Second Creek Update…

In continuing the ongoing research into Second Creek,  a closer look has been taken at the  board that is suppose to to be working on greenway issues. According to the city’s greenway commission website   http://www.cityofknoxville.org/boards/greenways.asp two members are from the University of Tennessee. However, as revealed in a previous article written by the Focus, the city […]

Second Creek…a state of change.

What began as a conversation about how journalists live off press releases and have short attention spans, has become an epic project in how good journalism and good government interaction can make a difference. For the past week this reporter has embarked on a journey in an attempt to clean the polluted “Second Creek” waterway […]

What Do Poetry Judges Want?

Join Rose Klix for a workshop on the practical considerations of poetry competitions Join award winning poet, Rose Klix, for a workshop on poetry competitions at the Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road, on Saturday, October 11 at 2 p.m. In this one-hour program, Rose will present her experiences entering competitions and as a […]

Public and Legal Notices for October 6, 2014

75 FORECLOSURES substitute trusteeÕs notice of foreclosure sale Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated APRIL 15, 2011, executed by JULIE A. HELTON, A SINGLE PERSON, to ARNOLD M. WEISS, ESQ., Trustee, of record in INSTRUMENT NO. 201104200061793, for the benefit of WELLS FARGO […]

Knoxville Focus for October 6, 2014

Commissioners respond to PPU Audit By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The internal audit report on the school system’s use of Physical Plan Upgrade funds was released last week to the Audit Committee and County Commission.  The audit found some questionable, but not criminal, use of that money. “We found the PPU accounting process could be improved,” […]

Publisher’s Position: Start Clamoring and Let Your Faith Leap

By Steve Hunley Mike McMillan, in spite of repeated attacks from the Knoxville News Sentinel, Chamber of Commerce types and the establishment, is the new Chairman of the Knox County Board of Education.  The new members of the board, John Fugate, Terry Hill, Patti Lou Bounds, and Amber Rountree, all former teachers, supported McMillan.  It […]

Our Neighborhoods: Knoxville neighborhoods participate in national event

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville neighborhoods participate in national event Tomorrow the Inskip area joins many other Knox County neighborhoods to celebrate Knoxville’s Night Out. The community will meet and greet its neighbors at the Inskip Baptist Church on Rowan Road with the hopes of not only deterring crime but also with the idea of […]

‘Mr. Speaker:’ Nicholas Longworth of Ohio

‘By Ray Hill If Nicholas Longworth is remembered at all today, it’s usually because of his marriage to Alice Roosevelt, the tart-tongued daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt.  Alice Roosevelt was anything but conventional and while their marriage started out with much promise, it grew somewhat cold.  The only child born during their union, a child […]