Spring could still come early and 2017 Vols could still start 6-0

By Steve Williams Surely you know figuring out how Tennessee football will do based on National Signing Day results is about as accurate as Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast on Groundhog Day. Still, after many Tennessee fans woke up last Thursday morning in Volville, it wasn’t long before they were clicking on sports websites or reading the […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 6, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for February 6, 2017

Local educator on short list for superintendent By Pete Gawda One local applicant is among the five finalists for Superintendent of Knox County Schools. At their meeting on Tuesday morning, January 31, the superintendent search committee whittled down the list of 24 applicants to five, all with impressive credentials. One of the applicants, Bob Thomas, […]

Change is on the Way, Part 2

Change is on the Way, Part 2

By Steve Hunley Evidently the mainstream media learned not a blessed thing following the election of Donald Trump.  The media is abuzz with varying headlines, barely bothering to hide their continuing bias, impugning every choice Trump makes for his Cabinet.  For instance, take the case of Congressman Tom Price of Georgia, slated to become the […]

Rogero announces grant to improve North Broadway traffic flow

Rogero announces grant to improve North Broadway traffic flow

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Anyone who travels North Broadway knows that the busy corridor is often a frustrating driving experience. Car, truck, bus and commercial vehicle traffic all seem to bottleneck in Fountain City. That’s exactly where the city decided to hold a press conference Wednesday to announce federal and state funds being allotted to […]

Cordell Hull & the 1922 Election

Cordell Hull & the 1922 Election

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull, for fourteen years the congressman from Tennessee’s Fourth District, had lost his reelection bid in the 1920 Republican landslide. Tennessee had lost three longtime incumbents during the 1920 elections: besides Cordell Hull, Thetus W. Sims of Tennessee’s Eighth District and John A. Moon of the Third District had been beaten. […]

Willow Bay Gallery Reopens

Willow Bay Gallery Reopens

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com You’ll enjoy working with Lillian Williams at Willow Bay Gallery. This knowledgeable and talented woman certainly knows art and is proud to offer it to the public.  Lillian, who owns Heritage Pools with her husband Bruce,  has recently reopened her gallery. Lillian designs and cuts the mats for each painting and […]

Colorful Cooper is Navy bound

Colorful Cooper is Navy bound

By Steve Williams Cooper Hardin’s orange cleats didn’t go with Farragut’s Navy Blue and Gray uniform color scheme. They stuck out like a sore thumb, you might say. But that was his reason for wearing them. Cooper said he wore them simply to help his mom pick him out during games. Laura Gearhiser could have […]

UT Arboretum Society Presents Father-Daughter Hike February 18

 Popular Program is offered for Eighth Year   Dads and daughters: why not plan some quality time together this winter and do it outdoors?  Come out to the University of Tennessee Arboretum for a fun, short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours) on Saturday, February 18. This is a great winter occasion to spend some […]

Tennessee Highway Safety Office Reminds Fans to Drive Sober During Super Bowl Weekend

  76 Impaired-Driving Crashes Occurred Super Bowl Weekend Last Year   The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) was joined by the Tennessee Titans, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association, and other traffic safety partners for a press event at […]