Knox County Solid Waste offers Christmas tree recycling

What:         Christmas tree recycling                         When:        Throughout the month of January 2017   Where:       Dutchtown Convenience Center – 10618 Dutchtown Rd Halls Convenience Center – 3608 Neal Dr John Sevier Convenience Center – 1950 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy Karns Convenience Center – 6930 Karns Crossing Lane Powell Convenience Center – 7311 Morton […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of December 19, 2016

  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 7, 2007, executed by ALFRED LAMAR GRIFFIN AND EVON GRIFFIN, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 19, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for December 19, 2016

High schools again provide holiday helpers By Steve Williams While much of Knoxvillians’ interest, along with their thoughts and prayers, has been in the deadly and destructive wildfires that struck the Sevier County area recently, the holiday season has continued with its many events on the local scene. And once again, high school student-athletes and […]

Whining about the Electoral College

Whining about the Electoral College

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel came out last week with a milquetoast editorial noting the Democrats, still smarting over the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, want to debate the need for the Electoral College.  Eventually the Sentinel came to the point after traipsing around the edge of the […]

‘Tribute Truckster’ is now rolling year round

‘Tribute Truckster’ is now rolling year round

By Steve Williams In its fourth year on the roads of Knoxville and East Tennessee, the Family Truckster is looking better than ever. Owner Dave Moore has given her a bright, fresh pea-green paint job, the same color she donned when the Christmas Vacation movie, starring Chevy Chase, came out in 1989. But it’s not […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eleven

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eleven

By Ray Hill Senator Howard Baker entered the fall general election after having followed a strategy of organizing early and avoiding controversy. Baker’s opponent, Jane Eskind, had won the Democratic primary by self-funding and had tried to take advantage of the senator’s support for the Panama Canal Treaty. The treaty was not popular in many […]

Charlie’s Unexpected Blessing

Charlie’s Unexpected Blessing

By Ralphine Major “I was totally surprised when I got my orders and found out I was going to Salzburg, Austria. I had to look on a map to see where it was located!” he said. “That was the beginning of a beautiful journey of a lifetime,” he added. Charlie Lovell was drafted into the […]

Alvin Frye closing doors to Fountain City Exxon

Alvin Frye closing doors to Fountain City Exxon

By Mike Steely For more than 60 years Alvin Frye has been pumping gas in Fountain City and his EXXON Station at the corner of Broadway and Essary Road has been home for him and his crew for 25 years. The 92 year old veteran of World War II and Korea is getting medical care […]

Kick off 2017 with a hike!

If you are overloaded on football, food and festivities, the UT Arboretum Society is offering a great alternative: the Third Annual New Year’s Walk at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge, on Monday, January 2, 2016. Please note that this year’s Walk will be on January 2nd, not January 1st. Start […]

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