The Knoxville Focus for August 15, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for August 15, 2016

Making a splash in Fountain City By Steve Williams It’s amazing how much life the fountain brings to Fountain City Lake. Turned off for most of the past two years as work has been going on in the lake, the fountain was turned on again a little over a week ago to the delight of […]

He’s Gone, Let’s Move On

He’s Gone, Let’s Move On

By Steve Hunley The ballots in the recent election had barely been counted when the News Sentinel started giving the new Board of Education advice about how to pick the next superintendent.  The Sentinel told the incoming Board members just what to look for in a new superintendent and even rehashed a little history. The […]

Football season kicks off with Jamboree

Austin-East wide receiver Kevin Andrews (13) battles for the ball with Gibbs High’s Bryson Lane in Thursday’s action at the KOC Kick-Off Classic at Hardin Valley Academy. The Roadrunners and Eagles both open the season this week and each squad made the playoffs in 2015. Photo by Dan Andrews.

Football season kicks off with Jamboree

By Ken Lay Area high school football teams have had two long hot weeks of preseason camp in 2016. The hot weather stuck around Thursday night but camps officially came to an end Thursday night as eight area teams played the first night of the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Kick-Off Classic at Hardin Valley Academy. The […]

The Other “Boss” Hilary Howse of Nashville

The Other “Boss” Hilary Howse of Nashville

By Ray Hill When one thinks of bossism in Tennessee politics, Edward Hull Crump of Memphis leaps to mind.  Much has been written about the Crump machine, but Hilary Howse of Nashville headed an equally potent and thriving political machine in Davidson County. There are numerous similarities between the two urban political machines. Like Crump, […]

Bow Wow in the Park

Bow Wow in the Park

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com If you’ve recently moved to Knox County or if you just got your first dog you may be wondering where you can take it and let it play. If you’re lucky enough to have a fenced back yard then you can at least let the animal loose there. House animals need […]

Allied Services Unlimited provides solutions

Allied Services Unlimited provides solutions

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Don Burke is a man with a great sense for innovation and cutting edge technologgy. He has 40 years of diverse business experience, but the most significant times in his career were connected with his work in a biotechnological company dealing with hydrocarbons treatment. Recently he has started a new endeavor […]

With player numbers up, Vikings eye Mason-Dixon title

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Barry Swafford prepares to throw a pass against the TSD defense during practice last week. Swafford was a senior quarterback for the Vikings in the fall of 1970.

With player numbers up, Vikings eye Mason-Dixon title

By Steve Williams An increase of 10 players on its 2016 squad is the best preseason news for Tennessee School for the Deaf’s football program. “We have 18 players on our roster now,” said TSD head coach Barry Swafford through interpreter and assistant coach Jordan Cooper following last Wednesday’s third practice day. “That’s good.” Now […]

Next footstep for Josh Kerr is a season-opening challenge

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Clinton High School head coach Josh Kerr addresses his players following 7-on-7 play at Powell in July. Kerr's Dragons will take on Oak Ridge in a Rivalry Thursday game on MyVLT as the 2016 season kicks off this week.

Next footstep for Josh Kerr is a season-opening challenge

By Steve Williams Josh Kerr and Clinton High’s football coaching staff have had the entire off-season to get ready for Thursday night’s game against visiting Oak Ridge and Tee Higgins, one of the nation’s top rated wide receivers. It’s a scenario that’s right down Kerr’s alley, too. “One piece of advice that my dad told […]

Knoxville Inaugural Pat Summitt Invitational at WindRiver Golf Club to Benefit Pat Summitt Foundation

Officials of The Pat Summitt Foundation announced their launch of the inaugural Pat Summitt Invitational to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016, at WindRiver Golf Club in Lenoir City, Tenn. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation’s fundraising campaign to support the establishment of The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center opening […]

Greenways Study: Build 24 miles of new trails to create connected citywide network

Greenways Study: Build 24 miles of new trails to create connected citywide network

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, greenway planners and Greenways Commission members on Thursday unveiled a detailed plan for strategically adding 24 miles of connective greenways in 13 different corridors.   The Greenway Corridor Feasibility and Assessment Study, three years in the making, is a blueprint for the most comprehensive greenways build-out in the City’s history.   […]

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