Public and legal notices for the week of January 15, 2018

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE     STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Billie F. Summers and Joseph W. Summers, Jr. executed a Deed of Trust to AmSouth Bank, Lender and FMLS, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated March 14, 2005 and recorded on March 29, 2005 in Instrument No. 200503290075810, Knox County, Tennessee Register of […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 15, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 15, 2018

Tom Spangler for Sheriff Campaign Opens Headquarters By Focus Staff With the holidays over and a new year underway, the 2018 political season has begun. Tom Spangler, Republican candidate for Knox County Sheriff, opened his campaign headquarters last week on 1601 Western Avenue. In a two-day event, occurring over Thursday and Saturday, Spangler treated guests […]

Briggs and Massey face some tough questions

State Senators Richard Briggs and Becky Duncan-Massey faced some tough questions when appearing before the League of Women Voters recently, especially when it came to the topic of possible voter fraud. (Photo by Mike Steely)

Briggs and Massey face some tough questions

By Mike Steely In recent weeks members of the local state legislature have been meeting with various groups including the Knox County Commission and the Knoxville City Council. When Knox County’s two state senators, Dr. Richard Briggs and Becky Duncan-Massey, sat before the League of Women Voters recently neither of them probably expected to be […]

George W. Norris of Nebraska

George W. Norris of Nebraska

Father of the Tennessee Valley Authority By Ray Hill George W. Norris, although a Nebraskan, has a relevance and importance to our community many may fail to realize. Norris Dam and the community of Norris are named for George William Norris. One might think it odd for landmarks in Tennessee to be named for a […]

Hartung discusses new tax laws at FCBPA’s monthly luncheon

Local Certified Public Accountant Andrew Hartung discusses the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at Wednesday's monthly Fountain City Business and Professionals Association luncheon. Photo by Ken Lay.

Hartung discusses new tax laws at FCBPA’s monthly luncheon

  By Ken Lay The Fountain City Business and Professionals Association had its first monthly lunch meeting Wednesday, and in carrying on its January tradition, taxes were discussed as Knoxville residents and other Americans prepare to settle their tabs with the federal government. Area Certified Public Accountant and current FCBPA treasurer Andrew Hartung addressed those […]

HVA boys, South-Doyle girls ‘strike’ gold in District 4

HVA boys, South-Doyle girls ‘strike’ gold in District 4

  By Steve Williams Hardin Valley Academy’s boys and South-Doyle’s girls captured team championships in convincing fashion in the first-ever District 4 bowling tournament Wednesday at Family Bowl. The Hawks toppled Bearden 21-6 in the finals, while the Lady Cherokees rolled past HVA 20-7. The addition of three new Knox County schools to the sport […]

Driver Services Division Offers Tennesseans Opportunity to Reissue Driver License

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Driver Services division is offering Tennesseans more ways to reinstate their driver license. Citizens have the ability to reinstate online, in-person, or via mail.   Once fees have been paid, court clearance documents and receipts have been received and posted to your driving record by the Financial […]

STREETSCAPE WORK NEXT WEEK TO CLOSE 1 BLOCK OF NORTH CENTRAL STREET

Next week, beginning Monday, Jan. 15, North Central Street will be closed to through traffic between Depot and Magnolia avenues.   The closure is part of the $5.8 million North Central Street streetscapes project. Southern Constructors Inc. crews will be making stormwater infrastructure upgrades at the project’s southern end. Access will be maintained to the […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Teacher In-service training rescheduled

Due to inclement weather the in-service training has been rescheduled to February 10, 2018 and the training location is: Sarah Simpson Bldg, 801 Tipton Ave- Time -8:30-2:00.  All pre-registrations will be honored on the new date. The registration period has re-opened until January 31, 2018   all certified staff register at “my learning plan” and classified […]

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