Bigfoot Day in Knox County

Bigfoot Day in Knox County

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Traffic lined Clinton Highway and uniformed officers were on-hand to direct traffic last Friday night when well over 1,000 people came to Powell Auction to ring in the proclamation of the official Knox County Bigfoot Day. After a brief ceremony, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and the cast of Animal Planet’s […]

Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky

Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky

By Ray Hill During his time, Alben W. Barkley was one of the most famous public officials in the country. Barkley was renowned for his oratory and could be depended upon to give a rousing speech just about anywhere, at any time and on most any topic. Barkley was the son of tenant farmers, born […]

Huge second half boosts Panthers past Vikings

Huge second half boosts Panthers past Vikings

By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of Powell Panther Football on AM 620 WRJZ PowellFootballRadioVoice@yahoo.com It was definitely a tale of two halves. In the first half, the visiting Tennessee High Vikings looked like the team that had pulled road upsets in the first and second rounds of the playoffs. In the second half, the home […]

Civil War Strings

Civil War Strings

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com On November 12-13, The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable presented its annual Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson Park.  The free event included many activities such as infantry firing and drilling, a Civil War medical exhibit, ladies fashions, and an incredible stringed instrument performance by Conny Ottway and her students. Approximately 20, […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 12

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 12

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knox County Veterans Office expands services, outreach opportunities The Knox County Veterans Service Office is making it more convenient for veterans to get assistance by expanding its outreach to senior centers and partnering with faith-based organizations to more effectively reach veterans in Knox County. “The Veterans Service […]

Voters Don’t Buy Into Increased Taxes

Voters Don’t Buy Into Increased Taxes

By Focus Staff In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, voters were asked, “President Obama advisor David Axlerod said, “The President won the election after pledging to raise taxes”.  Do you believe Obama’s victory gives him a mandate to raise taxes?” Less than 25% of those surveyed thought President Obama’s reelection victory gave him a mandate […]

A Church To Call Home

A Church To Call Home

  By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com “Kindness has won more people to the faith than stadium events and million dollar productions.” Those were the words of Jason Creech, Pastor of A Church Called Home. The church hosted its first service in the Halls Cinema on September 9 with 118 people in attendance. Although a new church […]

Tom Connally of Texas

Tom Connally of Texas

By Ray Hill When folks think in terms of Texas and Connally, the late Governor John Connally usually comes to mind, but there was another Connally who enjoyed a much longer political career: Thomas Terry Connally.  Tom Connally was no relation to John Connally and during his time, was far better known. Tom Connally was […]

A Greater Impact

A Greater Impact

By Dan Andrews andrewsd@knoxfocus.com It has been slightly over a year since “Impact Wrestling” last came to Knoxville. Since that time the wrestling company has grown dramatically. With higher TV ratings, new talent, deeper story lines, and a worldwide tour schedule, the wrestling company is poised to return to Knoxville on November 16 with a greater […]

Panthers eliminate Rebels for the second consecutive season

Panthers eliminate Rebels for the second consecutive season

Powell advances on to the quarterfinals, will play host to Tennessee High on Friday By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of Powell Panther Football on AM 620 WRJZ PowellFootballRadioVoice@yahoo.com Last year it was a semifinal matchup that saw the Powell Panthers eliminate the West Rebels from the playoffs. While it happened in the second round on […]