Transfers lead Bulldogs past Red Devils in Jamboree

Transfers lead Bulldogs past Red Devils in Jamboree

By Ken Lay The 2013 high school football season had its unofficial opening Thursday night with the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Jamboree at Neyland Stadium. The games didn’t mean anything but many teams looked to be in midseason form. The new season will begin for most area teams next week but that didn’t mean that the […]

UT Vols Practice

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — What started out as Peyton Manning’s idea, was a smashing success on Saturday night as 39,000 fans came out to the Vols open practice at Neyland Stadium.   Butch Jones led the Vols through its normal practice including scrimmage situations, one-on-one drills and even the three-man weave.   “First of all, thank you for […]

Knox Trustee issues new open door policy

So far the transition of Trustee has gone much smoother then expected according to a number of sources in the Office of the Trustee. The biggest and most welcome change is that Mr. Leuthold has instituted an open door policy for employees in his office. He literally leaves the door open all the time except when […]

Open Mike Night with Mike Hammond

Mike Hammond’s  “Open Mike Night” is rapidly growing into a monthly favorite event of mine.  Each month Mike Hammond brings in a wide array of musical talent.   Most are local unsigned artists who perform for the love of music and the hope of being discovered.  Among the local talent that performed last night was […]

Knoxville Focus for August 12, 2013

Knoxville Focus for August 12, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Dr. Jody Goins welcomed to CHS By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com Students and teachers at Central High School welcomed their new principal, Dr. Jody Goins, with all the fanfare of a pep rally last week. “I’m humbled by the community support,” Goins told those in attendance. The new […]

Knox Countians Support Non-Partisan Elections

Knox Countians Support Non-Partisan Elections

By Focus Staff Knoxvillians and Knox Countians, by an overwhelming majority, support nonpartisan election of local officials. This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “In your opinion, should local elections be partisan or nonpartisan?”  Almost 71% of those surveyed said they support nonpartisan elections. The most support for having partisan elections came from the […]

KHS graduate leads school in second century

KHS graduate leads school in second century

  By Joe Rector Karns High School hits the century mark this year, and helping to make the year an unforgettable one is new principal Kim Towe. What’s even more special is the fact that Towe is a former Karns student herself. She graduated from the school in 1981 and until last year lived in […]