Duncan Award for Senior Advocacy this Thursday

The Duncan Award for Senior Advocacy, named in memory of John J. Duncan, Sr., pays tribute to people in our community who uphold the same kind of steadfast support and advocacy of seniors and programs that serve older adults as were exhibited by the late congressman. This year marks the 16th anniversary of this signature […]

Legal and Public Notices for the Week of May 1, 2017

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Teresa A. Doane executed a Deed of Trust to Union Planters Bank, NA, Lender and Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee(s), which was dated October 13, 2004 and recorded on October 26, 2004 in Instrument No. 200410260034537, and subsequently as modified by a […]

32nd Annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade Set for May 5

  Pigeon Forge salutes grand marshal Dolly Parton   PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 2017) – What started as a parade to honor Pigeon Forge entertainment legend and businesswoman Dolly Parton has turned into an annual event that kicks off the tourism season in the popular Smoky Mountains family destination.   For the 32nd year, Dolly’s […]

Fiction or nonfiction?

By Rosie Moore I am an avid reader–and a fast one! I can read a very large tome in just a few days, in between my housework. Some people say that when you read fast, you won’t remember much of what you’ve read, but I disagree. I may not remember, maybe years later, but I […]

Home is where the heart is

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m not a beach person; I’m more of a mountain guy, just not a back woodsman. So when it’s time to get away and recharge, the beach, the hot sun and sand are not my first choices. However, I’ve always liked to travel and when friends asked us to go with […]

Vols Spring Football Completed: What We Learned (And Didn’t)

By Alex Norman Well, that’ll do it… The next time we see the Vols it’ll be on September 4th at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, when Tennessee plays Georgia Tech. Spring football finished up for the Vols on Saturday, April 22nd at the rain shortened Orange & White Game. So what did we learn […]

The Continuing Adventures of Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin

By Ralphine Major Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, has been on the move! It was a cold and snowy day in late January when the penguin visited the library at Tates School of Discovery in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Perfect weather for a penguin!  Local author and creator of Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, Wayne Major, read […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 1, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 1, 2017

Communities work together in Sevier fire recovery By Ken Lay PIGEON FORGE — Sevier County was devastated by Gatlinburg wildfires in November, 2016 but Gatlinburg and the surrounding communities couldn’t be kept down long. The long recovery has begun and on Thursday business leaders from Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge convened at a luncheon to […]

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