Governor visiting 15 communities to hear about local opportunities and challenges   KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer sat down with local and state officials in Knoxville today to discuss the region’s transportation and infrastructure needs.   In a morning meeting at the Knoxville Chamber, Haslam […]

Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square Dedicated

Representatives from the Tennessee Clean Water Network, the City of Knoxville and PetSafe today took a ceremonial first pour to dedicate the new TCWN Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square.   The new station is part of TCWN’s Bringing Tap Back Project, a program designed to encourage individuals to substitute one sugary beverage a […]

Vols to Open the Home Season Sept. 12

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus Saturday, Sept. 12, for the first home football game of the 2015 season.   Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Gates open at 4 p.m. ESPN will televise the game, which is sold out.   […]

Legal and Public Notices for September 8, 2015

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Carol Clifton and Tommy L. Clifton executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Lender and Larry A. Weissman, Trustee(s), which was dated September 25, 2012 and recorded on October 2, 2012 in Instrument No. […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 8, 2015

Dave Wright elected County Commission Chairman By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com By a vote of the Knox County Commission, Commissioner Dave Wright of the 8th District was elected chairman during a called meeting Tuesday.  In a split vote Commissioner Bob Thomas, serving his first term as At-Large Seat 10, was selected to be vice chairman. “I […]

Doug Harris elected Chairman of Knox County Board of Education

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The Board of Education conducted its annual “reorganization” at the September regular Board meeting last week. Gloria Deathridge nominated Doug Harris (who announced publicly at Monday’s work session he was “throwing his name in the hat” for Chair), and Karen Carson quickly seconded the nomination. Outgoing chair Mike McMillan asked if […]

Dr. Tom Kim’s vision continues to be a light to the world

Annual Golf Tournament benefits Free Medical Clinic   By Richie Beeler For more than two decades Dr. Tom Kim has been providing free medical care for working uninsured individuals in the Knoxville area. In 1993 Dr. Kim opened the Free Medical Clinic of America at 6209 Chapman Highway, personally funding all its costs and providing […]

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part V

By Ray Hill By 1929, Luke Lea had reached the apex of his political influence in Tennessee.  Lea was the undisputed power behind the throne and no one had more influence in the administration of Governor Henry Horton.  When Tennessee’s junior United States senator, Lawrence D. Tyson, died unexpectedly in August of 1929, Horton immediately […]

From Strawberry Plains to New York City

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Seventeen-year-old Josie Redmond is preparing for a new life. The Carter High School senior will skip her senior year and join the Joffrey Academy of Dance in New York City. Her mother calls the move a “dream of a lifetime.” Nikelle Troutt, Josie’s mother, told The Focus that her daughter has […]

Fulton falls to Maryville in Battle of Champions

By Steve Williams Maryville smacked Fulton in the mouth right at the start, stunning the Falcons and their large turnout of fans, who were on hand for the Battle of Champions. Fulton responded with a punch of its own, letting the Red Rebels quickly know this wasn’t going to be as easy as maybe they […]

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