School system policies under review By Mike Steely email@example.com In a meeting that was sometimes jovial and sometimes blunt the Board of Education continued to wrestle with altering the policies dealing with relations between them and the director of schools. Several of the BOE members meet with Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas Thursday in the mezzanine […]
By Steve Hunley Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, Hollywood celebrities are signing petitions to ask Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, while some millennials are taking to the streets to protest. One is about as logical as the other. The day after the election, the New York Times published an over […]
By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com Why is the city’s newest park called “Suttree?” The ribbon cutting at Suttree Landing Park and Waterfront Drive Wednesday across the river from downtown opened the first city-built park in twelve years. The 8-acre park has festival lawns, a playground, a put-in for kayakers, river overlooks with picnic tables and a […]
By Ray Hill There were those who believed Howard Baker’s election to the United States Senate was an aberration; some believed Tennessee would return to its Democratic roots in the next election cycle. Yet Richard Nixon carried the Volunteer State in the 1968 presidential election. The Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, had run a poor third […]
Farragut quarterback Adam Fulton (19) prepares to throw while being chased by Ooltewah's Jaylin Rogers. Fulton overcame a shaky start and threw four touchdown passes as the Admirals prevailed in double overtime. Photo by JJ Spears.
By Ken Lay When Tennessee high school football coaches begin preseason workouts on those hot days in mid-July, most tell their respective teams that they would like to still be practicing on Thanksgiving Day. That’s an opportunity that Farragut High School will get in 2016. “We’re going to practice on Thanksgiving Day,” Admirals coach Eddie […]
PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND/ FUL.COM Confetti falls on Central High fans and band members during the football game's opening kickoff Friday night at Dan Y. Boring Stadium. Fulton also fell 20-6 in the Class 4A state quarterfinal game.
By Steve Williams It’s Central’s turn to win a Class 4A state championship for Knoxville. Catholic did it last season and Fulton the three years before that. Even Greeneville, just a little ways up the road in Region 1, captured the 4A title in 2010 and 2011. Can the Bobcats keep the streak going? They […]
NOTICE OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, C & L Partnership, LLP conveyed to D. Michael Tranum, as Trustee, real property in Knox County, Tennessee by a Deed of Trust dated June 29, 2007, and recorded on June 29, 2007, as Instrument No. 200706290107561 in the Register’s Office of Knox County, Tennessee; as further […]
By Mike Steely The on premise sale of beer near churches will get a second and final reading in the City Council’s Tuesday meeting. The controversial change in the local ordinance would remove all distance requirements between the beer retailers and houses of worship but would keep the 300 foot distance required between those businesses […]
By Ken Lay A stifling defense helped West Valley Middle School’s boys basketball team earn an early-season Knox County Middle School Basketball Conference victory over rival Cedar Bluff Thursday night. “This was really an ugly game to watch,” Wolves first-year head coach Noel Landrin said after his team’s 33-7 league victory over the Giants at […]
Keep Knoxville Beautiful is now accepting nominations from the public for its beautification awards, the Orchids. Since 1979, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has presented Orchid Awards to Knoxville and Knox County buildings and outdoor spaces that beautify and elevate the local landscape. Orchid Awards will be granted in the following six categories: New Architecture Redesign/Reuse […]