Titans/Browns game. Yes. […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 31, 2016

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Lynette K. Martin executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated May 5, 2010 and recorded on May 7, 2010 in Instrument No. 201005070070015, Knox County, Tennessee […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 31, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for October 31, 2016

Yes, your vote will count By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Cliff Rodgers, Knox County Administrator of Elections, told The Focus last week that anyone who hasn’t voted in the last two national elections become “inactive.” If the voter appears at their polling place they are asked if the address on file is still where they live. […]

Group organizes for Fountain City’s future

Group organizes for Fountain City’s future

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A dozen Fountain City residents assembled recently to discuss forming a group that could help coordinate the future of that community. Commercial Bank President John Fugate invited the representatives of various local organizations to meet with him and share their ideas. The group, unnamed at the time of the meeting, plans […]

Senator Howard Baker: Part Four

Senator Howard Baker: Part Four

By Ray Hill Howard Baker had accomplished what most observers had believed to be the impossible by defeating Governor Frank Clement for the United States Senate in the November election in 1966.  Baker became the first Republican ever to be popularly elected to the U. S. Senate since Tennesseans began electing senators in 1916.  It […]

A dominating win for Goodwyn and Catholic boys

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS CAK Coach Tony Cosey huddles with his Lady Warriors after their close win over Catholic in the Region 2 A-AA cross country meet.

A dominating win for Goodwyn and Catholic boys

By Steve Williams Georde Goodwyn, who made the switch from basketball to distance running last year, enjoyed his first win in cross country at the Region 2 A-AA meet Thursday at Victor Ashe Park. The Catholic High senior didn’t just win, he dominated the field as there were no competitors in sight when he crossed […]

Older buildings getting attention

Older buildings getting attention

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The resurgence of downtown Knoxville is underway and several vacant buildings are in various stages of renovation. Recently the city-owned Tennessee Supreme Court Building received four bid proposals, the former Phoenix Hotel and the historic Knoxville High School are in the midst of restoration, and the Pryor Brown Parking Garage looks […]

Roadway preparation work to kick off West Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Project

In partnership with the City of Knoxville’s West Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Project, KUB and its contractor are scheduled to begin preparation work on the roadway surface ahead of the utility improvement portion of the project on Monday, Oct. 31.   Next week, anticipate intermittent lane closures on West Jackson Avenue between North Broadway and the […]

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