Knoxville Focus for April 13, 2015

Tennessee River Tour Kicks Off In Knoxville By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com As fire, police, and emergency service boats flanked a large environmental barge, the Mayor of Knoxville beamed with pride as she welcomed the crew from Living Lands and Waters Thursday afternoon. Chad Pregracke, Living Lands and Waters founder and president and 2013 “CNN Hero […]

A. B. Chandler of Kentucky, Part III

By Ray Hill Governor Albert B. “Happy” Chandler had badly lost his bid to defeat Senator Alben W. Barkley for the United States Senate in 1938. The death of Kentucky’s other senator, Marvel M. Logan, gave Chandler the opportunity to go to the Senate. Chandler resigned as governor and a day later his successor appointed […]

Junk Bee Gone is thriving

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Changing with the times and customer needs has been very successful for Mike Such, owner of Junk Bee Gone. In only 10 years, the Knoxville company has grown, expanded its services, and now serves homes and businesses within a 40 to 50 mile radius. “Most people think we’re a franchise, but […]

Everly Brothers Park moves ahead

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On the City Council’s agenda for their Tuesday meeting is an item authorizing  Mayor Madeline Rogero to enter into a license agreement with the state that would grant the city the use of TDOT property at Forest Park and Kingston Pike. The little pocket park, on the corner, was once the […]

New Fulton shot putter may get to celebrate another state title

By Steve Williams Jonathan Roth’s first year in the shot put event could be a golden one. The Fulton High senior, who helped lead the Falcons to a state championship in football last fall, has the top mark in the state in Division I Class A-AA, according to Tennessee Runner’s state rankings for high school […]

Legal and Public Notices for April 6, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Pamela K. Taylor 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 February 12, 2010 and recorded on February 16, 2010 in Instrument No. 201002160052869, Knox […]

Knoxville Focus for April 6, 2015

Board Discusses FY 2015-2016 Budget By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education spent the bulk of last week’s work session discussing Dr. McIntyre’s revised draft General Fund Budget for the 2015-2016 school year. McIntyre explained that since presenting his initial budget last month, “we have been able to make some progress on a couple […]

AutisMatters to Knoxville

By Sally Absher April is Autism Awareness Month. The Knoxville community is invited to learn more about autism and share in the real-life experiences through the eyes of local autism families. April Roga is hosting “AutisMatters to Knoxville” where she is expecting a packed house in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. The event will be […]

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