At Symmetry, nothing changes but the name

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Nothing has changed but the name at one of North Knoxville’s most popular salons. Owner  Erin Goode says that the salon at 3501 Tazewell Pike, formerly known as Salon Mira Mira, is now the Symmetry Salon. “We still have the same wonderful staff and are a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. We […]

Bulldogs walk their way to victory over Sequoyah

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s baseball team got off to a fast start Thursday night but had to nab a walk-off victory against Sequoyah. The Bulldogs, who scored six runs in the first two-innings, notched an early-season 10-9 victory over the Chiefs when Brock Vaughn drew a one-out bases-loaded walk that plated Bryson Ford […]

E-911 Radio Contract on hold

By Mike Steely   It’s not quite back to square one for a new radio system for the Knox County Emergency Communications District, but the board has voted to delay a final decision on the proposed $ 9 million contract bid from Harris Corp while more information about joining the Tennessee Valley Regional Communications System […]

Public and Legal Notices for March 9, 2015

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 November 21, 2003, executed by ROBERT N. BUCKNER AND TINA M. BUCKNER, conveying certain real property therein described to EVERGREEN TITLE AND ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears of […]

Knoxville Focus for March 9, 2015

Game On Against Cancer By Garrett Strand The fourth annual “Game On Against Cancer” benefit was held Friday at Games & Things with all the money raised going to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center. The event featured games, food, music, a silent auction and a big screen theater room to watch the Lady Vols game […]

Publisher’s Position: The Next Big Thing: The Balanced School Calendar

By Steve Hunley One of the hallmarks of Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s regime is there’s always the “next big thing” right around the corner.  Unfortunately, the panacea never really seems to deliver the promised results. McIntyre’s current “next big thing” is the implementation of the “Balanced Calendar”.  In the charts accompanying this week’s editorial, […]

Tear down the Coliseum?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Recently the city received the final report from the Urban Land Institute which contained several recommendations for Knoxville, some of which are drawing questions and comments from elected officials and citizens. The Institute made several recommendations involving downtown areas including West Jackson Avenue and the former McClung Warehouse properties, the World’s […]

Louisiana’s Kingfish: Huey P. Long Part One

By Ray Hill “Always take the offensive – – – the defensive ain’t worth a damn.” So said Louisiana’s self designated “Kingfish,” Huey P. Long. Huey took his own advice and remained on the offensive until the day he was struck down by an assassin’s bullet. Huey Pierce Long remains today one of the most […]

Fulton girls fall short against Grainger’s tall lineup

By Steve Williams Grainger High turned out to be too tall of an order for Fulton High’s girls to get past in their bid to return to the state basketball tournament this season. “I think their length – how big they were – was a tough matchup for us,” said Lady Falcons coach John Fisher, […]

Carter’s plan for state: ‘Just play like we’ve been playing’

  By Steve Williams   Carter High’s trip to the state basketball tournament didn’t last long enough last season. The Runnin’ Hornets went one and done, losing to Greeneville 67-64. It turned out Greeneville was Carter’s opponent in last week’s sectional game, with a berth in the 2015 state tourney on the line. But second-year […]

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