Knox County to host 20th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights

Mayor Jacobs to kick off event Dec. 21 at The Cove Knox County’s 20th annual Holiday Festival of Lights at The Cove at Concord Park kicks off Friday, Dec. 21 with Mayor Glenn Jacobs hosting a meet and greet and passing out free candy “Kanes.”   The family-friendly event starts that evening at 6:30 p.m. […]

Legal and public notices for the week of December 17, 2018

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 11, 2017, executed by BRANDI COVINGTON, TIMOTHY COVINGTON, conveying certain real property therein described to SOUTHLAND TITLE, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR HASLAM ON ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today made the following statement on the announcement from Senator Lamar Alexander:   “It is almost impossible to measure the impact of Lamar Alexander’s commitment to Tennessee.  His time as governor paved the way for the economic position we enjoy today as a leading state for business, and his educational reforms […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 17, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for December 17, 2018

Halls cheerleaders, Bearden basketball players are among holiday helpers By Steve Williams Halls’ cheerleaders and the Bearden boys’ basketball team have been among local high school student-athletes helping during the holidays. The Halls girls worked at the annual Fantasy of Trees, which benefits the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville and also was scheduled to […]

Getting to Know Knoxville Paperboy JIM STURGEON

Getting to Know Knoxville Paperboy JIM STURGEON

  “I’ve been a paperboy all my life,” says Jim Sturgeon. The very active long-time friend of The Knoxville Focus will be 89 years old on December 29. Focus reporter Mike Steely sat down with Sturgeon recently for a chat and found the man in good spirits and full of memories. Tell us about your […]

Litton’s hosts ‘thank you’ meal for Central coaches, their families

Litton’s hosts ‘thank you’ meal for Central coaches, their families

By Ken Lay After Central High School recently won the Class 5A State Championship, the players and coaches got a heroes’ welcome upon returning to Knoxville. Area businesses, football boosters and high school football fans haven’t been shy in passing out congratulatory greetings, well wishes and celebrations at every turn, justifiably so. State titles are […]

Visiting the old Tellico Blockhouse

Visiting the old Tellico Blockhouse

By Mike Steely You probably know about the mass Cherokee removal known as the “Trail of Tears” but I’ll bet you have no idea of the many treaties drawn up with that tribe that moved them out of East Tennessee. Those treaties led eventually to the U. S. Military setting up removal camps and forts […]

Volunteer State: #3 Vols Top Memphis, 102-92

~ From UTAD   MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A double-double by Admiral Schofield fueled No. 3 Tennessee to a tough, 102-92 win over in-state rival Memphis on the road in FedExForum. Schofield finished with 29 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds, while helping the Vols’ eclipse the 100-point margin for the first time since putting […]

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