Roadrunners hope to make their mark this season

By Steve Williams It’s been over 40 years, but longtime Austin-East fans haven’t forgotten the glory years of Roadrunner basketball. The school gave Knox County its first state championship in the TSSAA’s classification era when Elston Turner led A-E to the Class AAA title in 1977. A brick monument honoring that squad still stands in […]

KNOXVILLE WINS U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS AWARD, GRANT

On Thursday, Jan. 25, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced Knoxville as the 2018 1st place medium-sized city winner in the Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant program, sponsored by the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America. The $120,000 grant will allow Knoxville Parks and Recreation to expand the City’s “Neighborhoods to Nature” program, which […]

The Knoxville Focus for January 29, 2018

The Knoxville Focus for January 29, 2018

Chief Rausch discusses community outreach   By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Police Advisory and Review Committee met in its quarterly public session Thursday evening at the Knox County Education Association on Magnolia Avenue and Police Chief David Rausch responded to several questions from the committee and the public including questions about wrecker services, police […]

‘Dreamers’ vs. ‘Deplorables’

‘Dreamers’ vs. ‘Deplorables’

By Steve Hunley   The willingness of the Democrats in the U. S. Senate to shutdown the government in an effort to force Republicans to grant amnesty to DACA recipients should come as no surprise to any thinking person.  The DACA law, enacted not by the Congress, but rather by a sweep of President Barack […]

Senator Bennett Champ Clark: A Closer Look

Senator Bennett Champ Clark: A Closer Look

By Ray Hill I’ve written about Senator Bennett Champ Clark of Missouri previously, but I think he is such an interesting character, he deserves a closer look.  Bennett Clark’s life has all the fundamentals of a good story; love, success, turmoil and tragedy.  Clark was born to fortuitous circumstances and was highly intelligent and quite […]

Bowling on Bearden team was very worthwhile for Hines

Bowling on Bearden team was very worthwhile for Hines

By Steve Williams Michael Hines joined the Bearden High bowling team this past fall after the season had begun, but there was a reason why. Hines was living in Cleveland, Tenn., and going to Cleveland High School when his mother died Sept. 22. His older brothers became his guardians and he moved in with Jacob, […]

Edith Williams recalls life in Knoxville

Edith Williams recalls life in Knoxville

  A Knoxville leader passed away this month. She influenced many people in her very active life and is recognized as the successful push to re-establish the name “Lady Vols” to all University of Tennessee Women’s Sports. The Knoxville native was a former school teacher, Tupperware Manager, and Christian Church member, Edith Williams is survived […]

Summer Food Program Seeking Community Partners For 2018

  Tennessee Department of Human Services will open the application period for organizations to provide meals to children.   The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) will open the application process for organizations to participate in this year’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) on Thursday, February 1, 2018.   The goal of SFSP is to […]

Historic Ramsey House Tinsmith Workshop with David Drake

  February 10, 2018 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   On February 10, 2018, learn all about the use and trade of tin in the 18th century from local professional Tinsmith, David Drake.  This workshop is an instructional, hands-on workshop, where participants will have the chance to make their own tin creation! Participants will learn […]

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