Anderson County handles Knoxville Central 59-35

By Alex Norman The Knoxville Central Bobcats knew that upsetting undefeated Anderson County would be a tall order. In fact, it was too tall… On Thursday, October 2nd, the Mavericks rolled over the Bobcats 59-35. After the Bobcats went three and out on their opening possession, the Mavericks took over on their own 38.  It […]


  Hundreds of Walks Being Held Nationwide Through December 2014   More than 125 people are expected to participate in the upcoming Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, October 4th.  The fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) by helping to support local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs […]

RESCHEDULED: 8th annual senior appreciation picnic

Due to inclement weather in the forecast, Mayor Burchett’s 8th Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at John Tarleton Park. The event was originally scheduled for Oct. 3, and the event will happen on Oct. 10, rain or shine.   The picnic will include […]

Truman Day to feature satire and song

A comic singer-songwriter with a political twist will be the entertainment at the Knox County Democratic Party’s Truman Day Dinner on Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at The Foundry. The annual event features Democratic candidates, a dinner, and the performance of Roy Zimmerman who has been called “Bobby Kennedy meets Bob Dylan.” Tickets are […]

Fulton Homecoming to Honor 1974, 2004 Teams

Fulton High School would like to welcome back members of the 1974 State Runner Up team and members of the 2004 State Champions on Friday night, October 3rd for the Homecoming game versus Pigeon Forge. These players will be recognized on the field during the game. Everyone needs to meet at 6:30 in the 3rd […]

Legal and Public Notices for September 29, 2014

75 FORECLOSURES substitute trusteeÕs notice of foreclosure sale Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided in a certain Deed of Trust dated APRIL 15, 2011, executed by JULIE A. HELTON, A SINGLE PERSON, to ARNOLD M. WEISS, ESQ., Trustee, of record in INSTRUMENT NO. 201104200061793, for the benefit of WELLS FARGO […]

Knoxville Focus for September 29, 2014

Golden Cloggers retire By Mike Steely The South Knoxville Senior Center’s Golden Cloggers were honored at Shoney’s Restaurant on Alcoa Highway last Thursday. The last three active cloggers were joined by former cloggers and well-wishers as they officially hung up their tap shoes. Williamsburg Villas, one of the many venues the group frequented, sponsored […]

McIntyre Popularity On A Downward Spiral

By Focus Staff The Knoxville Focus poll tested the favorability and unfavorability ratings for Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre. The results among likely voters indicates a trend of falling popularity for McIntyre.  Only one district in Knox County showed McIntyre with a favorability rating above 50%.  More than 67% of voters inside the Fourth District […]

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS: Center around seniors

By Mike Steely Throughout Knoxville and Knox County are numerous organizations and services for senior citizens. Generally “seniors” are considered to be those residents 55 years and older. Both the city and county provide information for seniors.   Property Tax Relief Did you know if you are 65 years old or older you can […]

‘Mr. Speaker’: Champ Clark of Missouri

By Ray Hill Long since forgotten by most, James Beauchamp Clark was a highly respected and popular Democrat from Missouri. And he came within a whisker of becoming president of the United States. Born March 7, 1850, Clark was a native of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Apparently his mother was related to the infamous Jereboam Beauchamp, who […]

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