B. Chesney: A Great Educator

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com Mr. C. B. Chesney was the Principal at Karns High School where Bob Dagley graduated.  I recognized the name.  Chesney was a member of the Gibbs High School basketball team that won the Knox County Rural League Championship in 1921.  The team’s picture was featured in the 1963 Gibbs Yearbook.  He […]

Behind the numbers, Dobbs provides hope for banner year

By Steve Williams My advice to Tennessee fans heading into the 2015 football season would be to enter with cautious optimism. I say that after reviewing the past six rebuilding seasons. The Vols’ combined won-loss record over that stretch was 35-40, and that included wins over Chattanooga, Austin Peay State, Georgia State, Buffalo, Tennessee-Martin and […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson We Tennesseans live in what is called a red state. You might find it interesting that the current color convention for politics was made popular by Tim Russet during the 2000 election cycle, and is obviously useful for television. Actually, blue has historically been more often associated with the Republican Party, […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 24, 2015

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on September 21, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by PATRICIA BENN AND HENRY BENN, to ROB V. […]

The Knoxville Focus for August 24, 2015

Farragut Hotel gets OK By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The multimillion-dollar renovation of the historic Farragut Hotel at 530 Gay Street got a go-ahead vote from Knoxville City Council Tuesday night with only one councilman objecting. The project, by Rick Dover’s Dover Development Corporation, received approval to become the recipient of a $2.9 million loan if […]

Farragut MPC rejects apartments

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The process took two hours of public hearing but when the dust settled and the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission voted Thursday night, the body did not recommend the development of 22 acres for a 220-unit apartment complex. The 6-2 vote came with few questions from the planners but many comments from […]

Lost and Found Pets at Young-Williams Animal Center

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com My wife and I awoke one morning to find a small white kitten crying near the fence in our back yard. We have an older house cat that will not abide any other animal in the house and even when we put the kitten in a pet carrier and brought it […]

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part III

By Ray Hill Senator Luke Lea had lost his reelection bid in November of 1915, running third behind Congressman Kenneth D. McKellar and former governor Malcolm Patterson.  Lea’s defeat occurred for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was his affiliation with the “fusionist” movement in Tennessee.  Having benefited from his alliance with […]

Admirals start fast, rout Powell 49-6

By Ken Lay Farragut High School football coach Eddie Courtney couldn’t have scripted a better beginning for the 2015 season. The Admirals scored early and often and dominated the action. And when the dust had settled, Farragut notched a big road win over Powell Friday night at Scarbro Stadium. “I challenged our kids to compete […]

First win in Battle of Boyds Creek goes to Seymour

By Steve Williams The King’s Academy players had named it The Battle of Boyds Creek, but Seymour High players celebrated the victory Friday night in the first football game ever played between the two schools. The Eagles, with their offensive line leading a strong rushing attack, pulled away from the Lions 44-26 at Benton Householder […]

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