What is the Parent Relocation Statute?

By Jedidiah McKeehan The parental visitation agreement is one of the most important parts of a divorce settlement. But what happens when one parent moves away? And what if that parent is the person who keeps the child the majority of the time? The Parent Relocation Statute (Tenn. Code Ann. §36-6-108) states that when one parent […]

Transitional housing lease for veterans

By Mike Steely A small house in College Hills may be leased by the Friends of the Knox County Veterans Recovery Court. The matter will be before the County Commission today and the two-year lease agreement with Valentine Carters and Sons, LLC. will be for a three-bedroom home at 2236 Mississippi Avenue. Ron Hanaver of […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 21, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 21, 2016

School system policies under review By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In a meeting that was sometimes jovial and sometimes blunt the Board of Education continued to wrestle with altering the policies dealing with relations between them and the director of schools. Several of the BOE members meet with Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas Thursday in the mezzanine […]

Media and the Millennials

Media and the Millennials

By Steve Hunley Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, Hollywood celebrities are signing petitions to ask Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, while some millennials are taking to the streets to protest.  One is about as logical as the other.  The day after the election, the New York Times published an over […]

Suttree Landing Park opened

Suttree Landing Park opened

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com Why is the city’s newest park called “Suttree?” The ribbon cutting at Suttree Landing Park and Waterfront Drive Wednesday across the river from downtown opened the first city-built park in twelve years. The 8-acre park has festival lawns, a playground, a put-in for kayakers, river overlooks with picnic tables and a […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Seven

Senator Howard Baker, Part Seven

By Ray Hill There were those who believed Howard Baker’s election to the United States Senate was an aberration; some believed Tennessee would return to its Democratic roots in the next election cycle. Yet Richard Nixon carried the Volunteer State in the 1968 presidential election. The Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, had run a poor third […]

Farragut wins in OT, will practice on Thanksgiving Day

Farragut quarterback Adam Fulton (19) prepares to throw while being chased by Ooltewah's Jaylin Rogers. Fulton overcame a shaky start and threw four touchdown passes as the Admirals prevailed in double overtime. Photo by JJ Spears.

Farragut wins in OT, will practice on Thanksgiving Day

By Ken Lay When Tennessee high school football coaches begin preseason workouts on those hot days in mid-July, most tell their respective teams that they would like to still be practicing on Thanksgiving Day. That’s an opportunity that Farragut High School will get in 2016. “We’re going to practice on Thanksgiving Day,” Admirals coach Eddie […]

Bobcats run past Fulton 20-6 and into state semifinals

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND/ FUL.COM Confetti falls on Central High fans and band members during the football game's opening kickoff Friday night at Dan Y. Boring Stadium. Fulton also fell 20-6 in the Class 4A state quarterfinal game.

Bobcats run past Fulton 20-6 and into state semifinals

By Steve Williams It’s Central’s turn to win a Class 4A state championship for Knoxville. Catholic did it last season and Fulton the three years before that. Even Greeneville, just a little ways up the road in Region 1, captured the 4A title in 2010 and 2011. Can the Bobcats keep the streak going? They […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of November 21, 2016

  NOTICE OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, C & L Partnership, LLP conveyed to D. Michael Tranum, as Trustee, real property in Knox County, Tennessee by a Deed of Trust dated June 29, 2007, and recorded on June 29, 2007, as Instrument No. 200706290107561 in the Register’s Office of Knox County, Tennessee; as further […]

Beer rules, LMC and KAT grants on City Agenda

By Mike Steely The on premise sale of beer near churches will get a second and final reading in the City Council’s Tuesday meeting. The controversial change in the local ordinance would remove all distance requirements between the beer retailers and houses of worship but would keep the 300 foot distance required between those businesses […]

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