Mayor Jacobs Accepts Resignation from Chief of Staff, Dismisses Parks Sr. Dir.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs has accepted Chief of Staff Bryan Hair’s resignation and dismissed Senior Director of Parks and Recreation Paul White. White declined the opportunity to resign.   In addition, the Mayor received word that the Comptroller’s Office accepted his request to look into the allegations of wrongdoing.   “Ethics are not […]

Legal and public notices for the week of October 19, 2020

COURT NOTICES   Non-resident notice   TO: ALAN ABRAMS IN RE: LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY v. ALAN ABRAMS 200654-1   IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE In this Cause it appearing from the Complaint filed, which is sworn to, that the Defendant ALAN ABRAMS, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, or whose […]

Publisher’s Positions

Publisher’s Positions

By Steve Hunley Jacobs Chief of Staff Investigated Bryan Hair, Chief of Staff to Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, is under investigation, along with Paul White, Director of the county’s Parks & Recreation Department.  That is according to a press release issued from the mayor’s office.  Hair had no experience in running much of anything […]

Troy Jones challenges Sam McKenzie for Staples House seat

Troy Jones challenges Sam McKenzie for Staples House seat

By Mike Steely Senior Writer steelym@knoxfocus.com You might think that former Commissioner Sam McKenzie, husband of Knoxville Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie, has a walk in the park for election to replace Rick Staples as the District 15 Tennessee Representative. But McKenzie is not unopposed in the November 3rd General Election. Independent candidate Troy Jones, a […]

Congressman Pat Sutton of Tennessee

Congressman Pat Sutton of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Genuine war hero, sheriff, accused counterfeiter, convict and U. S. congressman from Tennessee, Pat Sutton was, if anything, a colorful character.  It may be difficult for some readers to imagine today, but the entire country had been unified in winning World War II.  White, black and brown; men and women; even Republicans […]

CAK tradition upheld at Hank’s pond

CAK tradition upheld at Hank’s pond

By Steve Williams After leading Christian Academy of Knoxville to its fourth straight Division II-A boys’ state golf title and seventh overall last week, Kaleb Wilson and Jackson Hughey had something else to do. They wanted to continue a longtime tradition of their former coach, Hank Fennell, who retired after last season. Fennell coached boys’ […]

The Hearty Half-Dozen put TKA in state volleyball tourney

PHOTO BY KELLY KEARSE Knoxville Catholic’s Devyn Dunn (left) and Caitlyn Cress battle at the net against Webb in a match this season.

The Hearty Half-Dozen put TKA in state volleyball tourney

By Steve Williams The Dirty Dozen was the name of an award-winning 1967 war film. Over 50 years later, The King’s Academy volleyball team could be called The Hearty Half-Dozen. It has only six players, but it has qualified for the semifinal round of the TSSAA Division II-A state tournament this week in Murfreesboro. A […]

Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church events

Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Hwy (at the Karns Red Light) has been planning fun things for you and your family!  The PUMPKIN PATCH CRUISE-IN will be Oct. 23 rd from 5:00 until 8:00 pm.  The Summer Knight Cruisers and Tennessee Valley Model A Club will be showing off their vintage cars.  Gypsy Kitchen […]