Powell takes aim at playoffs after win over Karns

PHOTO BY LEXIE GILLAND / FUL.COM Fulton High band members pump up the crowd at kickoff time of Friday's rivalry game at Austin-East. The Falcons held on for a 20-14 win.

Powell takes aim at playoffs after win over Karns

By Steve Williams Rodney Ellison, Powell High head football coach, felt his team took a huge step towards making the playoffs this season with its 21-19 win at Karns Friday night. “We still have a lot of work to do, but this is a win we felt we had to have,” said Ellison, after the […]

Team numbers up in local youth football this season

PHOTO BY SHELBY PILANT Christian Academy of Knoxville defenders swarm a Carter running back in a Grasscutter Division game (age 9-under) in the Knox Metro Youth Football League at John Tarleton Park on Aug. 29. CAK won 20-6.

Team numbers up in local youth football this season

By Steve Williams The Knoxville Metro Youth Football League saw a significant decline last season in teams that play “tackle” football. Not including 6-under “flag” football teams, there were 102 teams in the KMYFL in 2016. That included teams in the 7U through 14U age divisions and is the lowest number of “tackle” teams in […]

The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass

The Last Hurrah of Ross Bass

By Ray Hill The 1974 Tennessee gubernatorial campaign took a heavy toll on the finances of several aspirants.  Dortch Oldham, who had run in the Republican primary, acknowledged spending perhaps $300,000 of his own money to fund his campaign.  Oldham said, “I don’t believe anybody would do that if he ever sat down before the […]

Help is available for Senior Citizens

Help is available for Senior Citizens

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com It is obvious that our population is aging. The average life expectancy in our nation is now almost 80 years. While our nation’s total life average is 53 years among nations of the world, the 79.13 year estimate is much greater now than it was fifty years ago. Knoxville and Knox […]

Getting away to Cumberland State Park

Getting away to Cumberland State Park

By Mike Steely I don’t know which day was more pleasant: an afternoon of camping at a busy campground with children playing all around us or time spent relaxing without all that activity and noise the next day. Both days were pleasant, just different. My wife and I have visited every Tennessee State Park but […]

Mabry-Hazen House presents one-act play at fourth annual Lineage and Legacy

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, Mabry-Hazen House will host its fourth annual Lineage and Legacy event from 2 p.m. — 4 p.m. Every year the museum invites family descendants, supporting members, and the general public to Mabry’s Hill to commemorate of one of Knoxville’s first families. The event reflects on the past and present experiences […]

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at a Tennessee State Park on Sept. 30

Hiking, biking and volunteer opportunities at every state park   In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks and State Natural Areas invite the public to take part in ranger-led hikes, volunteer projects and interpretive programs at all 56 state parks on Saturday, Sept. 30.   “As the Volunteer State, we hope all […]

Tennessee Department of Education Awards Planning Grants to Spur Innovation in Increasing Educator Diversity

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen awarded funds to five school districts this week for Diversity Innovation Planning Grants. These grants underscore the department’s commitment to supporting a high-quality, diverse, and effective educator workforce that meets the needs of all students.   Tennessee has focused on fostering an educator pipeline that improves diversity, equity, and teacher shortages, […]

6th ANNUAL “DOGGIE DIP” SLATED FOR SUNDAY, SEPT. 10

The Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will offer the sixth annual “Doggie Dip” on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1-5 p.m. at Inskip Pool, 4204 Bruhin Road.   It’s the end of the swimming pool season, and Inskip Pool will once again offer a dog-only swim party, sponsored by Powell Animal Hospital. Dog owners are encouraged […]

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