By Steve Williams Once upon a time, Golden Bears romped atop the ridge above Lonsdale. Panthers snarled in other areas besides Powell. In fact, some were on the prowl in East Knoxville, not very far from downtown. A little farther east, there used to be battles between Mountaineers and Warriors, sometimes taking place close to […]
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By Focus Staff Pam Trainor, South Knoxville’s member of the Knox County Board of Education appears to be in trouble as she approaches her reelection bid in 2014. Our survey this week asked South Knoxville residents, “During the recent Knox County budget process, South Knox School Board member Pam Trainor strongly supported increasing Knox County […]
R. Larry Smith named Vice-Chair By Focus Staff After two years as Vice Chairman of the Knox County Commission, Brad Anders was poised to assume the full Chairmanship following Mike Hammond’s decision to step down. Anders had every reason to believe the transition would be a smooth one; he had the open or tacit support […]
By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar was well established in the nation’s Capitol and by 1942 had served longer in the Senate than any of his colleagues save for E. D. “Cotton Ed” Smith of South Carolina. He still possessed the piercing blue eyes of his youth, although his once rich brown hair was now […]
Rosie Moore celebrated her 80th birthday on September 5. Rosie was born on September 5, 1932 in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Rosie is the mother of eight children, grandmother of twenty one grandchildren, and great grandmother to eighteen great-grandchildren. Rosie celebrated her birthday with friends playing Bingo at the Halls Senior Center in the morning, bowling with […]
By Adam Sullivan It’s not often that Head Coach Clark Duncan of South-Doyle offers no advice for his team to improve upon. So far this year, South-Doyle has executed an awesome display of high-octane running and stingy defense that is difficult to critique. After Friday night’s shutout in Blount County, Coach Duncan offered this to […]
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By Sarah Baker email@example.com We have known for quite a while here at The Knoxville Focus that our beloved Tasha Mahurin is something special. As a young mother of two toddlers, she bought The South Knox/Seymour Times, which she successfully ran for two years before selling it to The Focus. She is a sharp professional, […]
By Ralphine Major On a beautiful day filled with blue skies and a gentle breeze, family and friends celebrated with this outstanding family of the Gibbs Community in Corryton. Everything was perfectly planned and carried out the “Wright” way! My family and I were on hand for this joyous occasion on Sunday, August 26, […]