A SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE: Making a splash at L&N STEM Academy

Perseverance powers James Bretscher to national rankings By Steve Williams James Bretscher was determined to have a strong senior season in swimming, and his years of hard work and effort were rewarded. The rapidly improving Bretscher not only won the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke events at the 2015 TISCA Tennessee State High School Swimming […]

Congressman Finis J. Garrett

By Ray Hill   For more than two decades, Finis James Garrett represented a West Tennessee district in Congress. Garrett was a talented politician and his rise was meteoric. Winning a seat in Congress when he was barely twenty-eight years old, he rose to become the Minority Leader of the U. S. House of Representatives. […]

Big second half nets Farm League title for Dragons

By Ken Lay The Karns Dragons Little League Baseball team won an improbable championship recently when they claimed the Farm League Championship Series. The Dragons, who had five players selected to the all-star team, may have finished on top in the 6, 7 and 8-year old coach pitch league. Early on, however, first-year head coach […]

Our Historic Buildings – The AJ Hotel

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In about 12 years the Andrew Johnson Building on the corner of Gay and West Hill Street will be 100 years old. Over those many years the building, now on the National Register of Historic Places, has seen tenants come and go. Some were famous and some were infamous. Today the […]

Legal and Public Notices for June 15, 2015

      SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on July 27, 2015 on or about 11:00AM 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 SHERRY WARREN, to WESLEY […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 15, 2015

Sock Hop Benefit entertaining, successful For a few hours on Thursday, June 4, time warped back to the ‘50s at the Knox County Museum of Education’s first annual fundraiser “Let’s Go Back to the Hop.” The event raised just over $9,000 for the museum’s operating budget. “The sock hop was more than a delightful event […]

Grocery Outlet opens large store on Chapman

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A concept that originated 40 years ago in the corner of an antique shop in East Tennessee has grown to 37 grocery outlets with locations in seven states. This week, United Grocery Outlet has even more to celebrate as it holds the Grand Opening of its Chapman Highway store. The South […]

Closing a street for a neighborhood event?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Ever thought about closing a street in your neighborhood for a street fair, craft show or other special event? At first it sounds like a great idea until you start looking into it and find that the city of Knoxville has stringent requirements to shut down a street. Amy Midis, of […]

Congressman Ewin L. Davis

By Ray Hill   Someone once said. “Write what should not be forgotten” and ironically, I have forgotten who said it. Ewin Lamar Davis is little remembered today, but during his time he was an interesting figure and led a productive life. Born in Bedford County, Tennessee on February 5, 1876, Davis, one of several […]

Pilot Rocky Top League draft kicks off summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League unofficially kicked off its eighth season Wednesday night with its annual player draft at Doc’s All-American Grille. Now Knoxville Area fans can turn their attention to Opening Night. The season tips off today (June 15) at Catholic High School. Action begins at 6 p.m. with Knoxville […]

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