Sevier County edges West 29-26

By Alex Norman Perhaps the most entertaining football game of the week took place on Thursday, August 27th in Knoxville. Sevier County and Knoxville West, two teams with the potential to play well into November, gave a regional television audience a show. In the end it was the right foot of Smoky Bears kicker Anthony […]

Visit Knoxville visiting ideas on Airbnb

Good morning, Dan Andrews over at the news desk and here is a tourism update. Just got this information from the Director of Visit Knoxville, Kim Bumpas. I am printing it verbatim. “Hey Dan, We are looking at Airbnb as an industry. This has just started to get big so all CVB’s across the country […]

Regal Rowdies -Fans that change the game

Every team has that group of passionate fans. For the University of Tennessee soccer team, the “Regal Rowdies” are ground zero of that movement. So who are the Regal Rowdies? Well, the Rowdies are a group of dedicated, passionate, soccer fans, which provide an amazing “soccer ambiance” to the game. With their drum beating, loud […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 24, 2015

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on September 21, 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 PATRICIA BENN AND HENRY BENN, to ROB V. […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 24, 2015

Farragut Hotel gets OK By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The multimillion-dollar renovation of the historic Farragut Hotel at 530 Gay Street got a go-ahead vote from Knoxville City Council Tuesday night with only one councilman objecting. The project, by Rick Dover’s Dover Development Corporation, received approval to become the recipient of a $2.9 million loan if […]

Farragut MPC rejects apartments

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The process took two hours of public hearing but when the dust settled and the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission voted Thursday night, the body did not recommend the development of 22 acres for a 220-unit apartment complex. The 6-2 vote came with few questions from the planners but many comments from […]

Lost and Found Pets at Young-Williams Animal Center

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com My wife and I awoke one morning to find a small white kitten crying near the fence in our back yard. We have an older house cat that will not abide any other animal in the house and even when we put the kitten in a pet carrier and brought it […]

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part III

By Ray Hill Senator Luke Lea had lost his reelection bid in November of 1915, running third behind Congressman Kenneth D. McKellar and former governor Malcolm Patterson.  Lea’s defeat occurred for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was his affiliation with the “fusionist” movement in Tennessee.  Having benefited from his alliance with […]

Admirals start fast, rout Powell 49-6

By Ken Lay Farragut High School football coach Eddie Courtney couldn’t have scripted a better beginning for the 2015 season. The Admirals scored early and often and dominated the action. And when the dust had settled, Farragut notched a big road win over Powell Friday night at Scarbro Stadium. “I challenged our kids to compete […]

First win in Battle of Boyds Creek goes to Seymour

By Steve Williams The King’s Academy players had named it The Battle of Boyds Creek, but Seymour High players celebrated the victory Friday night in the first football game ever played between the two schools. The Eagles, with their offensive line leading a strong rushing attack, pulled away from the Lions 44-26 at Benton Householder […]

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