Injury will sideline Bearden decathlete at Spring Fling

By Steve Williams Bearden High senior Jacob Sobota would have been the favorite to win the TSSAA Class AAA decathlon this week, but he won’t get to compete for the prestigious title because of a late-season injury. “I scratched Jacob from the decathlon,” Bearden Coach Patty Thewes said via e-mail Friday. “He was unable to […]

Congratulations, Graduates!

By Ralphine Major The letter urged parents to spend time with their children during the summer.  It was filled with ideas from our team of kindergarten teachers at church.  Parents could use simple suggestions in helping their child learn about our Creator’s goodness in their everyday life.  Rain showers, sunshine, and beautiful flowers in bloom […]

Can You Legally Record Phone Conversations?

By Jedidiah McKeehan So you may have found yourself in a situation where you think, “I should be recording this phone conversation.” Is it legal to record a phone conversation?  Do you have to tell the other person that you are recording the conversation like the collection agencies do when you talk to them? No, […]

MEDIC presents Parrot Head Party May 25

  The biggest party of the year at MEDIC Regional Blood Center is right around the corner. The 13th Annual Parrot Head Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th, and this year’s event is expected to attract more donors than ever before.   The annual event at MEDIC’s Knoxville Donor Center at 1601 Ailor Avenue […]

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

The Knoxville Focus for May 22, 2017

Thirty-one candidates seek five council seats By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Noon Thursday was the deadline for qualifying and all candidates vying for the five Knoxville City Council seats now have until noon on May 25 to withdraw. Early voting starts August 9 and the Primary Election is August 29. Thirteen people have qualified as candidates […]

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

Admirals outlast Oak Ridge for region title 2-1

By Ken Lay OAK RIDGE — It was a battle. But in the end, Farragut High School’s boys soccer team left Oak Ridge with a Region 2-AAA Championship Thursday night. “Oak Ridge is a great team and they’re well-coached,” Admirals Coach Ray Dover said after Farragut edged the Wildcats 2-1 in the title match at […]

Cordell Hull Almost Came Home

Cordell Hull Almost Came Home

By Ray Hill Cordell Hull, remembered as the longest serving Secretary of State in the country’s history, almost abbreviated his service due to his unhappiness inside President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Cabinet.  Frequently feeling ignored, if not actually humiliated by a president who preferred guiding U. S. foreign policy himself, Hull began thinking of returning home […]

Sterchi Mansion and the Fragile 15 list

Sterchi Mansion and the Fragile 15 list

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com A note on the door warns people to keep out of the historic old mansion which stands empty, overgrown, and possibly abandoned. The Sterchi Mansion, also known as Strafford Hall, was built in 1910 by the Sterchi family and was once part of more than 300 acres that included a dairy […]

13th Annual Wesley House Golf Tournament in June

13th Annual Wesley House Golf Tournament in June

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The Wesley House is celebrating serving the community for one hundred and ten years this year and is looking forward to the 13th Annual Wesley House Golf Tournament coming in June. Tim Adams, Executive Director, spoke with The Knoxville Focus last week about the upcoming tournament and the history of the […]

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