King of the Courts

King of the Courts

By Steve Hunley Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond apparently isn’t satisfied with running the Criminal courts and the Fourth Circuit Court.  The Fourth Circuit Court is Knox County’s busiest divorce court and considering how many marriages seem to dissolve daily, it likely moves like a revolving door at lunchtime.  No, not content with […]

Ijam’s River Cleanup Ongoing

Ijam’s River Cleanup Ongoing

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You may have seen him as he slowly boated up and down both shores with buckets and bags in the boat and a long dip net. Who is that guy out in the boat on the Tennessee River and what’s he doing? Depending on the day the guy in the boat […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Ten

Senator Howard Baker, Part Ten

By Ray Hill Senator Howard Baker had seen several election cycles diminish Republican gains in 1974 and 1976. Democrats were optimistic about continued success and Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Ned Ray McWherter was asked by President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale to run against the Minority Leader when Baker came […]

Central’s magic carpet ride ends one win short of gold

PHOTO BY JOHN VALENTINE Central senior lineman Isaac Buell tries to get to Memphis East sophomore quarterback Justin Lynn in the Class 4A state championship game Dec. 3 at Tennessee Tech. Buell had two solo stops in the Bobcats' 27-3 loss.

Central’s magic carpet ride ends one win short of gold

By Steve Williams Central’s football team proved to be human after all. They had an off day. After many magic moments led to an 11-game winning streak and their first berth in the TSSAA state finals in 17 seasons, the Bobcats couldn’t get in the end zone and Memphis East pulled away for a 27-3 […]

Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Opens Monday, Ski Slopes Open Friday

Aerial Tramway Passes all Inspections & Snowmaking Crew has been busy Since Thursday Tennessee’s iconic Aerial Tramway will reopen with regular operating hours on Monday, December 12th. Ober Gatlinburg’s Aerial Tramway has been cleared by several engineers after a comprehensive inspection plan was launched immediately after management learned of the wildfire impact on Ski Mountain […]

Gatlinburg Relief Concert to be held Friday

Gatlinburg Relief Concert to be held Friday

  Featuring Ty Herndon, Stephen Hunley and Dave Kennedy. 100% of proceeds will benefit the first responders and and those affected by the wildfires. FRIDAY, DEC. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Whiskey Bend | 4328 North Broadway NE, Knoxville

23rd Annual Seymour Christmas Parade this Saturday

23rd Annual Seymour Christmas Parade this Saturday

“How fitting that this year’s theme is ‘Hometown Heroes’,” said John Linsenbigler, executive administrator of the Seymour VFD and president of the Seymour/South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. “The last several months have placed a heavy toll on our emergency responders, especially with the recent devastating fires and storm damages.  The Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce […]

Knoxville Songwriter to be Honored in Celebration and Song

 Visit Knoxville, WDVX-Radio and the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound – Knox County Public Library are hosting an event Friday, December 9th to celebrate songwriter Arthur Q. Smith. The celebration will begin with a marker dedication and continue with entertainment at The Emporium Center. Recognizing Smith’s role in Knoxville’s contributions to Tennessee’s rich […]

Ober Gatlinburg Plans to Reopen After Smoky Mountain Wildfire

  After what will be a 10-day recovery period from the devastating wildfires that swept through Gatlinburg, Ober Gatlinburg will reopen in two phases. On Friday, December 9, Ober Gatlinburg’s Downtown Tramway Mall will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  This will include the Ski Mountain Grind Haus Coffee Shop, LeConte Deli, Tramway […]

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