Community invited to Recode Knoxville public meeting

  The second community meeting for the Recode Knoxville zoning code update will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Ave.   On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. This […]

Legal and Public Notices for September 18, 2017

Foreclosure notices   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 July 29, 2002, executed by GLORIA H. KEESEE, WILLIAM E. KEESEE, conveying certain real property therein described to L KIRSCHENMAN, as Trustee, as same appears of record […]

The Only Truth Is Music

  By Rosie Moore Growing up in my teens I attended the Mennonite church. We loved to sing but there were no pianos, organs, or any type of musical instruments. We sang with joy the old hymns that came from within our souls. We didn’t need the instruments. Every song was acappella. The church I […]

Mailbox Tampering

What is it and what is the punishment for doing it By Jedidiah McKeehan Either you’ve done it, or you know someone who has done it…smashed a mailbox to smithereens.  You/they were probably young and thought it was hilarious and didn’t really think about any possible criminal ramifications. Well, unfortunately, tampering with a mailbox is […]

Nature is the boss

By Joe Rector The end of August and the beginning of September haven’t been the kindest of months to many folks in the country. Hurricanes in the east and infernos in the west displace families and destroy business. Our feelings go out to all who have suffered such losses, and in the American spirit, volunteers, […]


By Ralphine Major They are considered among our most prized possessions.  Whether in formal settings or candid snapshots, family photos are treasures that are to be enjoyed again and again.  They are reminders of special times in our lives and places we have been along life’s journey. The McGinnis family photo in this column shows […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson There’s a difference between Southerners and so-called “Yankees,” just as there are differences between Knoxvillians and folks from San Francisco. My observation is not rocket science, and even the Beach Boys sang about regional differences in “California Girls.” Actually, our differences are American strengths when not politicized. My son-in-law (SIL) and I […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 18, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for September 18, 2017

Major zoning changes proposed for Knox County By Mike Steely Knox County is being asked to make some major changes to its zoning regulations and the commissioners are beginning their learning curve about things like rural retreats, supportive housing and self-service storage facilities. The Metropolitan Planning Commission is proposing the changes and the Knox […]

Remembering Bearden with Jack Neely

Remembering Bearden with Jack Neely

By Mike Steely When The Knoxville History Project and Jack Neely announced Neely would talk about the history of Bearden, no one expected a huge response. But by last Tuesday, the Project was telling people that the room at the Knoxville Parks and Recreation Office building was full and promising future sessions on the […]