Knoxville Focus for August 19

Knoxville Focus for August 19

Click here to view full paper. New prep season opens with changes on and off the field By Steve Williams A new high school football season kicks off for most local teams this week . . . in more ways than one. From new classification alignments to new uniforms, there are many changes among the […]

Volunteer spirit at its finest

Volunteer spirit at its finest

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “One of the pillars of our ‘Vol for Life’ program is the goal of becoming champions in the community as well as in the classroom and on the field.” said University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones. Proving that the volunteer spirit extends far beyond the gridiron, University of Tennessee […]

Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island

Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island

By Ray Hill Before Strom Thurmond, Theodore Francis Green was well known for some years as being the oldest member of the United States Senate. First elected when he was sixty-nine years old, Theodore Francis Green frustrated several generations of aspiring politicians who figured a vacancy was imminent. Green served twenty-four years in the Senate […]

Publisher’s Position: No Real Results Or Whip Out Your Wallet… Again!

Publisher’s Position: No Real Results Or Whip Out Your Wallet… Again!

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel has published yet again another of its predictable editorials, clamoring for the public to support our schools.  The Sentinel was right about one thing, probably by accident. Expectations from the public from Superintendent McIntyre and the school system should be high.  Knox County is currently over $1 billion in […]

Transfers lead Bulldogs past Red Devils in Jamboree

Transfers lead Bulldogs past Red Devils in Jamboree

By Ken Lay The 2013 high school football season had its unofficial opening Thursday night with the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Jamboree at Neyland Stadium. The games didn’t mean anything but many teams looked to be in midseason form. The new season will begin for most area teams next week but that didn’t mean that the […]

UT Vols Practice

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — What started out as Peyton Manning’s idea, was a smashing success on Saturday night as 39,000 fans came out to the Vols open practice at Neyland Stadium.   Butch Jones led the Vols through its normal practice including scrimmage situations, one-on-one drills and even the three-man weave.   “First of all, thank you for […]

Knox Trustee issues new open door policy

So far the transition of Trustee has gone much smoother then expected according to a number of sources in the Office of the Trustee. The biggest and most welcome change is that Mr. Leuthold has instituted an open door policy for employees in his office. He literally leaves the door open all the time except when […]