Premier antique show held this weekend at Museum of Appalachia

On Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, 2017, the Museum of Appalachia will host the 6th annual “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Show & Sale. This two-day event features the finest selection of 18th and 19th century antiques from over 60 of the nation’s preeminent dealers. “With the 65-acre Museum of Appalachia as a backdrop, attendees […]

Careacter Star Athletes, Week 4

“Our coaches and student-athletes continue to impress me in the area of careacter and most importantly with their winning the game of life,” said Dave Moore, former high school coach who founded the Careacter Star Athlete program. With the start of the University of Tennessee’s football season, a Volunteer joins the Week 4 high school […]

Marble City Opera Season presents a double-bill of Menotti’s ‘The Telephone’ and Poulenc’s ‘The Human Voice’

  ‘Marble City Opera will present a double-bill of Menotti’s The Telephone and Poulenc’s The Human Voice. Performances will be presented at The Square Room, Knoxville, Tennessee at 8:00 p.m. on October 6 and 7, 2017.   Marble City Opera is pleased to return to The Square Room with the presentation of these two short operas […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of September 11, 2017

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 January 31, 2008, executed by DOROTHY JEAN KIMSEY, JAMES R. KIMSEY, conveying certain real property therein described to WILLIAM H. CURTIS, as Trustee, as same appears of record in […]

Powell takes aim at playoffs after win over Karns

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Fulton High band members pump up the crowd at kickoff time of Friday's rivalry game at Austin-East. The Falcons held on for a 20-14 win.

Powell takes aim at playoffs after win over Karns

By Steve Williams Rodney Ellison, Powell High head football coach, felt his team took a huge step towards making the playoffs this season with its 21-19 win at Karns Friday night. “We still have a lot of work to do, but this is a win we felt we had to have,” said Ellison, after the […]

Team numbers up in local youth football this season

PHOTO BY SHELBY PILANT Christian Academy of Knoxville defenders swarm a Carter running back in a Grasscutter Division game (age 9-under) in the Knox Metro Youth Football League at John Tarleton Park on Aug. 29. CAK won 20-6.

Team numbers up in local youth football this season

By Steve Williams The Knoxville Metro Youth Football League saw a significant decline last season in teams that play “tackle” football. Not including 6-under “flag” football teams, there were 102 teams in the KMYFL in 2016. That included teams in the 7U through 14U age divisions and is the lowest number of “tackle” teams in […]

The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass

The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass

By Ray Hill The 1974 Tennessee gubernatorial campaign took a heavy toll on the finances of several aspirants.  Dortch Oldham, who had run in the Republican primary, acknowledged spending perhaps $300,000 of his own money to fund his campaign.  Oldham said, “I don’t believe anybody would do that if he ever sat down before the […]

Help is available for Senior Citizens

Help is available for Senior Citizens

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It is obvious that our population is aging. The average life expectancy in our nation is now almost 80 years. While our nation’s total life average is 53 years among nations of the world, the 79.13 year estimate is much greater now than it was fifty years ago. Knoxville and Knox […]

Getting away to Cumberland State Park

Getting away to Cumberland State Park

By Mike Steely I don’t know which day was more pleasant: an afternoon of camping at a busy campground with children playing all around us or time spent relaxing without all that activity and noise the next day. Both days were pleasant, just different. My wife and I have visited every Tennessee State Park but […]

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