Holiday Happenings

‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to the Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage With a brand new look, stunning costumes, traditional carols, an adaptation guaranteed to enrich your holiday season, PLUS $10 tickets for children 5 to 12, “A Christmas Carol,” returns to the Clarence Brown mainstage through December 18. At each performance, patrons can enhance the experience […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 28, 2016

Angelic Ministries needs your help By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Angelic Ministries will host 25 families in need every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout December and supply them with Christmas gifts and various other sundries and household goods the families need. The ministry supplies everything from clothing to furniture for families that have lost most, if not […]

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

Mainstream Media Has Learned Nothing

By Steve Hunley Following the election of Donald Trump it was readily apparent to even the mainstream news media they had not only missed the boat, but weren’t even at the right dock.  The publisher and chief editor of the New York Times assured readers the Grey Lady would “rededicate” herself to what it considered […]

Antique Addiction a superb place to shop

Antique Addiction a superb place to shop

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It may well be the cleanest and best organized antique shop in the region and Kim and Donna are proud of their store and merchandise. Not only does Antique Addiction have lots of vendors but the ladies also offer their own selection of items. Located at 3529 West Emory Road in […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

By Ray Hill Fresh from his titanic reelection victory in 1972, Howard Baker returned to the United States Senate on the cusp of becoming a national figure. Richard Nixon had also won an historic reelection victory, but it quickly unraveled.  When the Senate appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate the Watergate break-in, Minority Leader Hugh […]

Gibbs gains confidence, upsets three teams en route to title

GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL Cameron Mercer was a member of the First Baptist Academy grasscutter team that captured the 9-under NFC division championship this fall at John Tarleton Park. It was only the second season for FBA in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Mercer plays fullback and linebacker for the Eagles. Starting today, The Knoxville Focus is running stories, scores and photos of the 2016 KMYFL team champions. The two-part feature will continue in the Dec. 5 issue.

Gibbs gains confidence, upsets three teams en route to title

By Steve Williams Gibbs’ 14-under Varsity team got on a roll in the Knox Metro Youth Football League’s post-season tournament and captured the NFC division championship despite being seeded No. 6 out of seven teams. After going 1-5-1in the regular season, the Eagles won four games in 10 days, capping their remarkable tourney run with […]

Webb overcomes tough start to pound Rebels 61-38

West High's Tyrone Patterson (30) dribbles into the frontcourt as Webb's Charlie Wyrick prepares to defend. Patterson led the Rebels with 14 points but the Spartans used a big second half to prevail 61-38.

Webb overcomes tough start to pound Rebels 61-38

By Ken Lay For the first quarter of its victory over West High School, Webb School of Knoxville’s boys basketball team struggled with the Rebels’ pressure defense. But after a sluggish beginning, the Spartans got things figured out. “During the first quarter, I think we really struggled with their pressure,” Webb coach Ricky Norris said […]

Local players named Mr. Football Finalists

By Ken Lay Seven area football players were named Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalists recently. The award honors the top athletes in the state’s eight classifications. It is given to the top back and lineman in each class. The state also recognizes one kicker but no local kickers reached the final round this year. The […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of November 28, 2016

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on December 22, 2016 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North Side Entrance, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by KEVIN […]

‘Holidays on Ice’ skating rink opens today

To seasoned ice skaters in Market Square, the difference is clear.   Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, begins Friday, Nov. 25, with a new rink that features transparent glass dasher boards.   “We wanted the rink to feel more integrated into the square,” says Judith Foltz, Director of Special Events. “Our inspiration […]