2015: A year of change

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The past twelve months have seen many changes in Knox County and yet some things remain the same. The Knoxville Mayor and City Council were re-elected and county commissioners and other officials turned in their petitions for the 2016 elections. The first leg of the Knox-Blount Greenway was completed from the […]

Packed house present for city oaths of office

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The recent swearing in of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, four councilmen and the city judge drew a standing-room only crowd to the City-County Building on the morning of December 19. Rogero, who captured the second term with only minor opposition, was joined when taking the oath by her husband, Gene Monaco, […]

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23 to January 4   NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the […]

Legal and Public Notices for December 21, 2015

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Joy M. Hileman executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for FSG Bank, N.A., Lender and Doug Daugherty, Trustee(s), which was dated October 27, 2008 and recorded on October 29, 2008 in Instrument No. 200810290028646, Knox County, […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 21, 2015

Bridge makeover graces downtown By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com A year ago, the Henley Street Pedestrian Bridge was a dilapidated eyesore that greeted people as they drove off the interstate to enter downtown Knoxville. To change that, the City of Knoxville and the Public Building Authority began the project to turn the pedestrian bridge into a […]

Paying It Forward in Halls

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A recent story about a caring auto repair shop and a destitute customer drew a lot of attention from readers of The Knoxville Focus. As the holiday season unfolds there are, no doubt, many more incidents of concerned and compassionate people doing acts of kindness. Take the actions of a concerned […]

Knox County’s Little Communities

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville and Knox County are growing fast. New subdivisions, apartments, and condos seem to spring up weekly as our area booms with new residents, new businesses, and new homes. We’re growing and changing so fast that sometimes we forget those older established communities located here and there that were never large […]

Judy, Prisoner of War and Hero

By Ray Hill I tried hard to think of a special story for readers for Christmas.  For this most special time of the year it finally occurred to me that I would share a very interesting story of Judy, an English Pointer.  For those of you who enjoy history and love dogs, this is a […]

State champion Halls cheerleaders ‘love’ serving community

By Steve Williams A little kindness can produce big results, says Alex Yanniello, a Halls High School cheerleader. It’s that belief that has driven Halls’ cheerleading squad to go out and help others during the holidays. “I love participating in community service especially during the holiday season because with one small act of kindness I […]

Scoreless tie nets third place for Knights

By Ken Lay The Knoxville Knights didn’t win Thursday night. They didn’t even score but they were able to take sole possession of third place in the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School standings. Knoxville, which won the regular-season championship and made the State Tournament, played the Bearden/Karns Ice Dawgs to a 0-0 tie at […]

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