Benefit held to ‘Roll Away SMA’

Benefit held to ‘Roll Away SMA’

By Sarah Baker About 100 cyclists and walkers showed up at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, August 19 for “Walk-N-Roll Away SMA,” a benefit fundraiser to raise money to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  SMA is a motor neuron disease which affects the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as […]

Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters, asking the question, “The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce is partially funded with tax dollars.  Should the Chamber of Commerce be required to provide a complete accounting of its expenditures if it continues to receive tax dollars?” The response was a resounding “yes!” Voters in […]

Urban Wilderness Open For Business

Urban Wilderness Open For Business

By Adam Sullivan Bikers and hikers no longer have to shuttle to Norris Dam State Park or the Smokies to get the experience of a lifetime. Local leaders and hundreds of volunteers from the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) have worked tirelessly over the past five years to create over 35 miles of trails located […]

Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

Gibbs erupts in second half for win over Scott County

By Ken Lay Gibbs High School’s football team used a big second half to run past Scott County Friday night in a season-opening road victory. Eagles senior quarterback Jay Cade ran for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead Gibbs to a 41-14 victory over the Highlanders. “We felt like our kids responded well […]

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

Cherokees Trap Beavers Again

By Curtis Trotter Resilience is an asset most coaches love to have late in any football season. Bouncing back from deficits is huge to a team that has play-off intentions. Friday night at Karns High School, South Doyle head coach Clark Duncan experienced that same asset in week zero of play when his Cherokees not […]

Two-thirds of Voters Oppose Survey

Two-thirds of Voters Oppose Survey

By Focus Staff Voters were asked the question, “Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond has proposed using county tax dollars to conduct an employee survey of Knox County school teachers.  Do you think this is an appropriate use of county tax dollars?” A little over two-thirds of voters opposed the notion of using county funds to […]

Mike McMillan Pleased By Ritta Traffic Improvements

Mike McMillan Pleased By Ritta Traffic Improvements

By Focus Staff Ritta Elementary School has long been plagued by traffic problems for those parents picking up and dropping off children. For years Washington Pike has been clogged with traffic at the peak times for when school opens in the morning and closes during the late afternoon. Mike McMillan, the Eighth District’s representative on […]