Jeremy Pruitt To Lead Vols

By Alex Norman Well Tennessee fans… your long national nightmare is over. On Thursday, December 7th, the Vols announced that Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt would be their new head football coach. “The first thing I want to say is how honored and humbled I am to be recognized as the head football coach at […]

Knoxville now home to the Greene family

By Ralphine Major When I met them last summer, I was impressed that he even knew the name “Johnny Majors” much less notice that the last name is the same as mine—except for the “s.” After all, he is a native of Alabama and still a fan of the Tide! Outstanding efforts of the pastor […]

Filling our brains

For most of our younger years, we are required to remember things. Children wonder if enough room exists in their heads to store all of this stuff. Of course, our super-computers manage to process the information and keep it for the rest of our lives. Many of us memorized things at church. We learned to […]

Can You Go to Jail For Not Paying Child Support?

By Jedidiah McKeehan There are individuals across this country who do not pay their child support.  There are many who do not even try to pay their child support.  While that in and of itself is tragic and unfortunate, how do the courts deal with these individuals?  How do they threaten them in to paying […]

Legal and public notices for the week of December 11, 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 18, 2011, executed by GARY W. HESTER, JUDY M. HESTER, conveying certain real property therein described to Arnold M. Weiss, Esq, as Trustee, as same […]

Summit Bus Stop, First Creek Greenway and Street Lights

By Mike Steely The elderly and handicapped residents of Summit Towers downtown are getting closer to having an accessible route to catch city buses. The City Council approved $ 100,000 to acquire property between the apartments and Summit Hill Drive for Knoxville Area Transit’s Stop Project there. Residents have been inconvenienced for some time after […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 11, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for December 11, 2017

Leadership Academy Terminated By Anne Primm Wednesday’s Knox County School Board Meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. by Chairwoman Patti Bounds. Fourth District Representative Lynne Fugate led the Pledge of Allegiance after the moment of silence. Bounds followed by asking for changes to the agenda at which time the 1st District Representative, Gloria […]

Three things the commission asked from legislators

Three things the commission asked from legislators

By Mike Steely A packed meeting at Dead End BBQ on Sutherland Avenue Thursday between Knox County Commissioners and local state legislators saw three matters discussed. On hand were several state lawmakers including Eddie Smith, Randy McNally, Jason Zackery, Rick Staples, Bill Dunn and Harry Brooks. Most of the commissioners attended as well as […]

LaFetta’s is good for the soul

LaFetta’s is good for the soul

By Mike Steely If it is soul food you crave there’s a new restaurant on Cherry Street that’s just waiting for you to come in and dine. LaFetta’s Soul Food Restaurant is owned and operated by well-known Knoxville personality, community activist and 2016 Good Neighbor of the Year, David Gillette. Gillette welcomes you to […]

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