Behind the scenes, Miller-Davis stays busy in KCS athletics

Behind the scenes, Miller-Davis stays busy in KCS athletics

By Steve Williams With the 2018 high school football season just around the corner, a lot of teams are finishing off-season workouts before the TSSAA’s dead period. A lot of work and preparation is going on behind the scenes, too. Meet Tracy Miller-Davis, Knox County Schools Administrative Assistant in Athletics, Humanities, K-12 PE, Health & […]

Matlock Poll Shows Traction, 2-Way Race

According to a recent survey conducted by Public Opinion Opinion Strategies and Neil Newhouse, East Tennessee voters who hear Jimmy Matlock’s message want the conservative businessman to be their next Congressman. Among those voters, Matlock leads career politician Tim Burchett 41%-40%. “This is a two-way race between Matlock and Burchett. No other candidate tested on […]

The Knoxville Focus for June 18, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for June 18, 2018

Superintendent’s contract extended one year By Anne Primm In a special called meeting at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon June 13, 2018, Bob Thomas, superintendent of Knox County Schools, was awarded an additional year to his contract The Knox County School Board determined, in a 7-2 vote, that Superintendent Thomas was entitled to an additional year […]

The Woman Behind Women’s Right to Vote

The Woman Behind Women’s Right to Vote

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “Dear Son … Hurray and vote for Suffrage and don’t keep them in doubt. I noticed Chandlers’ speech, it was very bitter. I’ve been waiting to see how you stood but have not seen anything yet … Don’t forget to be a good boy and help Mrs. Catt with her […]

Bredesen listens to opioid concerns

Bredesen listens to opioid concerns

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen is a candidate for U. S. Senate but you may be surprised to learn that when he sat down with Knox County medical professionals and law enforcement officials Tuesday there was no mention of his campaign. The visit to the Helen Ross McNabb Center on […]

Adams was veteran player, Valedictorian at Karns High

Adams was veteran player, Valedictorian at Karns High

  By Steve Williams Trevor Adams was a four-year varsity starter in baseball and Valedictorian in the Class of 2018 at Karns High School. He played in one of the most successful eras in school history as the Beavers captured three straight District 3-AAA championships and were 14-0 in district play and 30-9 overall this […]

Sons Summit 2018

When: 1-6 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018   Where: Pellissippi State Community College, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave.   Who: Mayor Madeline Rogero; boys and young men of color between the ages of 14 and 24; former UT football player and local DJ personality Sterling “Sterl the Pearl” Henton, who will deliver the keynote address; Clarence […]

Tennessee to Celebrate National Forage Week

Governor Haslam Signs Proclamation    June 17-23 is designated as National Forage Week, and Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proclamation declaring that Tennessee will join the celebration. In his proclamation Haslam expressed the large impact that forage has on the Tennessee agricultural industry.   According to Gary Bates, director of the University of Tennessee […]