Publisher’s Position: School Woes and Little Children

By Steve Hunley Having served on the Knox County Board of Education, I learned a long time ago to watch out when someone was intoning, “It’s all for the children.”  The election of Mike McMillan as Chairman of the Knox County Board of Education came as a distinct shock to many and the coalition of […]

60 Years of Service at Dott Baker

By Mike Steely Can you imagine a family company that’s been in business for 60 years still being under the same family ownership? Can you imagine three generations offering insurance? The Dott Baker Agency, at 6334 Chapman Highway, is 60 and the founder’s grandson, Butch Inman, is proud of the family company’s heritage and […]

All In One Lifetime: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, Part II

By Ray Hill James F. Byrnes had resigned from the Supreme Court of the United States to accept the responsibility for running much of America’s war effort at the personal request of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Byrnes had given up a lifetime appointment, but being a wily politician, he realized the opportunity for further advancement.  […]

Central joins a Knox County playoff field of 11 teams

By Steve Williams A strong defensive effort lifted Central High to a 13-0 win over Gibbs Friday night and into the TSSAA state playoffs. With the shutout, the Bobcats, under first-year head coach Bryson Rosser, evened their season record at 5-5, which was a must to make post-season play. The addition of Central gives Knox […]

CAK’s Ground Game Gets Going in 42-20 Win

By David Klein On a cold, rainy Halloween night at Christian Academy, the Warriors treated their home crowd to a 42-20 victory over the Kingston Yellow Jackets. In a rarity for the pass-oriented Warriors, CAK scored more rushing touchdowns than passing touchdowns on the night, finishing with four touchdowns on the ground. Michael Thompson and […]

Veterans Outreach this Wednesday

By Mike Steely If you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran, you may want to attend the Veterans Outreach planned for Wednesday, November 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Federal, state, local and non-profit organizations will be gathering to assist veterans and their families at the Tennessee National Guard Armory at […]

Special meeting for Audit Committee called

The Knox County Commission’s Audit Committee has called a special meeting for Monday, November 10 at 1 p.m. to direct the Internal Auditor to do an audit of the Knox County School Nutrition Program.   The meeting will also be to vote to have the Internal Auditor investigate the use of credit cards within the […]


Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett have appointed a six-member search committee for the next Executive Director of the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). The search committee includes representatives of both mayors, MPC planning commissioners, and community representatives. The committee will make a recommendation to the Mayors, who will have […]

Legal and Public Notices for October 27, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Earl S. Sentell Docket Number 75485-1 Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of October, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate of Earl S. Sentell who died Aug 25, 2014, were issued the undersigned by the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Knox County, […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 27, 2014

Rowe attends forum, opponents absent By Focus Staff Knox County Commissioners Amy Broyles and Jeff Ownby hosted a Town Hall meeting at West High School on last Thursday. The event was titled, “Campaigns and Elections.” The idea came from a conference attended last spring by the two commissioners. The conference was the annual National Association […]

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