Powell overcomes slow start to down Lady Pats

Powell overcomes slow start to down Lady Pats

By Ken Lay For the first quarter of its game Tuesday afternoon the Powell High School girls basketball team was sleepwalking. But when the Lady Panthers finally answered their wake-up call, they were able to defeat Jefferson County 52-42 in the first round of the U.S. Cellular Basketball Tournament at Central High School. “I don’t […]

High Ground Park in South Knoxville opens today

Thanks to preservation work by the Aslan Foundation, High Ground Park will open to the public for the first time on November 29 for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Knoxville. The park preserves the remnants of historic Fort Higley where Union soldiers once guarded the high ground above Knoxville during the Confederate siege […]

Knox County’s Highway Department prepares for winter weather

With winter weather in the forecast, Knox County Engineering & Public Works is preparing its fleet for colder days ahead. Knox County’s Highway’s Department has approximately 4,000 tons of road salt ready for use. Because rainfall is predicted ahead of the anticipated wintery weather, the effectiveness of brine pre-treatment will be limited.  However, the department […]

REGAL CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS KICKS OFF CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY

Hear those sleigh bells jinglin’? It is almost time for Christmas in the City!   The annual festivities kick off this Friday, Nov. 29th, with the Regal Celebration of Lights, presented by Regal Entertainment Corporation. The lighting of the 38-foot-tall Christmas Tree in Krutch Park Extension will take place at 6:15 p.m. Free activities include […]

Publisher’s Position: Teacher woes did not happen yesterday

By Steve Hunley Suddenly Knox County teachers are beginning to let the public know about the unreasonable constraints they have been laboring under for the last several years. Finally they have allowed their dismay and dissatisfaction to explode after literally suffering for years under almost impossible circumstances. It didn’t start just yesterday. The Legislature has […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 25

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 25

Click here to view this week’s Focus.   Improvements being made at Knoxville Center Mall exit By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com Several months ago, The Focus began following Knoxville City Councilman Nick Della Volpe and his quest to see improvements made to exit 8 off of Interstate 640. The Knoxville Center Mall exit is not only […]

Publisher’s Position: Teacher woes did not happen yesterday

Publisher’s Position: Teacher woes did not happen yesterday

By Steve Hunley Suddenly Knox County teachers are beginning to let the public know about the unreasonable constraints they have been laboring under for the last several years. Finally they have allowed their dismay and dissatisfaction to explode after literally suffering for years under almost impossible circumstances. It didn’t start just yesterday. The Legislature has […]

Part Six: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

Part Six: Tennessee’s Old Gray Fox Albert Gore

By Ray Hill Having won a second six-year term in 1958 over serious opposition, Albert Gore returned to the Senate.  Although he had won a smashing reelection victory against former Governor Prentice Cooper, Gore believed the campaign left him with political scars that never quite healed.  The senator’s popularity in West Tennessee would never quite […]

Fulton clears major hurdle in state title quest

Fulton clears major hurdle in state title quest

By Steve Williams It was officially a quarterfinal game, but going in some said Fulton vs.Greeneville could very well be for the state championship. The defending champion Falcons and Greene Devils were both undefeated and No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the Class 4A state rankings. With so much possibly at stake, it wasn’t […]