February Snows

February Snows

By Ralphine Major Do not be deceived!  While temperatures climb into the 70s, we are still in the middle of February.  The shortest month is often referred to as the third month of the winter season.  Last week’s snow was somewhat of a tease.  Though it was slick and messy, the white stuff vanished by […]

Who is qualified to be a judge?

By Jedidiah McKeehan Being a judge sounds like a cool job, right?  You get to wear that fancy robe and get to make decisions all day regarding people’s lives.  Oh, and you get to bang one of those gavels, and yell, “you are out of order!”  Who wouldn’t want to be a judge?  How can […]

Vols Complete Class of 2019 in Style

  By Alex Norman National Signing Day just isn’t the same. For years, the first Wednesday in February was an unofficial holiday in this country, especially to the folks in areas that care the most about college football.   Fans stayed glued to their computers to keep up with the latest information on the internet.  Some […]

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on March 1

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from March 1-29, 2019. A reception will take place on Friday, March 1, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the […]

The Knoxville Focus for February 11, 2019

The Knoxville Focus for February 11, 2019

King Collision donates car to Powell teacher   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com For the third year King Collision turned a wreck into a wonderful gift for a very worthy person. Thursday the company, at 2707 Old Callahan Road, donated a 2016 Nissan Quest to Powell Elementary 4th grade teacher Kimberly Longmire. She’s a mother of […]

Socialists Will Likely Reelect Trump

Socialists Will Likely Reelect Trump

By Steve Hunley The socialist fantasies of leading Democrats contending for the presidency very well may accomplish what many believe to be impossible: the reelection of President Donald Trump.  According to a recent Gallup poll, 47% of Democrats in this country say they identify with the “centrist” wing of the party.  Perry Bacon, Jr. of […]

Getting to know Chris Albrecht

Getting to know Chris Albrecht

  The Knoxville Focus has been interviewing East Tennessee residents who are involved with their neighborhoods, organizations, or the county or city government. You may know them in their capacity as leaders but you probably don’t know their back stories, their families, or their interests. When The Focus asked Robert “Buzz” Buswell, director of Knox […]

Coaches hope players have stayed active during school closing

PHOTO BY LUTHER SIMMONS Bearden High's student section had a lot of fun watching the Bulldogs beat Maryville Feb. 5. The Dog House wasn't jammed pack, but it was nearly full, with an estimated 2,000 fans on hand to watch the rematch of the two Class AAA state powers.

Coaches hope players have stayed active during school closing

  By Steve Williams The closing of Knox County schools last week for “sick days” caused high school basketball games to be rescheduled or cancelled and also halted practice time. From an athletics standpoint, none of those things were good, particularly with post-season tournament time near. “We lost a home game,” said Fulton coach Jody […]