A Major Story

By Ralphine Major He liked Pepsi, John Cazana’s wrestling program, and John Wayne westerns. He once worked for the Knox County Highway Department and operated a piece of earth moving equipment often referred to as a road grader. One project he worked on was building Cedar Lane that runs off of Broadway. His name was […]

Yard Signs

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I pen this essay Becky and I are homeless. Actually, we’re “tweeners,” between our former home (Big House, which my daughter and her family now occupy) and our New House, which is not quite ready. It’s worked out OK because we’ve been with my Mom, who had surgery and needed […]

Tennessee Baseball Gets a New Direction, Yet Again

By Alex Norman It didn’t work with Todd Raleigh… It didn’t work with Dave Serrano… Will it work with Tony Vitello? Vols fans are hoping the third time is the charm with regards to the Tennessee baseball program. Ever since then athletic director Mike Hamilton fired Rod Delmonico following the 2007 season, the Vols have […]

Child and Adult Care Food Program Available Statewide

Food program provides millions of meals to children and older adults   NASHVILLE –The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and eligible agencies across the state provide meals to children and adults through the Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP. The CACFP is a federally […]

Board of education surpluses lot for proposed Lonsdale center

Board of education surpluses lot for proposed Lonsdale center

By Pete Gawda At a rather lengthy Knox County Board of Education meeting last Wednesday, board members, other government officials, interested citizens and parents expressed their opinions on discipline policies, the proposed Lonsdale youth recreation facility, school rezoning and transgender issues. The board apparently had second thoughts about changes to school system policies on discipline. […]

Dr. John R. Neal: Tennessee’s Eccentric II

Dr. John R. Neal:  Tennessee’s Eccentric II

By Ray Hill Dr. John Randolph Neal had some solid achievements under his belt, both as a state legislator and educator, yet there was growing dissatisfaction at the University of Tennessee.  That dissatisfaction seemed to be confined largely to administrators, as Dr. Neal was apparently quite popular with his students.  By 1923, those same administrators […]

Building on the skeleton of South High School

Building on the skeleton of South High School

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Old South High School is a landmark of South Knoxville. The skeleton of the huge brick structure sits next to the Sarah Simpson Professional Development and Technology Center which houses the Knox County Museum of Education. On the walls of the museum are two glass cases with South High School mementos, […]

Galyon uses sports to spread faith, fun at area camp

Galyon uses sports to spread faith, fun at area camp

By Ken Lay When Scott Galyon’s NFL career ended in 2002, he decided to go into pharmaceutical sales. He was one of many former athletes to find employment in that line of work. But he quickly discovered that sales wasn’t his calling. “A lot of former athletes do that,” said Galyon, a Seymour High School […]