The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, Part II

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, Part II

By Ray Hill Congressman Albert Gore, forty-four years old in 1952, was poised to challenge Tennessee’s most formidable vote getter, Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, in the Democratic primary. McKellar, eighty-three years old and ailing, remained an imposing candidate despite his infirmities. The longest serving senator in Tennessee’s history, McKellar was well liked by his people […]

This time it was the Roadrunners’ night on Broadway

Lexie Gilland/FulCom Chaton Mobley, Fulton running back, battles for yardage against a tough Austin-East defense Friday night. Mobley gave the Falcons an early lead, but the Roadrunners pulled out a 20-13 win.

This time it was the Roadrunners’ night on Broadway

By Steve Williams Austin-East finally made some noise in an old city rivalry Friday night and the echoes rumbled across the state. Better take the Roadrunners seriously in the Class 2A playoffs this season. A-E made the short trip to Broadway and stunned Fulton 20-13 for its first win over the Falcons in five years. […]

Dykes Leads Hardin Valley to Big Win

Dykes Leads Hardin Valley to Big Win

By David Klein Aaron Dykes was a touchdown monster Friday night at Hardin Valley. The Hawks’ running back scored four touchdowns on 10 carries, tying a school record to lead Hardin Valley to a 47-7 win over the visiting South Doyle Cherokees. He finished with 177 yards. In the first half, Dykes ran for 130 […]

Shafer offers technology made simple

Troy Shafer is pictured with his wife Monica and their daughter, Maecyn and their son Sawyer.

Shafer offers technology made simple

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Troy Shafer has 18 years of IT experience and is now offering Shafer Technology Solutions in Knoxville and surrounding areas. He’s bringing his expertise, gained at large companies and government service, to offer a whole technology company geared to assists small and medium businesses.  Shafer prides himself on helping businesses stay […]

ABSHNA Important Community Meeting

The next meeting of the Alice Bell/Springhill Neighborhood will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. at New Harvest Park. The guest speaker will be a representative of the new owners of Knoxville Center. They are looking for input as to what people would like to see at the Mall.

Town Hall East meeting

Please make plans to join us at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 12, at Eastminster Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. Kroger will provide refreshments and will share the exciting plans for revitalizing the Asheville Highway store. Ken McMahon from the Community Development Department will speak on the latest development opportunity for the Burlington area, with the most recent […]

Fountain City Town Hall Meeting

Rev. John Gargis, Associate Pastor, Fountain City United Methodist Church, will be the speaker at the September 12 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. Rev. Gargis will provide information on “Celebrate Recovery,” a program that meets every Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m., at Fountain City United Methodist Church, […]

Large Crowd Enjoys 15th Annual Taste of Blount

Awards handed out in seven categories On a warm, beautiful late summer’s eve, a crowd of nearly 600 people gathered to enjoy some of the best food in Blount County as 21 area restaurants and grocers took part in the 15th annual Taste of Blount hosted by the Blount Partnership at the Theater in the […]

Fifth annual “Doggie Dip” slated for Sunday, Sept. 11

The Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will offer the fifth annual “Doggie Dip” on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1-6 p.m. at Inskip Pool, 4204 Bruhin Road.   It’s the end of the swimming pool season, and Inskip Pool will once again offer a dog-only swim party, sponsored by Powell Animal Hospital. Dog owners are encouraged […]