Kicked to the Curb

By Joe Rector Isn’t it wonderful to land that first full time job? The security that comes with a steady paycheck and affordable insurance is life-changing. We start off planning to be the best employees in the organization and want to stay with the company until retirement. Somehow, that doesn’t happen as much these days. […]

We’ve already got our money’s worth on this season

By Steve Williams This had become a season to remember on Rocky Top before it was even half over. The remarkable rally past Florida had many UT fans calling the 38-28 victory the greatest comeback in Tennessee football history. For some folks it may very well be. For others, like me, who were around to […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of October 10, 2016

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated December 6, 2002, executed by JERRY A BUSLER, TAMMY D BUSLER, conveying certain real property therein described to WADE BOSWELL, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s […]

Thirty years later, Red Devils seeking a second state golf title

By Steve Williams Alex Hodge knows about the Halls High boys golf program’s history. “They won the state in 1986,” he said right off when asked. That state championship was actually Halls’ first-ever in any team sport, although the Red Devils would add a Class AAA state football crown that fall. Thirty years later, Coach […]

Pro Achievement vs. No Achievement

Pro Achievement vs. No Achievement

By Steve Hunley With the division on the Knox County Board of Education widening, fingers are being pointed at Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas for an email to members about the resolution sponsored by Amber Rountree.  Rountree’s resolution seeks a waiver from the State of Tennessee to keep standardized testing from counting in teacher evaluations and […]

New Chair, Vice Chair for School Board

Photo by Mike Steely. School Board Executive Assistant Terri Coatney, seats the new vice chairperson, Amber Rountree, during Wednesday’s meeting. Newly seated Chairperson Patti Bounds is to the left.

New Chair, Vice Chair for School Board

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Politics continued at the Knox County Board of Education meeting Wednesday in two  incidents: a new chair and vice chair were chosen after a month’s delay and a single motion by one board member sidetracked a resolution. First a letter from Mike McMillan was read in which he withdrew his name […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part One

Senator Howard Baker, Part One

By Ray Hill During the last decade, Tennessee has become more solidly Republican with the GOP occupying the governorship, both seats in the United States Senate, seven out of nine Congressional seats and a majority in the General Assembly.  Not so long ago, Tennessee was a reliably Democratic state.  The father of Tennessee’s modern Republican […]

Farragut outlasts ‘awesome team’ to win title

Farragut’s Anne Abernathy (11) and Madi Howell (24) react after the Lady Admirals lose a point in Thursday night’s District 4-AAA Tournament Championship Match at Hardin Valley Academy. Farragut bounced back to beat the Lady Hawks in four sets to claim a second consecutive to a second straight title.

By Ken Lay Farragut High School’s volleyball team completed the first step in a journey that it hopes will end in another trip to Murfreesboro. But it was only a first step and it didn’t come easily for the Lady Admirals, who have made three consecutive appearances in the Class AAA State Tournament. “This was […]

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