Corryton’s Tony Karnes

By Ralphine Major A magnolia tree was planted in his memory at the high school, and there is a marker near it to honor him. Tony Karnes was a Gibbs High School graduate who tragically lost his life on one of our nation’s saddest days. As millions of Americans went about their daily lives on […]

The land is not ours alone

By Joe Rector By the end of the summer, the new subdivision just up the road will be completed. Forty new houses line the streets. To my surprise, two separate tracks bordering the development have been scraped clean of topsoil, and work on phase 2 has begun. The additional land looks large enough to accommodate […]

God Is Love!

By Rosie Moore The hardest thing in the world to do is to love the “unlovely.”  People who have hurt you, people who hate you, people who treat you meanly—yet those are the very ones that God tells us to love. I came across a little book titled “Nine Fruits of the Spirit.” Here is […]

Running Hot

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I used to say that by the time I woke up, took a shower and drank a cup of coffee, that would be the best I’d be all day long – and it was downhill from there. It’s still true, but it takes longer to get going these days, because I […]

Small Claims Court in Tennessee

By Jedidiah McKeehan In Tennessee, small claims court is called General Sessions Civil Court. This is the appropriate court if are suing for $25,000.00 or less (considered a “small claim” in the state of Tennessee). Any amount above $25,000.00 goes to a different court. How Do You File a Lawsuit in Small Claims Court It’s […]

It’s Fantasy Football time in Tennessee

By Steve Williams Tennessee’s lackluster 20-13 overtime win over Appalachian State in the season opener reminded me of a victory my fantasy football team once had. On the way to the CORK Bowl championship in 2008, my Knoxville Storm drizzled past the fantasykillers 38.61 points to 22.33 points in a regular season game. Our league […]

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 12, 2016

Wright Resumes Commission Chair Role By David Klein Four newly elected Knox County Commissioners met Thursday along with seven returning commissioners at a Knox County Commission Reorganization Meeting to appoint a chair and vice chair of the commission, and committee members. Newly elected commissioners Evelyn Gill of District 1, Michele Carringer of District 2, Hugh […]

Superintendent announces plan to remedy transportation issues

Superintendent announces plan to remedy transportation issues

By Ken Lay Interim Knox County School Superintendent Buzz Thomas announced a plan to bring an end to the school system’s transportation problem, which includes a shortage of bus drivers. He made his plan public at Tuesday’s Board of Education workshop meeting at the Andrew Johnson Building. Knox County Schools has been plagued by lack […]

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, Part II

The 1952 Senate Race in Tennessee, Part II

By Ray Hill Congressman Albert Gore, forty-four years old in 1952, was poised to challenge Tennessee’s most formidable vote getter, Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, in the Democratic primary. McKellar, eighty-three years old and ailing, remained an imposing candidate despite his infirmities. The longest serving senator in Tennessee’s history, McKellar was well liked by his people […]

This time it was the Roadrunners’ night on Broadway

Lexie Gilland/FulCom Chaton Mobley, Fulton running back, battles for yardage against a tough Austin-East defense Friday night. Mobley gave the Falcons an early lead, but the Roadrunners pulled out a 20-13 win.

This time it was the Roadrunners’ night on Broadway

By Steve Williams Austin-East finally made some noise in an old city rivalry Friday night and the echoes rumbled across the state. Better take the Roadrunners seriously in the Class 2A playoffs this season. A-E made the short trip to Broadway and stunned Fulton 20-13 for its first win over the Falcons in five years. […]

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