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 […]

Sevier County Ripley Attractions Host Job Fair

Ripley’s Aquarium and Attractions is hosting a job fair to hire over 100 immediate positions at their 8 Ripley Sevier county attractions. The job fair will be Saturday, March 7th from 10 am to 4 pm at of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.   The 8 Ripley’s Sevier county attractions hiring include: Ripley’s Aquarium of […]

Game On Against Cancer Helps Fight Cancer

By David Klein   The Knoxville community comes together again Friday night, March 6, to support cancer patients in their fight against cancer. The fourth annual Game On Against Cancer takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Games and Things on Kingston Pike. The event raises funds for the Thompson Cares program at the […]

Legal and Public Notices for March 2, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEEÕS 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 2, 2015

Winter Storm Continues By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Snow and ice continued to be a hazard in Knox County last week as one snow followed another and the schools remained closed. So did a lot of government functions and meetings. When county schools are closed so are most Knox County Offices. The E-911 called meeting to […]

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