Knox teams are one and done at boys’ state tourney

Knox teams are one and done at boys’ state tourney

  By Steve Williams Knoxville’s three representatives at the TSSAA state boys basketball tournament last week couldn’t make it out of the quarterfinal round. Grace Christian Academy, looking for its first ever Class A state tourney victory, was eliminated by Richland 54-46 after making a strong comeback at MTSU’s Murphy Center in Murfreesboro. Gibbs, which […]

Senator Ross Bass

Senator Ross Bass

By Ray Hill Few Tennesseans today remember Ross Bass who served the Volunteer State in Congress for a decade, as well as a brief term in the United States Senate.  Bass was a participant in some of Tennessee’s fiercest political wars and served in Congress during a time when Tennessee was undergoing a profound change […]

Watoto Children’s Choir inspires thousands from Uganda to East Tennessee

Watoto Children’s Choir inspires thousands from Uganda to East Tennessee

  By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Audiences are blown away by the stories of hope and transformation that the children share during their performance,” Jeanine Bedell with Watoto Child Care Ministry told The Focus. Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir serve as Watoto ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children […]

Knox County 4-Hers bring home the blue

Knox County 4-Hers bring home the blue

By Nick Knoefel 7th grade 4H correspondent On February 16, the Knox County 4-H Senior Team went to Roane State in Harriman and took home 1st place ribbons for Senior High Division Team Champs in the State Hippology Competition and 1st place ribbons for Senior High Division Team Champs in the Horse Bowl Competition. Their […]

Nighthawks Gearing Up for the Steelhawks

The Knoxville Nighthawks (0-1) will be traveling to Stabler Arena to take on the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (0-1) for their second game of the season this Sunday March 17th.  The St. Patrick’s Day matchup will kick off at 4:00 pm. The Nighthawks started out their second season at the Columbus Civic Center against the Lions […]

Weekend Weather

A warmer weekend ahead before some cooler weather by the middle part of next week.  Data courtesy of East Tennessee Storm Team.

Hardin Valley parent Requests for parental notification rights to be added to the agenda April 2013.

A Hardin Valley Parent sent the following letter to the Focus office this morning: (The letter details his attempts to have parental notification rights added to the BOE meeting agenda and apparent refusal of the Board of Education to accommodate the request of concerned parents.) See below: Dear Dr. McIntyre, Ms. Carson, and Ms. Coatney: For the second time, […]