Things should run a lot smoother for Lady Vols this season

By Steve Williams The past two seasons of Tennessee women’s basketball felt much like a rollercoaster ride for its fans. And for Coach Holly Warlick, there probably were nights when she felt like screaming … and pulling her hair out. Based on her comments to the Rotary Club of Knoxville last Tuesday, Warlick is feeling […]

Can You Get Married Without Being Present?

By Jed McKeehan When you think about marriage ceremonies, there are a few images that usually come to mind.  The bride walking down the aisle, saying vows in front of a minister, kissing the bride, having a reception, and maybe seeing a relative of the bridal party do or say something incredibly embarrassing. But what […]

Sevier County Days at NASCAR Speedpark

Locals enjoy complimentary admission with a $5 and canned food donation.    NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains™, the official family fun park of NASCAR®, celebrates its local community during Sevier County Days from Nov. 1 through Nov. 5. To reach even more people in the community this year, any person who resides or works in Sevier, […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 30, 2017

Foreclosure notices NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Tanya D. Phillips a/k/a Tanya McClellan executed a Deed of Trust to Beneficial Tennessee, Inc., Lender and Kyle M. Walters, Trustee(s), which was dated April 18, 2007 and recorded on April 20, 2007 in Instrument No. 200704200085766, Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 30, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for October 30, 2017

9th Year a ‘Reason for Celebration’ By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The house was packed Thursday during the 9th Annual Pink Ribbon Celebration, which saluted Breast Cancer Survivors and raised funds for the Compassion in Action fund, at the Grande Event Center in North Knoxville. WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit and B97.5’s Michele Silva welcomed the full house […]

Busler Announces for Re-Election

Busler Announces for Re-Election

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Charles Busler, vice chairman of the Knox County Commission, is a man with an inquisitive mind and outgoing personality. Busler has lived in the 7th District for more than 41 years and, aside from his commission duties, is involved in various aspects of the community. Last Friday Busler announced his campaign […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations V

Tennessee and the League of Nations V

By Ray Hill Despite intense pressure from constituents and his own political party, Senator John Knight Shields of Tennessee remained determined to vote his convictions as the United States Senate considered the Treaty of Versailles.  John Knight Shields had been the only Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to break ranks and support the […]

Oak Ridge’s Defense Stifles Fulton

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Zenobia Dobson, Zack Dobson and Head Coach Rob Black honor the late Zaevion Dobson during Fulton High's senior night. Zaevion, a 15-year-old sophomore, was shot and killed Dec. 17, 2015, as he shielded two girls from gunfire in the Lonsdale community. Zaevion and friends were innocent victims of gang activity. His act of heroism drew national attention and recognition from President Barack Obama.

Oak Ridge’s Defense Stifles Fulton

By David Klein The old adage, “defense wins championships,” proved true Friday night in a Region 3-5A game at Fulton that decided the regular season regional championship between the Fulton Falcons and the Oak Ridge Wildcats. Both teams struggled offensively, but the Wildcats made key plays on defense and got just enough offense to prevail […]

Bearden, Seymour fall in state soccer quarterfinals

Bearden, Seymour fall in state soccer quarterfinals

By Ken Lay MURFREESBORO — Two area high school girls teams had a brief stay at the 2017 State Championships at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. Both Seymour and Bearden were eliminated in the state quarterfinals on Wednesday. The Lady Eagles dropped a 7-2 decision to White House in the first round of the Class […]

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