TDEC lifts water contact advisory in Sevier County

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) yesterday announced the lifting of a 23-year-old water contact advisory for the West Prong Little Pigeon River in Sevier County. “Water restoration projects take time and perseverance, and this is a perfect case study,” said Dr. Shari Meghreblian, Deputy Commissioner for TDEC’s Bureau of Environment. “For more […]

Knox County Air Quality Management bans open burning

Due to conditions of severe drought, Knox County Air Quality Management (AQM) is issuing a mandatory ban on open burning in Knox County effective immediately. Those holding open burn permits should postpone burning until further notice. New applications for permits will be suspended until the ban is lifted.   “We sincerely appreciate the public’s cooperation […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 31, 2016

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Lynette K. Martin executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated May 5, 2010 and recorded on May 7, 2010 in Instrument No. 201005070070015, Knox County, Tennessee […]

Group organizes for Fountain City’s future

Group organizes for Fountain City’s future

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A dozen Fountain City residents assembled recently to discuss forming a group that could help coordinate the future of that community. Commercial Bank President John Fugate invited the representatives of various local organizations to meet with him and share their ideas. The group, unnamed at the time of the meeting, plans […]

Senator Howard Baker: Part Four

Senator Howard Baker: Part Four

By Ray Hill Howard Baker had accomplished what most observers had believed to be the impossible by defeating Governor Frank Clement for the United States Senate in the November election in 1966.  Baker became the first Republican ever to be popularly elected to the U. S. Senate since Tennesseans began electing senators in 1916.  It […]

A dominating win for Goodwyn and Catholic boys

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS CAK Coach Tony Cosey huddles with his Lady Warriors after their close win over Catholic in the Region 2 A-AA cross country meet.

A dominating win for Goodwyn and Catholic boys

By Steve Williams Georde Goodwyn, who made the switch from basketball to distance running last year, enjoyed his first win in cross country at the Region 2 A-AA meet Thursday at Victor Ashe Park. The Catholic High senior didn’t just win, he dominated the field as there were no competitors in sight when he crossed […]

Older buildings getting attention

Older buildings getting attention

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The resurgence of downtown Knoxville is underway and several vacant buildings are in various stages of renovation. Recently the city-owned Tennessee Supreme Court Building received four bid proposals, the former Phoenix Hotel and the historic Knoxville High School are in the midst of restoration, and the Pryor Brown Parking Garage looks […]

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