Lindbergh Forest is coming back!

By Mike Steely It has taken a while for the  Lindbergh Forest neighborhood to get organized, but, now under new officers they are ready to kick-start their efforts and revitalize their territory. “It’s been several years,” the new President of the Lindbergh Forest Neighborhood Association, Kelley DeLuca, told The Focus. She explained that the […]

Coaches say Kick-Off Classic is ‘fun’ and helps with ‘game jitters’

By Steve Williams Over the years, the Knoxville high school football jamboree has been called “a glorified scrimmage” by some and a “dress rehearsal” by others. For many years, it was played at Neyland Stadium on the University of Tennessee campus – a once in a lifetime opportunity for many high school players to experience […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 3, 2015

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 April 27, 2007, executed by H. MICHAEL NICHOLSON AND JENNIFER H. NICHOLSON, conveying certain real property therein described to FOOTHILLS TITLE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee, as same […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 3, 2015

Can Cell Towers Be Stopped? By Mike Steelysteelym@knoxfocus.comCan anything be done to stop a cell tower from being located in your neighborhood?Requests are constantly being made to the city and county for more and more cell phone towers as the number of smart phone users grow and cell phone providers reach out to serve and […]

Overpass dedicated to Avon Rollins, Sr.

By Focus StaffLast Friday there was a dedication to Mr. Avon W. Rollins, Sr. at the Cherry Street exits at Interstate 40 in East Knoxville. State Senator Becky Massey and State Representative Joe Armstrong joined other state and local officials to honor Rollins for his fight for civil rights and his service to the Knoxville […]

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

By Dan Andrewsandrewsd@knoxfocus.comHave you ever woken up to sharks swimming above you? Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing that opportunity while staying the night at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.  My bedroom for the night was a clear glass tunnel that spans 345 feet under 750,000 gallons of water. While it might […]

Percy Priest, The Unlikely Congressman

By Ray Hill   Percy Priest was an unlikely candidate for Congress and faced daunting odds to get to the House of Representatives in the first place.  Yet once there, he remained there until the day he died. Percy Priest was once described by William “Fishbait” Miller, Doorkeeper of the U. S. House of Representatives, […]

The Office On Aging Offers Much for Seniors Part Two

By Mike Steelysteelym@knoxfocus.comThe Focus found that the Community Action Committee’s aging office offers so many programs for seniors that the information could not be contained in a single feature. Even this second installment will not cover all the programs the Office on Aging offers.The Knox County Council on Aging is the advisory body to the […]

Taking a peek at the early season prep football matchups

By Steve WilliamsIf you’re a high school football fan, you already know Fulton and Maryville, maybe the two hottest teams in the state the past two years, are going to play each other this season and next.It’s already the buzz around the area among prep fans.Ideally, it would have been great, if the Falcons and […]

Legal and Public Notices for July 27, 2015

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Larry Steven Dake executed a Deed of Trust to National City Mortgage A Division Of National City Bank, Lender and John O. Rhea, Trustee(s), which was dated December 10, 2007 and recorded on December 17, 2007 in Instrument No. 200712170046906, Knox County, Tennessee Register of […]

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