A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 20

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 20

  By Ray Hill Kenneth McKellar, Tennessee’s eighty-year-old senior U. S. Senator, had resumed his positions of power and influence inside the Senate. His relations with his new and younger colleague, Estes Kefauver, had not improved. The origin of the dispute had occurred when Kefauver, evidently anticipating the election of Republican Thomas E. Dewey instead […]

South Doyle gives perfect performance over Cocke County

South Doyle gives perfect performance over Cocke County

By Adam Sullivan Jocquez Bruce still had the bitter taste of losing on his tongue when he walked onto the field at South-Doyle in Friday night’s matchup against Cocke County. “We knew we were going to win this game. After losing last week, we didn’t want to lose any more,” said Bruce. The enthusiasm didn’t […]

Painting the Sky

Painting the Sky

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com The art of stick ribbon dancing goes back thousands of years to Ancient China. However, Knoxville’s own Alex Pulsipher has taken this ancient instrument to another level. Readers may have caught glimpses of him on Market Square painting our Smoky Mountain sky with his colossal flying ribbon. Pulsipher was at the […]

Knox Countians Strongly Favor School Vouchers

Knox Countians Strongly Favor School Vouchers

By Focus Staff By a wide margin, Knox Countians favor allowing families to select the school of their choice for students. Likely voters were asked the question, “Do you support or oppose school vouchers that would enable parents to enroll their children in the school of their choice in the State of Tennessee?” The response […]

Cumberland Avenue project explained at meeting

Cumberland Avenue project explained at meeting

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com The City of Knoxville and authorities involved with the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project held a public meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at the University of Tennessee Visitor’s Center.  The purpose of the meeting was to give business owners and community members a clearer understanding of the vision of the project, as […]

Art-a-palooza this weekend!

Art-a-palooza this weekend!

By Sylvia Williams The excitement in the air at the Fountain City Art Center is almost palpable. We are preparing for Art-a-palooza, October 4-6!  Art-a-palooza offers three days FULL OF ART: art activities, art demonstrations, paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, decorative items, handmade books,  crystal, china, and art supplies for sale, food, music, and even a […]

Rollins Sets Fulton Rushing Record in 48-10 Win

Rollins Sets Fulton Rushing Record in 48-10 Win

By David Klein Daryl Rollins to the right. Daryl Rollins to the left. Daryl Rollins up the middle. On a late September night at Fulton, running back Daryl Rollins set a Fulton Falcons single game record with 348 rushing yards. He also ran for three touchdowns on the night as the Falcons derailed the Gibbs […]