Are we headed for a charter crisis in Knox County?

By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com This past Wednesday, December 4, the Knox County School Board held their workshop meeting and discussed moving the Central Office of Knox County Schools from the Andrew Johnson building to the vacant east TVA Tower. This is an idea that first started in 2004 with then Knox County Mayor Mike […]

Legal and public notices for the week of December 9, 2019

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE   Default having been made by the Debtors in the terms, conditions and payments of a certain purchase-money indebtedness evidenced by a purchase money promissory note and secured by the lien of a Purchase Money Deed of Trust of record in Instrument No. 201212060037228 in the Register’s Office for Knox County, […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 9, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for December 9, 2019

Judge Irwin Needs Stuffed Animals By Focus Staff Tim Irwin, Judge of the Knox County Juvenile Court, is an imposing man with the demeanor of the grandfather he has become.  Irwin began a program years ago, asking the public for donations of stuffed animals.  Those same stuffed animals are parceled out to children whose lives […]

It’s officially ‘his’ home away from home now

It’s officially ‘his’ home away from home now

By Steve Williams From elementary school through high school, Lee Henson went to Karns. Except for his time in college at Carson-Newman, he’s always been at Karns as a student, player and coach. Fittingly, in his 26th season as a basketball coach at Karns High, he was honored Tuesday night with the official announcement that […]

New lease on life for Knoxville High

New lease on life for Knoxville High

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com What developer Rick Dover has done with old Knoxville High School is amazing. If you ever visited the old building before Dover bought and converted it to apartments you’d be absolutely pleased. Dover, who is known for repurposing old buildings, started in Lenoir City and Loudon by buying and […]

City holding Broadway Corridor Study Public Meeting Wednesday

What:              Broadway Corridor Study Public Meeting   When:             6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019   Where:            St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway   Who:               Knoxville Engineering Department staff, Toole Design Group representatives and North Knoxville stakeholders     Following an initial open house in August that focused on upgrades for part of […]

Standard Knitting Mill sold

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com The long abandoned Standard Knitting Mill in East Knoxville has been officially sold to a South Carolina based investment and developing company. Details of the sale and possible future use will be given Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Pellissippi State Community College on Magnolia Avenue. The City of Knoxville […]

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