Construction begins on KAT’s East Superstop

Construction begins on KAT’s East Superstop

A short East Knoxville street is getting some long-awaited improvements as Knoxville Area Transit’s east Superstop location – Kirkwood Street – undergoes a significant facelift. Kirkwood Street, which connects Magnolia Avenue with Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue near Chilhowee Park, is getting a new concrete roadway, new sidewalks, security cameras, and new, larger bus shelters […]

The New Deal in Tennessee II

The New Deal in Tennessee II

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s delegation in Congress in 1932 was effective and able; it would make a big difference in providing jobs for desperate Tennesseans, as well as flooding the state with projects and improvements. Congressman Joseph W. Byrns of Nashville was well on his way to his eventual rise to become Speaker of the […]

Story and Catholic boys lead local athletes in state track

Knoxville Catholic's boys track and field team with medals and awards after capturing the school's first-ever Class A-AA state championship Friday at MTSU. From left to right: Jake Renfree, Amari Rodgers, Jake Poczobut, Head Coach Sean O'Neil, Alec Connolly, William Doktycz, Johnathan Chavez, Georde Goodwyn, Ethan Tornstrom.

Story and Catholic boys lead local athletes in state track

By Steve Williams Four-time winner Rebecca Story and Catholic’s boys team led Knoxville-area participants in the TSSAA state track and field meet last week at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Story, the Christian Academy of Knoxville sophomore who is one of the nation’s top prep distance runners, for starters brought the Lady Warriors from […]

Two streets renamed for citizens

Two streets renamed for citizens

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two distinguished Knoxville businessman may be honored soon with the renaming of two streets. One of the men is a living legend in the African American community and the other was a well-respected merchant and leader of the Pond Gap neighborhood. Both street name changes were suggested by two current community […]

Sobota and Reynolds shine in multi-event competition

Bearden junior Jacob Sobota, with Coach Patty Tracy Thewes, after finishing second in the Class AAA state decathlon.

Sobota and Reynolds shine in multi-event competition

By Steve Williams Jacob Sobota of Bearden High was one event away from being the 2016 Class AAA state decathlon champion last Tuesday but had to settle for second place. It wasn’t for a lack of determination, however, noted Coach Patty Tracy Thewes. Rhea County’s Chase Sholl ran the final event, the 1500-meter run, in […]

The band played on

The band played on

By Dan Andrews Although the school year had ended for members of the Karns Middle School Jazz Ensemble, they took to the stage again to give an outstanding show on Tuesday, May 24 on Market Square. Many folks crossing the square for different reasons, myself included, stopped to listen to these youngsters and appreciate their […]

WDVX Ijams Meadow Lark Festival is June 25

Music and fun resonate in the meadow just minutes away from downtown Knoxville at the WDVX Ijams Meadow Lark Music Festival Saturday, June 25, noon to 11 p.m. Dale Watson and His Lone Stars and Southern Culture on the Skids are the headliners. Watson will fire up the crowd with his self-proclaimed “Ameripolitan” honkey tonk, […]

Legal and Public Notices for May 30 – June 5

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE     STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Pakesta Jemerson executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., Lender and Joseph B. Pitt, Jr., Trustee(s), which was dated September 10, 2013 and recorded on October 10, 2013 in Instrument No. 201310100023858, […]

Mayor Rogero appoints three new members to Metropolitan Planning Commission

Mayor Rogero appoints three new members to Metropolitan Planning Commission

  Mayor Madeline Rogero has appointed three new members to the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission, to replace commissioners whose terms have expired.   The new appointees to the 15-member body are Gayle Bustin, Patrick Phillips and Charles Thomas. They replace former Vice Mayor Jack Sharp, Bart Carey and Michael Kane, who continued to serve […]

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