Atom Tickets app launches in Knoxville

By Focus Staff The new app Atom Tickets recently launched in partnership with Knoxville Regal Cinemas and should help locals save time in the busy holiday season when taking a break from the hubbub and going to the movies. Atom Tickets is a “social, mobile, ticketing experience” that allows users to easily discover new movies, […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 23, 2015

Area Holiday Events “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is the theme for the Clinton Christmas Parade.  It will take place Saturday, December 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (865)457-2559.   The Corryton Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Line-up starts at 12:30 […]

Frustration, Anger Rule the Campaign Season

By Steve Hunley The two campaigns drawing the biggest crowds as the presidential primaries approach are still Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.  The establishment in both parties is desperately trying to circle the wagons and figure out just what the heck is going on.  The answer is very simple: folks are just plain fed up, […]

Knoxville Catholic beats Greeneville 35-21

By Alex Norman The Knoxville Catholic Fighting Irish had to go on the road to face Greeneville, the number two team in the state. After the final whistle, the Irish headed back to Knox County only two wins away from a state title. On a chilly night in Greene County on November 20th, the Irish […]

Senator McKellar & the Fracas on the Senate Floor

By Ray Hill There are several stories told about Tennessee’s Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, some of which have become legend.  Perhaps the most frequently told story is that of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asking McKellar if the Tennessean could hide $2 billion in the budget, which was the origin of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  […]

Why is Powell So Special?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Powell Community, that little town just north of Knoxville and between Clinton Highway and Interstate 75, holds a special place in our area’s history. Powell stretches from the ridge south of the Walmart Shopping Center on Clinton Highway north to the Anderson County line. It’s in the county, not the […]

Alcoa notches special shutout against CAK in state title quest

By Steve Williams That wasn’t a speed bump Christian Academy of Knoxville’s football team hit Friday night on the Road to Cookeville. It was a full-fledged roadblock. Alcoa and its mighty defense stopped the Warriors and in the process accomplished something no other team has ever done, including Alcoa teams before it, and that’s shut […]

Legal and Public Notices for November 16, 2015

    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 23, 2006, executed by TONI AKROUSH, OSAMA AN AKROUSH, conveying certain real property therein described to PRE-FERRED ESCROW & TITLE LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 16, 2015

Carson Dailey kicks off campaign for County Commission By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Carson Dailey, a South Knox County leader and vice chairman of the Board of Zoning and Appeals, kicked off his campaign for the District 9 County Commission seat Thursday evening at the Candora Marble Works in Vestal.  Attending were current 9th District Commissioner […]

2015 Graduation Rates, ACT Scores for Knox County

By Sally Absher The banner at the top of the Knox County Schools website proclaims “Tennessee State Report Card Reveals Knox County Schools Achieves 90% High School Graduation Rate.” Admittedly, that is an improvement over the KCS graduation of 79.3% in 2008, and the graduation rate has been creeping up for the past three years […]

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