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Fire Department receives HAZMAT honors

Fire Department receives HAZMAT honors

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s fire department became the first in the state to receive Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Hazardous Materials certification and the honors were presented a special…

77% Not Prepared For College or Career

77%  Not Prepared For College or Career

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com For 2014, the Tennessee State Report Card indicates that the high school graduation rate in Knox County was 88.7%.  But 11.3% of students who entered ninth…

Sergeant York: The Movie of the Famed Tennessean’s Life

Sergeant York: The Movie of the Famed Tennessean’s Life

By Ray Hill Sergeant Alvin York was already quite famous when Warner Brother’s studio released a movie based on his life in 1941.  The film would go on to become…

Officers Help Community with Christmas

Officers Help Community with Christmas

By David Klein Area officers came together Thursday night for a good cause. Thursday evening at the Walmart by Knoxville Center, several Knoxville Police Department officers, Knox County Sheriff’s Officers,…

Unbeaten Bulldogs earn holiday break with win over Austin-East

Unbeaten Bulldogs earn holiday break with win over Austin-East

By Ken Lay Bearden High School boys basketball coach Mark Blevins knows how to motivate his team by appealing to his players’ desires. “If it were up to me, I…

Legal and Public Notices for December 15, 2014

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Freda G. White Docket Number 75679-3 Notice is hereby given that on the 26th day of November, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate…

Life Lessons

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Christmas came early for me this year, though I’m not sure why.  Some years I wait and wait and wonder if I’ll ever get the Christmas…

Singing in Christmas

By Joe Rector It’s that time of year again when folks are spread too thin. So many events pull at them—school programs, shopping, get-togethers, and parties. For many, Christmas pageants…

Favorite Stories of Christmas Past

By Rosie Moore “One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. and sixty-six cents of it was in pennies.” So begins O’Henry’s short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” about…

The 5th Annual Gibbs Christmas Parade

By Ralphine Major It was a perfect day for a parade!  The December air was brisk, but the sun made an appearance—quite a contrast to last year’s downpour.  Watching the…