Knoxville Focus for July 20, 2015

Missing Fort Adair Historic Marker located   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com 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 steelym@knoxfocus.com 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 […]

Legal and Public Notices for July 13, 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 August 21, 2009, executed by WILLIAM W. UNDERWOOD, conveying certain real property therein described to ALAN E. SOUTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, SOUTH & ASSOCIATES, PC, as Trustee, as same […]

Knoxville Focus for July 13, 2015

South Waterfront Park begins By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The ground was broken for the Suttree Landing Park Tuesday for what will eventually be part of a 3-mile long River Walk, stretching along the south side of the Tennessee River. The River Walk will connect the City View development and the former Baptist Hospital to the […]

Lower sign height passes first reading

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When is a compromise not a compromise? When it gets a split vote — which is what happened during the Knoxville City Council meeting Tuesday when the new sign ordinance finally came up for discussion. After four years of work by a special Sign Task Force, numerous public hearings, and a […]

Congressman J. Ridley Mitchell of Crossville

By Ray Hill   Long forgotten by most, John Ridley Mitchell was a member of Congress for eight years and twice a viable candidate for statewide office in Tennessee. J. Ridley Mitchell was a formidable politician and a wily practitioner of the art of politics. Albert Gore, Sr., who succeeded Mitchell in Congress, once described […]

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