Power of the Purse to benefit Mobile Meals tomorrow

This year, Mobile Meals is celebrating 45 years of bringing food and hope to the homebound seniors of Knox County. The second annual Power of the Purse is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016.  The event includes a purse sale, Celebrity Corner (purses donated by local celebrities), luncheon, and silent auction. The fun begins with […]

French Broad Preservation Association to Host Third Annual Pickling Competition

The French Broad Preservation Association will host its annual Pickle Fest on Sunday, Sept. 25. Festivities will take place at Riverdale School, located at 7009 Thorn Grove Pike in East Knox County, from noon-5 p.m. with a Pickling Competition sponsored by Green River Picklers as the main event. Contestants can compete among three contest categories of Cucumbers, Non-Cucumbers […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of September 19, 2016

  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 June 21, 2012, executed by DANIELLE M. REECE, JASON A. REECE, conveying certain real property therein described to GLENN BALLETTO, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

UT Arboretum Society to Hold MOTH-ers Night Out October 1

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will sponsor the popular MOTH-ers Night Out program to learn about moths and other nocturnal insects on Saturday, October 1 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  UT Arboretum is at 901 S. Illinois Ave. (HWY 62) in Oak Ridge.   Have you ever wondered about what kind of insects […]

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

By Ken Lay Interim Knox County Schools Superintendent Buzz Thomas makes it no secret that he wants the community involved in the process to find his replacement. He and some members of the board of education hosted a public forum to seek some public input on the matter at Central High School Thursday night. And […]

‘Alfalfa Bill’ Governor William H. Murray of Oklahoma

‘Alfalfa Bill’ Governor William H. Murray of Oklahoma

By Ray Hill “A college boy cannot successfully go through life by graduating in football, baseball or highballs, for the responsibilities of life are not ball-bearing.” – William H. Murray William H. Murray is almost invariably described as Oklahoma’s most colorful political figure.  Considering he went out of office in 1935, that is saying something.  […]

Visiting the World Trade Center

Visiting the World Trade Center

By Mike Steely Did you know that  it’s quicker to fly from Knoxville to New York than to drive from here to Bristol or Nashville? Yep, in just less than two hours you’re there and what a change of cultures. My wife and I recently spent six days in New York City, the first time […]

Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Neighborhood Council met Wednesday afternoon in the new Public Works Service building at 3131 Morris Avenue and Senior Director David A. Brace explained the building was constructed on a brown field site of the former Foote Mineral Company. The council usually meets in the Cansler YMCA but was invited […]

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