Rosie’s World

Rosie’s World

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 […]

South-Doyle Delivers Shutout over Heritage

South-Doyle Delivers Shutout over Heritage

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 […]

Love of history, community shines in ‘South Knoxville’

Love of history, community shines in ‘South Knoxville’

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.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, […]

Celebrating 70 years: Bill and Georgia Wright of Corryton

Celebrating 70 years: Bill and Georgia Wright of Corryton

  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, […]

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 15

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 15

  By Ray Hill America’s entry in World War II brought significant changes to society and to Washington, D. C.  The population of the nation’s Capitol quite nearly doubled over a period of months; rationing went into effect, affecting the availability of meat, butter, sugar, gasoline and tires for automobiles.  Even fashions were affected by […]

Emerald Youth Golf Classic with Inky Johnson Oct. 2 to Benefit Inner City Sports

Emerald Youth Golf Classic with Inky Johnson Oct. 2 to Benefit Inner City Sports

Knoxville’s Emerald Youth Foundation and former University of Tennessee football player Inquoris “Inky” Johnson will host a golf tournament at Egwani Farms Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to benefit a sports program for inner city children. Emerald Youth Sports, a year-round program of athletic leagues, teams and clinics for children living in the heart […]

Emerald Swim Program Beats Odds, Inspires Athletes Among Inner City Youth

Emerald Swim Program Beats Odds, Inspires Athletes Among Inner City Youth

A vibrant swim program begun six years ago by Emerald Youth Foundation, 1718 North Central Street, is helping to beat some terrible national odds for inner city Knoxville youth and to create athletes too. Emerald Youth is beginning its third year of swim lessons in the fall and spring for all of the about 200 […]