Dial It Down a Notch, Big Orange County

By Alex Norman The atmosphere at Neyland Stadium was electric. The decibel level was at a record level. Personally, I had never seen anything like it in college sports, as Vols fans gave everything they had, including a day or two of vocal cord quality, when Tennessee hosted Oklahoma. The only thing missing was a […]

Legal and Public Notices for September 28, 2015

    SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on October 19, 2015 on or about 11:00AM 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 BRADLEY C CORUM AND MELISSA […]

As Cherokees’ season turns South, Fowler remains positive

By Steve Williams Jimmy Fowler has had the perfect attitude for this football season at South-Doyle High School, a season that could see the Cherokees finish 0-10 after going 10-0 in 2014. Fowler was a junior last fall when the going was good. As a senior he has maintained a positive mindset in a much […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 28, 2015

  City Primary Tomorrow By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The city-wide primary election for mayor, city council, and municipal judge is tomorrow following a low turnout for early voting. At close of early voting Thursday, the Election Commission reported a total of 2002 votes being cast along with 588 absentees, bringing the total to 2590 votes. […]

Publisher’s Position: The Tree of Greed Continues to Grow

By Steve Hunley Some people have some perception of welfare; more often than not we think about some collecting benefits, pumping out children, and not working. There is a debate raging presently just how much our government spends currently on all welfare-related programs. Some people say it is as much as a trillion dollars. Others […]

Workhorse Phillips and Mavericks run past rival Clinton

  By Steve Williams Mason Phillips was asked if he would be sore in the morning. “Oh, I won’t be able to get out of the bed tomorrow,” laughed the Anderson County sophomore after carrying the ball 43 times for 292 yards and five touchdowns in leading the Mavericks to a 51-47 win over arch-rival […]

Andrew Jackson & the National Bank

By Ray Hill   If Senator K. D. McKellar was an accomplished feudist, another son of Tennessee was at the very least as accomplished in that art: General Andrew Jackson.  President Andrew Jackson carried the bullet in his body from a duel he fought until he died; the other fellow didn’t emerge from that encounter […]

Maryville routs Bearden 41-0

By Ken Lay Maryville High School showed why it has the top team in the state of Tennessee Friday night. The Rebels scored on their first four possessions en route to a 41-0 victory over host Bearden at Bill Young Field. It was Maryville’s 36th consecutive win and the Rebels’ first shutout of the 2015 […]

Knox-Blount Greenway underway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County residents are privileged to be surrounded by neighboring counties with interesting places and friendly people. Our county is the hub of these surrounding neighbors and there are lots of things to do and visit just outside our county lines. Each of these neighbors have special landscapes and scenery and […]

Police use technology to prevent crime

By Dan Andrews In February of 2015, Knoxville Police Chief Rausch implemented a test of a new community crime fighting program study utilizing synthetic dna (selectadna) to help fight property crime in Knoxville. The purpose of the study was to determine if using an advanced anti-theft device in a coordinated effort within certain neighborhoods would […]

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