School Administration Moving to TVA Towers? By Mike Steely firstname.lastname@example.org For some time TVA has been talking about doing something with its towers in Knoxville, either selling one or both or leasing them. The Knoxville Focus learned recently that TVA may have a customer, Knox County Schools. It’s been a not-so public secret for […]
By Steve Hunley President Donald Trump’s Justice Department suing the State of California can come as no surprise to any rational person. A battle has been raging well before Trump’s election in 2016 over immigration policy in this country. California has for decades brazenly harbored illegal aliens. Leftist politicians have routinely protected illegal aliens over […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com “Service like it used to be” is more than a motto at Stevens Mortuary. As the Stevens family and their dedicated staff celebrate their 60th anniversary this year, they continue to adhere to the values and mission-of service that led Tom and Bernice Stevens to establish the mortuary in the late […]
By Ray Hill While now an apparently Republican “red” state, Texas was once solidly Democratic. Like Tennessee, Texas has produced some interesting political personalities; Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, Senator Tom Connally, Governor John Connally (no relation to Tom), Governor Ann Richards, George Bush and not least of all, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Ralph Yarborough […]
Bearden’s Ques Glover (0) attempts a 3-point shot as Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett’s Marae Foreman leaps to defend. Glover scored 19 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Indians in last week’s State Sectional game. With the victory, Bearden earns a second consecutive trip to the Class AAA State Tournament. Photo by Jack Tate.
By Ken Lay Bearden High School’s boys basketball team earned a shot at redemption on Monday, March 5. The Bulldogs now have a chance to take care of some unfinished business when they make a return trip to Murfreesboro for the Class AAA State Tournament. “It feels great to be going back to state,” Bearden […]
By Steve Williams Opposites attract, even in basketball. Grace Christian Academy and Webb School matched up five times this season because their different styles of play made them the two best TSSAA Division II-A teams in the state. First-year GCA head coach Brandon Clifford respected how Webb could “grind” on opponents, including his Rams. The […]
The LeConte Photographic Society will host Roger Trentham of Gatlinburg, TN for a great program about “Western Parks and Other Marvelous Places” on Saturday, April 24, 2018 at the King Library in Sevierville, TN in the Burchfield Room. This program is free and open to the public. Travel with Roger Trentham as he leads […]
County Offices Are Planning Celebrations Statewide KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — March is Extension Month in Tennessee. Extension is a national educational program supported by USDA through the nation’s land-grant universities and administered with funding from state and local governments. In Tennessee there are Extension offices in each of the 95 counties. County Extension offices across the […]
City firefighters, paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians typically reach an emergency scene in a matter of minutes. But when seconds count, that might be too late. The Knoxville Fire Department is partnering with the University of Tennessee Medical Center and American Medical Response ambulance service to provide “Stop the Bleed” training. It’s part of […]
Due to heavy rains in the forecast, I-40 bridge repair activities in Knoxville will NOT take place this weekend. Work will get back underway next Friday, March 16, and will take at least three weekends to complete between MM 380 (West Hills) and 385 (I-640 interchange).