CTV offering Summer Camps

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Community Television Board of Knoxville met Tuesday for its quarterly session and heard Ron Mills, with the City Law Office, inform them of the Open Meeting law. Members of the Law Office have been attending various city meetings to remind them that all meetings are, or should be, open to […]

Congressman Wirt Courtney

By Ray Hill William Wirt Courtney is barely remembered today and is likely an unfamiliar name to many residents of Tennessee, but for a decade, Courtney served in Congress, serving parts of Middle Tennessee. The future congressman was named for his father, who was in turn named for the famous lawyer, William Wirt, who was […]

Webb wins second state title

  By Alex Norman Well, it wasn’t easy. But the ending more than made up for the tension. On Thursday, May 21st, the Webb School Spartans withstood a furious second half rally from defending state champion Battle Ground Academy, on their way to a 2-1 victory in the Division II-Class A championship game. It is […]

Whew! Grace Christian holds on for first state crown

By Steve Williams There were some anxious moments as Grace Christian Academy’s baseball team closed in on the school’s first-ever state team championship. Coach Mitch Turner was admittedly pacing in the dugout. After two quick outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Summertown managed to load the bases and suddenly was a base hit […]

Efforts to save the Howard House continue

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com They were there from Old North Knoxville, 4th and Gill, Oakwood-Lincoln Park, Edgewood, Fountain City, Park Ridge, Belle Morris, Whittle Springs and the Alice Bell neighborhood. Other residents attended as well, from the neighborhoods like South Knoxville and Chilhowee Hills. All of them, some 30 or so people, were at the […]

Legal and Public Notices for May 18, 2015

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Eva J. Bowser executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, Lender and FMLS, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated September 8, 2009 and recorded on September 15, 2009 in Instrument No. 200909150019586, Knox County, […]

Knoxville Focus for May 18, 2015

Rescue Squad Assists with Meads Quarry Dive, Cleanup On Saturday, May 16, the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad conducted a dive training exercise and cleanup of Meads Quarry in South Knoxville as part of a project to assist Ijams Nature Center. Ijams Nature Center offers a variety of recreational activities at the Quarry, and the […]

‘Holston effect’ well-known to Gibbs community

By Steve Hunley “Leaders” need a history lesson on Gibbs Middle School A recent article in the local daily paper cited concerns raised by “community leaders” over the proposed construction of a middle school in the Gibbs community. Their issues with the proposal stem from a fear that a new school in Gibbs would have […]

Grow Green is more than hydroponics

By Mike Steely Steelym@knoxfocus.com Grow Green Garden Shop is Knoxville’s premier indoor gardening equipment retailer. Since opening in 2012, the shop has featured a wide variety of hydroponics equipment — everything from water tanks and pumps to lights and plant food. Ty Nance owns and operates this unique business located just off Broadway in North […]

Congressman Carroll Reece Goes Back To Congress

By Ray Hill For decades Tennessee was a one-party state, dominated by the Democrats. The exceptions were the First and Second Congressional districts in East Tennessee. Despite being the minority party, Republicans were perfectly capable of fighting amongst themselves and the Tennessee GOP was frequently highly factionalized. Fights in both the First and Second Congressional […]

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