Knoxville to host 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Championship

Knoxville to host 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Championship

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “Bringing the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Championship to Knoxville is a big win for our area,” said Carol Evans, executive director of Legacy Parks Foundation. “Through this event, we’ll reach some of the world’s premier adventure racers thus enabling them to experience the uniqueness of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness and beyond.” Local officials […]

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,IV

The 1938 Senate Primary in Tennessee,IV

By Ray Hill Following the demise of Governor Gordon Browning’s plan to emasculate the Shelby County political machine headed by E. H. Crump, Tennessee Democrats were deeply divided.  Governor Browning watched with dismay as his appointee to the United States Senate, George L. Berry, continued his feud with the Tennessee Valley Authority.  Berry wanted significant […]

Wrapping up CMAFest….

    Looking back at CMAfest there are certain memories that will stay with me for years to come. One of the biggest highlights was seeing Taylor Edwards take the stage at the Visitor Center in the Bridgestone Arena.  We at the Knoxville Focus have been following Taylor Edward’s career since we first discovered her […]

UT Police go High Tech

Beginning tomorrow- Monday, June 17th, UTPD will start “tweeting” our daily crime log (Mon-Fri). In addition, once a week on Monday’s we will tweet and post here- our weekly case clearance log. Stay informed, and follow us on Twitter at @UTPolice

Pilot Flying J in the Community

Tonight at World’s Fair Park the “Relay for Life” event took  place. Vendors from the local business community  set up concession stands selling food as well as items relating to the fight against cancer (pink ribbons and other items.) One corporation whose generosity was clearly evident was Pilot Flying J.  They had a frozen drink […]

311 in the eye of the storm

  During the quick but active storm yesterday, I had the opportunity to shadow 311 department head Russ Jensen. He advised me while the storm was occurring, call volume would remain near normal. Sure enough, he was correct. About twenty minutes after the storm, however, calls for non-life threatening emergencies began. Most of the calls 311 takes […]

Knox County Man Arrested for Rape and Sexual Battery

A Knoxville man charged with rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and sexual battery by an authority figure is being held in the Knox County Sheriff’s Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond. 48-year-old Ricky Leroy Beeler was taken into custody without incident by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office just after midnight on Thursday at […]

The Force is heating up!

Knoxville Force Hosts Rocket City United June 12, 2013 The Rocket City United men’s soccer team from Huntsville AL weren’t able to escape the heat by travelling north to play the Knoxville Force Wednesday evening.  “Warm-ups” were held in 90 degree weather at Regal Soccer Stadium on UT’s campus.   The teams hit the field at […]