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A SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE: Making a splash at L&N STEM Academy

A SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE: Making a splash at L&N STEM Academy

Perseverance powers James Bretscher to national rankings By Steve Williams James Bretscher was determined to have a strong senior season in swimming, and his years of hard work and effort…

Congressman Finis J. Garrett

Congressman Finis J. Garrett

By Ray Hill   For more than two decades, Finis James Garrett represented a West Tennessee district in Congress. Garrett was a talented politician and his rise was meteoric. Winning…

Big second half nets Farm League title for Dragons

Big second half nets Farm League title for Dragons

By Ken Lay The Karns Dragons Little League Baseball team won an improbable championship recently when they claimed the Farm League Championship Series. The Dragons, who had five players selected…

Our Historic Buildings – The AJ Hotel

Our Historic Buildings – The AJ Hotel

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In about 12 years the Andrew Johnson Building on the corner of Gay and West Hill Street will be 100 years old. Over those many years…

Legal and Public Notices for June 15, 2015

      SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on July 27, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse,…

The Knoxville Focus for June 15, 2015

The Knoxville Focus for June 15, 2015

Sock Hop Benefit entertaining, successful For a few hours on Thursday, June 4, time warped back to the ‘50s at the Knox County Museum of Education’s first annual fundraiser “Let’s…

Grocery Outlet opens large store on Chapman

Grocery Outlet opens large store on Chapman

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A concept that originated 40 years ago in the corner of an antique shop in East Tennessee has grown to 37 grocery outlets with locations in…

Closing a street for a neighborhood event?

Closing a street for a neighborhood event?

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Ever thought about closing a street in your neighborhood for a street fair, craft show or other special event? At first it sounds like a great…

Congressman Ewin L. Davis

Congressman Ewin L. Davis

By Ray Hill   Someone once said. “Write what should not be forgotten” and ironically, I have forgotten who said it. Ewin Lamar Davis is little remembered today, but during…

Pilot Rocky Top League draft kicks off summer season

Pilot Rocky Top League draft kicks off summer season

By Ken Lay The Pilot Rocky Top Basketball League unofficially kicked off its eighth season Wednesday night with its annual player draft at Doc’s All-American Grille. Now Knoxville Area fans…