Legal and Public Notices for the week of April 17, 2017

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on May 11, 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 JIMMIE THOMPSON, to BROADWAY TITLE, INC., […]

The End Game

The End Game

By Steve Hunley All too often, it seems like many of us have lost sight of the purpose of education.  When everything else is scraped away, all that remains is getting a job and becoming a productive citizen.  The culmination of secondary education is to finish high school and go on to further one’s education […]

Fourth and Gill opening homes for tour

Fourth and Gill opening homes for tour

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood is offering the public a chance to tour several homes and buildings there Sunday. Included in the tour are the Graystone Mansion, now the home of WATE Television, and the stately Central United Methodist Church. Guests can leisurely walk the neighborhood to visit the featured […]

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part VII

Tennessee and American Neutrality, Part VII

By Ray Hill With the outbreak of war in Europe following Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland, the United States of America was faced with an unpleasant reality.  Neutrality acts had been passed by the Congress in 1936, 1936 and 1937, but the war between Germany, Great Britain and France was eerily reminiscent of the First […]

How Knox County places were named

How Knox County places were named

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you’re new to Knox County or a native-born resident you may have wondered about place names and how the names were chosen. There is some confusion over some of the place names and little is known about the origin of other names. Take Powell Station for instance. The growing area […]

FUN EVENT RAISES OVER $6,000 FOR EAST TENNESSEE CHARITY

        The 1st Annual Paws for the Cause event, benefiting Smoky Mountain Service Dogs (SMSD) raised nearly $6,300. The fundraising event was created by Jeff Comas and presented by Knoxville Academy of Music with help from dozens of generous local businesses and individuals, who donated goods, services, money and time. SMSD is […]

Friends of the Smokies foot race returns to Cades Cove

Runners, on your marks and mark your calendars! At the Knoxville Marathon last Sunday, the Knoxville Track Club announced that Friends of the Smokies is set to host the Cades Cove Loop Lope on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). Billed as a “one-time-only” event in 2010, the park service […]

Keys and Notes

Keys and Notes

  By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kegan E. Kay, USS Bataan (LHD 5) Public Affairs   5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATION (NNS) — Natives of Tennessee are no strangers to the sounds of music and Knoxville raised, Derrick Weaver, is no different.   The soon to be 23-year-old picked up playing guitar after being […]

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