Derek Dooley’s Downfall

Derek Dooley’s Downfall

By Alex Norman Last Sunday morning “The Derek Dooley Show” aired in its normal time slot, just as news was breaking that Dooley was fired as Tennessee’s head coach. Which gave us the absurdity of seeing Dooley talk about the loss to Vanderbilt… all while a “crawl” appeared at the bottom of the screen… stating […]

Community learns about kidney disease at Open House

Community learns about kidney disease at Open House

Dialysis Clinic, Inc., (DCI) invited the community to learn more about kidney disease at an open house held at the Holston River facility on Thursday, November 15. The open house provided an inside look at the DCI dialysis unit, a look at a mock dialysis treatment, a tour of the dialysis facility, samples of renal […]

Knoxville Focus for November 19, 2012

Knoxville Focus for November 19, 2012

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. 2012 Central High Wall of Fame Honorees Byron Booker honored as Tennessee Teacher of the Year Central High School Foundation and the CHS Alumni Association celebrated their three additions for the Central High School “Wall of Fame” with a breakfast on Saturday. The 2012 honorees are Robert […]

South Knoxvillians Favor Parkway Extension

South Knoxvillians Favor Parkway Extension

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried more than 500 South Knoxville voters on extending the James White Parkway.  Voters were asked the question, “Do you support or oppose the extension of the James White Parkway from Moody Avenue, where it currently ends, or to John Sevier Highway?” The answer was a resounding […]

Bigfoot Day in Knox County

Bigfoot Day in Knox County

By Tasha Mahurin mahurint@knoxfocus.com Traffic lined Clinton Highway and uniformed officers were on-hand to direct traffic last Friday night when well over 1,000 people came to Powell Auction to ring in the proclamation of the official Knox County Bigfoot Day. After a brief ceremony, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and the cast of Animal Planet’s […]

Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky

Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky

By Ray Hill During his time, Alben W. Barkley was one of the most famous public officials in the country. Barkley was renowned for his oratory and could be depended upon to give a rousing speech just about anywhere, at any time and on most any topic. Barkley was the son of tenant farmers, born […]

Huge second half boosts Panthers past Vikings

Huge second half boosts Panthers past Vikings

By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of Powell Panther Football on AM 620 WRJZ PowellFootballRadioVoice@yahoo.com It was definitely a tale of two halves. In the first half, the visiting Tennessee High Vikings looked like the team that had pulled road upsets in the first and second rounds of the playoffs. In the second half, the home […]

Civil War Strings

Civil War Strings

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com On November 12-13, The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable presented its annual Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson Park.  The free event included many activities such as infantry firing and drilling, a Civil War medical exhibit, ladies fashions, and an incredible stringed instrument performance by Conny Ottway and her students. Approximately 20, […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 12

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 12

Click here to view this week’s Focus online. Knox County Veterans Office expands services, outreach opportunities The Knox County Veterans Service Office is making it more convenient for veterans to get assistance by expanding its outreach to senior centers and partnering with faith-based organizations to more effectively reach veterans in Knox County. “The Veterans Service […]

Voters Don’t Buy Into Increased Taxes

Voters Don’t Buy Into Increased Taxes

By Focus Staff In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, voters were asked, “President Obama advisor David Axlerod said, “The President won the election after pledging to raise taxes”.  Do you believe Obama’s victory gives him a mandate to raise taxes?” Less than 25% of those surveyed thought President Obama’s reelection victory gave him a mandate […]