Congressman John J. Duncan

By Ray Hill   For two decades there was no politician in the Second Congressional district more popular than John James Duncan. John Duncan had hitchhiked to Knoxville with five dollars in his pocket to attend the University of Tennessee and remained, rising to become Law Director and Mayor of Knoxville and eventually won a […]

Fee perseveres and ends career on top

By Ken Lay Tanner Fee recently concluded a stellar and magical high school baseball career. He and others led Grace Christian Academy to a Class A State Championship. Fee, who was the District 3-A Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2015, has also received statewide honors. In 2014, he and the Rams reached the State Championship […]

Buyer being sought for Old South High School

By Mike Steely After years of sitting abandoned the fate of Old South High School looks brighter. Thursday the city held a public input session on the future of the old school and dozens of citizens, many former South High School students, attended the meeting at Dogwood Elementary and offered several suggestions. Becky Wade, […]

Legal and Public Notices for July 20, 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 March 5, 2009, executed by JASON B. PHILLIPS AND AMY L. PHILLIPS, conveying certain real property therein described to MATT B. MURFREE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Knoxville Focus for July 20, 2015

Missing Fort Adair Historic Marker located   By Mike Steely Fountain City, like many neighborhoods in Knoxville, is growing. Growth means changes and sometimes those changes, although welcomed, destroy something meaningful that was there before. The Fort Adair Historic Marker, which stood on Broadway near a stone monument that was erected in 1924 by […]

Area Eagle Scout gives Fountain City Park a face lift

By Ken Lay Fountain City Park got a bit of a much needed face lift, courtesy of an area Eagle Scout candidate recently. Nicholas West, an 18-year old Halls resident undertook the project, which was a requirement for earning the Eagle Scout ranking from Boy Scouts of America. West, a recent Bearden High School graduate […]

‘Hillbilly Bill:’ Congressman J. Will Taylor

By Ray Hill   For twenty years, James Willis Taylor was the Congressman from Tennessee’s Second Congressional district. J. Will Taylor, popularly known to many of his constituents as “Hillbilly Bill,” was a power in both the national Republican Party and the Tennessee GOP. Born August 28, 1880 near Lead Mine Bend in Union County, […]

Karns coach recalls Morristown’s season in Little League spotlight

  By Steve Williams Ron Eller remembers when Morristown made it all the way to the Little League Baseball World Series in 1985. “That team played the year after me,” recalled Eller, who finished play in the Morristown Little League program in 1984 and now, 31 years later, is head coach of Karns’ 12-year-old All-Star […]

Piddle Diddle has Arrived!

By Ralphine Major What animal can hold a child’s attention better than a mischievous, cunning penguin?  Piddle Diddle is such a penguin!  Despite her small size, she can be an example to children.  Size is an obstacle only if you let it be, and penguins are some of the most entertaining animals on the planet.  […]

Old North Knoxville coming alive

By Mike Steely Old North Knoxville sits in a Historic District. Here and there are a few homes for sale along the sidewalks and tree-lined streets. The houses vary in style; some are single story and some are large two-story homes, most dating from 1880 through 1920. The neighborhood was a city unto itself […]

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