A lot of us for once will be pulling for Alabama

By Steve Williams Bobbie Fisher, who operates my favorite booth at the Expo Center Flea Market with her husband John, told me she would be rooting for Jeremy Pruitt and Alabama in the upcoming College Football Playoffs. And I quickly told her I would be, too, as I’m sure a lot of Tennessee fans will […]

Fun will prevail in holiday high school hockey tournament

By Ken Lay   Area high school hockey players will be on the ice for the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association’s annual holiday tournament this week. The New Year’s Eve Classic High School Tournament will be Dec. 28-29 at the Icearium. The tournament has traditionally hosted some of the state’s and southeast region’s top high school […]

Three Veteran Cemeteries, One Noted Grave

Three Veteran Cemeteries, One Noted Grave

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Wreaths Across America came again to Knox County recently, decorating the graves of veterans of our peacetime and wartime soldiers and sailors. The annual event, sponsored for the last time by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, will in the future be in the capable hands of the Vietnam Veterans of America’s […]

Old Gray restoration campaign needs your help

Old Gray restoration campaign needs your help

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Many improvements are underway at the Old Gray Cemetery in downtown Knoxville and additional funding is needed to top off an effort named “Trees, Trails and Traditions.” Russell B. Kuhlman, president of the board of directors, notified members and the public by mail recently of the effort noting that 75% […]

Ned Carmack, Part II

Ned Carmack, Part II

By Ray Hill W. “Ned” Carmack’s campaign for the United States Senate ended on a dusty road in rural West Tennessee under circumstances never resolved. Carmack’s wife Charlotte arrived to whisk him home to Murfreesboro, where Carmack spent some time in a hospital. Found unconscious, beaten, bloodied and partially paralyzed, Ned Carmack was forced to […]

High schoolers give and receive during holiday season

The Hardin Valley Academy dance team capped its mini-camp Dec. 15 by performing with the Jr. Hawkettes.

High schoolers give and receive during holiday season

By Steve Williams Every holiday season it seems Central High cheerleaders ring bells for the Salvation Army and paint faces and make pot holders at the Fantasy of Trees. The tradition continued this year. What do the cheerleaders get out of this community service? Three members of Coach Jackie Raley’s squad answered the question. “What […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of December 25, 2017

Foreclosure notices   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 July 31, 2006, executed by Jayson W. Smith, an unmarried man, to TONYA ESQUIBEL, Trustee, for CTX MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, its successors and assigns, and appearing of […]

Farragut dance team earns state honors

Farragut High's dance team captured its third straight state championship in this year's Small Varsity Pom division and also placed second in the Small Varsity Jazz division. First row (left to right): Grace Reed, Olivia Rice, Presley Packer (senior co-captain), Tatum Allen (senior captain), Mackenzie Wilcox and Taylor Gee. Second row (left to right): Hannah Kochanski, Brenna Bocik, Brooke Thayer, Shelby Elam, Lucy Watkins and Bridget Gibson.

Farragut dance team earns state honors

By Steve Williams Farragut High’s dance team, led by seniors Presley Packer and Tatum Allen, took first place in the TSSAA’s Small Varsity Pom division for the third year in a row and also placed second in Small Varsity Jazz. “We practice multiple hours every week to prepare for competition,” said Coach Adonia Adams. “Our […]

Goodwill Reminds That Year-End Donation Deadline Quickly Approaches

As 2017 comes to a close, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville is giving tips to make end-of-year giving easy. Because Goodwill is a nonprofit organization, any donations made to Goodwill by the end of business hours on Sunday, December 31st can be deducted from 2017 taxes.   Here are some helpful hints for making the most of your […]

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