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Knoxville Focus for December 29, 2014

Knoxville Focus for December 29, 2014

Historic Moses School Building announced as site for Emerald Academy By Focus Staff Knox County’s first public charter school has found a home. Emerald Charter Schools recently purchased the Historic…

Auction to feature an oil wagon, advertising items, and much more

Auction to feature an oil wagon, advertising items, and much more

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Ever wondered how the oil was distributed in the days before those huge tanker trucks? Ever see an Oil Wagon? Horsepower for the oil wagons was…

Bob Taylor of Tennessee

Bob Taylor of Tennessee

By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth D. McKellar once claimed that outside of the three men who served as President of the United States, Robert Love Taylor was “the best-known man…

Dayspring Christian Academy breaks ground for new gym

Dayspring Christian Academy breaks ground for new gym

Ground was officially broken for a gymnasium expansion at the corner of West Sunrise and West Oldham for Dayspring Christian Academy on Thursday, December 18. Administrator Rob Burress said, “We…

‘Most important award they can ever get’

‘Most important award they can ever get’

By Steve Williams Coach Dave Moore noticed high school athletes were not getting equal attention and that led to the start of the Careacter Star Athlete program. “The players that…

Long-time radio man launches streaming broadcasts

Long-time radio man launches streaming broadcasts

By Ken Lay Broadcasting is a labor of love for Chuck Sebastian and he’s had a long career behind the microphone. He’s a longtime veteran of radio and he’s seen…

Legal and Public Notices for December 22, 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…

Knoxville Focus for December 22, 2014

Knoxville Focus for December 22, 2014

    A Beautiful Day for a Parade Hundreds of excited residents lined Chapman Highway on a beautiful Saturday, December 13th as The 21st Annual Seymour Community Christmas Parade, a…

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…