These Falcons on track to become Knoxville’s best ever

By Steve Williams Are these Fulton Falcons the greatest Knoxville high school football team of all time? Answer: Yes, if. To earn such a great distinction, Fulton must win the state championship. One slip-up, and the Falcons’ argument for “best ever” wouldn’t hold up against five former Knoxville teams that finished undefeated with a state […]

Focus on the Law: Genetic information discrimination

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law With the tremendous advances we have seen in medicine, and particularly in genetic research, the law has to try to anticipate problems resulting from these advances.  One area that I want to focus on today is laws relating to genetic information discrimination in employment and health insurance. “Genetic information” […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 11

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 11

  Click here to view this week’s Focus. Teachers vent at school board meeting By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Teachers and supporters voiced their frustration with the current state-required teaching method and attacked School Superintendent James McIntyre and the Central Office at a teacher-packed City County Building where the Board of Education meeting was held last […]

New downtown sports complex will serve Knoxville’s urban youth

New downtown sports complex will serve Knoxville’s urban youth

The H.T. Hackney Company employees and The Sansom Family will develop a downtown sports complex to serve thousands of inner city young people and bring investment to the City of Knoxville’s Downtown North Redevelopment area. Emerald Youth Foundation will oversee and operate the sports complex, to be on a 14-acre parcel of property near World’s […]

Part Four: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Four: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

  By Ray Hill Albert Gore’s Congressional district had been eliminated in the redistricting following the 1950 election. Gore was unconcerned as he had something bigger in mind; he was determined to run for the United States Senate seat held by Kenneth D. McKellar. K. D. McKellar remains to this day Tennessee’s longest serving United […]

‘Healthy’ Irish rolls past Tigers 55-13

‘Healthy’ Irish rolls past Tigers 55-13

By Ken Lay Catholic High School limped in to the Class 4A Playoffs but the Irish wasted little time finding victory lane Friday night. Catholic scored on its first six possessions en route to a 55-14 victory over DeKalb County at Blaine Stadium. In fact the only thing that stopped the Irish’s balanced offense in […]

Della Volpe to serve second term

Della Volpe to serve second term

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Knoxville continues to be a great place to live and work- a city with a bright future.  I will continue to work for sound healthy neighborhoods and rational economic growth, and I will continue to speak out on behalf of our citizens,” Nick Della Volpe told The Focus following his win […]