The origin of Sunrise Services

The origin of Sunrise Services

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com What are you doing Easter Morning? Have you ever been to a Sunrise Service? Bet you don’t know the origin of those events. As early as 1732 the Moravian Church held Easter Morning Prayer services in Saxony. Following the prayers the young men of the church went to the church cemetery […]

Warriors do it their way, but bow to Brainerd at state

Warriors do it their way, but bow to Brainerd at state

  By Steve Williams Christian Academy of Knoxville’s basketball team didn’t have the outcome it wanted in the TSSAA state tournament, but you’ve got to give the Warriors credit for doing it their way. CAK bowed to Chattanooga Brainerd 76-52 in the Class AA quarterfinals Thursday at Murfreesboro. The loss ended the Warriors’ season at […]

Much of Loveville History Lost

Much of Loveville History Lost

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com You know Lovell Road don’t you? That busy stretch of road between Kingston Pike and Hardin Valley Road seems to get busier each week with the growth in West Knoxville. But I bet you don’t know how it was named or the history behind that area. Back in the early days […]

Beavers sweep Powell to open season

Beavers sweep Powell to open season

By Ken Lay A long offseason came to an end for the Karns High School baseball team last week. The Beavers had to wait an extra day but once they finally got on the field, they picked up a pair of crucial District 3-AAA wins over rival Powell. Karns beat the Panthers 1-0 at home […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 21, 2016

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE     STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Jama L. Arab 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 September 21, 2011 and recorded on September 22, 2011 in Instrument No. 201109220015851 […]

Weekly Column by Lamar Alexander

Weekly Column by Lamar Alexander

President’s Proposed Budget Cuts Are the Wrong Direction for Our Country’s Defense   It’s hard to think of a finer group of Americans than the Tennessee National Guard. It’s a group that has demonstrated tremendous courage and made great sacrifices in defense of our country. A report by the National Commission on the Future of the Army said […]

Open government discussed

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Deborah Fisher, Director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, spoke Friday at a “Sunshine Week” event sponsored by the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists. She brought local news media members and guests up to date on state legislature bills that involve public access to information and answered questions from […]

Shooting Competition Fundraiser for Lance Corporal Cody Evans, USMC

Shooting Competition Fundraiser for Lance Corporal Cody Evans, USMC

Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, Domino’s Pizza and Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company along with A Soldier’s Journey Home will be sponsoring a 600-yard shooting competition and raffle on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Noon at 2625 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge TN.  Tickets are $50.00 per person, which includes the competition, lunch by […]

Zoo Knoxville Hosts Star Wars Character Day March 19

Zoo Knoxville Hosts Star Wars Character Day March 19

  Meet your favorite “Star Wars” characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away!  On Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., “Star Wars” characters will be meeting fans and posing for photos at Zoo Knoxville.   The day will also feature a Jedi Training Camp for aspiring Padawans that […]

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