The Knoxville Focus for August 22, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for August 22, 2016

UT announces security, parking changes for Thursday game By Ken Lay For the first time since 1938 the University of Tennessee will have a Thursday night home game at Neyland Stadium. Expectations are high for the Volunteers as Coach Butch Jones enters his fourth season on Rocky Top. Tennessee will host Appalachian State on Thursday, […]

Leftist Journalist Admits Bias & Agenda

Leftist Journalist Admits Bias & Agenda

By Steve Hunley Over the years, readers will recall I have maintained there is an appalling bias in the media.  This would not be so appalling were it not presented in the guise of “news.”  There is a place for opinion and commentary, which used to be in the editorial section.  Now, virtually every news […]

The 1948 Governor’s Race in Tennessee

The 1948 Governor’s Race in Tennessee

By Ray Hill The 1948 election in Tennessee was a watershed political event. For two decades, the political partnership of senior United States senator Kenneth D. McKellar and Edward Hull Crump, leader of the Shelby County machine, had dominated Volunteer State elections. There had been numerous challenges to the McKellar – Crump alliance, but none […]

Plans for grant to curb elder abuse announced

Plans for grant to curb elder abuse announced

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When District Attorney General Charme Allen took office in September of 2014 she said the office had no one designed to deal with elder abuse and she recognized that the growing number of cases involving senior citizens needed some special attention. “It was evident immediately that we needed a specialized prosecutor […]

Tackling a head-on problem head on

Tackling a head-on problem head on

Many years ago, when youth soccer started growing in popularity in this country, I wondered if soccer might someday replace football as the game played at Neyland Stadium and venues of other major universities. In what I saw as a softer America, many parents of a new generation preferred their boys play a sport less […]

Workhorse Brewster leads Seymour past King’s Academy, 42-27

Workhorse Brewster leads Seymour past King’s Academy, 42-27

By Steve Williams If the rest of this season is anything like the start, Seymour High football fans may be calling the Eagles’ No. 5 Austin Bruiser on Friday nights. Seymour’s public address announcer, Charlie Householder, was so impressed by Austin Brewster’s first game performance, he honored him in the second half by putting special […]

Knoxville Film Festival Announces Films & Weekend Schedule

Knoxville Film Festival Announces Films & Weekend Schedule

In its fourth year, the Knoxville Film Festival, produced by award-winning filmmaker Keith McDaniel, in partnership with Dogwood Arts, the Visit Knoxville Film Office and Regal Entertainment Group, will include more than 40 hours of film screenings at Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 beginning Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28.  In addition to the […]

Office of Special Events invites organizations to join Christmas in the City 2016 event line-up

Office of Special Events invites organizations to join Christmas in the City 2016 event line-up

Knoxville may be experiencing 90-degree weather, but the City’s Office of Special Events is thinking about Christmas lights and candy canes.   In fact, the Office of Special Events is excited to be planning Christmas in the City 2016, which takes place during the months of November and December and includes dozens of different events produced […]

Senator Massey hosts informational meeting to help individuals with disabilities tap into state’s ABLE TN program

Senator Massey hosts informational meeting to help individuals with disabilities tap into state’s ABLE TN program

State Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) is hosting an informational meeting on Monday, August 22, to help individuals with disabilities tap into the state’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE TN) program.  The meeting for individuals with disabilities and their families is scheduled for 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Sertoma Center at 1400 East 5th […]