The Knoxville Focus for December 21, 2015

Bridge makeover graces downtown By Dan Andrews A year ago, the Henley Street Pedestrian Bridge was a dilapidated eyesore that greeted people as they drove off the interstate to enter downtown Knoxville. To change that, the City of Knoxville and the Public Building Authority began the project to turn the pedestrian bridge into a […]

Paying It Forward in Halls

By Mike Steely A recent story about a caring auto repair shop and a destitute customer drew a lot of attention from readers of The Knoxville Focus. As the holiday season unfolds there are, no doubt, many more incidents of concerned and compassionate people doing acts of kindness. Take the actions of a concerned […]

Knox County’s Little Communities

By Mike Steely Knoxville and Knox County are growing fast. New subdivisions, apartments, and condos seem to spring up weekly as our area booms with new residents, new businesses, and new homes. We’re growing and changing so fast that sometimes we forget those older established communities located here and there that were never large […]

Judy, Prisoner of War and Hero

By Ray Hill I tried hard to think of a special story for readers for Christmas.  For this most special time of the year it finally occurred to me that I would share a very interesting story of Judy, an English Pointer.  For those of you who enjoy history and love dogs, this is a […]

State champion Halls cheerleaders ‘love’ serving community

By Steve Williams A little kindness can produce big results, says Alex Yanniello, a Halls High School cheerleader. It’s that belief that has driven Halls’ cheerleading squad to go out and help others during the holidays. “I love participating in community service especially during the holiday season because with one small act of kindness I […]

Scoreless tie nets third place for Knights

By Ken Lay The Knoxville Knights didn’t win Thursday night. They didn’t even score but they were able to take sole possession of third place in the Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School standings. Knoxville, which won the regular-season championship and made the State Tournament, played the Bearden/Karns Ice Dawgs to a 0-0 tie at […]

Legal and Public Notices for December 14, 2015

foreclosure notices     NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE   STATE OF TENNESSEE, KNOX COUNTY WHEREAS, Shuron Maurice Thomas executed a Deed of Trust to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Advanced Financial Services, Inc., Lender and Marc A. Rosser, Esq., Trustee(s), which was dated September 20, 2008 and recorded on October 2, 2008 […]

The Knoxville Focus for December 14, 2015

Food City Shoppers Fight Against Hunger Since 1992, Food City, in partnership with their customers, has conducted an annual campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. The holiday promotion “Race Against Hunger” is co-sponsored by Kellogg’s. “Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region.  Food City and Kellogg’s are proud to be […]

The Proud, the Brave, the Prestigious

By Dan Andrews Over the course of two nights, fifty individuals achieved the honor to wear the badge that allows them to be called a firefighter.  On Tuesday, December 8, eighteen members of the Rural Metro firefighter training class took their oath at the Kerbela Shrine Temple in Knoxville. The administration of oath was […]

Harry Truman Goes To The Senate, Part II

By Ray Hill When 1934 began, Harry S. Truman had been a deeply disappointed man. He faced political oblivion. By all accounts, Truman had been one of the very few honest public servants in Jackson County, Missouri. On occasion, he had been able to buck Boss Tom Pendergast who ruled Kansas City like a potentate. […]

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