Vietnam Veterans Day honors Veterans

Vietnam Veterans Day honors Veterans

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Thursday was special for Vietnam era veterans at the World’s Fair Park those soldiers, sailors and airman were honored in a special ceremony by Vet2Vet Tn. The ceremonies were hosted by Vet2Vet President Freddie J. Owens. Each Vietnam and Vietnam Era veteran was honored with a proclamation and a Vietnam service […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Two

Senator Howard Baker, Part Two

By Ray Hill After having lost a close race for the United States Senate in 1964, Howard H. Baker, Jr. resolved to run again in 1966.  Senator Ross Bass would have to defend his seat after only two years, as he was completing the term of the late Estes Kefauver.  The winner of the 1966 […]

South Knoxville on the move

South Knoxville on the move

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com South Knoxville’s link with “downtown” Knoxville is the Henley Street Bridge and that entrance to the south is slowly getting a huge improvement. Although many businesses suffered when the bridge was closed for construction a few years ago, the area seems to be rebounding now. The stretch of Chapman Highway from […]

ReBath of Knoxville is a family business

ReBath of Knoxville is a family business

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When Kassie Ritchey talks about ReBath of Knoxville she’s full of pride about the company and her family’s involvement there. “We are family-owned and operated and try to treat everyone as family,” she explained. Kassie and her husband Steve are assisted in the company by Steve’s sister, brother-in-law and nephew. The […]

A Look Ahead, A Glance Back: Region 2-5A title comes early for idle Gibbs

4 FOR 44 PHOTO BY ROB DOUGHERTY Catholic senior running back Jeffery Wood carries the ball 44 yards for a touchdown in the Irishmen's 55-14 win at Carter Friday night. Wood ran for two TDs in the game as Catholic scored all of its points in the first half. With the win, the Fighting Irish clinched the Region 2-4A championship. Catholic, the defending Class 4A state champion, will host Cloudland this week.

A Look Ahead, A Glance Back: Region 2-5A title comes early for idle Gibbs

By Steve Williams There are two weeks of the regular season remaining on the local high school football scene, but already some regional champs have been crowned. Gibbs had an open date Friday night but earned the Region 2-5A title anyway by virtue of Heritage’s 17-10 win over West. The Eagles, who are 4-0 in […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 17, 2016

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Lynette K. Martin executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated May 5, 2010 and recorded on May 7, 2010 in Instrument No. 201005070070015, Knox County, Tennessee […]

Friends of Seymour Library: Wheatlands talk

Robert Parker, one of the owners of Wheatlands,  Sevier County’s best-known antebellum home, will talk on “Rediscovering Wheatlands Plantation” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Seymour Library. Admission is free. Parker and co-owner John Burns have extensively researched the plantation’s history and are constantly finding new facts about the Boyds Creek property. The talk […]

Knoxville Community Band To Perform Free Concert

The Knoxville Community Band will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Tennessee Amphitheatre at World’s Fair Park. The program will include a number of iconic American tunes, starting with a piece titled, “Tennessee Salute,” which features a number of songs well-loved and recognized by Tennesseans: “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by […]

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