Powell area added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in the West Emory Road area of Powell. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in this area on Thursday, Oct. 6 between 9 p.m. and midnight, […]

The Pointe at Lifespring Adds New Team Member

The Pointe at Lifespring Adds New Team Member

The Pointe at Lifespring, a new senior living community currently under construction, is pleased to announce Annie Smalley as the Assisted Living Director for the new community. Located in Knoxville, the new assisted living and memory care community is expected to be complete and ready for occupancy in late 2016. Annie Smalley, RN, joins the […]

Crews rebuilding North 22nd Street intersection at Cumberland Avenue

This weekend – taking advantage of fall break at the University of Tennessee and no home Vol football game – crews will be rebuilding the intersection of Cumberland Avenue at 22nd Street.   Between 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, traffic will periodically be shifted on Cumberland Avenue, but one eastbound […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 3, 2013

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on October 25, 2016 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 RICHARD L. GLASPER AND EVERGENE GLASPER, […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 3, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for October 3, 2016

 Interim Superintendent Opposes Rountree Resolution By Focus Staff Buzz Thomas, Interim Superintendent of Knox County Schools, has expressed profound concerns about a resolution sponsored by South Knoxville board member Amber Rountree. Rountree, a former librarian who now serves on the board of education, is sponsoring a resolution asking the legislature and Tennessee Department of Education […]

Still Divided?

Still Divided?

By Steve Hunley There were those who hailed the recent local school board elections as being a rejection of Jim McIntyre and many of his goals.  Some pointed to the possibility of a new seven-member majority as a foundation for real change in Knox County schools and many expected this group to move with monolithic […]

Edenfield Dental Group is special

Edenfield Dental Group is special

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When is a dental group more than just a dentist office? Edenfield Dental Group, at 2937 Essary Road in Fountain City, not only offers the dental services you’d expect but also specializes in treating special needs patients. “We were established in 2004 for the sole purpose of providing comprehensive dental services […]

Senator McKellar & The TVA, Part II

Senator McKellar & The TVA, Part II

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had finally abandoned his opposition to the construction of the Douglas Dam.  For those who thought it signified some kind of surrender in his battle of wills with Tennessee Valley Authority Director David E. Lilienthal, they were very much mistaken. Kenneth Douglas McKellar was […]

One more goal left to check off for Halls’ golf team

One more goal left to check off for Halls’ golf team

By Steve Williams For Halls High’s talented boys golf team, it’s been a two-part plan all season long. Get past Farragut in the region and go after the state championship. Check off No. 1. With junior Ryan Hall’s sizzling 67 leading the way, the Red Devils dominated the Region 2-AAA tournament with a 19-stroke margin […]

Fortner powers Gibbs past Halls and into first place

Fortner powers Gibbs past Halls and into first place

By Steve Williams The quarterback position is so important in football and that was very evident as Emory Road rivals Halls and Gibbs battled Friday night in Corryton. Caden Harbin, the Red Devils’ talented and versatile senior QB, helped get Halls off to a fast start and early lead but was sidelined with an injury […]

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