State of the Schools Rescheduled for February 5th

The second annual “State of the Schools Address” has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at Powell High School (2136 West Emory Road). The event is open to the public. School Board Chair Karen Carson, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, and Randy Boyd, Founder and CEO of Radio Systems, will join Dr. Jim McIntyre, […]

National Weather Service offers Skywarn Weather Spotting Course Locally

Spotter training courses have been scheduled in the upcoming future in both Knox and Sevier County. Weather spotters directly inform the National Weather Service of severe weather events such as tornadoes.  It is all volunteer. For more information visit 02/02 Sevierville, TN (Sevier County) 10:00am EST Sevier County Rescue Squad 1171 Dolly […]

Clevenger puts Vol Basketball on the map and a rivalry is born

By Tasha Mahurin Zora G. Clevenger took over as head coach for the University of Tennessee’s football program in 1911 and three years later led the Volunteers to both a 9-0 season and a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association title on the gridiron. However, until the Robert Neyland era, the University’s football coach also served […]

Martin Luther King Junior Day parade takes on special meaning

  For nine-year-old Isaiah Reese Andrews, marching in today’s parade took on a special meaning. For Isaiah it was the first time he had a clear understanding of what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday actually represents. While in the past he has had a very limited idea, this year was different. Isaiah […]

#9 Lady Vols Honor Summitt With 96-69 Win

  On “We Back Pat”        day at Thompson-Boling Arena, Tennessee honored their legendary coach Pat Summitt with a complete 96-69 victory over Alabama. The No. 9 Lady Vols have won eight games in a row overall and stand at a perfect 6-0 in the SEC and 15-3 overall. Tennessee had it most […]

Knox Focus announces The addition of weekly weather

                  As part of our ongoing commitment to provide our readers with quality community news and information, the Knox Focus is pleased to present weekly weather forecasts by Bob Becker and the East Tennessee Storm Team. The East Tennessee Storm Team exists to provide accurate weather forecasts and to provide […]

Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Knoxville Focus for January 21, 2013

Please click here to view this week’s Focus. MLK commission honors outstanding community leaders, organizations The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission presented special awards to two outstanding individuals as well as to a community center, an educational center, a youth organization, an animal hospital and a musical group. The following organizations were honored […]

John H. Bankhead of Alabama

John H. Bankhead of Alabama

By Ray Hill   For decades the Bankhead family was one of the most politically prominent in the state.  Today, perhaps the best-known member of the family is the late actress Tallulah Bankhead, yet Miss Bankhead’s father William was Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives while her Uncle John was the United States […]