Knox Heritage Honors Fantastic Fifteen

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com   Recently Knox Heritage members, local officials and supporters met at the Bijou Theater to honor local citizens for their efforts in preserving our past in its annual gala. It was fitting the assembly was held at the Bijou because, back in 1974, the heritage group was formed in order to […]

Donation information for bus accident victims

Individuals, companies or organizations wishing to assist with donations or other philanthropic efforts in memory of the victims of Tuesday’s bus accident may do so in the following ways:   Monetary donations:   TVA Credit Union has set up accounts for the families of Seraya Glasper and Zykia Burns. Simply call or visit any branch […]

Legal and Public Notices: December 1, 2014

75 FORECLOSURES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 12, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by DHIA ALFATLAWY AND MOUNIRA OMAR BELLATRECHE, […]

Knoxville Focus for December 1, 2014

Internal Auditor Empowered? By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The superintendent of schools may be called back before the Knox County Commission to answer questions regarding the Physical Plant Upgrade (PPU) funds being used in the construction of schools. The Audit Committee met in a long session last Tuesday and requested the Chief Deputy Law Director, David […]

In This Corner… Senator McKellar Slaps Publisher

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, was well known for having a volatile temper and had won a well-deserved reputation as a feudist.  It was not uncommon for the peppery senator to become involved in a physical altercation, even as he approached his eightieth birthday. The winter of 1948 should […]

The Everly Brothers in Knoxville

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Something special may be coming to honor the Everly Brothers and their time here in Knoxville. Details are being worked out, and glitches are being addressed, but that’s for another story. As a child growing up in Kentucky, I always assumed that the Everly Brothers were only from that state. I […]

Indians start fast, topple Cherokees 78-63

By Ken Lay South-Doyle High School’s boys basketball team finally had a full roster for its game on Monday, Nov. 24. That was the good news. But the Cherokees, who got several players back from the school’s football team which just wrapped up a postseason run. South-Doyle, however, had just one full practice to prepare […]

The Danger of Athlete Worship

By Alex Norman By many accounts, Tennessee senior linebacker A.J. Johnson is a team leader and a beloved comrade for the Vols. He is also being investigating for an inexcusable crime. Last week it became known that Johnson and redshirt sophomore defensive back Michael Williams are under investigation by the Knoxville Police Department for rape […]

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