New soccer fan club adds to atmosphere for Force

By Ken Lay The Knoxville Force and Lady Force soccer teams recently opened their 2015 seasons at a new home with a new fan club — The Scruffy City Syndicate. Knoxville’s two semi-pro soccer teams moved to the new Emerald Youth Sansom Family Sports Complex, which recently opened on Dale Ave. The Emerald Youth Foundation […]

Sixty-day delay too late to save Christenberry House

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On the same day that the Knoxville City Council passed a 60-day waiting period on the demolition of historic homes, the Christenberry House on Kingston Pike was demolished. Just hours before the 7 p.m. council meeting wrecking crews destroyed the historic home. Kim Trent, Executive Director of Knox Heritage, spoke to […]

James B. Frazier, Jr.

By Ray Hill   James Beriah Frazier, Jr. came from one of Tennessee’s most distinguished families; young Jim was the son and namesake of a former governor and United States senator. Born June 23, 1890 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, J. B. Frazier, Jr. went through the public schools before attending the Baylor School in his home […]

Our Neighborhoods: The Tale of Two Towers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Suppose you live in a nice neighborhood and you learn a cell tower is being planned there, right smack in the middle of homes and on a high point where it would be very visible. What would you do? It’s a continuing problem for neighborhoods as more and more cell phones […]

Legal and Public Notices for May 26, 2015

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 August 17, 2007, executed by LANCE L. FINLEY, conveying certain real property therein described to PRLAP, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox […]

Knoxville Focus for May 26, 2015

Robust Discussion at Joint Commission/School Board Meeting By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The annual joint meeting between the Knox County Commission and the Knox County Board of Education took place last Thursday at the East Tennessee History Center. The topic was Mayor Burchett’s recommended $435M funding for the schools, about $6.5M less than the BOE-approved budget […]

CTV offering Summer Camps

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Community Television Board of Knoxville met Tuesday for its quarterly session and heard Ron Mills, with the City Law Office, inform them of the Open Meeting law. Members of the Law Office have been attending various city meetings to remind them that all meetings are, or should be, open to […]

Congressman Wirt Courtney

By Ray Hill William Wirt Courtney is barely remembered today and is likely an unfamiliar name to many residents of Tennessee, but for a decade, Courtney served in Congress, serving parts of Middle Tennessee. The future congressman was named for his father, who was in turn named for the famous lawyer, William Wirt, who was […]

Webb wins second state title

  By Alex Norman Well, it wasn’t easy. But the ending more than made up for the tension. On Thursday, May 21st, the Webb School Spartans withstood a furious second half rally from defending state champion Battle Ground Academy, on their way to a 2-1 victory in the Division II-Class A championship game. It is […]

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