Operation Christmas Child Gives To Many

By David Klein From November 16-November 23, Knoxville area residents dropped off thousands of shoe boxes at three collection centers for Operation Christmas Child, an organization headed by Samaritan’s Purse. The program donates school supplies, hygiene items such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, and toys to children from ages 2-14 to countries around the world. According […]

Claude Pepper of Florida

By Ray Hill There is likely no other career that affords fewer opportunities for revival than politics.  Even more rare in a political career is redemption.  Claude Pepper’s political career spanned a remarkable sixty years, from 1928 until his death in 1989.  By the time he died, Pepper was something of an iconic figure, especially […]

Balanced attack, stiff ‘D’ lifts Bearden

By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s girls basketball team proved that it could evenly distribute the ball Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs also showed that they liked to play a little defense. Defensive tenacity and a balanced scoring attack spelled victory for Bearden in a 64-37 victory over Alcoa in the opening round of the […]

Legal and Public Notices for November 23, 2015

    SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on December 21, 2015 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 RODNEY NEFF AND ANGELA NEFF, […]

Atom Tickets app launches in Knoxville

By Focus Staff The new app Atom Tickets recently launched in partnership with Knoxville Regal Cinemas and should help locals save time in the busy holiday season when taking a break from the hubbub and going to the movies. Atom Tickets is a “social, mobile, ticketing experience” that allows users to easily discover new movies, […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 23, 2015

Area Holiday Events “Twas the Night Before Christmas” is the theme for the Clinton Christmas Parade.  It will take place Saturday, December 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (865)457-2559.   The Corryton Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Line-up starts at 12:30 […]

Frustration, Anger Rule the Campaign Season

By Steve Hunley The two campaigns drawing the biggest crowds as the presidential primaries approach are still Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.  The establishment in both parties is desperately trying to circle the wagons and figure out just what the heck is going on.  The answer is very simple: folks are just plain fed up, […]

Knoxville Catholic beats Greeneville 35-21

By Alex Norman The Knoxville Catholic Fighting Irish had to go on the road to face Greeneville, the number two team in the state. After the final whistle, the Irish headed back to Knox County only two wins away from a state title. On a chilly night in Greene County on November 20th, the Irish […]

Senator McKellar & the Fracas on the Senate Floor

By Ray Hill There are several stories told about Tennessee’s Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, some of which have become legend.  Perhaps the most frequently told story is that of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asking McKellar if the Tennessean could hide $2 billion in the budget, which was the origin of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  […]

Why is Powell So Special?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Powell Community, that little town just north of Knoxville and between Clinton Highway and Interstate 75, holds a special place in our area’s history. Powell stretches from the ridge south of the Walmart Shopping Center on Clinton Highway north to the Anderson County line. It’s in the county, not the […]

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