VOL REPORT: Bowl, Pride on the Line in Final Week

~ From UTAD KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee football team was back at practice at Haslam Field on Monday ready to prepare for its final opponent of the 2018 regular season. The Vols travel to Nashville to face the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network). With both teams at 5-6, the winner […]

Trees Knoxville Giving Away Trees

  Trees Knoxville’s 2018 Tree Give-Away is Saturday, December 1, 10am to noon or until the trees are gone.  The Knoxville Botanical Garden is hosting this give away (2649 Boyd’s Bridge Pike.) Use the Boyd’s Bridge Pike entrance to the Knoxville Botanical Garden.  The giveaway is open to residents and businesses of Knoxville and Knox […]

Legal and public notices for the week of November 19, 2018

Foreclosure notices   NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated 11/02/2007, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded 02/27/2008, in Instrument No. 200802270063938, in Office of the Register of Deeds for Knox […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 19, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for November 19, 2018

Remembering Ben Atchley   By Ray Hill The passing of Ben Atchley brought back many memories to me.  I’ve known Ben and Sue Atchley since I was a teen-ager and I’m now almost a senior citizen.  Ben Atchley was serving his second term in the Tennessee State House of Representatives when I volunteered to work […]

Farewell Senator Ben Atchley

Farewell Senator Ben Atchley

By Steve Hunley The Focus carries a special remembrance of Ben Atchley, who passed away last week.  It is a reminder to us all of a different time in the political landscape of Knox County of how a truly good man prospered in the turmoil of Tennessee politics. Ben Atchley exemplified integrity and character throughout […]

Getting to know Patricia Robledo

Getting to know Patricia Robledo

  The Knoxville Focus is sitting down with several city and county officials, community leaders and residents. The casual chats will, hopefully, let you get to know them on a personal level. As Knoxville’s first director of the office of business support Patricia Robledo is now in her 7th year of service having been appointed […]

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, VIII

Tennessee Governors & the Path to the US Senate, VIII

By Ray Hill Benton McMillin was such a fixture in Tennessee politics he was regarded as the “Old Warhorse” of the Democratic Party in the state.  After spending twenty years in Congress from Tennessee’s Fourth District, Benton McMillin twice served as governor of Tennessee.  Yet the pinnacle of McMillin’s political ambition was to win election […]

Maryville uses defense to defeat Farragut

PHOTO BY KELLY KEARSE Catholic's Tommy Winton puts out a stiff arm against Oak Ridge defensive back Kai'reese Pendergrass in the TSSAA Class 5A quarterfinal game. The Irishmen rallied for a 42-40 win.

Maryville uses defense to defeat Farragut

  By David Klein In a Class 6A State Quarterfinal matchup at Maryville, the Maryville Rebels overcame a sluggish start on offense and used tough, opportunistic defense to defeat the Farragut Admirals 26-10. Maryville was balanced on offense as it ran for 184 yards and passed for 221 yards. Quarterbacks Braden Carnes and Cade Chambers […]

‘It’s a factory out there’ says A-E coach after loss at Alcoa

PHOTO BY KELLY KEARSE Catholic's Tommy Winton puts out a stiff arm against Oak Ridge defensive back Kai'reese Pendergrass in the TSSAA Class 5A quarterfinal game. The Irishmen rallied for a 42-40 win.

‘It’s a factory out there’ says A-E coach after loss at Alcoa

By Steve Williams Another good Austin-East High School football season has ended against Alcoa. The Roadrunners (9-4) lost to the undefeated Tornadoes 24-6 in the TSSAA Class 3A quarterfinal round at Alcoa Friday night. “Our team played hard last night,” said A-E Coach Jeff Phillips on Saturday. “We made mistakes and against the Number 1 […]

Thanksgiving Potluck Supper & Old Harp Singing

Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 pm   Jubilee Community Arts and the Epworth Old Harp Singers host the annual Thanksgiving get together.  A potluck supper will be followed by a community singing from the New Harp of Columbia. Shape note singing has a long history in East Tennessee and the Epworth Old Harp Singers are actively carrying […]

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