When Arrested, Are You Entitled to a Phone Call?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When you see someone get arrested in the movies or on TV, you will see them often yelling about getting their, “phone call.”  Is that a real thing?  Are you actually entitled to a phone call when you get arrested? The short answer is, “yes, you are entitled to a phone call.”  Tennessee […]

Practice! Practice!

By Rosie Moore Most of my columns are written with admonishments or thoughts for us “Seniors” but today I’m giving some advice to the younger set. Here’s why: When I was around eight years old I had a friend at school and was invited to her home every day after school. I loved to go […]

Winter is moving on!

By Ralphine Major They seem to blend in with the winter landscape of barren trees and fields that were once full of green grass. I first spotted them around Thanksgiving walking awkwardly on the grounds as they searched for something to eat. Nine wild turkeys can be seen almost daily as they make their rounds. […]

Cold Play

By Joe Rector The past week saw winter rear its ugly head. A small amount of snow didn’t look like too much of a problem, but temperatures that stayed in the teens and twenties turned melting snow into sheets of ice. Anytime in my life that the white stuff stacks up outside, I’ve been out […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 16, 2017

  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 3, 2004, executed by BRANDI M. HUTCHESON, conveying certain real property therein described to TIM WILLIAMS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of […]

ZOO KNOXVILLE HAS ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING ATTENDANCE YEAR IN 2016

Record set in 2015 surpassed by more than 33,500 visitors.     Zoo Knoxville welcomed 473,679 visitors in 2016, reaching a new attendance record for the second year in a row and exceeding the record set in 2015 by 33,564 people.   While more than 202,000 zoo-goers came from Knoxville and the surrounding counties, more […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 16, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for January 16, 2017

Harry Tindell Launches Candidacy for Knoxville City Council, 4th District Former Knoxville State Representative Harry Tindell, age 56, announces his intention to seek the 4th district seat on the Knoxville City Council in the upcoming election. He currently lives in the Alice Bell / Spring Hill community and is self-employed in the insurance business.   […]

School system receives public input on rezoning

School system receives public input on rezoning

By Pete Gawda Concerned citizens, county commissioners, school officials, parents and students gathered in the South-Doyle Middle School library Tuesday night for the third of six public rezoning meetings concerning the new Gibbs and Hardin Valley middle schools. This particular meeting was primarily concerned with the effects of rezoning for the new Gibbs middle school. […]

Cirrus Aircraft Opens Vision Center Campus

Cirrus Aircraft Opens Vision Center Campus

By David Klein Cirrus Aircraft, co-founded in 1984 by CEO Dale Klapmeier, is bringing jobs and a facilities expansion to Knoxville. The Duluth, Minnesota aircraft company’s new Knoxville facility will be called the Cirrus Aircraft Vision Center Campus and celebrated its grand opening Thursday night. According to the company website, The Vision Center facility will […]

Ray Blanton, Part 4

Ray Blanton, Part 4

Ray Blanton emerged from the 1974 primary as the Democratic nominee for governor of Tennessee. It had been a contentious primary in with twelve men competing for the nomination. Blanton had barely edged banker Jake Butcher to be the nominee. The Republicans had their own primary with Nat Winston, Dortch Oldham and Lamar Alexander running […]

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