David I. Walsh of Massachusetts

David I. Walsh of Massachusetts

By Ray Hill When folks think of successful Irish politicians from Massachusetts, they tend to think in terms of the Kennedys, John and Ted.  Yet the first and most enduring Irish-Catholic politician from Massachusetts was not a Kennedy; it was David Ignatius Walsh.  For over three decades, David I. Walsh defied the political tides and […]

Powell defeats Central – Again

Powell defeats Central – Again

By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of Powell Panther Football on AM 620 WRJZ PowellFootballRadioVoice@yahoo.com In a continuation of its regular season finale on October 18, the Powell Panther defense stopped the Central offense pretty much cold on Friday night at Scarbro Stadium.  Holding the Bobcats to just 86 yards of total offense in the game, […]

Faith the size of a paper clip

Faith the size of a paper clip

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com Powell Middle School received a special guest on October 16.  Linda Hooper, former principal of Whitwell Middle School, came to speak to the student body about the extraordinary project her students started back in 1998.  The “Paper Clips” project inspired a now famous, award-winning documentary. Whitwell is in Southeastern Tennessee, a […]

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, October 29

The Knoxville Focus for Monday, October 29

Click here to view the full paper online. Governor Haslam Endorses State House Candidate Gary Loe Governor Bill Haslam officially endorsed Gary Loe, Republican candidate for State House in District 13, on Friday during a breakfast meet and greet at Rankin Restaurant in Knoxville. “Having strong leaders in the state legislature is incredibly important, and […]

Local teams gear up for gridiron playoffs

Local teams gear up for gridiron playoffs

By Ken Lay The teams have battled for 11 weeks and now the best remain in the chase for State Championships. And those squads will be in the mix to crown State Champions in each of the TSSAA’s eight classifications. Action begins Friday night for most teams in a win-or-go-home format. Two area teams will […]

The Path of Pam Neal

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com First Baptist Church of Knoxville recently welcomed Pam Neal as their new Minister of Administration.  Proverbs 3:6 promises that if we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways, he will direct our path.  Pam Neal is confident that the Lord has directed her path and called her to her new ministry.  […]

City, County celebrate Food Week

City, County celebrate Food Week

While the rest of the nation celebrated Food Day on October 24, Knoxville and Knox County celebrated a full Week of Food, October 22 to October 26, 2012. The Knoxville-Knox County Week of Food brought together partners from across the community to move toward healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The goal was to celebrate local […]