Knox County honors State Champs

Knox County honors State Champs

The Gibbs High School softball team was recently honored by the Knox County Commission for winning their first state title since 2000. The Lady Eagles had a 2-0 win over Goodpasture in the TSSAA Class AA finals. Pictured with Commissioner Dave Wright, members of the team who attended the ceremony included (back row, left to […]

10 Years returns to South Knoxville for Disc Exchange Performance

10 Years returns to South Knoxville for Disc Exchange Performance

By Tasha Mahurin Mahurint@knoxfocus.com 10 Years, a nationally known band with local roots, will return to Knoxville for a performance at South Knoxville’s Disc Exchange. The band will celebrate the release of their 4th album entitled “Minus the Machine.” The album title pays tribute to their recent decision to split with a major record label. […]

Powell Panthers Prepare to Open the Derek Rang Era

Powell Panthers Prepare to Open the Derek Rang Era

By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of Powell Panther Football on AM 620 WRJZ PowellFootballRadioVoice@yahoo.com As they came up just 15 yards short of a Class 5A state championship last December 2 in Cookeville, little did most Powell Panther players and supporters know of the changes that would take place within the program over the following […]

Knox Countians Favor Balanced Budget Amendment

Knox Countians Favor Balanced Budget Amendment

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters, “over the past several years, much has been written and said concerning the size of the Federal debt.  Would you support a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced Federal budget?” More than three-quarters of respondents said they do indeed support a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced […]

Boomsday 2012: JFG to light up the sky

Boomsday 2012:  JFG to light up the sky

By Tasha Mahurin Mahurint@knoxfocus.com Knoxville’s 25th annual Boomsday will have a distinct South Knoxville flare this year. As part of this year’s festivities South Knoxvillians and the entire city will celebrate the long-awaited return of the iconic JFG sign. The JFG sign is more than 50 years old, and advertises the JFG coffee brand which […]

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 9

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 9

  By Ray Hill The political partnership of U. S. Senator Kenneth McKellar and Memphis Boss Ed Crump had made them the masters of Tennessee politics by 1933.  The correspondence between the two was voluminous, as they discussed appointments, political developments and strategy.  The correspondence, which had once been addressed to “Mack” and “Ed”, had […]

Five Questions with Kylie Morgan

Five Questions with Kylie Morgan

Kylie Morgan is  a native of Oklahoma and was voted one of the Country Music Association’s “Who New to Watch.” Kylie is currently working on her CD with Land Run Records. It will be released in 2012, and will be available via digital download and at select Sheplers Western Wear stores nationwide. The CD will […]

Karns All-Stars rake in title and state berth

Karns All-Stars rake in title and state berth

By Steve Williams The cards appeared to be stacked against the Karns Blue All-Stars. A disappointing one-run loss to Maryville on Monday, July 9, had dropped them into the dreaded losers’ bracket of the District 6 Little League (11 and 12-year-old division) baseball tournament at Karns. Even after eliminating the Karns Gold All-Stars 16-4 and […]