Legal and Public Notices for May 23, 2016

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 January 24, 2006, executed by ROBERT A. LONGMIRE, TAMMIE L. LONGMIRE, conveying certain real property therein described to EAST TENNESSEE TITLE PROFESSIO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Q&A with Todd Kelly Jr.

By Alex Norman   When the opportunity arises we like to have conversations with the playmakers around town.  Recently we had the chance to sit down with Tennessee junior safety Todd Kelly Jr., and talked about, among other things, his life-long connection to Knoxville and the Vols, as well as his thoughts on new Tennessee […]

Knoxville recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Community

Knoxville has been designated as a 2016 Playful City USA community by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that provides grants to build playgrounds in underserved communities throughout the country. (Three KaBOOM! playgrounds have been built in Knoxville to date.)   Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 23, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for May 23, 2016

New book may be on hand for Honor Fountain City Day By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Fountain City historian Jim Tumblin has written another book on the community and hopes to have copies available for Honor Fountain City Day on Monday, May 30th. The annual event begins at 10 a.m. and Dr. Tumblin will be the […]

Boro bound for this week’s Spring Fling

Bearden High's Jacob Sobota will be doing a lot of long jumping this week as he competes in the state decathlon and track and field meet at MTSU. The TSSAA's weeklong Spring Fling, which also includes baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, starts today and continues through Friday in Murfreesboro. PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS

Boro bound for this week’s Spring Fling

By Steve Williams It’s time for the TSSAA’s annual Spring Fling. Action starts today at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro with state competition in the girls’ pentathlon and boys’ decathlon. Several local area teams and individuals also will be competing for state honors through Friday in baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and track and field. […]

Dressing up for history

Dressing up for history

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you attend the State of Franklin Day at James White Fort this Saturday you may find characters there representing East Tennessee and Knoxville’s early days. The costumed actors are part of a group called Tennesseans For Living History and you’ll find them here and there around our region in different […]

The New Deal in Tennessee I

The New Deal in Tennessee I

By Ray Hill “I have got no horse no autmobel and no nothing to ride can you pleas if possible fix for me to get some help some way can you fix for me some way so my family will not purish.” So wrote a man from Newcomb, Tennessee to Congressman J. Will Taylor on […]

Catholic loads up for another run at a state track title

The 4x200 relay team, all sophomores, helped Austin-East get off to a fast start in the East Sectional meet at CAK Thursday. The Roadrunners (from left) are Jahson Jackson, KaJuan Hale, Martest Forbes and Coby Colquitt. Photo by Steve Williams.

Catholic loads up for another run at a state track title

By Steve Williams Knoxville Catholic started the 2015-16 school year with a state championship in cross country last fall. The Irishmen would like to end it with a Class A-AA title in outdoor track and field this week at the TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. After state qualifying was completed in the East sectional meet […]

Powell High field first to get new turf

Powell High field first to get new turf

By Steve Williams The Jungle never looked better. That’s where the Powell Panthers play and their new artificial turf is ready for use. Powell is the first of 13 Knox County high schools getting artificial turf over a three-year period, thanks to a $10 million gift from the Haslam family, Pilot and Pilot Flying J. […]

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