Powell area added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the West Emory Road area of Powell. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in this area on Thursday, Oct. 6 between 9 p.m. and midnight, […]

The Pointe at Lifespring Adds New Team Member

The Pointe at Lifespring Adds New Team Member

The Pointe at Lifespring, a new senior living community currently under construction, is pleased to announce Annie Smalley as the Assisted Living Director for the new community. Located in Knoxville, the new assisted living and memory care community is expected to be complete and ready for occupancy in late 2016. Annie Smalley, RN, joins the […]

Crews rebuilding North 22nd Street intersection at Cumberland Avenue

This weekend – taking advantage of fall break at the University of Tennessee and no home Vol football game – crews will be rebuilding the intersection of Cumberland Avenue at 22nd Street.   Between 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, traffic will periodically be shifted on Cumberland Avenue, but one eastbound […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 3, 2013

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on October 25, 2016 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by RICHARD L. GLASPER AND EVERGENE GLASPER, […]

Judicial Diversion: What It is and What It Means

By Jedidiah McKeehan There is a lot of confusion about the term judicial diversion, with many thinking it is something like a “get out of jail free” card. Judicial diversion, at its base level, means you can plead guilty to a charge and serve the probationary period for that charge and then at the end of […]

A personal note from Sally Absher

  I have decided to take a sabbatical from writing/reporting for The Focus. As many of you know, I am a consulting geologist during the day, and cover education issues in my spare time – but the demands of my “day job” have increased measurably and consumed me for the past eight months. I need […]

Old-Timers’ Day at Clear Springs

By Ralphine Major There is a message before you even enter:  Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control.  The words of Galations 5:22-23, known as the fruit of the Spirit, are engraved in the building at the church’s entrance. Several members of Clear Springs Baptist Church invited us to join their celebration on […]

Bits and Pieces

By Rosie Moore After a long, hot summer, Autumn is finally here. How refreshing to feel cool breezes in the mornings and evenings. Here is what that famous Old Farmers Almanac predicts for the winter of 2017: Northeast–colder than normal and near normal snowfall. Southeast–mild with some snow. Sound familiar? I didn’t add any other […]

If I knew then what I know now

By Joe Rector I like mowing the yard. Sitting on a riding lawnmower or pushing a mower or trimming with a weed eater is when I do some of my best thinking. I’ve solved some of my own problems and come up with answers to world dilemmas while cutting blades of grass. The only hold […]

Blood Sport

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I made myself tune in to the first Presidential debate. I felt it was my civic duty to consider these two pugilists, one of whom will be our next President. Unfortunately, these so-called debates have become spectacle, hyped by the truly despicable and dishonest main stream media. These creatures still describe […]

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