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Cantrell answers call to combat human trafficking

Cantrell answers call to combat human trafficking

By Ken Lay Pam Cantrell received a call from a higher power approximately two years ago and it was a call she felt compelled to answer. So her company, Cantrell’s…

Balanced scoring nets win for Rebels

Balanced scoring nets win for Rebels

By Ken Lay West High School boys basketball coach Chris Kesler saw his young Rebels do exactly what he wanted Friday night. West boasted a balanced scoring attack and the…

Powell gives reins to offensive-minded Ellison

Powell gives reins to offensive-minded Ellison

By Steve Williams For years, Rodney Ellison has been close to football one way or another. The 11 years between graduating from Campbell County High School in 1996 and Tusculum…

Legal and Public Notices for January 5, 2015

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Vivian J. Calloway Docket Number 75771-2 Notice is hereby given that on the 19th day of December, 2014, letters testamentary in respect of the Estate…

Knoxville Focus for January 5, 2015

Knoxville Focus for January 5, 2015

Sign Task Force to meet again By Mike Steely After almost three years of revisions and debate in public meetings, Knoxville’s voluminous Sign Ordinance proposal seems to be no closer…

Publisher’s Position: Council Should Expand Ban On Panhandling

Publisher’s Position: Council Should Expand Ban On Panhandling

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville City Council will consider expanding the current ban on panhandling. Currently the law prohibits panhandling that is considered overly aggressive. While that is somewhat vague,…

Tennessee’s First Election For the U. S. Senate: The Democratic Primary 1915

Tennessee’s First Election For the U. S. Senate: The Democratic Primary 1915

By Ray Hill 2015 marks the one-hundredth year since the people of Tennessee cast their ballots to select a candidate for the United States Senate. There had previously been non-binding…

UT’s Cherokee Farm on MPC agenda

UT’s Cherokee Farm on MPC agenda

By Mike Steely The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission will consider a long agenda of various requests when they meet in a workshop and their regular meeting this week. One…

Short-handed Bulldogs stay perfect with tournament championship

Short-handed Bulldogs stay perfect with tournament championship

By Ken Lay Despite missing two key players, the Bearden High School boys basketball team posted a dominant victory, kept its perfect record intact and claimed a holiday tournament championship…

Seven Islands State Park

Seven Islands State Park

By Mike Steely You can’t get there from here. Yep. Tennessee’s newest state park, Seven Islands State Birding Park, is located in Knox County but you’ve got to go through…