Knoxville Civil War Roundtable Meeting

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable Meeting

  Norman Shaw, founder of the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable, will lecture on “The Loss of the Sultana: America’s Worst Maritime Disaster.” Norman, a retired title attorney, started the Association of Sultana Descendants in 1987 and he also coordinated and planned most of the groups 28 annual reunions.  Norman also worked with the “Blue and Gray Magazine” on a special Sultana […]

Oak Ridge Chorus Concert: A Delight for Music-lovers

The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is pleased to present the Oak Ridge Chorus, led by Chorus Director Seth Maples, in a delightful performance of music by some of the greatest B-named composers, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. “In honor of this season’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony […]

Legal and Public Notices for January 25, 2016

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on February 18, 2016 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 CLARENCE HENEGAR AND TRAYCEE MAYNARD HENEGAR, to […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2016

McIntyre Contract Settlement Agreement Approved By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The KCS Board of Education approved a contract settlement at a special called meeting last Tuesday, January 19. Dr. McIntyre will be “voluntarily” resigning on July 8, 2016, and will be receiving a lump sum payment of one year salary ($227,256) on or before February 15. […]

Legislature Back in Session

Legislature Back in Session

By Steve Hunley If the old adage about the country only being in danger when Congress is in session, Tennesseans are in danger as the legislature is in session.  There’s already been considerable speculation about whether the “honeymoon” between the governor and the legislature is over; frankly, it seems obvious to me it was over […]

Knoxville to celebrate 225 years

Knoxville to celebrate 225 years

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The birth of Knoxville and the push for statehood for Tennessee was a political struggle. While most residents in the “Southwest Territory” favored becoming a state, there were opponents in the U.S. Congress that wanted to delay the recognition. February 6, 1796, was the day the proposed State Constitution was signed […]

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, 2

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, 2

By Ray Hill Part Two   To give one an idea of what life was like during the 1934 campaign, a lamb shoulder roast was 16 cents per pound; bran flakes were 10 cents a box; two pounds of trout fillet was 25 cents.  One store advertised a sale of women’s dresses – – – […]

Powell runs away from Eagles in third quarter

Powell runs away from Eagles in third quarter

By Ken Lay Despite trailing at halftime, the Powell High School boys basketball team didn’t press the panic button Tuesday night. “Gibbs came out and shot the ball well in the first half and I told our guys to just keep doing what we were doing in the first half,” Panthers coach Gary Barnes said […]

Design details for proposed Magnolia Avenue streetscape improvements available on city’s website

Design details for proposed Magnolia Avenue streetscape improvements available on city’s website

  Eager to see design plans for a proposed $6 to $8 million City of Knoxville investment that would transform a six-block section of Magnolia Avenue between Jessamine Street and North Bertrand Street? Have suggestions to improve the streetscapes designs? Visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/magnolia for the latest renderings and plan details that were presented at a Thursday, […]

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