Former local prep stars shine for football Vols

Former local prep stars shine for football Vols

By Steve Williams Cody Blanc’s first spring football practice at UT was a success and head coach Derek Dooley foresees good things down the road for the former Knoxville Central High School standout. Blanc, a 6-1, 200-pound receiver, capped spring drills with three catches for 38 yards in the Orange and White game at Neyland […]

Poll Results Should Send A Message

Poll Results Should Send A Message

By Steve Hunley The latest poll conducted by The Focus should send a message to the members of the Knox County Charter Review Commission. More than 85% of those polled favor keeping countywide offices elected rather than appointed. While the reason for reviewing the Knox County Charter has ostensibly been to work out a few […]

The End of an Era: Pat Summitt Steps Aside

The End of an Era: Pat Summitt Steps Aside

By Alex Norman Over the past few days, you’ve likely read many articles about Pat Summitt. You’ve read about her years coaching the Lady Vols (38), her career victories (1098), and her national championships (8). But those statistics, as record breaking and impressive as they might be, don’t properly represent what Summitt has meant to […]

Computer Lab Unveiled at Seymour Primary School

Computer Lab Unveiled at Seymour Primary School

Seymour Intermediate School officials and students along with friends from U.S. Cellular on March celebrate the unveiling of the school’s new computer lab, which was purchased through shared funds from Seymour Primary School when it won the 2011 U.S. Cellular Calling All Communities grand prize of $150,000. Seymour Primary School shared its winnings with the […]

Eagles fall to Tigers in District battle

Eagles fall to Tigers in District battle

By Ken Lay PIGEON FORGE— For the past decade Gibbs and Pigeon Forge have dominated the District 3-AA baseball scene. The two rivals renewed acquaintances Tuesday night at Jack A. Parton Field. This one started a little late thanks to a lengthy rain delay. Once things started, however, there was plenty of excitement as the […]

The World Came to Knoxville

The World Came to Knoxville

By Ralphine Major For one entire summer, I walked the route every day on my way to work. I would leave The University of Tennessee campus and head up Cumberland Avenue. As I started up the hill toward Henley Street, I would often cast a glance toward Bradley’s Steak House on the left. I could […]

Powell BPA, Rural/Metro emphasize safety in annual Teen Safe Driver Week

Powell BPA, Rural/Metro emphasize safety in annual Teen Safe Driver Week

The Powell Business and Professional Association (PBPA) along with Rural/Metro Corporation, local and corporate sponsors and Powell High School Staff brought Teen Safe Driver Week to Powell High School students last week. The spring months of April, May and June that include prom and graduation have proven to be the deadliest for alcohol-related teen fatalities […]