Legal and Public Notices for December 5, 2016

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on January 3, 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 MICHAEL E. GROOMS AND LAURIE A. GROOMS, […]

Two-way traffic on section of State Street begins Monday, Dec. 5

Starting the morning of Monday, Dec. 5, motorists will have a new option for accessing the State Street Garage, the Promenade Garage and the Marble Alley Lofts garage: A two-block section of State Street will be converted from one-way to two-way traffic.   There will be one northbound lane and one southbound lane on State […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for December 5, 2016

Teacher Advisory Committee discusses evaluations By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Teacher evaluations and school textbooks were the topics of Tuesday’s meeting of the Knox County Teacher Advisory Committee and Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas said the meeting was incredibly helpful. Thomas chaired the group, made up of 20 teachers and one assistant principal, and opened the discussion […]

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

Let’s Get Control of Controlled Substances

By Steve Hunley The problem of drug addiction in America is complex, troubling and growing at an alarming rate.  Yet I wonder if our country has really made the effort to properly regulate opioid painkillers.  Clearly if Walmart can instantly know how and when to restock its shelves through their perpetual inventory system, the technology […]

Webb Falls to Lausanne 12-9 in Division II-A Title Game

PHOTO BY DANNY DUNLAP Webb sophomore running back Jah-Lil Jefferson carries the ball against Lausanne in the Division II-A championship game in Cookeville. The Memphis team edged the Spartans 12-9 for its first state football title.

Webb Falls to Lausanne 12-9 in Division II-A Title Game

By Alex Norman The Webb Spartans were looking for its ninth state championship, and fourth in five years. But it would be Lausanne Collegiate School picking up its first gold ball. On Thursday, December 1st, Lausanne edged Webb 12-9 for the Division II-A championship, in what was a surprisingly defensive matchup in Cookeville. The Spartans […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

Senator Howard Baker, Part Nine

By Ray Hill For much of 1979, Howard Baker was preoccupied with the business of running for president.  Senator Baker arrived at the Lyons Township Republican annual steak fry and the temperature was still a broiling 90 degrees as the sun went down.  Worse still, the sound system failed and Howard Baker stood at the […]

Changes guide Grace Rams to special title season

Cool champion. Head Coach Kris Kimbrough gets the "Gatorade treatment" from Assistant Coach Phillip Morgan after the Baby Roadrunners won this season's 6U Flag AFC championship in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Assistant Coach Brandon Fair also was in on the fun. "I started to put the stuff up, then the coaches tried to give me a bath," said Kimbrough. "I ran for 10 minutes and finally gave in."

Changes guide Grace Rams to special title season

By Steve Williams It may be grassroots football, but the intricacies of it are more sophisticated than one might expect. At least that was the case for Grace Christian’s 11-and-under Pee Wee team this season. The Rams installed a new offense this year and put in a new defensive formation for the post-season tournament in […]

Turnovers, defensive lapses spell defeat for Admirals

Tough Night: Farragut's Elijah Thomas (34) and Caleb Thomas can't hide their frustration during the Admirals' 74-55 loss to Harriman last week at the Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. The defeat dropped Farragut to 1-2 on the season.

Turnovers, defensive lapses spell defeat for Admirals

By Ken Lay Farragut High School boys basketball coach Chris Cool is preaching patience as his young Admirals embark on the early stages of the 2016-17 basketball season. Trouble is: his team hasn’t quite bought over the first three games of the new campaign. “We have to learn to be more patient,” Cool said after […]

Donations for Fire Survivors In Sevier County

  The city of Pigeon Forge distribution center has received donations from across the state this week and is extremely grateful for the generosity that has been shown.   At this time, the distribution center is at capacity and is requesting a pause on donations once again with the exception of the following items: laundry […]