Alexander Commemorates School Choice Week 2017

Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement commemorating National School Choice Week 2017: “The real answer to inequality in America is giving more children more opportunities to attend a better school. Since the GI Bill for Kids in 1992, there’s been growing support in Congress for this idea, and nearly 3 […]

Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Performs Free Family Concert

In what has become a fun-filled, family tradition, the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will present the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Free Family Concert for families and music lovers on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center. The concert is appropriate for all ages and includes […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 23, 2017

  NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Barry McQuithy and Sheila McQuithy executed a Deed of Trust to Chase Bank USA, N.A., Lender and David R. Wilson, Trustee(s), which was dated October 26, 2007 and recorded on November 13, 2007 in Instrument No. 200711130038907, Knox County, Tennessee Register of Deeds. […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 23, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for January 23, 2017

Four city candidates file treasurer reports By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The election of five new members to the Knoxville City Council is 10 months away but already the race to replace the term-limited council members is underway. Chris Davis, Assistant Administrator of Elections, told The Focus Tuesday that three potential candidates have filed appointments of […]

Alexander Shines in Committee Hearings

Alexander Shines in Committee Hearings

By Steve Hunley Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Chairman of the U. S. Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) had the task of holding hearings on the nomination of President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as U. S. Secretary of Education.  As expected, the Betsy DeVos nomination quickly became a partisan brawl, […]

Ray Blanton, Part 5

Ray Blanton, Part 5

By Ray Hill Ray Blanton had achieved his long sought after goal of winning statewide office in Tennessee with his victory in the 1974 general election. Blanton had defeated Republican Lamar Alexander decisively in winning the governorship. Ray Blanton had always campaigned as a populist, putting together a coalition that encompassed traditional Democratic voting blocs. […]

Oldest Knox County Baptist Church?

Oldest Knox County Baptist Church?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Just off Emory Road in Corryton stands a grand country church and, just behind that house of worship, is a small log structure that might be the oldest Baptist church in Knox County. Little Flat Creek Baptist Church, at 9132 West Emory road, is an active community church with Rev. Jerry […]

FBA has county’s newest wrestling program

FBA has county’s newest wrestling program

By Ken Lay Knox County has a new wrestling program. First Baptist Academy-Powell began competing in the sport this season and the Eagles are a Freshman/JV Team but Coach Josh Neely has some lofty expectations for the program’s future. The program may be new but the coach is no stranger to high school athletics and […]

Local Puppeteers Win Global Art Grant for Knoxville’s First Giant Puppet Parade 

Cattywampus Puppet Council  has been awarded a prestigious Burning Man Global Art Grant to help produce the Appalachian Puppet Pageant as part of the 2017 Dogwood Arts Festival. The Pageant will take place on Saturday, April 29th, and preparations are already underway.   The Appalachian Puppet Pageant is an East Tennessee inspired community puppet parade. […]

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