Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

By Focus Staff Pam Trainor, South Knoxville’s member of the Knox County Board of Education appears to be in trouble as she approaches her reelection bid in 2014. Our survey this week asked South Knoxville residents, “During the recent Knox County budget process, South Knox School Board member Pam Trainor strongly supported increasing Knox County […]

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

R. Larry Smith named Vice-Chair By Focus Staff After two years as Vice Chairman of the Knox County Commission, Brad Anders was poised to assume the full Chairmanship following Mike Hammond’s decision to step down. Anders had every reason to believe the transition would be a smooth one; he had the open or tacit support […]

Rosie’s World

Rosie’s World

Rosie Moore celebrated her 80th birthday on September 5. Rosie was born on September 5, 1932 in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Rosie is the mother of eight children, grandmother of twenty one grandchildren, and great grandmother to eighteen great-grandchildren. Rosie celebrated her birthday with friends playing Bingo at the Halls Senior Center in the morning, bowling with […]

South-Doyle Delivers Shutout over Heritage

South-Doyle Delivers Shutout over Heritage

By Adam Sullivan It’s not often that Head Coach Clark Duncan of South-Doyle offers no advice for his team to improve upon.  So far this year, South-Doyle has executed an awesome display of high-octane running and stingy defense that is difficult to critique. After Friday night’s shutout in Blount County, Coach Duncan offered this to […]

Love of history, community shines in ‘South Knoxville’

Love of history, community shines in ‘South Knoxville’

By Sarah Baker bakers@knoxfocus.com We have known for quite a while here at The Knoxville Focus that our beloved Tasha Mahurin is something special. As a young mother of two toddlers, she bought The South Knox/Seymour Times, which she successfully ran for two years before selling it to The Focus. She is a sharp professional, […]

Celebrating 70 years: Bill and Georgia Wright of Corryton

Celebrating 70 years: Bill and Georgia Wright of Corryton

  By Ralphine Major On a beautiful day filled with blue skies and a gentle breeze, family and friends celebrated with this outstanding family of the Gibbs Community in Corryton. Everything was perfectly planned and carried out the “Wright” way! My family and I were on hand for this joyous occasion on Sunday, August 26, […]

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 15

A Feudin’ Son of Tennessee: Kenneth McKellar, Chapter 15

  By Ray Hill America’s entry in World War II brought significant changes to society and to Washington, D. C.  The population of the nation’s Capitol quite nearly doubled over a period of months; rationing went into effect, affecting the availability of meat, butter, sugar, gasoline and tires for automobiles.  Even fashions were affected by […]