TDOT Awards Emergency Contract for I-75 Rockslide Repair in Campbell County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation yesterday awarded an emergency contract to repair a rockslide on Interstate 75 in Campbell County. The slide, which occurred Friday at mile marker 142, sent vehicle sized rocks falling onto both the north and southbound lanes of I-75.   The $2.9 million contract was awarded to Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc. […]

Legal and Public Notices for February 29, 2016

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has oc-curred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated August 24, 2007, executed by DAVID T ERVIN, conveying certain real prop-erty therein described to PRLAP, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox […]

Emory Road Church gets its lighted sign

By Mike Steely The Little Flat Creek Baptist Church sits on Emory Road and prides itself as being the oldest member of the local Association of Baptist Churches. Founded in 1879 the current building has a small chapel behind the church built with the original logs from the first church. On Wednesday Pastor Jerry Baltimore […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 29, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for February 29, 2016

Large Turnout in Early Voting By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Not since the Obama-McCain election eight years ago has there been such a heavy turnout in Knox County during early voting and Tuesday’s Primary Election Day could reach a total of some 100,000 ballots being cast. Drawing the turnout is the national primary for president in […]

Sentinel Endorsements… I’ll Pass!

Sentinel Endorsements… I’ll Pass!

By Steve Hunley The Sentinel endorsement certainly doesn’t rank right up there with an Oscar, although to hear some candidates tell it, you’d think it does.  Of course if you don’t have anything else to brag about, maybe it helps. All these candidates bragging about the Sentinel’s endorsement ought to reflect for a moment on […]

Newell Sanders

Newell Sanders

By Ray Hill For a time, there was no more influential Republican in the State of Tennessee than Newell Sanders. Sanders was a Republican at a time when the GOP was at a distinct disadvantage in the Volunteer State, yet he helped to build his party and became a power in the national councils of […]

Penny Pawn is more than just a pawn shop

Penny Pawn is more than just a pawn shop

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you live in North Knoxville and drive Broadway you’ll likely be familiar with Penny Pawn at 4821 North Broadway but you may not know that the popular shop has been there since 1985. Founded by Mildred Mason and now owned by Pantelis Merianos, the family business specializes in gold and […]

Cas Walker

Cas Walker

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville and Knox County have produced some national heroes and personalities known around the nation; people who are from here or lived here before becoming famous. Folks like Dr. Bill Bass, founder of The Body Farm and noted author, and Jack Hanna of TV’s wildlife series. There’s also folks like Bill […]

Tennessee Celebrates Weights And Measures Week

Tennessee Celebrates Weights And Measures Week

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture will celebrate Weights and Measures week March 1-7, 2016. The responsibilities of weights and measures inspectors have expanded beyond the simple scales and meters and now include much more than meets the eye.   “The technology in today’s marketplace is constantly changing,” Commissioner Julius Johnson said. “Our inspectors are highly […]

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