Go Vote! City Council Election Today

CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS   City voters will elect five new members to the nine-member Knoxville City Council in 2017. Candidates will be running for open seats in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Districts. NOTE: In the Nov. 7 general election, ALL registered City of Knoxville voters can vote in ALL FIVE district races. The primaries […]

Suzanne Dixon named president of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Suzanne Dixon, former senior director of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), has been selected as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) new president and CEO. Beginning on December 11, Dixon will lead the organization in its mission to maintain, protect and celebrate the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.). “Suzanne has the extraordinary talent and drive […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of November 6, 2017

Foreclosure notices     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 December 15, 2015, executed by MEREDITH POWELL, conveying certain real property therein described to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

Four Important Things Everyone Should Know about Lung Cancer Screening during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative highlights lifesaving lung cancer screening through ‘Saved By The Scan’ campaign   Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and every year 4,357 Tennessee residents are diagnosed with the disease. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative is highlighting the new […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 6, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 6, 2017

Dave Wright kicks off his Tennessee legislative race By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In an evening that filled the house at the Corryton Senior Center, Commissioner Dave Wright kicked off his campaign for the state legislature. Surrounded by fellow citizens, elected officials and retiring State Representative Harry Brooks, Commissioner Wright seemed to know everyone who attended. […]

Let the Leadership Academy Go

Let the Leadership Academy Go

By Steve Hunley This Wednesday the Knox County Board of Education will vote whether or not to extend the life of the Leadership Academy, the brainchild and refuge of former Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre.  McIntyre is paid $180,000 annually for teaching three hours per week and while his salary evidently comes from various sources […]

Leadership at what cost?

Leadership at what cost?

By Anne Primm The Knox County School Board of Education’s End-of-Month Work Session was called to order by Chairwoman Patti Bounds on Monday, October 30, 2017. The first item on the agenda was a review and discussion of the Great Schools Partnership “Best Schools in the South” Campaign. Vice President of Operations at the Great […]

The Last Years of Nancy Kefauver

The Last Years of Nancy Kefauver

By Ray Hill Senator Estes Kefauver died on August 10, 1963 when his aorta burst.  Kefauver had died at Bethesda Naval Hospital and according to his biographer, Charles Fontenay, the senator had put off urgent surgery to await the arrival of his wife, who was vacationing with two of their daughters in Colorado.  Nancy Kefauver  […]

Knox County loaded with Class 5A playoff contenders

PHOTO BY KELLY KEARSE Cam Blakely, senior wide receiver and strong safety for Catholic, lets out a roar in the Irishmen's 59-21 Class 5A playoff win over Campbell County Friday night.

Knox County loaded with Class 5A playoff contenders

By Steve Williams Knox County will have six teams in Class 5A second-round playoff action this Friday night. Catholic (8-3) will host Fulton (9-2) after both teams posted lopsided wins in last week’s first-round games. The Irishmen toppled Campbell County 59-21, while the Falcons rolled past Lenoir City 50-6. Halls and South-Doyle will be meeting […]

Karns Middle School hosts Career Fair

Karns Middle School hosts Career Fair

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Is the eighth grade too early to begin making a career choice? Obviously not, at least not at Karns Middle School. Students that age are preparing for high school and considering what they might like to do with their lives, which courses to take, whether or not to go on to […]

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