Legal and Public Notices for the week of June 5, 2017

Foreclosure notices NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Whereas default has occurred in the payment of a debt due Samuel C. Perry and Judy J. Perry secured by a deed of trust dated July 10, 2014, from Clay M Gilstrap and Wendy R. Gilstrap to Myron C. Ely, trustee, and recorded July 11, 2014 at Instrument […]

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association Announces 2017-18 Season

The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will celebrate its 73rd season with exhilarating performances by the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, celebrated artists on the Chamber Music Series, and exciting new additions to the Oak Ridge Chorus Series.    “I’m thrilled to begin my 8th season as Music Director of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra,” said […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 5, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for June 5, 2017

Jack Huddleston Day By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The turnout Friday to honor former commissioner and community advocate Jack Huddleston was a gathering of “Who’s Who” of Knox County elected officials. Burchett organized the effort and dozens of current and former officials gathered at Harbison Crossroads at Emory Road and Tazewell Pike to thank Huddleston for […]

Another Assault on Freedom, Free Speech

Another Assault on Freedom, Free Speech

By Steve Hunley The mainstream media seems ever more comfortable in its refusal to cover increasing assaults on freedom and free speech.  Take the case of Bret Weinstein, a professor of biology at Evergreen State College in Washington State.  Keep in mind, Weinstein is no fire-breathing conservative nor is he a card-carrying Republican.  Quite the […]

Catching up with Senator Briggs

Catching up with Senator Briggs

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com How many things can one person do in a lifetime? How many encounters with history can a person encounter? In the case of State Senator Richard Briggs—retired Army Colonel with wartime duty in the Middle East, cardiothoracic surgeon, family man, former Knox County Commissioner and now Tennessee State Senator— his life […]

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric I

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric I

By Ray Hill Dr. John R. Neal was an American original; an educator, lawyer, state legislator, and perennial candidate for public office.  Neal could have been the blueprint for the absentminded professor.  Dr. Neal is frequently remembered for his many eccentricities, which included paying virtually no attention to his personal appearance, bathing infrequently, if at […]

Koepfer leads Concord Christian to new heights

Koepfer leads Concord Christian to new heights

By Steve Williams Allie Koepfer excelled in volleyball throughout her high school career at Concord Christian. She didn’t waste any time either. As an eighth grader in the fall of 2012 Koepfer helped lead Concord Christian School to the TSSAA Class A state volleyball tournament – the school’s first state tourney berth in any sport. […]

Area camp makes basketball fun for young players

Area camp makes basketball fun for young players

By Ken Lay For 28 summers Mike Hutchens has opened Catholic High School’s gym to young basketball players. Hutchens, the school’s longtime boys basketball coach, and his players make a habit of spreading the game that they love to those who may become the next generation of Irish boys basketball players at the Catholic Boys […]

Repaired Inskip Pool slated to open Saturday

Inskip Pool – the City’s largest outdoor pool, located at 4204 Bruhin Road – will open this Saturday, June 3, after repairs that prevented the pool from being opened over Memorial Day weekend.   The City opened Ed Cothren Pool, 1737 Reynolds Street, last Saturday, May 27.   Both pools are open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

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