The Chalk Board for July 11, 2016

By Sally Absher Knox County TSA Students Win Big at TSA National Conference Local Technology Student Association (TSA) teams and individuals from the Knoxville area scored in the Top 10 in a number of categories at the National TSA Conference held in Nashville in June. KCS Middle School Students scoring in the Top 10: Tyler […]

The Loy Cousins

By Ralphine Major They were first cousins, all linked together by the “Loy” name.  I knew some of them by their married names.  This black and white photo captured a special moment in the young lives of these Loy cousins.  What a great memory it gives their family and friends to have a snapshot of […]

Summer Meals

By Joe Rector Summer’s hot weather has wilted plenty of folks this year. To be honest, it’s zapped me more than usual, and on a couple of occasions, I’ve almost “white-eyed.” When the temperatures are so stifling, appetites turn for a while, but the truth is that some foods taste better during the dog-days of […]

Wisdom from the Past

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Did you do it? Becky and I took the challenge and read the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. If you missed the challenge and the deadline, it’s not too late to read this soaring statement of Enlightenment thought and American ideals. We memorized portions of the Declaration of Independence in […]

Tennessee pays $2.48 million for (some) peace and quiet

By Alex Norman The ticket sales are up.  The anticipation is growing.  The car flags are back. The biggest football season in at least a decade is less than 7 weeks away.  So the last thing Tennessee wanted to do is answer question after question in the preseason about the pending Title IX lawsuit, in […]

Get Out The Vote rally tonight

What: Knox County Republican Party “Get Out The Vote” Rally & West Knox Republican Club Cake Auction Who: Knox County Republicans When: Monday, July 11, 2016 at 5 p.m. Cake auction at 6:30 p.m. Where: Rothchild’s Catering & Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923 (865) 690-0103 Knox County Republicans are invited to join […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of July 11, 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 December 2, 2002, executed by BONNIE K. PARKER, MICHAEL R. PARKER, conveying certain real property therein described to ARNOLD M. WEISS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

The Knoxville Focus for July 11, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for July 11, 2016

Council votes to make Cal Johnson Building ‘historic’ By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It isn’t often that the Knoxville City Council hears a zoning appeal from the City but Tuesday evening the elected officials heard Mayor Madeline Rogero and her staff appeal a ruling by the planning commission concerning the Cal Johnson Building on State Street. […]

Lake Forest links to Urban Wildness

Lake Forest links to Urban Wildness

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Don’t you wish your neighborhood was located adjacent to a greenway or park? Some lucky ones are and the access to greenways and parks is an advantage to residents who can simply walk out of their homes and through their neighborhoods to enter nature. One such area is Lake Forest in […]

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