Legal and public notices for February 16. 2015

75 FORECLOSURES 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 May 5, 2006, executed by GUISTINO DE CELESTINO AND SHERRY L. DE CELESTINO, conveying certain real property therein described to SOUTHEAST TITLE & ESCROW, as Trustee, as same appears […]

Knoxville Focus for February 16, 2015

Hopson Elected as KCEA President By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Lauren Hopson, the founder of Students, Parents and Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK) and a teacher advocate who has been outspoken concerning Superintendent James McIntyre and school policies, has been elected by fellow Knox County Education Association (KCEA) members as their new president. Hopson challenged current […]

Town Hall updated on Fountain City Lake

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Fountain City Town Hall held a community meeting last Monday at the Lions Club Building at Fountain City Park to begin planning for the Honor Fountain City Day in May and to hear from the city on the restoration of the lake there. “Don’t call it a pond,” one audience […]

Governor Thomas C. Rye

By Ray Hill   Just after the turn of the century, Tennessee’s Democratic Party became almost hopelessly fractured.  The candidacies of two men helped to heal the deep divisions inside the Democratic Party in Tennessee: that of Kenneth D. McKellar for the United States Senate in 1916 and Tom C. Rye for governor in 1914. […]

Not Too Shabby is unique

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It’s one of those little shops where you immediately feel welcome and right at home. Not Too Shabby, next to Impromptu Home and Garden Accessories at 5901 Chapman Highway, is owned and operated by Jama M. Williams. Jama told The Focus that she decided to open the consignment store on the […]

Publisher’s Position: No Surprise About ‘Insure Tennessee’

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam is surprised over the defeat of his “Insure Tennessee” program inside a committee in the State Senate.  I’m not the least bit surprised. Evidently the governor doesn’t talk to many people outside his own circle. The legislature is overwhelmingly Republican these days and the cries of horror by much […]

Haskell ‘glad’ he took Vine coaching job this season

By Steve Williams David Haskell hadn’t planned on coaching basketball this season. He would be teaching health and physical education for the second year at Vine Middle Magnet Academy. Haskell’s son, Connor, would be coming to Vine with him for his eighth grade year and first in public schools after having been home schooled. As […]

Our Neighborhoods: Another Look at South Knoxville

  By Mike Steely South Knoxville has some beautiful historic homes and buildings and neighborhoods that are proud of their area and the history there. As you cross the Henley Street Bridge and drive down Chapman Highway into South Knoxville, you might not realize how many things are still changing for the residents there now […]

Hopson Elected as KCEA President

  By Mike Steely   Lauren Hopson, the founder of Students, Parents and Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK) and a teacher advocate who has been outspoken concerning Superintendent James McIntyre and school policies, has been elected by fellow Knox County Education Association (KCEA) members as their new president.   Hopson challenged current President Tanya Coats […]

Jacob Whitesides to play the Bijou

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com “Professional and genuine.” I continue to write those words repeatedly when describing Knoxville’s own Jacob Whitesides. Three years ago, I drove out to Nashville to cover the young man at the very beginning of his career. After seeing his performance with Jimmy James Hunter and Forest Miller, I was immediately impressed. […]

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