Tennessee Members Introduce Bill to Name Nashville Courthouse in Honor of U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson

  U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) along with U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) yesterday introduced a bill to name the new Nashville federal courthouse in honor of […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 9, 2017

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on February 8, 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 ROY M MCFARLAND AND VIRGINIA R […]

Come Celebrate with The Sharps!

Come Celebrate with The Sharps!

By Ralphine Major She was a schoolteacher; he was a scoutmaster. “Their contributions to our families, our churches, and in our community have been selfless on their part and rewarding to our community,” Becky Calfee said. She is referring to Betty and Clayton Sharp, an outstanding couple of the Gibbs Community. Betty taught at Gibbs […]

Hall’s Red Devil CrossFit is a workout!

Hall’s Red Devil CrossFit is a workout!

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “After my first day of CrossFit I knew I wanted to be a coach,” said Laurie Hensley. The owner of Red Devil CrossFit says that for several years her husband encouraged her to open her own “box.” In September she found the ideal place for a CrossFit gym and opened Red […]

Ray Blanton, Part Three

Ray Blanton, Part Three

By Ray Hill After having lost the 1972 race for the U. S. Senate to incumbent Howard Baker by a wide margin, Ray Blanton found himself out of Congress. Blanton returned to Tennessee and immediately began planting the seeds for an expected bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1974. Democrats were shocked by the […]

Sports Locker joins Embroidery to Go

Sports Locker joins Embroidery to Go

By Mile Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Two women with a talent for imprinting, silk screening and embroidering have joined forces to create one business that does it all. Debbie Anders of Embroidery to Go and Donna Jardret of The Sports Locker are ready to serve you at 314 Merchant Drive in the Outback Shopping Center behind McDonald’s […]

Snowman Decorating Contest to be at Blount County Public Library

  As temperatures drop, the prospect of snow is already a reality in East Tennessee, but who says you need snow to build a snowman?   Creative entries – of the non-melting variety – will be accepted for the Winter Wonderland Snowman Decorating Contest on Monday, January 23, from 4-7 p.m. at the Blount County […]

TDEC Encourages Tennesseans to Test for Radon During Radon Action Month

  The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is encouraging residents to identify and address radon problems in their homes as part of Radon Action Month by offering free radon test kits and hosting educational outreach events. “Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to […]

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