School Board Approves Budgets, But Not Without Controversy

By Sally Absher Last Wednesday the Knox County School Board held a special called meeting to vote on the FY 2017 budgets, including the $453.5M general purpose fund, $71.25M capital improvement plan, $5.7M capital fund savings expenditure plan, and $27.4M school nutrition fund. All were approved. There was little discussion on the 100-plus pages of […]

Recipe Time

By Rosie Moore There are millions of recipes in the world, literally, from all the countries of the world, and America has, I can imagine, maybe half of them. I’m just assuming here. I love to cook (and eat). I get a lot of recipes from cookbooks which I collect –I have maybe fifty or […]

Finding a middle ground

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net I’m a political junky.  Nothing is more interesting to me than the games and antics that come out during a presidential election year. I’ve been around long enough to watch some dramatic and sleazy political contests, but this cycle’s antics are the worst I can remember. What I can’t understand is […]

Is Ethan Wolf ready to take next step?

By Alex Norman Tennessee’s offense often needs a safety valve in the passing game, and one that can assist in the blocking scheme. Junior tight end Ethan Wolf fits both categories quite nicely. “I love being physical and being able to make plays on the football (field),” said Wolf. “The fact that you can incorporate […]

Legal and Public Notices for April 18, 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 September 6, 2013, executed by Jamie L Bridges, conveying certain real property therein described to Andrew C Rambo, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

The Knoxville Focus for April 18, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for April 18, 2016

Scenic Knoxville Celebrating Eight Years By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The local organization that fought and won a new sign ordinance for Knoxville, got a ban on digital signs and electronic message boards and continues to seek out and report abandoned signs will host a national speaker Wednesday, April 20th, and the public is invited. Scenic Knoxville […]

Sultana descendants to gather

Sultana descendants to gather

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The riverboat was built for about 376 passengers but, because the captain was being paid for each passenger he could carry, the Sultana was packed with more than 2,000 people on its final voyage. Most of the passengers were Union soldiers returning from the Civil War or from Confederate prison camps. […]

The Man From Wyoming: Senator Joseph C. O’Mahoney

The Man From Wyoming: Senator Joseph C. O’Mahoney

By Ray Hill Wyoming today is dominated by Republicans, but during the height of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, perhaps the most popular politician in the state was a Democrat: Joseph Christopher O’Mahoney. Like the state he represented in the United States Senate, O’Mahoney prided himself on his independence. The Wyoming senator was perhaps the […]

Franklin Family comes together as boxing officials

By Ken Lay Boxing has always been a family affair for Kevin Franklin and his wife Angel. The couple has two daughters, Kevina and Joy, who are also involved in Georgia’s Golden Gloves amateur boxing program. Kevin and Kevina were both referees in the recent Southern Golden Gloves Regional Open Division Championships at the Ace […]

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