Publisher’s Position: School Board Needs Change

Publisher’s Position: School Board Needs Change

By Steve Hunley Tomorrow the people of Knox County will cast their ballots for virtually every office in local government. The decisions made by the voters will affect us for years to come; judges and the attorney general have eight-year terms. Yet perhaps the most important races are those for the Knox County Board of […]

Carol Zachary Mitchell gets 700th win

Carol Zachary Mitchell gets 700th win

By Steve Williams Gibbs High School’s 7-1 softball victory over Clinton Friday night ended with an asterisk, footnote and fireworks. Just the latest special game for the softball powerhouse and its coach. The asterisk: First post-season tournament game in Class AAA. The footnote: 700th win for Coach Carol Mitchell. “I just think about all the […]

Our Neighborhoods: Downtown Knoxville 2

Our Neighborhoods: Downtown Knoxville 2

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com This week we take a second look at downtown Knoxville, everyone’s central core in Knox County. It’s part of our continuing series about “Our Neighborhoods” and downtown is worth a second look. For those of us not living downtown there’s much that is surprising and historic that we probably don’t know […]

Six Lady Eagles sign lacrosse scholarships

Six Lady Eagles sign lacrosse scholarships

By Ken Lay SEYMOUR—Patrick Doyle couldn’t be prouder of his Seymour High School girls lacrosse team. “Seymour players have become very attractive to coaches in this region,” Doyle said after six of his athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue playing the sport in college. “Coaches have seen the girls play during the season […]

Knox County splash pads open for 2014 season

Knox County Parks and Recreation will open its splash pads for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 3.   Splash pads are automated water playgrounds for kids of all ages. Knox County’s splash pads are located at three parks: Carl Cowan Park, New Harvest Park and Powell Station Park. They are open, weather permitting, from […]

TCWN fights permits for a new coal strip mine

The Tennessee Clean Water Network will be speaking against a proposed discharge permit for a coal strip-mining operation in Claiborne County at a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation public meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the TDEC’s Knoxville Environmental Field Office, 3711 Middlebrook Pike. From 3:00-5:00 p.m., TDEC will hold the preliminary meeting […]

CTE goes Live on Market Square May 2

Winner receives recording trip to Nashville   Knox County Schools Career Technical Education (CTE) program is hosting its fourth annual “CTE goes Live” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 on Market Square. The event will be broadcast LIVE on MyVLT. The winner will receive a trip to Nashville to professionally record a song at Nash10 […]

TYNDALL FORMALLY ANNOUNCES BASKETBALL STAFF

Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall formally announced his full-time coaching staff Wednesday.   Al Pinkins, Adam Howard and Chris Shumate have been named assistant coaches. Jareem Dowling will serve as director of player development, and Justin Phelps is the director of basketball operations.   Tyndall also hired Todd Moyer as the program’s strength and conditioning […]