Central baseball to host leadoff banquet

By Ken Lay   Central High School will unofficially open the 2015 baseball season with its first annual Leadoff Banquet on Jan. 31 at the Family Life Center at Central Baptist Church in Fountain City.   The event, which begins at 5 p.m. and will be emceed by WNML personality and University of Tennessee play-by-play […]

Public Notices for January 26, 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 April 30, 2001, executed by BRENDA GASKIN-RILEY , conveying certain real property therein described to ALLEN J. WARE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office […]

Knoxville Focus for January 26 2015

Cate enjoys homecoming at Halls Invitational By Ken Lay Alex Cate returned to his high school wrestling home recently. Cate, now the wrestling coach at Seymour High School, brought his Eagles to the Halls Invitational. The tournament not only provided Cate, a 2004 Halls High graduate, a chance to return to North Knox County. It […]

Publisher’s Position: Don’t Confuse the Voter

By Steve Hunley In my opinion, one of the most important maxims in business is “don’t confuse your customer.” This maxim is also true for politics. However, in the case of politicians, customers are voters. So, one of the top maxims of politicians should be “don’t confuse the voter.” For several months there has been […]

Georgia’s Wild Man: Eugene Talmadge

  By Ray Hill For two decades, Eugene “Gene” Talmadge, was a fixture in Georgia politics.  Bold, brash and plain spoken, Gene Talmadge was almost always on the ballot for some office until his death. Born on September 23, 1884 in Forsyth, Georgia, Gene Talmadge was far better educated than one might have otherwise believed.  […]

Gray comes home for Halls Invitational

By Ken Lay Wrestling has always been a family affair for Benji Gray and ironically, it was family that sent the 2000 Halls High School graduate to Nashville. Gray, who wrestled for the Red Devils and was later an assistant coach at his alma mater under legendary coach Chris Vandergriff and Shannon Sayne, went to […]

Lindsay prefers to just count the games he’s coached

By Steve Williams A while back, a curious Chris Lindsay figured up the number of high school boys varsity basketball games he had coached in his long career. That number, which included 611 games in 22 seasons at West, reached the 700-plateau recently in his fourth season at Berean Christian School. “I’ve never counted wins […]

Everly Brothers Park waiting paperwork

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com For months the Bearden area has been awaiting word from the Tennessee Department of Transportation about transferring a small piece of right-of-way on Kingston Pike to the city. The idea is to create a “pocket park” to honor the Everly Brothers at the corner of Forest Park and Kingston Pike in […]


The City of Knoxville Police Department and other local sponsors are hosting a collection of unwanted medicines and a used mercury thermometer exchange on Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24.   The event will be offered 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days during the Healthy Living Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center.   It’s an […]

Teacher Supply Depot Opens Jan. 24

On Saturday, Jan. 24, 7 a.m.-noon, Knox County Schools’ teachers, teaching assistants and nurses will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies when the Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot opens for the third time in the 2014-2015 school year.   The Teacher Supply Depot provides Knox County Schools’ teachers and others with […]

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