Magnum Venus Products, Inc. to expand, build new facility in Knox County

Manufacturer to create 70 new jobs with $11.9 million expansion   Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Magnum Venus Products, Inc. officials today announced the manufacturer will invest $11.9 million to build a new facility that will create 70 jobs in Knox County during the next five years. MVP’s new operations in […]

Record crowd expected for 10th annual Tour De Lights

Only helmets, headlights and rear reflectors are the required gear for participants in one of downtown Knoxville’s most popular and creative holiday traditions. Everything else is up to your imagination.   More than 1,000 people on bicycles will don strands of lights, Santa hats, elf ears, reindeer antlers, noisemakers and other inventive decorations in the […]

Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Sites in Knoxville, Sevier County, South Pittsburg and Music Row   The Tennessee Historical Commission announced this week the addition of four Tennessee sites to the National Register of Historic Places.   “The National Register is an honorary recognition for time-honored places that enrich our communities and make them unique,” said Patrick McIntyre, State Historic […]

Intersection rebuild to close Cumberland Avenue at 17th Street

The last intersection in the City’s $17 million Cumberland Avenue reconstruction – Cumberland at 17th Street – will be rebuilt and repaved later this week, requiring detours of motorists on both streets.   The work on the intersection at Cumberland and 17th will require a full closure, starting at 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. The […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of December 12, 2016

Foreclosure notices     SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on January 10, 2017 on or about 10:00AM 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 JOHN HUMPHREY AND […]

King of the Courts

King of the Courts

By Steve Hunley Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond apparently isn’t satisfied with running the Criminal courts and the Fourth Circuit Court.  The Fourth Circuit Court is Knox County’s busiest divorce court and considering how many marriages seem to dissolve daily, it likely moves like a revolving door at lunchtime.  No, not content with […]

Ijam’s River Cleanup Ongoing

Ijam’s River Cleanup Ongoing

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You may have seen him as he slowly boated up and down both shores with buckets and bags in the boat and a long dip net. Who is that guy out in the boat on the Tennessee River and what’s he doing? Depending on the day the guy in the boat […]

Central’s magic carpet ride ends one win short of gold

PHOTO BY JOHN VALENTINE Central senior lineman Isaac Buell tries to get to Memphis East sophomore quarterback Justin Lynn in the Class 4A state championship game Dec. 3 at Tennessee Tech. Buell had two solo stops in the Bobcats' 27-3 loss.

Central’s magic carpet ride ends one win short of gold

By Steve Williams Central’s football team proved to be human after all. They had an off day. After many magic moments led to an 11-game winning streak and their first berth in the TSSAA state finals in 17 seasons, the Bobcats couldn’t get in the end zone and Memphis East pulled away for a 27-3 […]

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