Careacter Star Athletes for the week of August 21, 2017

Careacter Star Athletes for the week of August 21, 2017

Week 1 of the 2017 high school football season is in the books and Careacter Star Athletes from the 20 schools in The Focus’ coverage area are listed here. The awards are based on attitude, careacter, grades, community service and performance. Dave Moore, founder of the Careacter Star Athlete program, expressed his appreciation to the […]

Karns Family Dentistry, A true family practice

Karns Family Dentistry, A true family practice

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “After living and working out of the area for 24 years, we are happy to be back in my native East Tennessee” Dr. Dale Pittenger said. He and his wife Gina are both dentists and purchased Karns Family Dentistry two years ago. “We met in dental school and were married the […]

Maryville extends streak to 91 games over Knox teams

Maryville extends streak to 91 games over Knox teams

By Steve Williams Knoxville Catholic almost brought an end to Maryville High’s long win streak over Knox County teams in football Friday night. But the Red Rebels, playing their first game under new head coach Derek Hunt, pulled out a 49-42 win over the visiting Irishmen. It was Maryville’s 91st consecutive win over a team […]

Six areas added to mosquito spray schedule

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in six areas of Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in these areas on Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Thursday, Aug. 24 between 9 p.m. […]

ETPA accepting nominations for 2017 Preservation Awards

Deadline for Nominations is August 30, 2017   The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 East Tennessee Preservation Awards which recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, and projects contributing to historic preservation efforts within the sixteen county ETPA region. The awards will be presented as part of the East Tennessee Preservation Conference to be […]

Tre Hargett: Tennessee Economy Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

The number of new entity filings coupled with a historically low unemployment rate indicates Tennessee has a healthy economy, according to a report released by the Secretary of State’s office. There were 9,524 new entity filings in the second quarter of 2017, representing a 6.8 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Initial […]

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