Knoxville Focus for August 10, 2015

School Board Defers Non-Renewal Policy, Adopts New Superintendent Evaluation Tool By Sally Absher The Knox County Board of Education decided last week to postpone further discussion and action on changes to Board Policy GBG, which would give the board the final say on non-renewals and allow non-tenured teachers to appeal a non-renewal decision and […]

Council postpones Gibbs Drive rezoning

By Mike Steely The most contested of the various agenda items at Tuesday’s meeting of the Knoxville City Council has been postponed until September 1.  Smith-Lindsey Development, LLC., wants to build an office on the south side of Gibbs Drive and Broadway in Fountain City. To do so requires a change in the North […]

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part One

  By Ray Hill The pages of Tennessee’s history is littered with colorful characters, but the life of Luke Lea is one right out of a novel; handsome, urbane, highly intelligent and successful, Lea climbed to the heights of financial and political accomplishment.  Lea would become one of the first publishing magnates and would be […]

Lindbergh Forest is coming back!

By Mike Steely It has taken a while for the  Lindbergh Forest neighborhood to get organized, but, now under new officers they are ready to kick-start their efforts and revitalize their territory. “It’s been several years,” the new President of the Lindbergh Forest Neighborhood Association, Kelley DeLuca, told The Focus. She explained that the […]

Coaches say Kick-Off Classic is ‘fun’ and helps with ‘game jitters’

By Steve Williams Over the years, the Knoxville high school football jamboree has been called “a glorified scrimmage” by some and a “dress rehearsal” by others. For many years, it was played at Neyland Stadium on the University of Tennessee campus – a once in a lifetime opportunity for many high school players to experience […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 3, 2015

foreclosure notices   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 April 27, 2007, executed by H. MICHAEL NICHOLSON AND JENNIFER H. NICHOLSON, conveying certain real property therein described to FOOTHILLS TITLE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee, as same […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 3, 2015

Can Cell Towers Be Stopped? By Mike Steelysteelym@knoxfocus.comCan anything be done to stop a cell tower from being located in your neighborhood?Requests are constantly being made to the city and county for more and more cell phone towers as the number of smart phone users grow and cell phone providers reach out to serve and […]

Overpass dedicated to Avon Rollins, Sr.

By Focus StaffLast Friday there was a dedication to Mr. Avon W. Rollins, Sr. at the Cherry Street exits at Interstate 40 in East Knoxville. State Senator Becky Massey and State Representative Joe Armstrong joined other state and local officials to honor Rollins for his fight for civil rights and his service to the Knoxville […]

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

By Dan Andrewsandrewsd@knoxfocus.comHave you ever woken up to sharks swimming above you? Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing that opportunity while staying the night at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.  My bedroom for the night was a clear glass tunnel that spans 345 feet under 750,000 gallons of water. While it might […]

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