Blood Sport

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I made myself tune in to the first Presidential debate. I felt it was my civic duty to consider these two pugilists, one of whom will be our next President. Unfortunately, these so-called debates have become spectacle, hyped by the truly despicable and dishonest main stream media. These creatures still describe […]

The Knoxville Focus for October 3, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for October 3, 2016

 Interim Superintendent Opposes Rountree Resolution By Focus Staff Buzz Thomas, Interim Superintendent of Knox County Schools, has expressed profound concerns about a resolution sponsored by South Knoxville board member Amber Rountree. Rountree, a former librarian who now serves on the board of education, is sponsoring a resolution asking the legislature and Tennessee Department of Education […]

Still Divided?

Still Divided?

By Steve Hunley There were those who hailed the recent local school board elections as being a rejection of Jim McIntyre and many of his goals.  Some pointed to the possibility of a new seven-member majority as a foundation for real change in Knox County schools and many expected this group to move with monolithic […]

Edenfield Dental Group is special

Edenfield Dental Group is special

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com When is a dental group more than just a dentist office? Edenfield Dental Group, at 2937 Essary Road in Fountain City, not only offers the dental services you’d expect but also specializes in treating special needs patients. “We were established in 2004 for the sole purpose of providing comprehensive dental services […]

Senator McKellar & The TVA, Part II

Senator McKellar & The TVA, Part II

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had finally abandoned his opposition to the construction of the Douglas Dam.  For those who thought it signified some kind of surrender in his battle of wills with Tennessee Valley Authority Director David E. Lilienthal, they were very much mistaken. Kenneth Douglas McKellar was […]

One more goal left to check off for Halls’ golf team

One more goal left to check off for Halls’ golf team

By Steve Williams For Halls High’s talented boys golf team, it’s been a two-part plan all season long. Get past Farragut in the region and go after the state championship. Check off No. 1. With junior Ryan Hall’s sizzling 67 leading the way, the Red Devils dominated the Region 2-AAA tournament with a 19-stroke margin […]

Fortner powers Gibbs past Halls and into first place

Fortner powers Gibbs past Halls and into first place

By Steve Williams The quarterback position is so important in football and that was very evident as Emory Road rivals Halls and Gibbs battled Friday night in Corryton. Caden Harbin, the Red Devils’ talented and versatile senior QB, helped get Halls off to a fast start and early lead but was sidelined with an injury […]

Dogwood Arts Working Towards 10,000 Trees in 10 Years

Through the Bazillion Blooms tree planting program, Dogwood Arts hopes to plant 10,000 trees by the year 2018   Once again, Dogwood Arts encourages Knoxville to take part in the community-wide dogwood tree-planting day on Saturday, December 3rd.  As part of the Bazillion Blooms program, Dogwood Arts asks Knoxville communities to keep their neighborhoods and […]

Haslam proclaims October 9-15 Earth Science Week

TDEC to Provide Earth Science Week Toolkits to Teachers Across the State   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 9-15 Earth Science Week to promote the important role that geology and other earth sciences play in Tennessee’s safety, health, welfare and economy. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has toolkits available for […]

Weekend street closures in downtown Knoxville

  A unique outdoor dinner celebrating Knoxville’s 225th anniversary, a farmers’ market, a movie screening, a 5K race and a festival will make for a festive downtown this weekend. Motorists are advised that some streets – and the Gay Street Bridge on Sunday night – will be closed to accommodate the special events.   Here’s […]

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