100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com There are no veterans left alive from the War to End All Wars. This year is the 100th anniversary of World War I and there are few reminders of that struggle locally except for one figure that stands in front of the Old Knoxville High School. The former city school is […]

Legal and public notices for the week of May 29, 2017

Foreclosure notices SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on June 13, 2017 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by PHILLIP H. BARBER, to TITLE ENTERPRISES, […]

‘Wines and Cheeses and Chocolates, Oh My’

In a change from its annual spring fashion show and luncheon, the Pilot Club of Lenoir City will this year host a reception and silent auction. “Wines and Cheeses and Chocolates, Oh My!” is being held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at The Venue at Lenoir City. The Venue is the […]

Concrete pour scheduled tonight for new high-rise on Cumberland Avenue

 A contractor building a privately-owned mixed-use high-rise between Cumberland and Lake avenues will be pouring concrete overnight tonight – the first in a series of night-time operations. Continental Building Co. is scheduled to begin concrete-pouring operations at 11:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 25) and will continue until 7 a.m. Friday, May 26, for the 1830 […]

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for the Holiday Weekend NASHVILLE – Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 […]

Zoo Knoxville hosting cycling event Saturday

Ride for the Wild Side presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union benefits zoo conservation work.   Zoo Knoxville is hosting a cycling event to benefit the zoo’s animal conservation programs.  Ride for the Wild Side will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.  Registration check-in and departure is from the zoo’s lower […]

Save Our Sons Job Fair at Austin-East tomorrow night

  When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017   Where: Austin-East High School Gym, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.   Who: Save Our Sons representatives, Knoxville area employers, University of Tennessee College of Law and College of Social Work, Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, Knoxville Area Urban League, area colleges, and representatives […]

Good Bones

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have mentioned in previous essays that my wife, Becky, and I are in the midst of  downsizing. When we first built our home thirty-seven years ago I swore I would never do it again. I have always said they would have to take me straight from my house to the […]