Predators in Our Schools

Predators in Our Schools

By Steve Hunley Steve Reilly of USA Today had a story in the Gannett newspapers in Tennessee that every parent and grandparent ought to read.  Apparently Reilly researched his article for an entire year and discovered “that education officials put children in harm’s way by covering up evidence of abuse, keeping allegations secret and making […]

Ray Blanton, Part Two

Ray Blanton, Part Two

By Ray Hill Tennessee had lost a congressional district in the redistricting in 1971.  Congressmen Ray Blanton and William Anderson, both Democrats, would likely have run against one another if both sought reelection.  Anderson flirted with a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination while Blanton had his sights set on the Senate seat held by […]

The Lonas-Dowell House

The Lonas-Dowell House

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Throughout Knox County are many historic homes and structures. Many predate the Civil War and others were designed or built by iconic architects. Many of the structures have been preserved and renovated and that effort continues as local developers are working to restore various downtown buildings, schools, and homes for use. […]

Bulldogs notch comeback win over Carter in Super 16

Bearden’s Ques Glover (0) brings the ball into the front court in the Bulldogs’ 67-53 victory Wednesday night at the Super 16. Glover, a sophomore, scored a game-high 20 points for the host Bulldogs against the Hornets.

Bulldogs notch comeback win over Carter in Super 16

By Ken Lay Jeremy Parrott knew that his Bearden High School boys basketball team would have a height advantage against Carter Wednesday night. And Parrott, the Bulldogs’ first-year head coach, knew that if his squad was going to enjoy success against the Hornets, it would have to cash in inside. “We knew coming in that […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of January 2, 2017

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 June 6, 2013, executed by KATHERINE A. KYLE, conveying certain real property therein described to THOMAS H. DICKENSON, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of […]

Normal trash collection schedule next week

A reminder: Waste Connections crews collect residential trash on all holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas, so the New Year’s Day holiday won’t change the regular trash pickup schedule next week. Also, starting Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, City residents should begin using the new wheeled 95-gallon garbage carts that were delivered to their homes earlier this […]

MARYVILLE ACCREDITED AS TENNESSEE MAIN STREET COMMUNITY

    Thirty-four communities now part of the downtown revitalization program   Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced that Maryville, located in Blount County, has achieved Tennessee Main Street accreditation. The community joins 33 other Tennessee Main Street communities that are accredited through the state program and the National Main […]

Major new anti-crime legislation among 29 new Tennessee laws set to take effect January 1

  Major legislation, which addresses the most serious offenses driving Tennessee’s violent crime rate, is among 29 new Tennessee laws set to take effect on January 1.  The Public Safety Act of 2016, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), establishes mandatory minimum sentences for those […]

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