An old rivalry starts anew

It's Halls on offense and Gibbs on defense in the championship game of the Knox Metro Youth Football League's NFC Junior Hopper division. Halls won 20-13 in what is sure to be one of many battles between the two rivals over the years.

An old rivalry starts anew

By Steve Williams Youngsters from Gibbs and Halls got their first taste of one of Knox County’s top football rivalries this season. And, yes, members of the two Junior Hopper division teams (ages 7-and-under) already know about the rivalry! “A big one,” answered Gibbs quarterback Clay Phillips when asked if there was a rivalry between […]

Senator Howard Baker: Part Five

Senator Howard Baker: Part Five

By Ray Hill With the close of 1967, Howard H. Baker, Jr. had completed his first year in the United States Senate.  1968 was an election year and while no statewide offices were up for election, there would be a hard fought presidential contest.  Richard Nixon began one of the greatest comebacks in presidential history.  […]

Big plans in works for Sharps Ridge Memorial Park

Big plans in works for Sharps Ridge Memorial Park

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On Saturday, November 5, the Veterans Heritage Site Foundation’s First Annual Veterans Heritage Ridge Run kicked off fundraising for Sharps Ridge Park. The 5K run and one-mile trail walk was but one of the many ideas the Foundation has for the 63-year-old park. “We’ve adopted the park and once a month […]

Farragut continues hockey dominance with season-opening win

Bearden Ice Dawgs goalkeeper Mathieu Senechal makes one of his many saves in Bearden's 8-1 loss to the defending Moore Cup Champion Farragut Admirals Wednesday in the season opener for both teams. Senechal saved 17 of 19 shots over the first two periods of the game. Photo by Ken Lay.

Farragut continues hockey dominance with season-opening win

By Ken Lay Entering Wednesday night’s Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association High School season opener, the Farragut High School Hockey Club was in the midst of a run that saw it win three consecutive Moore Cup Championships. And the Admirals continued their recent league dominance by routing rival Bearden 8-1 at the Icearium in the 2016-17 […]

Gold Star Families To Be Honored

Gold Star Families To Be Honored

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com On Tuesday, November 22, a very special dedication will take place at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Governor John Sevier Highway. While the cemetery holds the remains of veterans and their spouses, a monument will be dedicated to honor the Gold Star Families, the survivors of those veterans who died […]

UT Extension Posts Information for Dealing with Drought

Online Resource Includes Webinars, Articles and Publications It’s dry. Producers throughout the state are feeling the effects of an uncommonly hot, dry autumn. Many are concerned for the health and welfare of their livestock, and concern is growing regarding wildfires.   To help the state’s farmers, rural communities and families deal with the ongoing situation, […]

Tree Workshop Scheduled UT Arboretum on Nov. 12 for Homeowners and Businesses

The City of Oak Ridge Environmental Quality Advisory Board in partnership with the University of Tennessee Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center will present a Tree Workshop on Saturday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the UT Arboretum Auditorium. The event is designed for East Tennessee homeowners and business owners interested in the […]

UT Welcomes Fans, Alumni to Homecoming Game Saturday

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes football fans and alumni to campus Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech. Gates open at 2 p.m. The SEC Network Alternate Channel will televise the game. The UT Police Department reminds fans that alcoholic […]

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