The Knoxville Focus for September 19, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for September 19, 2016

Kroger Marketplace opens in Powell By Ken Lay The sounds of drums thundered through the air on a humid Wednesday morning in East Tennessee’s oldest community last week. Drumlines from rival Emory Road high schools, Powell and Halls, provided a festive atmosphere while area shoppers filtered in an out of Powell’s newest store. A new […]

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

Forum solicits suggestions on potential superintendent

By Ken Lay Interim Knox County Schools Superintendent Buzz Thomas makes it no secret that he wants the community involved in the process to find his replacement. He and some members of the board of education hosted a public forum to seek some public input on the matter at Central High School Thursday night. And […]

‘Alfalfa Bill’ Governor William H. Murray of Oklahoma

‘Alfalfa Bill’ Governor William H. Murray of Oklahoma

By Ray Hill “A college boy cannot successfully go through life by graduating in football, baseball or highballs, for the responsibilities of life are not ball-bearing.” – William H. Murray William H. Murray is almost invariably described as Oklahoma’s most colorful political figure.  Considering he went out of office in 1935, that is saying something.  […]

Visiting the World Trade Center

Visiting the World Trade Center

By Mike Steely Did you know that  it’s quicker to fly from Knoxville to New York than to drive from here to Bristol or Nashville? Yep, in just less than two hours you’re there and what a change of cultures. My wife and I recently spent six days in New York City, the first time […]

Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

Neighborhood Council tours new Public Service Building

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Knoxville Neighborhood Council met Wednesday afternoon in the new Public Works Service building at 3131 Morris Avenue and Senior Director David A. Brace explained the building was constructed on a brown field site of the former Foote Mineral Company. The council usually meets in the Cansler YMCA but was invited […]

Catholic impressive in win over Fulton

PHOTO BY ROB DOUGHERTY Catholic High students are in a patriotic and festive mood as their Fighting Irish roll to a 69-42 win over Fulton.

Catholic impressive in win over Fulton

By Alex Norman Over the past few years Fulton and Catholic has turned into one of the state’s biggest rivalries. Today, it appears that the Fighting Irish have taken a step ahead of the Falcons. On Thursday, September 15th, top-ranked Catholic looked like the team to beat in Class 4A in Tennessee, knocking off Fulton […]

‘There’s no comma there’

By Mike Steely Former Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown, who left office September 1st and was replaced with Carson Dailey, often said folksy things and used phrases from an earlier generation. The senior commissioner chose not to run again but wants to stay involved, especially with the creation of a Safety Center. He has represented […]

DANDRIDGE SCOTS-IRISH FESTIVAL to Celebrate 10th Year in East Tennessee

Outstanding Scottish & Irish Entertainers vie for attention with the Bagpipe & Drum Band Playoff Challenge at the 10th annual Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival, which will take place on Main Street in downtown Dandridge, Tennessee on Saturday the 24th of September. The Festival will begin at the Highland Stage (behind Town Hall) in Dandridge on Friday […]

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