Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 1, 2018

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 September 20, 2006, executed by JEFFREY A PICKENS, WENDY N PICKENS, conveying certain real property therein described to BROADWAY TITLE INC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable meets January 9

Michael K. Shaffer is a Civil War Historian, author, lecturer ,newspaper columnist, tour guide and this month’s guest speaker at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable. Shaffer is also the former  president  of the Cobb County Roundtable  and currently serves on board of the River Line Historic Area and a consultant to the Friends of Camp McDonald. Michael […]

South Knox Kay’s Ice Cream Closing

South Knox Kay’s Ice Cream Closing

By Focus Staff   When the Kay’s Ice Cream shop on Chapman Highway first opened in 1946, World War II had ended less than a year earlier.  Tennessee was represented in the United States Senate by Kenneth D. McKellar and Tom Stewart; Jim McCord sat in the governor’s office and our congressman was John Jennings, […]

THP Reminds Drivers to Not Drink and Drive

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct an aggressive traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2017 New Year’s Eve Holiday period beginning Friday, December 29, at 6:00 p.m. and concluding Monday, January 1, at 11:59 p.m.  State troopers will perform saturation patrols, bar/tavern checks as well as seat belt, sobriety and driver license checkpoints during […]

Tennessee State Parks offer free, guided ‘First Day Hikes’

Make a New Year’s resolution to hike at a Tennessee State Park on Jan. 1. Fifty-five state parks will offer a free, guided hike as part of the annual nationwide ‘First Day Hikes’ event. “From midnight hikes to historical tours to kayak paddles, Tennessee State Parks offer a unique activity for every outdoor enthusiast,” said […]


Anniversaries, new expansions and attractions Tourism in Tennessee continues to expand with new attractions, impressive state-of-the-art developments and milestone anniversary celebrations of iconic attractions that help shape “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” 2018 marks several milestones in Tennessee, including honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the National Civil Rights […]


Spend your New Year’s Eve amid the swirl of spirited activity of downtown Knoxville, and welcome 2018 with a bang.   New Year’s Eve on Market Square, presented by Lloyd’s Electric Service Inc., is a family-friendly celebration featuring live music, a ball drop, fireworks at midnight, an “Auld Lang Syne” sing-along and a lighted “2018” […]

Fun will prevail in holiday high school hockey tournament

By Ken Lay   Area high school hockey players will be on the ice for the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association’s annual holiday tournament this week. The New Year’s Eve Classic High School Tournament will be Dec. 28-29 at the Icearium. The tournament has traditionally hosted some of the state’s and southeast region’s top high school […]

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