Gibbs High School Foundation holding fundraiser

By Ralphine Major I recognize many of the names on the list.  They have long been a part of the Gibbs, Corryton, and Ritta Communities:  Gary Acuff (vice president), Mary Brooks, Teresa Beason, Smiley Clapp, Dana Dalton (secretary), Mark Field, Jimmy Hipshire, Rebecca Longmire, Roy Mullins (president), Richard Schulz (treasurer), James Spears, and Jason Webster […]

Martin Luther

By Rosie Moore Martin Luther  was a German professor, composer, priest, monk, and a figure in the Protestant Reformation. You could say he had his fingers in many pies. Mostly known for rejecting several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, his main message was   that Christ died for you. If you can believe […]

Old teachers and technology

By Joe Rector The other day Joe Dooley and I substituted at Hardin Valley Academy. We sat on benches in the foyer, and before long, Rick Collett ambled up. The three of us spent many years together on the faculty at Karns High School. We looked like the old guys that sit in the shade […]

Senator McKellar & The TVA

Senator McKellar & The TVA

By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth D. McKellar’s reputation has suffered through the years largely due to his feud with David E. Lilienthal. Lilienthal was one of the original Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Like all of Kenneth McKellar’s feuds, it was a no holds barred affair and his hatred of Lilienthal became something of […]

Hispanic Heritage Month underway

Hispanic Heritage Month underway

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “Bueno Dias, y’all,” the minister said before leading the devotional during the kickoff of the Hora Latina-sponsored Ho La Festival in Knoxville. Pastor Melvin Colon was addressing a breakfast at the Knoxville Museum of Art and the humor in his greeting was recognized and appreciated in the crowd of city and […]

Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

Betty’s Florist, The Flower Pot take it personally

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com “We take it personally, just like the flowers were coming from us,” says Emily Campen. She and her sister, Mary Beth Cary-Reagan, own three florist’s shops in the Knoxville area and take a personal approach in preparing flower arrangements for you. Betty’s Florist, at 8205 Chapman Highway, has more than 30 […]

Martin and Mavericks pull away for 71-43 win

Martin and Mavericks pull away for 71-43 win

By Steve Williams Sophomore quarterbacks Stanton Martin of Anderson County and Clinton’s Luke Harrison play on the same AAU basketball team, so maybe it was fitting their football teams put up a basketball-like score when they played each other Friday night. The host Mavericks pulled away from Clinton with a fourth quarter stampede. Twenty-eight points […]

Gryphons enjoy their stay at district championships

Gryphons enjoy their stay at district championships

By Ken Lay The L&N STEM Academy golf teams had a big day at last week’s District 2-A/AA Tournament at Ruggles Ferry. The Gryphons left the par-72 Strawberry Plains golf course as district champions while the Lady Gryphons finished third in the tournament and qualified for today’s (Sept. 26) Region 1-A/AA Tournament as a team […]

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