In This Corner… Senator McKellar Slaps Publisher

By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, was well known for having a volatile temper and had won a well-deserved reputation as a feudist.  It was not uncommon for the peppery senator to become involved in a physical altercation, even as he approached his eightieth birthday. The winter of 1948 should […]

The Everly Brothers in Knoxville

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Something special may be coming to honor the Everly Brothers and their time here in Knoxville. Details are being worked out, and glitches are being addressed, but that’s for another story. As a child growing up in Kentucky, I always assumed that the Everly Brothers were only from that state. I […]

Indians start fast, topple Cherokees 78-63

By Ken Lay South-Doyle High School’s boys basketball team finally had a full roster for its game on Monday, Nov. 24. That was the good news. But the Cherokees, who got several players back from the school’s football team which just wrapped up a postseason run. South-Doyle, however, had just one full practice to prepare […]

The Danger of Athlete Worship

By Alex Norman By many accounts, Tennessee senior linebacker A.J. Johnson is a team leader and a beloved comrade for the Vols. He is also being investigating for an inexcusable crime. Last week it became known that Johnson and redshirt sophomore defensive back Michael Williams are under investigation by the Knoxville Police Department for rape […]

Carrying handguns

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law Article I, Section 26 of the Tennessee Constitution provides:  “That the citizens of this State have a right to keep and bear arms for their common defense;  but the Legislature shall have the power, by law, to regulate the wearing of firearms with a view to prevent crime.”  Pursuant […]

Legal & Public Notices for November 24, 2014

75 FORECLOSURES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction will be on January 12, 2015 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the North door, Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee, conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by DHIA ALFATLAWY AND MOUNIRA OMAR BELLATRECHE, […]

Knoxville Focus for November 24, 2014

S-D Cadet Receives Bronze Cross Award On November 20, South-Doyle High School Army Junior ROTC Senior Cadet Jacob S. Hale was presented with the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award from the Legion of Valor of the United States of America Inc., an organization founded in 1890 and comprised of Medal of Honor and Service […]

Rebels close strong, move on to semis with a 34-14 win over South-Doyle

West will travel to Rhea County on Friday By Bill Mynatt, Radio Voice of South-Doyle Cherokee football on AM 620 WRJZ CherokeeRadioVoice@frontier.com After losing by a single point to Henry County in the class 5A finals a year ago, the West High Rebels have been on a season-long mission to get back to Cookeville to […]

Fulton Relies on Quick Scores to Beat Sullivan South

By David Klein The Fulton Falcons spotted the Sullivan South Rebels a brief 7-6 lead Friday night at Fulton, but it didn’t last long. Fulton reeled off 43 straight points on its way to a 49-14 victory in the third round of the 4A playoffs. Dominique William’s and K.J. Roper each had two touchdowns for […]