The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for January 25, 2016

McIntyre Contract Settlement Agreement Approved By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com The KCS Board of Education approved a contract settlement at a special called meeting last Tuesday, January 19. Dr. McIntyre will be “voluntarily” resigning on July 8, 2016, and will be receiving a lump sum payment of one year salary ($227,256) on or before February 15. […]

Legislature Back in Session

Legislature Back in Session

By Steve Hunley If the old adage about the country only being in danger when Congress is in session, Tennesseans are in danger as the legislature is in session.  There’s already been considerable speculation about whether the “honeymoon” between the governor and the legislature is over; frankly, it seems obvious to me it was over […]

Knoxville to celebrate 225 years

Knoxville to celebrate 225 years

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The birth of Knoxville and the push for statehood for Tennessee was a political struggle. While most residents in the “Southwest Territory” favored becoming a state, there were opponents in the U.S. Congress that wanted to delay the recognition. February 6, 1796, was the day the proposed State Constitution was signed […]

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, 2

The 1934 Senate Race In Tennessee, 2

By Ray Hill Part Two   To give one an idea of what life was like during the 1934 campaign, a lamb shoulder roast was 16 cents per pound; bran flakes were 10 cents a box; two pounds of trout fillet was 25 cents.  One store advertised a sale of women’s dresses – – – […]

Powell runs away from Eagles in third quarter

Powell runs away from Eagles in third quarter

By Ken Lay Despite trailing at halftime, the Powell High School boys basketball team didn’t press the panic button Tuesday night. “Gibbs came out and shot the ball well in the first half and I told our guys to just keep doing what we were doing in the first half,” Panthers coach Gary Barnes said […]

Gibbs High School Class of ‘61

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com I looked at the list of names and realized I had met many of them through the years as our paths crossed.  1961 was the year my class began first grade, and I had no idea who the graduating seniors were.  On a gorgeous July evening, the Gibbs High School Class […]

Legal and Public Notices for September 21, 2015

Legal and Public Notices for September 21, 2015

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SALE NOTICE   WHEREAS, David L. Horner (“Borrower”), by a Deed of Trust, Security Agreement and Fixture Filing (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Deed of Trust”) dated as of April 30, 2004, of record at Instrument No. 200404300100230, Register’s Office for Knox County, Tennessee, conveyed to Kenneth N. Holbert, Esq., as Trustee, […]

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

An Insomniac’s Dream: Sleeping with the Sharks

By Dan Andrewsandrewsd@knoxfocus.comHave you ever woken up to sharks swimming above you? Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing that opportunity while staying the night at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.  My bedroom for the night was a clear glass tunnel that spans 345 feet under 750,000 gallons of water. While it might […]

Fulton football foursome wins KIL 4×100 relay again

Fulton football foursome wins KIL 4×100 relay again

By Steve Williams On a night when the weather felt more like football season, four members of Fulton High’s 2014 state football championship team combined to win the 4×100 relay event in the Knoxville Interscholastic League Track and Field Meet April 28. “It feels awesome,” said sophomore anchorman Zack Dobson. “We’re just blessed.” Juniors Kentel […]

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