Welton named Vols Director of Player Personnel

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones announced on Tuesday that Bob Welton has been named the Vols’ new director of player personnel. A veteran of the NFL ranks, Welton spent the last nine years with the Cleveland Browns. “We are extremely excited to welcome Bob & his family into our Tennessee football family,” said Jones. “Bob […]

Knoxville Focus for April 22, 2013

Knoxville Focus for April 22, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. State Budget Contains Funds to help South Knoxville State Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) said last Friday that Governor Bill Haslam included a $30,000 economic development grant to the Legacy Parks Foundation in the state’s budget legislation passed by the General Assembly last week. Massey credited Governor Haslam, Knox […]

Knox Countians Solidly Against TVA Being Privatized

Knox Countians Solidly Against TVA Being Privatized

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters the question, “In your opinion, should the Tennessee Valley Authority be privatized”? More than 80% of likely voters said that no, TVA should not be privatized.  Only slightly more than 19% believe TVA should be privatized. More than 90% of respondents in the Second District […]

Work to start on new juvenile court facilities

Work to start on new juvenile court facilities

By Tasha Mahurin tasha@knoxfocus.com The ground breaking ceremony for the expansion of the Knox County Juvenile Court boasted a virtual Who’s Who of government.  Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin, an unmistakable presence with his height of 6 feet and seven inches, sat under a tent as Circuit Court Judge Dale Workman warmed up the crowd […]

Hall of famer Ed Irvin produced dominating record in volleyball

Hall of famer Ed Irvin produced dominating record in volleyball

By Steve Williams For years, Ed Irvin had a dynasty in high school girls volleyball. It’s no wonder he was a unanimous selection for induction into the Greater Knoxville Sports Halls of Fame’s Class of 2013. As a head coach in volleyball for 28 years, Irvin compiled a won-loss record of 723-327 and directed South-Doyle […]

Admirals rout Bearden 6-0 in rivalry match

Admirals rout Bearden 6-0 in rivalry match

By Ken Lay The Farragut High-Bearden High boys soccer rivalry has seen plenty of hotly contested and intense matches over the past several years. But Friday night, the latest chapter between Knoxville’s top Class AAA powerhouses proved to be anything but intriguing as the visiting Admirals posted a 6-0 victory over the Bulldogs at Bruce […]

Jenna and her Cool Friends Rock Alive After 5

Jenna and Her Cool Friends rocked the Art Museum this past Friday. “Alive after 5” is an amazing combination of music, food, art, and dancing, occurs throughout the year on Fridays at the museum.  For more information, visit http://www.knoxart.org.