Younger Volunteers Needed for American Red Cross

Looking to make a difference in your community while away from college classes or home from work? American Red Cross urges young, healthy Tennesseans to volunteer   NASHVILLE, Tenn., Friday, March 27, 2020 – The American Red Cross is a 90 percent volunteer organization. This volunteer workforce mentality has always been the building blocks of […]

BlueCross Warns of Coronavirus Scams

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee warns members that scammers are taking advantage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to be alert of potential scam activity. Reported scams include unsolicited phone calls that could be an attempt to fraudulently gain personal information. BlueCross is urging members and customers not to give personal information […]

Legal and public notices for the week of March 30, 2020

NON-RESIDENT NOTICE   TO: DANNY WARREN ATCHLEY; IN RE: FRANKIE AL-LEAN ATCHLEY v. DANNY WARREN ATCHLEY ¬ 199555-3 IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this Cause appearing from the Complaint filed, which is sworn to, that the defendant DANNY WARREN ATCHLEY is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, or whose whereabouts […]

The Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2020

The Knoxville Focus for March 30, 2020

Council passes bond issues and home delivery of beer By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com In an online video conference of the Knoxville City Council on Zoom, several important bond issuance resolutions passed. Maybe more immediately important was an emergency ordinance introduced by Councilman Andrew Roberto to permit home delivery of beer. “It went pretty […]

Penny Pawn closing

Penny Pawn closing

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com A well-recognized Fountain City business is closing soon. The Penny Pawn Shop at 4821 North Broadway has announced it will be open a week or two to sell out its merchandise at greatly reduced prices. Terry Merianos, owner of Penny Pawn and of Martha Lee’s Jewelry, said Tuesday that […]

Jacoby Yarbo is worthy of a kidney

Jacoby Yarbo is worthy of a kidney

  By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com He’s an active and involved young man, grandson of one of the founders of The Love Kitchen, and a person truly worthy of a kidney. And he needs one now. Jacoby Yarbo is a Carson Newman graduate and has been a youth minister at Concord United Methodist and […]

Local golf courses add safety measures to keep playing

Local golfer Chuck Cavalaris shows how a "doodle" keeps the ball from falling to the bottom of the cup, allowing him to pick up the ball without touching the flag stick -- one of several safety measures put into place at Whittle Springs to help prevent the spreading of coronavirus. Photo by Steve Williams.

Local golf courses add safety measures to keep playing

By Steve Williams With the impact of the coronavirus pandemic putting a stop to most sports enjoyment, local golfers are still getting an opportunity to get outside and play at the four courses in Knoxville and Knox County. Public courses at Whittle Springs, Knoxville Municipal and Williams Creek (par 3) in the city and Three […]