Our Convenience Centers

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s opening of the new Karns Convenience Center Wednesday launched the second largest center in the county, with the Halls Center being the largest. Knox County now has seven places to take your household trash and recycleables. The new center is located at 6930 Karns Crossing Lane, […]

Clinton honoree will pursue a career in Air Force

By Steve Williams The leadership Aaron Watson displayed in football at Clinton High School may very well carry over to his next challenge in life. Clinton’s male Student-Athlete of the Year, a two-time All-District 3-AAA performer and team captain as a senior, will soon be joining the Air Force. “The biggest reason I’m joining is […]

Legal and Public Notices for June 22, 2015

    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 October 17, 2007, executed by PATRICIA COLLINS, conveying certain real property therein described to ROBERT M. WILSON, JR., as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]

Knoxville Focus for June 22, 2015

Tate’s new Middle School to include Aeroponic Gardening By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com While many of Knoxville’s schools incorporate gardens into their learning environment, Tate’s new Middle School is taking that to a whole new level. Tate’s School  announced last week that they will be the first Middle School in East Tennessee to introduce 6th grade […]

Healthy fun at Max Air Trampoline Park

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When Amber Martin talks about the Max, she does so with a passion. Amber and her husband, Jason, along with a group of local investors, have created a unique indoor center that has over 20,000 feet of trampoline jumping space. Max Air Trampoline Park is located at 229 East Emory Road, […]

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 […]

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