At-Large County Commission Candidates to Participate in Forum

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County and the Alpha Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, are hosting a forum for at large county commission candidates. John North of WBIR will moderate, and the candidates will be available for interviews at the conclusion of the forum.   Who:          Larsen Jay, Ronnie […]

Legal and public notices for the week of April 16, 2018

Foreclosure notices     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 August 20, 2004, executed by AMANDA C. BURGESS and JASON P. BURGESS, conveying certain real property therein described to SECURITY ESCROW & TITLE CO, as Trustee, […]

Borrow the money or use existing city funds?

By Mike Steely Should the city borrow $17.5 million through bonds or pay for the city’s ownership and conversion of street lights to LED bulbs? That was a question raised Tuesday evening by Councilman George Wallace regarding two items on the agenda: one to authorize $10M for the restoration of the Civic Auditorium and Coliseum […]

26th HonorAir trip flies 132 veterans to DC

26th HonorAir trip flies 132 veterans to DC

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Twenty-six flights and more than 3,300 military veterans: the numbers backing the history of Knoxville’s Honor Air are impressive but the real story is the precise organization it takes to run events behind the scenes. Prestige Cleaners owner Eddie Mannis, founder of the effort to recognize area veterans, is the cog […]

Mr. Speaker: Joseph W. Byrns of Tennessee

Mr. Speaker: Joseph W. Byrns of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Clearly, one of the most important and powerful positions in the American system of government is Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives.  The last Tennessean to occupy this vital post was Joseph W. Byrns. Joseph Wellington Byrns was born July 20, 1869 in Cedar Hill, Tennessee.  Byrns graduated from Vanderbilt […]

Prep football coaching changes pile up in a hurry

PHOTO BY HAMMOND PHOTOGRAPHY J.D. Overton, who resigned as Halls High’s head football coach April 5, speaks to the Red Devils during their 2017 Region 2-5A championship season.

Prep football coaching changes pile up in a hurry

  By Steve Williams It had been a rather quiet off-season on the local high school football coaching scene until about two weeks ago. Before then, only two schools had undergone head coaching changes since the end of the 2017 campaign. Jerry Cooper stepped down at Seymour soon after the Eagles’ winless campaign last fall, […]

Ober Gatlinburg to Host Maifest: a NEW Spring Celebration

The Three-Day Festival to commence on May 4th will offer activities for all ages! Ober Gatlinburg will host a new spring festival Maifest, beginning Friday, May 4 running through Sunday, May 6. Maifest is a traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring with displays of history, culture and the traditional Maipole dance. Visitors to […]

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