Tre Hargett: New Business Growth Continues Across Tennessee

The number of new businesses grew more than 10 percent during the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same time last year, according to a new report released by the Secretary of State’s office. There were 11,480 new entity filings in the first quarter of 2018, representing a 10.7 percent increase compared to the […]

Bring it Home Forum on Medicaid June 26

Concerned citizens and community leaders will gather for a public information forum on Tuesday, June 26, from 7–9 p.m. to discuss how Tennessee is negatively impacted by the refusal of federal tax dollars reserved for Tennessee’s working uninsured. This forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County and Tennessee Health Care Campaign, […]

Legal and public notices for the week of June 25, 2018

Foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated February 14, 2007, recorded in Instrument: 200702210067623 of the Deed of Trust Records of Knox County, Tennessee, Jack J. McMillan by and through his duly appointed Attorney in Fact, Phyllis A. Breeden, and Phyllis A. Breeden and Michael S. […]

Mabry-Hazen House hosting “Fourth of July on Mabry’s Hill”

Mabry-Hazen House is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July front porch celebration on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 from 5:30pm-10pm. Gather with friends, family, and museum staff to celebrate Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, and community. Enjoy great views, good food and beer, live music, and tours of the 1858 house for $10 in a […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 25, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for June 25, 2018

Mayor Rogero names Eve Thomas new chief of police By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Twenty-five-year police veteran Eve Thomas officially became the new Knoxville Police Chief last week. Mayor Madeline Rogero named Deputy Chief Thomas to the post in a well-attended announcement Thursday in the City-County Building’s main auditorium. Thomas and outgoing Chief David Rausch joined […]

The Inspector General’s Report

The Inspector General’s Report

 By Steve Hunley   Lady Justice is one of the more important symbols Americans have in this country and, in my opinion, one of the most ingeniously designed.  The blindfold worn by Lady Justice is for objectivity, meting out justice without favor or fear; the scales she holds is to indicate balance or fairness and […]

Local writers promote works at signing reception

Local writers promote works at signing reception

By Ken Lay Three local authors and Knoxville Focus contributors held a book signing reception Tuesday night at the Fountain City Lions Club Building. Rosie Moore, Pete Gawda and Ralphine Major all signed their latest books, all published in 2018, at a reception. Moore promoted her third and latest release, “Love Anytime,” at last week’s […]

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Four

Bill Brock of Tennessee, Part Four

By Ray Hill Bill Brock had yet to finish his first full year in Congress when he came to Knoxville to speak to a Young Republican leadership-training program. Brock had worked tirelessly to help build the Tennessee Republican Party and make Tennessee a genuine two-party state. Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, seeking the Republican presidential nomination, […]

Taking the Dandridge Loop

Taking the Dandridge Loop

By Mike Steely If you’ve ever been to our state’s oldest city, Jonesborough, you may be delighted to learn that our “second earliest city” is nearby and just as historic and interesting. Dandridge is east of Knoxville and not far off Interstate 40. A day’s drive to Dandridge and back by the way of Sevierville […]

Army bound Hunter honored to be mentioned with A-E greats

Army bound Hunter honored to be mentioned with A-E greats

  By Steve Williams Austin-East has produced a lot of great high school football players over the years and many have gone on to enjoy success on the collegiate and professional levels. Consider the careers of Leroy Thompson, Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie, Joey Clinkscales, Joe Fishback and Von Reeves. Now, Chris Hunter has a chance. […]

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