‘Southern Quilts: Originality and Making Do’

  A Brown Bag Lecture with Merikay Waldvogel PROGRAM:         Southern Quilts: Originality and Making Do | a Brown Bag Lecture by Merikay Waldvogel   DATE:                   Noon, Wednesday, October 11, 2017   LOCATION:         East Tennessee History Center 601 South Gay Street        Knoxville, TN 37902   ADMISSION:       FREE | Attendees are […]

Baker Center to Host Three Gubernatorial Candidates in October

Baker Center to Host Three Gubernatorial Candidates in October

UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will host three gubernatorial candidates this month. “We have invited all of the 2018 Tennessee Gubernatorial Candidates to speak on leading Tennessee forward,” said Katie Cahill, associate director of the Baker Center. “Three of them will be at the Baker Center in October. Dates for the other candidates […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October , 2017

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 August 20, 2004, executed by AMANDA C. BURGESS, JASON P. BURGESS, conveying certain real property therein described to SECURITY ESCROW & TITLE CO, as Trustee, as […]

A GLANCE BACK AND A LOOK AHEAD: Admirals’ streak snapped at 19

By Steve Williams   Farragut’s 19-game football win streak was snapped in a 42-34 loss at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett Friday night. The Admirals are now 7-1 overall and 3-1 in Region 1-6A. Three other local teams also have only one loss. Austin-East, Fulton and The King’s Academy are each 6-1. Other key scores in Week 8 […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 9, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for October 9, 2017

Benches for Bravery By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you’ve been to the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Governor John Sevier Pike over the past few years you may have noticed there are few places to sit town. For some time one long bench was located near the ceremonial building but none in or around the […]

The Lesson of ‘The Wall That Heals’

The Lesson of ‘The Wall That Heals’

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “The Wall That Heals” is a smaller version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and was displayed in Knoxville starting Thursday. The wall was open 24 hours a day and lit at night until yesterday. The 250-foot long wall has 58,318 names of men and women who died in […]

Tennessee and the League of Nations II

Tennessee and the League of Nations II

By Ray Hill Colonel Luke Lea, away in Europe during the First World War, had never gotten along with John Knight Shields when they were colleagues in the United States Senate.  Lea’s newspaper, the Nashville Tennessean sided with Shields’ opponent, Governor Tom Rye in the Democratic primary.  According to Lea’s newspaper, Shields had made several […]

Veterans Heritage Ridge Run this month

Veterans Heritage Ridge Run this month

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Until a few years ago Sharps Ridge was probably the most overlooked park in the city. It was thought to be a hangout for drug deals, sexual activity, and many local people stayed away from the beautiful overlook. Then local people and groups started getting involved to transform the property into […]

Kapaya and Coughlin capture KIL cross country titles

Kapaya and Coughlin capture KIL cross country titles

By Steve Williams The Knoxville Interscholastic League has a new girls champion in cross country. Shila Kapaya of Knoxville Catholic won the annual KIL meet Saturday, covering the 5K Sequoyah Hills Park course in 18 minutes, 18 seconds. Three-time champion Rebecca Story, a senior this year at Christian Academy of Knoxville, did not run in […]

Halls boys win state golf titles in historic fashion

PHOTO BY MARIANNE DEDMON Ryan Hall's 13-under-par 131 total not only led Halls High to its second straight team title, it was only one stroke off from tying the TSSAA state golf tournament record for 36 holes of play.

Halls boys win state golf titles in historic fashion

By Steve Williams Halls’ 2017 boys golf team will go down as one of the best in TSSAA history. The Red Devils, in fact, recorded the best-ever 36-hole score by a public school team, a 7-under-par 569, in winning the Division I Large Schools championship Wednesday at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester. Only Baylor, a […]