Legal and Public Notices for August 31, 2015

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 April 29, 2005, executed by MALCOLM JEFFERYS, conveying certain real property therein described to JAMES G. RICKMAN, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox County, […]

The Chalk Board, August 31, 2015

By Sally Absher Belle Morris Elementary Celebrates 100 Years! Last Thursday morning, Belle Morris Elementary School hosted a celebration commemorating the 100 years anniversary of its founding in 1915.  Dignitaries including Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, and City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero kicked off the celebration at 9 a.m. The students performed a Maypole […]

No Strikes and You’re Out?

By Sally Absher In the quiet of July 4th week, parent and former president of the Bearden Softball Booster Club Randy Susong addressed the Board of Education about the forced resignation of Bearden High School softball coach Leonard Sams. Sams was asked to resign on June 4 after seven years of coaching at BHS. Susong […]

Super Subs: Gene Cantley (Part III)

By Ralphine Major The sense of community for a rural school in northeast Knox County was strong.  It was evident by the support they showed to the Gibbs High School basketball team Bob Dagley coached to a 31-2 record in 1965.  Many families of the players had strong ties to the school. Gene Cantley was […]


By Joe Rector I just watched a news story about the re-birth of Converse tennis shoes. Such things as this give me confidence that our country is still clinging to the goodness that has been around for years. Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch, but I did feel good hearing that a 98 year-old […]

Bits and pieces

By Rosie Moore I am an avid reader but once in a while I latch on to a book that is disappointing and not to my liking at all. That was the case with a book I picked up by one of my favorite authors, Nelson DeMille. The title misled me. I thought “Radiant Angel” […]

Knoxville area players benefit from ETSU’s return to football

By Steve Williams The excitement over the return of football at East Tennessee State University can be felt 100 miles away. That’s about how far it is from Knoxville to Johnson City, where the Buccaneers will kick off their first season in 12 years Thursday night. Many players from the Knoxville area will be a […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 31, 2015

Replica of Mayberry Sheriff Car at Fountain City Auction By Mike Steely Who doesn’t like Andy Taylor and Barney Fife of Mayberry fame? Both Andy Griffith and Don Knotts are gone now but their fame lives in reruns and in the memories of many, many people. This Friday, September 4, at Fountain City Auction […]

Fountain City Lake update draws a crowd

  By Mike Steely Fountain City residents packed the Lion’s Club house Tuesday afternoon to hear an update and plans for restoring the Fountain City Lake. Mayor Madeline Rogero recalled the $250,000 allotted last year for repairs and reminded everyone that while the city doesn’t own the lake or the park, she felt a […]

Beep! Beep! Big plays power Roadrunners past Halls, 46-22

By Steve Williams Austin-East quarterback Darius Harper is known for his passing arm, but it was his legs that broke Halls’ back Friday night. After the Red Devils had rallied to within eight points of A-E early in the fourth quarter, Harper avoided being thrown for a huge loss and ran into the end zone […]

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