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 […]

L&N Academy, Jewelry TV and Zoning times

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The admission of out-of-county students to the L&N STEM Academy came up in a discussion at the Knox County Commission workshop last week with several commissioners questioning School Superintendent James McIntyre about the policy. On the agenda were three items to approve agreements with Loudon, Monroe and Union counties to admit […]

Game Night Weather, Friday 082115

This is Meteorologist Bob Becker. As a cool front slides through our area, we will see much improved weather conditions by the time the UT Soccer Team hosts Lipscomb at 7pm Friday at Regal Soccer Stadium.   Rainfall amounts have varied from place to place this week, but the field will have a good chance […]

Game Night Weather, Friday 082115

This is Meteorologist Bob Becker. As a cool front slides through our area, we will see much improved weather conditions by the time the UT Soccer Team hosts Lipscomb at 7pm Friday at Regal Soccer Stadium.   Rainfall amounts have varied from place to place this week, but the field will have a good chance […]

Blount County Library to Offer Soft Skills Classes

      Eight topics designed to help careers   Maryville, Tenn. – It’s Your Career! That’s the focus of eight free soft skills sessions offered in partnership by the Blount County Public Library, the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County and the Blount County Chamber of Commerce that are scheduled over the next nine […]

GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM AND TENNESSEE TOURISM ANNOUNCE RECORD-BREAKING ECONOMIC IMPACT NUMBERS

    Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, yesterday announced during a special event at the Ryman Auditorium that tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached $17.7 billion in 2014, up 6.3 percent, and an all-time high for the state.   Tourism-generated jobs for Tennesseans reached 152,900, an […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 17, 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 May 28, 2010, executed by SHELBY EDWARDS, conveying certain real property therein described to RESIDENTIAL TITLE & ESCROW, LLC, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 17, 2015

Overflow crowd at Botanical Garden Welcome Center By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com More than two hundred people, including current, future and past elected officials, attended the dedication of the new Welcome Center Friday at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Anna Ford, Interim Executive Director, welcomed the large audience by noting that Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee […]

It’s not good to confuse the voter

By Steve Hunley By this time, readers of The Knoxville Focus realize you won’t find the voice of the political or business establishment inside these pages.  We have plenty of other local media for that.  Yet some folks are mighty slow in realizing the general public is growing more and more restive under the existing […]

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