Another game changing public forum at City Council

  Public forum once again became a major game changer tonight at the city council meeting. At issue was whether to give city streets to the University of Tennessee. Once again, much like the bus shelter situation UT appeared very unprepared. What occurred was one individual who actually works for UT laid out a solid […]

Knoxville Focus for September 3, 2013

Knoxville Focus for September 3, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Bob Thomas announces candidacy for Knox County Commission At-Large Seat By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com “I am excited to announce that I am seeking a countywide seat on Knox County Commission. It is my desire to help ensure that our Knox County Commission continues to be responsive to the people […]

Celebration service held for new Ministry Center

Celebration service held for new Ministry Center

By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com When it became apparent that the former educational building at Alice Bell Baptist Church (ABBC) in Knoxville had to be replaced due to structural problems, the church’s goal became to construct a facility that would meet not only its own needs, but the needs of the community as well. That goal […]

The Old Confederate: William Brimage Bate

The Old Confederate: William Brimage Bate

By Ray Hill Just a few years following America’s bloody Civil War, as states were readmitted to the Union, old Confederates began to arrive in Congress.  The United States Senate particularly came to be dominated by Southerners, who occupied most of the powerful committee chairmanships.  It has been frequently said the Senate was the South’s […]

Fulton’s defense and speed beats Bearden 52-0

Fulton’s defense and speed beats Bearden 52-0

By Steve Williams Bearden won the first two minutes of its football showdown with Fulton Friday night, but after that it was all Falcons. The showdown turned into a blowout. Fulton, defending Class 4A state champion, left Bearden with a 52-0 win on its resume, its second straight victory over a Class 6A opponent and […]

Houston downs Lady Bulldogs at Invitational

Houston downs Lady Bulldogs at Invitational

By Ken Lay The second day of the Bearden Invitational soccer tournament didn’t go well for its host team. The Lady Bulldogs surrendered a pair of first-half goals in a 3-1 loss to Germantown Houston Thursday night at Bruce Allender Field. The loss knocked Bearden, which is ranked seventh in the state, from the ranks […]