‘Mr. Speaker’: Champ Clark of Missouri

By Ray Hill Long since forgotten by most, James Beauchamp Clark was a highly respected and popular Democrat from Missouri. And he came within a whisker of becoming president of the United States. Born March 7, 1850, Clark was a native of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Apparently his mother was related to the infamous Jereboam Beauchamp, who […]

CAK beats Grace Christian 21-7

By Alex Norman It was a game featuring teams with different offensive styles. And in the end, it was CAK taking a few things out of the Grace Christian playbook. On Thursday, September 25th, the CAK Warriors scored three rushing touchdowns in a 21-7 victory. The first quarter went according to script.  The Warriors tried […]

Stepp, Burt lead Lady Admirals to win at Bearden

By Ken Lay In the tradition-rich Farragut High-Bearden High girls soccer rivalry, it was a pair of high school rookies who stole the show and propelled the Lady Admirals to a 2-1 win over the Lady Bulldogs Thursday night at Bruce Allender Field. Farragut freshman forward/midfielder Elise Stepp provided offense while junior goalkeeper Miranda Burt […]

Senior Picnic next week

If you haven’t registered for Mayor Tim Burchett’s 6th Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic you’ll need to do so by this Friday, September 26. The free event, which features food, activities, live entertainment, and an expo tent with vendors, takes place Friday, October 3rd from 11:30 until 1:30 at the John Tarleton Park, 3201 Division Street. […]

Legal and Public Notices: 092214

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 30, 2001, executed by BRENDA GASKIN-RILEY , conveying certain real property therein described to ALLEN J. WARE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

Knoxville Focus for September 22, 2014

  092214_Knoxville_Focus Plan to spend extra income passes By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Mayor Madeline Rogero’s plans to use $4.3 million in unexpected tax revenue for several projects got some kick-back from Councilman Nick Della Volpe Tuesday during the city council meeting. Della Volpe suggested saving 25% for a “rainy day” and said he doesn’t “know […]

Ground breaking signals start of Halls greenway

By Ken Lay A Thursday morning ground breaking ceremony marked the beginning of a long-awaited greenway in the Halls Community. The ceremony was held at the future site of the future Clayton Park, which will be located on Norris Freeway between Maynardville Pike and Emory Road. The greenway will connect Halls Middle and High Schools […]

Our Neighborhoods: Area Bridge Names

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   We drive over them every day, seldom really thinking about crossing a stream, river, or lake. We don’t really notice bridges until one of them is being rebuilt or repaired and we have to find another way to get to where we’re going. When the Henley Street Bridge (more properly […]

Central shuts out William Blount 3-0

By Ken Lay Entering the 2014 season, Central High School girls soccer coach Bill Mize knew his team was facing a rebuilding campaign and injuries did not help the Lady Bobcats’ cause. Recently, however, Central has won some games and gotten healthier. The young Lady Bobcats received a huge confidence boost when they nabbed a […]