Lost and Found Pets at Young-Williams Animal Center

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com My wife and I awoke one morning to find a small white kitten crying near the fence in our back yard. We have an older house cat that will not abide any other animal in the house and even when we put the kitten in a pet carrier and brought it […]

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part III

By Ray Hill Senator Luke Lea had lost his reelection bid in November of 1915, running third behind Congressman Kenneth D. McKellar and former governor Malcolm Patterson.  Lea’s defeat occurred for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was his affiliation with the “fusionist” movement in Tennessee.  Having benefited from his alliance with […]

Admirals start fast, rout Powell 49-6

By Ken Lay Farragut High School football coach Eddie Courtney couldn’t have scripted a better beginning for the 2015 season. The Admirals scored early and often and dominated the action. And when the dust had settled, Farragut notched a big road win over Powell Friday night at Scarbro Stadium. “I challenged our kids to compete […]

First win in Battle of Boyds Creek goes to Seymour

By Steve Williams The King’s Academy players had named it The Battle of Boyds Creek, but Seymour High players celebrated the victory Friday night in the first football game ever played between the two schools. The Eagles, with their offensive line leading a strong rushing attack, pulled away from the Lions 44-26 at Benton Householder […]

L&N Academy, Jewelry TV and Zoning times

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The admission of out-of-county students to the L&N STEM Academy came up in a discussion at the Knox County Commission workshop last week with several commissioners questioning School Superintendent James McIntyre about the policy. On the agenda were three items to approve agreements with Loudon, Monroe and Union counties to admit […]

Game Night Weather, Friday 082115

This is Meteorologist Bob Becker. As a cool front slides through our area, we will see much improved weather conditions by the time the UT Soccer Team hosts Lipscomb at 7pm Friday at Regal Soccer Stadium.   Rainfall amounts have varied from place to place this week, but the field will have a good chance […]

Game Night Weather, Friday 082115

This is Meteorologist Bob Becker. As a cool front slides through our area, we will see much improved weather conditions by the time the UT Soccer Team hosts Lipscomb at 7pm Friday at Regal Soccer Stadium.   Rainfall amounts have varied from place to place this week, but the field will have a good chance […]

Blount County Library to Offer Soft Skills Classes

      Eight topics designed to help careers   Maryville, Tenn. – It’s Your Career! That’s the focus of eight free soft skills sessions offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce that are scheduled over the next nine […]

GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM AND TENNESSEE TOURISM ANNOUNCE RECORD-BREAKING ECONOMIC IMPACT NUMBERS

    Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, yesterday announced during a special event at the Ryman Auditorium that tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached $17.7 billion in 2014, up 6.3 percent, and an all-time high for the state.   Tourism-generated jobs for Tennesseans reached 152,900, an […]

Two More Knox County Schools Obtain 1:1 Technology

By Sally Absher Knox County Schools announced last Monday that Bearden Middle School and Carter Middle School have been selected to participate in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program directed by Digital Promise. Through this program, these two schools will create innovative learning environments powered by mobile technology.  Students will receive “always-available” Internet access […]

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