Something for everyone at Neighborhood Conference

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than 80 information booths, 32 workshops, door prizes, and all for free — sounds like a large event, doesn’t it? It certainly is and it’s promoted as “The neighborhood event of the year.” The annual Neighborhood Conference is Saturday, March 7 at the Knoxville Convention Center and will have […]

Checking on the elderly

By Dan Andrews and Mike Steely Late one afternoon last week, the E-911 Center received a call from an elderly female asking for food. Dispatchers notified Knoxville Police Department Officers Jay Williams and Jonathan Book and advised they felt the woman was confused or distressed. Both officers responded to Harvey Street where they located the […]

Governor Malcolm Rice Patterson

By Ray Hill Before the age of television, blue shirts and blow-dried hair, Tennessee had some of the most colorful political figures anywhere. Amongst those was Malcolm Rice Patterson, a Congressman and governor of Tennessee. A veteran of some of the most hard fought political battles in the state, Patterson proved himself adept in overcoming […]

Carter slows it down to eliminate Warriors

By Ken Lay The only thing that stooped the Carter High School boys basketball team Friday night was the Carter High School basketball team. The Hornets, who scored 100 or more points 11 times this season, slowed things down by design in their 76-48 victory over Christian Academy of Knoxville in the Region 2-AAA Tournament […]

Sign him up… but hurry

By Steve Williams It was the right kind of snow for making a snowman. Make that a big snowman. A Big Orange snowman. Jason Welch found out last Wednesday night’s 4½ inches of snowfall packed tight and heavy as he began making a snowman the day after in his yard at 5120 Schubert Road in […]

Grants, police, parks and playgrounds

By Mike Steely   When the Knoxville City Council meets Tuesday evening it will consider requests from the police department, golf courses, city parks and discuss issuing multi-million dollar bonds.   The police department is asking for an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice for an $82,785 grant for Internet Crimes against Childrenprogram. The […]

Legal and Public Notices for February 9, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES 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 May 5, 2006, executed by GUISTINO DE CELESTINO AND SHERRY L. DE CELESTINO, conveying certain real property therein described to SOUTHEAST TITLE & ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears […]

Public and Legal Notices for February 23, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES 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 November 21, 2003, executed by ROBERT N. BUCKNER AND TINA M. BUCKNER, conveying certain real property therein described to EVERGREEN TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of […]

Knoxville Focus for February 23, 2015

Arctic Blast: Businesses, Government, Schools affected by winter weather By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com By far the biggest news story last week was the freezing weather. It touched everyone and was harsher on some than others. It was a week that will be remembered for a long time. Last Monday and Monday evening was a nightmare of […]

Granddaddy looking forward to ‘hanging out’ with Kahlil McKenzie

By Steve Williams Thousands of University of Tennessee football fans are happy that Kahlil McKenzie signed with the Volunteers, but “Granddaddy” is probably the happiest. Sam McKenzie Jr. is Kahlil’s grandfather and lives in East Knoxville, probably about 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium, where UT fans expect his grandson to wreak havoc for future opposing […]

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