Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

Senator Howard Baker, Part Eight

By Ray Hill Fresh from his titanic reelection victory in 1972, Howard Baker returned to the United States Senate on the cusp of becoming a national figure. Richard Nixon had also won an historic reelection victory, but it quickly unraveled.  When the Senate appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate the Watergate break-in, Minority Leader Hugh […]

Gibbs gains confidence, upsets three teams en route to title

GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL Cameron Mercer was a member of the First Baptist Academy grasscutter team that captured the 9-under NFC division championship this fall at John Tarleton Park. It was only the second season for FBA in the Knox Metro Youth Football League. Mercer plays fullback and linebacker for the Eagles. Starting today, The Knoxville Focus is running stories, scores and photos of the 2016 KMYFL team champions. The two-part feature will continue in the Dec. 5 issue.

Gibbs gains confidence, upsets three teams en route to title

By Steve Williams Gibbs’ 14-under Varsity team got on a roll in the Knox Metro Youth Football League’s post-season tournament and captured the NFC division championship despite being seeded No. 6 out of seven teams. After going 1-5-1in the regular season, the Eagles won four games in 10 days, capping their remarkable tourney run with […]

Webb overcomes tough start to pound Rebels 61-38

West High's Tyrone Patterson (30) dribbles into the frontcourt as Webb's Charlie Wyrick prepares to defend. Patterson led the Rebels with 14 points but the Spartans used a big second half to prevail 61-38.

Webb overcomes tough start to pound Rebels 61-38

By Ken Lay For the first quarter of its victory over West High School, Webb School of Knoxville’s boys basketball team struggled with the Rebels’ pressure defense. But after a sluggish beginning, the Spartans got things figured out. “During the first quarter, I think we really struggled with their pressure,” Webb coach Ricky Norris said […]

Local players named Mr. Football Finalists

By Ken Lay Seven area football players were named Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalists recently. The award honors the top athletes in the state’s eight classifications. It is given to the top back and lineman in each class. The state also recognizes one kicker but no local kickers reached the final round this year. The […]

Legal and Public Notices for the week of November 28, 2016

  SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE   Sale at public auction will be on December 22, 2016 on or about 10:00AM local time, at the North Side Entrance, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by KEVIN […]

‘Holidays on Ice’ skating rink opens today

To seasoned ice skaters in Market Square, the difference is clear.   Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, begins Friday, Nov. 25, with a new rink that features transparent glass dasher boards.   “We wanted the rink to feel more integrated into the square,” says Judith Foltz, Director of Special Events. “Our inspiration […]

Let Small Business Saturday warm your heart and hands

Small Business Saturday is November 26 and in Tennessee, many of those businesses focus on products found on the farm.   A year-round interest in local products means plenty of options for holiday gifts from the farm. When you purchase from a farmer, you create an economic ripple that encourages and strengthens rural communities.   […]

City’s Thanksgiving Weekend trash collection schedule

Waste Connections, the City’s contractor for household garbage and recycling collection, will be closed today in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.   Thanksgiving is one of only two holidays throughout the year—the other being Christmas Day—that City garbage collection is closed.   While no household garbage collection will take place on Thursday’s holiday, the collection routes […]

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree making stop in Knoxville today

  Want to get a glimpse today (Wednesday, Nov. 23) of the famed “People’s Tree,” the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, as it makes a stopover in Knoxville during its cross-country road trip from Idaho to Washington, D.C.?   The holiday tree will roll through Knoxville – one of just 10 stops outside of Idaho […]

Regal Entertainment Group joins the Visit Knoxville Film Office to reward film production in East Tennessee   

Regal Cinema Art Team to Review Qualifying Locally Produced Films The Visit Knoxville Film Office along with the Regal Entertainment Group today announced a new incentive for qualifying films produced in the East Tennessee area. In addition to the many production advantages already offered locally, Regal will screen films produced in Knoxville for potential art […]