Idea by dad sparked GCA’s Elwood to state discus title and more

By Steve Williams A suggestion by his dad led to Rhett Elwood throwing the discus when he was in the 8th grade three years ago. The idea eventually blossomed into a TSSAA state championship. Rhett was skeptical of Robert Elwood’s recommendation at first. “I took it as a joke, and then I went out there […]

Knoxville Focus for April 20, 2015

School Board Debates, Approves FY16 Budget By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Monday, the Board of Education considered Dr. McIntyre’s proposed General Operating Fund ($441.5M), Capital Fund ($19.15M for next year), and School Nutrition Fund ($28M) budget recommendations for FY 2016. The budgets have been “iterative,” with revisions announced almost weekly. McIntyre announced the latest revision […]

An Instaway to Promote Knoxville

By Dan Andrews While “Visit Knoxville” may have been out of the spotlight lately, the old saying “out of sight… out of mind,” does not apply here.  The organization continues to do great work for the Knoxville community.   One specific example is their social media unit run by Erin Donovan. From their Search Engine […]

Big inning propels Central to baseball win

By Ken Lay Central High School’s baseball team used a big inning to nab a comeback victory Tuesday night. The Bobcats entered the bottom of the fifth facing a 3-1 deficit against District 3-AAA rival Campbell County and plated four runs to take  a 5-3 lead and went on to nab a 5-3 win over […]

Sofas and More is a big surprise

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You will be surprised at the size and selection you discover when you walk into to Sofas and More just off Maynardville Pike in Halls. The family-owned store has all types of home furniture, from mattresses and bedroom items to sofas and dining room pieces, and all at a lower price […]

Legal and Public Notices for April 13, 2015

75 FORECLOSURES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on May 4, 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 GREGORY S TRENTHAM AND TRACY J […]

Knoxville Focus for April 13, 2015

Tennessee River Tour Kicks Off In Knoxville By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com As fire, police, and emergency service boats flanked a large environmental barge, the Mayor of Knoxville beamed with pride as she welcomed the crew from Living Lands and Waters Thursday afternoon. Chad Pregracke, Living Lands and Waters founder and president and 2013 “CNN Hero […]

A. B. Chandler of Kentucky, Part III

By Ray Hill Governor Albert B. “Happy” Chandler had badly lost his bid to defeat Senator Alben W. Barkley for the United States Senate in 1938. The death of Kentucky’s other senator, Marvel M. Logan, gave Chandler the opportunity to go to the Senate. Chandler resigned as governor and a day later his successor appointed […]

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